For this week’s deep dive series we have interviewed a talented artist who found her community on Clapper: @Ashmarliving.
This creative artist started her journey on Clapper by showing us her fun hobby of creating resin art. With time, she realized that not only she had found where she belonged on Clapper, but also she found an opportunity to make her beloved art into a possible full-time business one day. Her videos show the process of making a range of beautiful resin pieces with playful colors and different shapes.
We were lucky enough to witness a very exclusive art-making process after our interview and we are sharing it so readers feel like they were part of it too. For artists who want to be successful on Clapper, keep on reading about this creator’s life and artistic process (And don’t miss the exclusive video at the bottom of the page).
What does a day in your life look like?
My day is a basic routine. Basically, in the mornings I get up and I get him ready for school, I drop him off and I go to work. I have a day job and my resin is my job on the side. Then I come home and make dinner. It’s really a normal routine.
How did your journey to become a creator begin?
I came from another platform and I wasn’t pleased with what I was doing over there. I felt like I didn’t have much support. The community was so big that it was really hard to relate to all there is. When I came to Clapper I immediately knew that this was the perfect place for me because it gave me the opportunity to meet people. I have many supporters that are constantly helping me to grow my account. It has been a very positive change for me.
Let’s talk about your art. What type of crafts and pieces do you like doing?
I originally started doing jewelry first. I did that for the first 2 and a half years, then I got into resin art. The resin was something that I thought: I need something to give me a challenge. Something that I can learn on my own and that I can incorporate into my business. But I wanted something that was related to my jewelry. I do a lot of platters and little pieces to keep jewelry in. I try to incorporate new molds so I have something different. Right now I incorporated a candlelight holder.
Where do you draw the inspiration for the designs?
My inspiration comes from when I learn something I am confident that I am going to do my best. I always thrive by pushing myself to be better. My inspiration comes from a lot of the people that give me feedback, if they like my work and support it that gives me the motivation to do it more.
When did you realize that this was more than a hobby?
I realized it because for me resin is very therapeutic. It calms me down. I get soaked in the work. The first time that I saw someone on a video doing that work I realized that I wanted to do that. Then, I started to see all the materials that you could incorporate. That was exciting.
What do you like most about Clapper?
What I like most about clapper is the community I’ve created. Clapper is not like other platforms out there. You get to have more engagement with people and get to know them one-on-one. The radios are amazing. It’s an opportunity to be there for the people who are there for you and look out for you.
In what ways do you feel Clapper needs improvement?
Obviously, we always want everything done fast. At the same time, it takes baby steps. Clapper is only one year old. What could really improve would be the videos. I found that the video editing doesn’t give me enough to edit them, so I have to go to an outside platform to edit. I definitely don’t want that. I wish I could do it within Clapper.
What advice would you give new artists that want to be successful on Clapper app?
My advice would be to tell them that it is all about community and engagement. Taking the time to invest in other creators. Also, just be you, people are going to like you for who you are. Clapper is about being real. Just be you.
What are your goals and aspirations for the future?
My goal is to make this a business that will grow and give the opportunity to in the future have my own shop. Make it so I can work from home on my art and just go full time. With Clapper, I feel like it is going to happen because I really feel like I belong in this app.