Creativity for Wellness – with Shannon Reed, Mockingbird Makes
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Shannon Reed believes we can outsource our creativity too easily and she’s on a mission to give that power back! She creates gorgeous handcrafted items to her customers (she calls them partners) designs or teaches (and empowers) them to do it themselves.
Shannon sells her products on Etsy and also hosts Creative Conversations, women’s events, which are a safe space to listen and connect with others.
Listen in to hear Shannon share:
What she makes, how it supports her own mental health and how it grew into a business (00:55)
How she knows how to charge for bespoke products (6:42)
How and why she started off making all her products to order (7:36)
Maintaining the balance between her ‘off the shelf’ items and bespoke products (9:33)
The story behind her crocheted yogis (14:00)
The process she goes through to create a bespoke order (18:03)
Creativity for wellness and the services she offers (27:31)
Her number one piece of advice for someone starting a creative products business (36:04)