Business: 3 Dart
Name: Shweta Yadav
Location: Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
1. How did you got your start? (What INSPIRED you and WHEN…)
Well I am crazy women for sure, when the whole class was burning their mid-night oil for the exams next day, I was sitting across a mess of handmade papers and adhesive on my table. It was my friend’s birthday the other day and all I wanted was to make her feel special, and that’s what I would do on their birthdays’. Its always great to see their expressions of joy upon receiving something which is just meant for them, They all loved my work and would appreciate the thought and efforts I would put in each of them, Soon my family and friends started pushing me to take it on a professional front and here I am.
2. Do you have formal training?
I often come across with this question from my clients, friends, relatives and it is amusing because I haven’t went through any formal training in arts, ever in my life, infact i have went through a formal training in commerce instead hehehe , jokes apart , since childhood I would keep creating something or the other from the dry waste at home. Also paper have got tremendous calibre to fascinate me, I mean one would always find a bundle of handmade paper in my room with which I would keep undertaking some or the other experiment .besides, as they say i am a quick learner ( beware) quilling is a good example to justify that.
3. What is your day job?
Well have just cleared National Eligibility Test in commerce so my day job is to study for fellowship and on look for lectureship and maybe by this season u’ll catch me somewhere with a stick, teaching kids (I am someone who loves being children )
4. What's the best part of having your own business?
Freedom of experimentation , freedom to explore , it gives you wings to fly as far as you can, unlike conventional business you are not stopped by boundaries of someone else’s decision .
5. How do you plan for the future of your business?
I won’t call myself a good planner phewwww!! But yeah!! I am a dreamer and I surly dream big, as of now I am looking forward to our first exhibition this summer and for that we have started working already, chemical reactions are taking place in our laboratory hehehehe . Besides , I am planning to add more attributes to my existing collection like key chains, neck piece, let’s see how far I reach in this direction
6. As an Artist, what is your biggest frustration?
It’s been over 8 months since 3 dart is on roll and I have enjoyed every bit of it, from feeding the customer’s demand to taking inspiration from co- artists , I had a smooth ride ( fingers crossed ) and as you call me “ relaxed artist “ am always chilled out , hence so far nothing could really got on my nerves hehehe
7. Are there any crafters/artists/designers that you particularly look up to?
Yep! Around a year back when I started off with quilling typography , while surfing through the net I came across with the work of yulia Brodskaya and I was totally blown by her creations, her work is simply fabulous and am sure she’s a goddess to every quiller here .
8. What advice can you offer other creative people who are just starting out and following their passions?
Well , i can only extend what I follow “ Follow your dream with honesty and integrity, there is a whole world of possibilities out there, you just need to take a leap on your creativity and broaden your outlook “ , all the best!!
9. How can fans purchase your work? Do you take custom orders and special requests?
Aahaaaan!! For that , you just have to hop on to 3dart’s shop at my retail partner’s website http://www.indiebazaar.com/shop/3dart and fill your cart with your favourite creation. And if you wish to get it customised , be it earrings , miniatures or typography all you have to do is just message us over our facebook page or mail us at email@example.com we’ll try our best to bring that smile on your face :D .
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