Etsy Promo Love Interview: TooFashion
Today I am happy to introduce Mayari of TooFashion from Mexico.
Hello, my name is Mayari Barragán Aroche, living in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico with my husband and my beautiful cat nucita. Cancun is a beautiful place and source of much inspiration.
I studied design at Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, I majored in graphic design, textile and industrial. My husband and I have a graphic design office, but I drew the design of jewelry for the wide variety of materials, colors, shapes and especially the great creative freedom.
-Where are you originally from?
I was born in Mexico City, at seven years I went to live in Veracruz until age 20. I returned to the City to study at university.
-How did you choose the lovely name for your Etsy Shop?
It is the combination of design, color, texture, shape, etc. It's how I managed to say everything it means to me the work I do.
-How did you find Etsy? How long have you been selling on Etsy?
Two years I've been selling on Etsy. I knew existed, thanks to a good friend who I showed him my work and told me that the perfect place to sell was Etsy. Actually I am very grateful because I showed the possibilities of the internet.
-How would you describe your style? Have any other artists etc influenced your style?
I do not think I have a definite style, the highlight of my items are combinations of color and texture. I love looking at the materials and feel, as I believe that something important when you get an accessory is to feel comfortable.
- How did you first come to art and creativity? How did your journey in art and creativity begin?
I like to see magazines, look at what are the seasonal colors, styles and trends. Also my supplies before I start I like to have everything and I designed as a puzzle: design, color and texture.
-How long have you been creating? that you love so much?
Four years I've been doing my dream.
I started designing a day that I walked into a shop where they sell material, I was struck and diverse amount of materials. I took several courses to learn techniques and then sett. I do not like buying a single type material, buy little and treatment are also unusual materials, the main thing in my items is not to make large scale, more than 5 or 6, I feel that this saved their essence. In addition to the person who buys one of my items is sure to have something unique.
-What are your main sources of inspiration?
My main inspirations are the place where I live, magazines, my supplies and I really like look for ideas.
-Have you had any mentors, or are you self taught?
When I started, I took some classes to learn the basics, then I became self-taught. But when there is a technique that is worth taking classes, I do. Really anything goes!
-Do you sell more at one time of year than others?
I sell more in Spring and Christmas.
-What is one thing about your creative process that you think most people don't know?
Well, I think I have more pressure when I'm more creative. I know it must be the other way, but I like the result!
-How has life affected your art and art affected your life?
At first it was hard to step out to sell my work, I really had no idea how. My husband was very supportive and helped me with time and now I'm learning is easier. I think that everything that went through was worth it because I enjoy what I do.
-Do you have a favorite item you have made?
My favorite item is the bracelet chinese coin, was the first item I sold and published in the Bead Unique Magazine.
-What is the best reaction you have gotten from one of your pieces?
As I said in the magazine publishing and selling my bracelet around the world, is a great satisfaction.
-Your message for all of us?
Perseverance and patience is all for a dream.
Her catalogue is available in www.2fashion.com.mx