Trader Spotlight: Meet Zoe Rose Art
Meet Zoe Rose Art, one of our amazing #beezestraders. Zoe is a local Artist who paints woodland wildlife, whimsical trees, celestial night skies, whippets and a sprinkle of magic. Her business started just one year ago, and initially Zoe was a Trader with us selling some very different products. In this short space of time she has bloomed whilst moving her business in a new direction.
We asked Zoe some questions about her wonderful business and thought you'd love to find out a little more about her...
What led to you starting Zoe Rose Art?
The idea to start Zoe Rose Art began with a doodle of two kissing whippets and it all snowballed from there. The finalised watercolour of 'Rodene Loves Mouse' is now an Etsy Best Seller!
What is your favourite product to make and why?
This is a tricky one as I only make things I like! I think I have two favourites; greeting cards and wooden keyrings. I love the detail and the idea behind sending a card. I spend a lot of time ensuring that all of my products are eco-friendly and sustainable so it's satisfying to see the end products too.
What are your plans for the future of Zoe Rose Art?
My plans for the future, hmm.. well I love planning! I juggle my business with a full time job, so my plans tend to be small. I would like to launch my own website later this year and I have lots of plans for exciting summer shows and artisan markets right up until Christmas.
Tell us one thing you wish you’d known when you launched your business…
How hard you have to work! Plus keeping on top of all the costs and admin. Don't get me wrong, I wouldn’t change it for anything but I have had to learn to be more organised and make spreadsheets to ensure everything is scheduled correctly to keep track of it all!
What advice would you give to others who are considering launching a small business?
Just go for it would be my advice, whatever your product or style, if your passion shows through someone will definitely want it.
You can find a selection of Zoe's beautiful eco-friendly keyrings in our Devizes shop and on the website HERE.