Friday, December 30, 2011


Frame purse - mustard flowers on linen
"Oktak was founded by Aki, a Tokyoite living in the heart of Manhattan, NYC.
Aki studied handbag design & construction at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) from 2003 to 2004, and has been making colorful bags and frame pouches since.
To learn more about oktak, please see the "featured seller" interview.
oktak's second Etsy shop for babies & kids - oktakmini has just opened!
To see photos of oktak's newest items and of New York, please visit;
If you read Japanese, here is Aki's blog in Japanese. And if you twitter, please check out;NEW! oktak on Facebook.
mini bio written by Aki via her etsy profile.

Janet Hill Studio

A Mystery Lady- Open Edition Print
"Janet Hill discovered her passion for painting as a teenager. With the support of her family and teachers, Janet earned a degree in Fine Art from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, where she specialized in oil painting and graduated with honors. Following graduation, she spent several years working in fields unrelated to art. Deeply missing her creative life, she decided to take a leap of faith and paint full-time. She has never looked back.
Janet enjoys painting the beauty of women, interiors, and still-life. Her choice of subject matter ranges from a duchess satin gown to a humble bowl of cereal. She seeks out glamour and beauty in everything that surrounds her. Her work is displayed in private collections throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Some of Janet's corporate clients include Tiffany & Co., American Greetings, and Harper Collins. Her work has also been featured on Design Sponge, This Is Glamorous, The Neo-Traditionalist, and Oh Joy! Janet lives in the beautiful city of Stratford, Ontario, Canada. She paints in a small in-house studio where she lives with her husband John, and their cat and dog."
bio written by Janet via her website's "about" page

Thursday, December 29, 2011

studio logica

i too saw the reflection of the summer sky in the water
"Born in 1980 and raised in a world of latchkeys, comic books, and urban exploration, Sacramento-based artist Jeff Felker weaves those early inspirations into the visual narratives he creates today. Exploring themes reformulated from life and his formal background in literature, he creates narrative paintings that blend reality and dreamscape--the human figures within are located in conflicted worlds of emotional isolation. Using oil to juxtapose bright and muted color schemes, Jeff executes his paintings on canvas and board.
Jeff has been interested in writing and literature from a young age, which shows in the narrative qualities of his paintings, as well as his scholarly pursuits. He received an MA in English Literature from California State University, Sacramento in 2009, and currently teaches English at American River College. The themes he encounters in literature continue to permeate throughout his simultaneous pursuit and love of painting."
Bio written by Jeff Felker via his etsy profile.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all my blogger followers! If you would like to be featured or know someone deserving, please contact me!
puppy photo via Attack of the Cute

Thursday, December 22, 2011


Christmas, Pink Christmas trees
"I am a passionate photographer with a background in graphic design. I love to create. I've often said "I don't take photographs, I make photographs." The photos in my shop are among my favourites and they represent the world as I see it, as I want you to see it. I hope you like them."
mini-bio written by Raceytay via the etsy profile.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Modern Material Girl

12 Days of Christmas Lap Quilt
"I have been quilting for over 15 years, and am the first to admit I may have a slight obsession! I am always dreaming of my next project, and falling in love with a new fabric line.
I am also a music teacher, wife, and mother of two terrific kids."
mini-bio written by Kerry Mero via her etsy profile.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Blueberry Hill Farm

Handknit Mittens Mohair and Wool Blend Cuff Mittens
"I have been doing something with my hands all of my life. I love making things. I guess I inherited this from my mother who was still stitching at 96. Everyone in the family has something that was "made by Mom" and I hope to continue this heritage. I am now 72 so if I follow in my mother's footsteps I still have a few years left!"
mini-bio written by Sylvie Meyer via her etsy profile.

Flying Woman Studio

Texas Longhorn Christmas Stocking, Burnt Orange and White with a "Jester-style" Cuff and Ink-Dyed Bells
"I am a self-taught sewist, quilter, embroiderer, painter, crafter, mixed media artist, and artistic explorer. I love to experiment with materials I have on hand to create new uses for them.
I have never passed by a new fabric store or art supply store without stopping. My car and my feet naturally turn toward thrift stores, antique stores, garage and estate sales, junque shoppes, etc., and naturally I just go along.
My best friends save things for me to use in my projects like tea bags, wrapping paper, maps, bottle caps, and even rusty stuff (for rust-dyed fabric).
My husband is not surprised that I take my camera to the farmers' market and that I end up bringing home more photographs of vegetables and fruits than the actual vegetables and fruits.
My studio is taking over my living space, and that seems to be working out really well for me; and it is really, REALLY well-organized -- so much so that I often can't find a thing.
Oh, and I just started roller skating again after more than 20 years off the wheels."
bio written by Katie Winter via her etsy profile.

Likhomanova Jewellery

Black silver Ruby Ring LAPIDE
"From Barcelona I create contemporary jewellery.
Treating with sterling silver, gold, copper, brass, oxidation, a variety of textures, precious and semi-precious stones, my work covers numerous aspects of jewellery making: from sober wedding rings, earrings and pendants, to one-of-a-kind pieces as well as necklaces, bracelets and brooches.
From the bold and contemporary to the delicate and romantic, Likhomanova jewellery has something to suit every occasion and any look."
mini-bio written by likhomanova via the etsy shop announcement.

Friday, December 16, 2011

call IT courtney

Vintage-retro tinsel ornament/face wreath
"I'm all about the thrill of the hunt. I canvas thrift stores, estate sales, and even those sketchy antique stores that no girl in her right mind would walk into alone. I'm looking for that one awesome thing that is irrevocably unique. I think the pc term for what I make is vintage altered art assemblage. But let me break it down...I find cool old stuff and make it into cool new stuff.
While some of my pieces might bare a striking family resemblance, because they're vintage by nature, they're truly one of a kind. What I find determines what I make, so it's hard to pin point what's next in the repertoire. You can sometimes call IT kitschy, sometimes call IT shabby, sometimes call IT retro, but you can always call IT courtney."
bio written by Courtney via her etsy profile

Love Art Works

Pottery Coffee Mug - Follow Your BLISS
"Hello Lover of ALL Things Handmade and Joy-Full!! My name is Kristin Love and I am a Clay Artist, Painter and Designer residing in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. I live, play and work here with a respectful commitment to all things Beautiful in the Natural World {great and small}, and a deep Reverence for the Wondrous Gifts of the Universe. I absolutely ♥LOVE♥ what I do, and it would not be possible without people like you supporting me by buying my Handmade Pottery and Art....THANK YOU!
As the daughter of a Marine, I spent my childhood moving quite a bit, but my *LOVE* of Art landed me in Boston at the Massachusetts College of Art where I majored in Illustration and Photography. Over the past 25 years I have traveled extensively throughout the United States and over a dozen foreign countries capturing the diverse traditions of arts and images through my photos, sketches, and journals to use as inspiration in my own designs. I consider my work a celebration of the Eclectic, Colorful, and Passionate World we all live in, and a Joyful Salutation to the Artist in all of us."
bio written by Kristin via her etsy profile

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

OhMa felt

Felt evergreen trees...
"OhMa felt was born from the desire to create for my daughter the exceptional hand crafted toys that I remember from my Grandmother's home. We custom dye our wool felt, create our own designs, and gently bring them to life.
Know a wonderful shop where OhMa might fit? Please contact us with the information. We are currently interviewing shops worldwide, and would appreciate your referral."
mini-bio written by Sorcha via the etsy profile.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

betsy grace

Christmas Napkins in RED Linen Set of 6 Merry Christmas Typography
"Hello there! I am a stay~at~home~mom of six great kids. What a crazy, wonderful life! Some up, some down. But, no matter what, my family is the most important thing in my life.
I've been sewing since I was a little girl. My Grandpa got me a sewing machine of my own when I was 10 and I have been hooked ever since. Wow, was that really 28 years ago?? More recently my husband bought me an embroidery machine. This machine has really opened up a whole new world for me.
One day I asked myself what I could do to earn a little money and stay busy. I found etsy through a friend and was excited! I never thought there would ever be an outlet for making money doing what I enjoy. Sewing! So, why embroidered linens? With my family of six kids there is no way I can put linen on my table! I guess this is my way of trying to make someone else's table beautiful. Just to work with the fabric and package it up pretty makes me feel happy. Someday I can use beautiful linens on my own table but for now I will be content with all of the tables in the world that are made beautiful because of my handiwork!
My oldest daughter has started helping me with my work. She trims threads, makes labels, and presses the edges of the linens prior to my hemming them. We are having fun working together and I love being able to teach her something about what I love to do. ♥"
bio written by Missy via the etsy profile

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Timo Handmade

Christmas tartan Beaded Lady Doll Wearing tartan plaid red Green dress, Beads , Buttons & socks - handmade cloth doll
"My collection of fabric scraps and knick knacks took shape by itself
A small case of multicolored threads I once inherited
A well-loved shirt, wrong sized, I couldn’t pass on for its magnificent texture
A jar of buttons, no relation to one another whatsoever
A handkerchief with grandpa's initials
An embroidered pillow cover, hole included
A romantic dress once found in a second hand shop abroad...
The desire to sew these together, to make something new, was born of the materials themselves.
TIMO is a small design line, all hand-made.
sewn with an eye for detail and a touch for fabric.
Being hand-made, each and every item is one of a kind.
TIMO is part of the EcoDesign trend, standing up for the right consumption and the right manufacturing, alongside
recycling, minimization of manufacturing waste and simplification of processes.
The objects' design is current and classic, but the methods of manufacture are traditional.
The materials are mostly recycled, or scraps of designers' fabrics.
Scraps of fabric piled up in the studio are used later either as stuffing or as material for other products.
TIMO is a collection, a game and a source of livelihood, all taking place in Timor's own home."
bio written by Timor via the etsy profile

amber alexander

Scottie Archival Print
"I live in Vermont in a very beautiful, but moody climate. Half of the year is pastoral and like a dream. The other half can be trying. The season changes are charming and interesting, but winter could stand to let up a little earlier than she does.
I have always been artistic, and as a child, drew page after page of girls with different outfits on, and animals in clothes(inspired by Beatrix Potter of course). But it took me years and years to know myself well enough to pick up a paintbrush and let my imagination flow through the paint.
Watercolors really grew on me and I loved the way the flow of ideas from my head and heart flowed directly onto the paper. Watercolors are interesting in that you have to become friends with the water, work WITH it, corral it into doing what you want it to do on the paper.
I recently had a children's book published with my illustrations. It was published by a Vermont Publisher, Radiant Hen,
The book is entitled "Ninny Nu's Organic Farm" and all of the characters are animals. It tells a story about how bigger is not always necessarily better. :)
I am so thankful for a venue like Etsy. Every day, I am inspired and amazed by the creative minds I see at work here.
When I am not painting, packing orders or curating treasuries on Etsy (the closest I'll ever get to being a museum curator), I am entertaining and playing with my two nutty poodles, Olin and Izzy, and my sometimes nutty husband, John :) I like running, gardening, art, food, wine, and funny people:)
I hope you enjoy my work. I try to convey my love of animals and maybe inspire others to love them as I do :) "
bio written by Amber via her etsy profile

The Shopkeeper's House [Explored]

The shopkeeper worked through the night while his wife and children slept one floor below. Obligation forecast, quarterly allotment, cash flow, debts, revenues … obligation forecast, quarterly allotment, cash flow, debts, revenues over and over until it became painfully clear … the numbers did not lie … he was broke. He could hear the birds rustling in the trees outside his window. The inevitable was near. At sunrise, the Banker and the Sheriff would knock on his door one last time, tell him he had five minutes to collect his personal possessions and vacate the premises.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Dig For Victory

Sky Blue and Salmon Pink Striped Milkmaid Dress
"'Dig For Victory!' is an independent fashion label which specialises in making limited edition and one-off dresses and jackets from the fabrics of the past. Curtains, tablecloths, bedspreads, remnants - all are plucked from their respite in the charity shop and brought back to life as quirky and unique garments for women and girls who still love to play dress-up."
mini-bio written by digforvictory via the dawanda shop announcement.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Christmas Angel :)

Christmas Angel :) by meg price
Christmas Angel :), a photo by meg price on Flickr.

angel dog designs

Wool Felted Acorn Ornaments - Set of 12 in White
"As a graduate from the Rhode Island School of Design...I am a 30-something artist with my hands in a little bit of everything. I like to try new things and get restless when I do the same thing for too long.
I was a set decorator on the Martha Stewart Show for the past 7 1/2 years. I am a recent graduate with a Master of Art in Art Education. I continue to freelance as a stylist and artist while pursuing full time teaching opportunities."
bio written by Tamara via the etsy profile

Cynthia Treen Studio

Wool Duckling
"Cynthia Treen is a Rhode Island based designer and textile artist.
Her work with Dosa, Martha Stewart Living and the PBS program “Cultivating Life”
have been featured in both magazines and on television. She currently splits her time between private commissions and product design work.
Her book “Last Minute Fabric Gifts” was published in 2006"
bio written by CynthiaTreenStudio via her etsy profile

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

silent goddess

Tiny Bouquet necklace
"With an independent streak that seems to extend beyond anyone's sight line, I have always needed to do my own thing. I was lucky to find the love of someone (my husband, Paul) who fully supports my wild, independent streak and actually encourages it. I took a long break from creating jewelry when our son, Cody, was a baby because I wanted to dedicate my time to him. Once he was in school full-time, the pull to return to my jeweler's bench was nearly overwhelming. With the discovery of the wonderful online handmade venues and the near instant first saleÃ, when I listed a pair of my sapling earrings, I was off and running again and Paul and Cody both were my biggest supporters! That was nearly four years ago and I have been going strong ever since. I spend my weekdays working away soldering, stamping, sawing and oxidizing metal in my studio and my evenings and weekends with my family. Having a home studio maintains the freedom to balance my time with my family and be able to be there for anything that life throws at us all the while being able to live my life as an artist. I realize this makes me one of the luckiest people alive!"
bio written by silentgoddess via her artfire profile

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Timber Green Woods

Wood Snowflake Ornament - 3 1/2" Laser Cut Black Cherry Wood
"Timber Green Woods was created with the combined talents of Matt Van Susteren and Amie Elizabeth of Spring Green, WI. Utilizing sustainably harvested wood from our family forest, we create art that forms a unique union between high tech and low tech to form a body of work that we call Modern Rustic."
bio written by TimberGreenWoods via the etsy profileWEBSITE * ETSY

Monday, November 28, 2011


Hand embroidered necklace with ukrainian ornament white and red on green
"I'm Natalka, I'm from Ukraine. Embroidery and cross-stitching are ukrainian way to meditate... But also I love many thing to do by my hand."
mini-bio written by Natalka via her etsy profile

Friday, November 25, 2011

Alice's Looking Glass

Red ticking rag ball Christmas tree ornaments - Set of 9
"I am wife to the most wonderful husband {aka StJoshua here on Etsy} and mother to the best baby in the world, our sweet Hazel Mae born 8 1/2 weeks early and spending the first 50 days of her life in the NICU. I spend my days caring for my daughter while fitting in creating/listing items during her nap times and on the weekends. I cannot wait until she is old enough to start creating with me :) I have a love of all things old, worn, romantic and vintage. I enjoy finding beauty in imperfection. My camera is almost always around my neck and my imagination running on overload for coming up with new creations"
bio written by Alice via her etsy profile

Studio By The Forest

Ceramic Buttons, Rustic Porcelain Leaves in Sage Green, Set of Four
"Anyone who is familiar with my works and inspirations knows that I'm hugely influenced by nature, especially leaves, trees, and woodland creatures. Upon researching my maiden name, Derrough. I discovered that it is derived from a Celtic word for oak, which happens to be a tree of which I have always felt a magical bond, even from a very young age. I feel that my love of nature is genetic--a nod to my ancestors who would be proud to know that it is alive and well in the 21st century.
I am a stay-at-home mother with 4 young children which definitely keeps me busy!"
bio written by Anna via her etsy profile

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Lyla accessories

Embroidery Hoop Art - Pomegranate Wall Hanging
"I was born in the UK and moved to Turkey 11 years ago after meeting my Turkish husband. Now we live in a lovely sunny resort called Didim and we have a very active 8 year old little boy. I studied a variety of 3D art and design courses before moving to Turkey but it wasn't until a few years ago that I decided to use my talents again to produce my unique one off designs.
Jewelry should be unique and eye catching and thats whay I use a mixed range of medias like silk, natural stones and Polymer clay. Polymer clay is extra special to me because each and every creation is never the same as the other. I'm forever making interesting and new designs so please pop by again soon.
I have previous internet sales experience selling on a very well known Turkish site quite similar to Esty. So if you haven’t quite found what you’re looking for please contact me and I’m sure I can make something to suit your special requirements.
Every client is very special to me, I love to hear when and where they’ve worn my lovelies and the compliments they receive. So feel free to convo me anytime even if it's just for a chat."
bio written by Louise Demirbas via the etsy profile

Aurum Jewelry

Ring - 14k Gold And Peridot Gemstone Ring
"Aurum Jewelry was founded in 2010 when my passion for fine craftsmanship and jewelry design were combined.
I fell in love with jewelry-making and the arts a long time ago, but it took me a while before I actually started designing and creating my own art. I enjoy art and history which are the chief sources of my inspiration when creating jewelry. The jewelry is designed to have a clean and simple look as I respect the materials that I work with.
All of the jewelry is one-of-a-kind, hand crafted, using silver or gold (14k, 18k, 22k or 24k) in conjunction with precious stones, gems and ancient coins. I strive to preserve the natural, unprocessed and non-synthetic appearance and properties of the resources that I work with so that they remain true and accurate. I take pleasure in the unity of old and new - luxurious precious stones, ancient stones and coins - with their authentic finish, to achieve a modern urban look."
bio written by Orit Kanner via the etsy profile

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Explore #65

Untitled by silent sequoias
Untitled, a photo by silent sequoias on Flickr.

Roberta Polfus Porcelain

Porcelain gourd teapot in orange & tan with black pillow
"I have always been attracted to natural objects, at least as long as my clothing has had pockets. My carved and sometimes gestural pieces are intimate forms that fit and feel good in the hand. While they are generally not representations of actual objects, they reflect the shapes, patterns, colors and surfaces that I am drawn to in nature—the petals of an apple blossom, the grooves of a spindle shell, the pattern of a hosta leaf or the texture of a weathered rock all inform and inspire my work.
I was introduced to porcelain about 11 years ago and we’ve been inseparable since then. I use a combination of wheel thrown and handbuilt forms that are altered, carved and sprigged. With a variety of airbrushed matte and gloss glazes that enhance the surfaces, the pieces are fired in a gas kiln, cone 10 reduction, around 2345 F.
I have many works in process and will be adding them as they come out of the kiln. Each one I've listed is made individually by hand by me."
bio written by Roberta Polfus via her etsy profile

kiki and polly

As Well
"My love of painting is inspired by my dad who is also an artist and my children who make my creativity pale in comparison. I create portrait art of children and families and have illustrated a childrens book."
mini-bio written by Lisa Golightly via her etsy profile

Mary Elizabeth Arts

Festive White Tree on Red Glass Vase
"Introducing my organically designed line of dinnerware. I invite you to celebrate your next meal as an art-filled experience, toasting to the slow delight of “a fine palate.”
Food, wine and art are central in my life. I love the texture of paints, the nuance of light that shimmers through the layers of paint as much as I love the pure flavors and textures of fresh, organic food.
Today, it seems that we are tempted to live without any of those things. We live fast and cheap. We eat mass produced foods from ugly, disposable plates. We rarely go to art museums or galleries to see the beauty of original works, but settle for cheap prints that reproduce the colors, but lose the soul.
It has become my passion and profession to restore the art of a simple meal by offering hand painted ceramic and glass dinnerware to compliment every meal. Served on a pure white plate, painted with a simple leaf or flower, a humble supper becomes an extraordinary experience of line, light, color, flavor, aroma and textures.
A little background information:
As a student in Fine Art, I originally specialized in oils and watercolors, painting hundreds of traditional canvas paintings. However, my mentor and professor, Dr. Robert Winter, the President of the World Archeology Foundation, introduced me to the simple delights of ancient art. During an archeological trip to Sicily to explore ancient cave paintings and frescos, I found painted pottery sherds brought from over from the Greeks, and realized that the precise detail they achieved was created by painting rather than glazing.
The experience left me eager to seek out new mediums for my work, and ceramics and glass became my new canvas. Like the Greeks, I believe that the humble act of eating and drinking should be made as beautiful and sensual as possible. I help you elevate your meal to the next level by allowing you to serve your consciously prepared food and wine on platters, goblets, and plates of functional art.
The most rewarding part of working with everyday items is that so many more people can appreciate them. I’m able to place my painted dinner and glass works in more homes than I ever could have dreamed for my oil paintings. Having created entire lines of dinnerware for homes in 12 different countries, I like to think of myself as being a guest at dinner parties around the world.
Cheers to artful living everyday!"
bio written by Mary Elizabeth via her etsy profile

Sunday, November 13, 2011

the zen artist

Vintage and Modern Coffee Table - Reclaimed Upcycle Rustic Wood with Vintage Eames Style Steel Hairpin Legs - 48" x 24"


Silk Cocoon Pendant 01
"Walter Chen (Taiwan, 1970), jeweler and art designer, has lived and worked in Barcelona since 1997.
After graduating in Industrial Fine Arts at the National Taiwan Academy of Arts , he furthered his study with a graduation in Artistic Jewelery and Chiseling at the Escola Massana (Barcelona). He has since followed this with a graduation in Fine Arts at the University of Barcelona, and is currently pursuing a Doctorate.
He has authored extensive works, and realized his first individual exhibition in 2002. Since 2000 he has taken part in several collective exhibitions in cities such as Barcelona, Girona, New York, Paris and recently in the International Jewellery and Precious Stone Symposium of Turnov (Czech Republic).
He has four Enjoia't Awards by FAD (Barcelona) and his works appear in international publications including Ed. Lark Books, “Arte y Joya” Magazine, “Contraste” and “Gold and Time”.
He uses materials and philosophy related to the Chinese and oriental culture on his jewels and objects. He loves to work with paper, bamboo and silk cocoons.
Walter Chen combines creator's activity with the study of arts, design and oriental culture. He is the author of two books “Chinese Painting” (Ed. Parramón: Barcelona, 2005) and “The Fine Art of Chinese Painting” (Ed. Parramón: Barcelona, 2005).
He is a regular guest speaker at institutional conferences, discussing the process of his artistic creation and the relation between thought, art and forms of life, in the Orient."
bio written by monteazul via the etsy profile

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


Approaching Storm Watercolor Print
"Hi, so nice to meet you. so a little about me, I've been making things since I was 5 yrs. old. My interests have changed over the years,some of the things I've done is baking, then making womens and childrens clothes for shops.Then I made teddybears and dolls and traveled to shows all over the U.S. Recently I discovered felting, so now I'm a happy felter, painter,seamtress, sculpter, and all around maker of things, living in a tiny cottage in the mountains of Colorado."
bio written by P. Maure Bausch via her etsy profile

Taylor Crafts Engraved

Personalized Cutting Board - Custom Engraved Cherry Wood
"Personalized products are our specialty. We own a small engraving shop that is run out of home. Cutting Boards, Humidors, Signs, and Plaques are some of our big sellers, but we can custom engrave almost anything! We want to create something unique and personal for people, and find a lot of satisfaction in knowing that something we engraved is a part of someone's home, whether on display or in use.
All of the items in our store are somewhat custom in that each customer has added their own touch. We have them categorized the best we can, but we want to keep creating items for people, no matter the design or category."
bio written by Belinda & Tony via the etsy profile

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Real Maple Leaf Necklace with Labradorite
"Beautiful handcrafted jewelry for all occasions. Modern, classic and vintage style. Bridal parties, weddings, gifts or just a little something to treat yourself.
I use the best materials in all my designs, sterling silver, 14kt gold filled and antique brass with beautiful pearls and gemstones.
I'm well known for adding new designs weekly so pls come and browse my store frequently.
All my jewelry comes individually packed in ribbon wrapped boxes and a thank you note"
bio written by Lizi via her etsy shop announcement

Leili Design

Ceramic Stoneware Dish with Black and White Cosmos Dots
"I'm an artist, writer, filmmaker and educational technologist who is also a citizen of the world. I like color, science, art, math, music, architecture, nature, design, patterns .... They all make frequent appearances in my work. I've studied drawing, painting and ceramics for years, including as an apprentice to Kahlil Gibran (master artisan and cousin of the writer), as an archaelogical artist at a major museum, and with Boston potter, Darrell Finnegan. I love to keep learning, experimenting and reflecting.
I make wheel-thrown/hand-built stoneware pieces in my MIT studio. My work has been exhibited and sold in the US and Israel. I also design and make limited-edition wearable art jewelry using European vintage beads of the 1950s-1970s. Soon, I may offer some of my VERY BRIGHTLY COLORED acrylic paintings and fine art photography"
bio written by LeiliDesign via the etsy profile

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Time stopped but water still moves

"Yesterday I had a photoshoot which was really important for me. Why ? Because it was really long to put in place and organise. I had the ideas a long time ago and only decided to took the pictures lately. I must admit I was a little bit afraid of an epic fail in realising a huge idea as this photoshoot was. But at the end, I'm really happy of the result because, at the end, I got what I had in mind and that's just a feeling I love and try to always have.
The serie was inspired by paintings. In particular John Everett Millais's "Ophélia" (1851-1852) and Herbert Draper's "Lamia" (1909).

Also, I need to tell you that I'll be on holiday from tomorrow for one month and half in Italy. Unfortunately, the internet down there is too slow to upload pictures. Anyway, I'll try to do it but I think it won't worked, so I prefer to notify you because I don't want you to think I leave flickr or anything. I'll continue to watch your pictures, comment, etc. but it'll be more occasionally. I'll answer emails though ! So you can still email me at ->[AT]hotmail[DOT]com

I took three dolls with me to take pictures, Chanel, Elly and my lati !

See you soon and have awesome holidays for those who have some !

P.s: I'll show you the rest of the serie during the holidays (if I can upload them from Italy or when I'll come back).
Dedicated to Nattalie because I deleted the previous picture for some reasons."
photo & description written by Benjamin

Halloween Block

Halloween Block by PatchworkPottery
Halloween Block, a photo by PatchworkPottery on Flickr.

A single spiderweb including a button spider!


Lily Pang

Small Print Early Summer
"I am an artist from Singapore and a full-time mother to a baby daughter. I was born in China and studied in USA. I followed my heart and came to live in Singapore, a beautiful small island country in South East Asia after graduation.
Before becoming a full-time mother, I was a university lecturer and researcher. After surprising pregnancy of my daughter, I decided to pursue my passion of art and a mother these two wonderful things at the same time.
I live in my artist dream everyday. Painting is something that I am passionate about and a daily activity for me besides taking care of my baby. I love romantic, elegant, dreamy and natural themes. You can find that in all of my paintings.
I also love to experiment. I painted in watercolor, acrylic and digital media. You can find that the art of similar style expressed in different media in my store. I am still exploring and always want to have surprises."
bio written by lilypang via her dawanda profile

Saturday, October 29, 2011

La Belle Fairy

Victorian Chemise Underwear
"I am a corset maker living in BC Canada.
La Belle Fairy is my company, let's get down to business...
If you met Labelle, you might call her the little corsetiere that could...
~ I love to sew and am blessed to have the pleasure of making gorgeous, sentimental, handmade items for ladies around the globe.
~ I love that you love what I do!
I enjoy showing my craft to my Etsy friends and knowing that on your special occasion you will be wearing an original handmade by Labelle corset!
Welcome brides! burlesque stars! and any ladies with a romantic heart...
~ Come... up through the winding trail, and nestled high on the hillside you may chance to see the smoke from the chimney of a hand built log cottage where inside sits pretty little La Belle Fairy in her upstairs atelier.
Satin ribbons, vintage laces, appliques, silks, and coutil abound in her studio, waiting to be constructed into magickal garments for ladies far and wide!
~ I love to imagine my clothing and corsets worn throughout the world, making ladies feel special and sassy!
~ I am a successful corsetiere that has been creating corsets for over 9 years.
I have sewn corsets and historic clothing for Fort Steele heritage Town, theater productions , dance troupes , the Canadian Museum of Rail, library displays, many music festivals, and a secret celebrity clientele. Shhh!
I have shipped corsets to Australia, Africa, Texas, New York, Alaska, Ireland, England,Illinois, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montreal, Canada, New York, Chicago, California, Finland, Malibu, Manitoba, Honolulu , Vienna, The isle of whyte, Malta, Venice, Medicine Hat and soon to you"
bio written by LaBelleFairy via the etsy profile

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Al Brydon Photography

Stormy Landscape. 9x6.
"Hello and thanks for having a look.
I love making photographs and have been actively engaged in the process for 15 years. I am lucky enough to live in a very picturesque part of the UK and the images are a reflection of the fabric and consistency of that landscape.
Also all the walking helps fight the flab."
mini-bio written by Al via his etsy profile

Monday, October 24, 2011

kush kush

Heart Me Bunny - Cushion
"A designer from Singapore. I like to draw, paint and do craft works, anything that challenge my creativity.
I get my inspirations from beautiful things I see around me and on the web.
kush kush is my collection of design. I create what i love."
mini-bio written by Em via her etsy profile

Sunday, October 23, 2011

crafts 2 love

Pink Felted Rose Brooch
"I am a mom to 4 kids (all boys except 3): Mel 12, Vik 10, Jazi 6 and Niki 5. I love the fact that I am a stay at home mom now and I am trying to stretch these wonderful years by making some of our clothes and bringing in a little extra income through my hobby - felt making. Actually I don't just make felt flowers or scarves - I make felted items starting from virgin, often not dyed wool. I like working with different fibers and colors and all my items reflect that.
I am a Christian and have served as a missionary before settling here. My husband still has a thriving ministry in children's hospitals and I pray to be a support he needs me to be always."
bio written by Nadia via her etsy profile


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Untitled, a photo by yyellowbird on Flickr.

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