Saturday, August 29, 2009

INCrowdteam Interview 8/29/09 - Melissa Copeland, a.k.a. adiqshun

Well, September is almost upon us, darling readers. For me, this means I've got to get a jump on my holiday shopping! Seems like there's a little something for quite a few of the people on my list at Adiqshun Designs.

Where were you born and raised - and where are you now? In Sullivan County, Indiana. I'm still here.

What types of creations do you sell in for your Etsy shop? My shop was opened on December 1, 2008. Right now I have eco-friendly greeting cards,
eco-friendly felt keychains, picture frames, eco-friendly felt iPod holders, and vinyl art for walls, windows, etc.

What's your educational background, as it relates to your work? I graduated high school in 2002 and went to college for one year. I was bored and hated being stuck somewhere for eight hours a day and didn't feel like I was learning anything. I quit college and started my life.

How'd you get started creating? As a three-year-old I would stand on a turtle-shaped foot stool at my grandma and grandpa's with an imaginary paint brush in my hand singing "Paint, paint, paint, all day long," for hours every day. When I was finally old enough to hold a real paint brush in my hand I just started
being creative. I would sit at the kitchen table for hours every day with my brother just drawing and creating away.

What's your muse, or what turns that little creative light inside you on? Inspiration is everywhere. I can get inspired by colors, fonts, shapes... anything..

Do you belong to any Street Teams (other than the INCrowdteam)? I only belong to INCrowdteam right now. I'm new to this whole "street team" thing.

What's your favorite thing about selling on Etsy? The excitement I get from selling an item and having the customer really love it. The satisfaction of someone enjoying something I created so much that they spend their hard-earned money on it.

Recommend your five favorite shops on Etsy.
Paper + Twine
Five Dot Design
Kate House
Paper Cakes (currently "away")
Sew Cute Fabrics

Normally, this is where I say, "Show us pictures of your three favorite items from your own shop," but two of Melissa's favorites have sold since the interview questions were asked, so I decided to show you a couple of her other items to go along with her remaining one:

Peace iPod Sleeve

Eco-Friendly Felt Whale Coaster Set (Editor's pick.)

Felt Love Keychain (Editor's pick.)

Anything else to brag about? I'm extremely proud of my web page and Blog. You can find all my products and sales on my webpage and you can find what's going on in my life and get a first look at anything that will be going up in my shop at my blog. Also I hope to have a stand set up this year at some local festivals and hopefully The Covered Bridge Festival. Thanks so much for listening to me ramble on.

Thank you, Melissa!

Hey, INCrowdteam! Want to be interviewed for this blog? Here's how:
1. Make sure all items in your shop are tagged "INCrowdteam"
2. Make sure that you mention that you're part of the INCrowdteam somewhere in your shop (bio, shop announcement, etc.).
3. Convo me with your email address so I can send you some questions specifically tailored to you and your shop! --- Stockannette


  1. hey. i'm so glad this is finally up on the blog. but since this interview was takin' so long ago there is some things that changed. you can find my etsy shop at and my personal blog is at
    hope that helps!! since this interview I also started a photography business which you can find at

    thanks everyone!! xoxo

  2. Great interview! Love the etsy Incrowders!
    Erin Keys