Friday, November 30, 2012
Jars on a Shelf - 8x10 Print
"I'm a wildly creative girl. I am always making things for the people I love, and stopping to take a picture of something other people walked by without noticing. I was a Graphic Design student, a professional painter & muralist, and furniture upcycler before discovering my passion for photography."
mini-bio written by Beth via her etsy profile
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Hanna - White Tailed Female Deer, Art Puppet Marionette Stuffed Animal Felted Toy. beige neutral cream brown
"I like felt and love marionettes, and these two facts come together here in my store. And these toys are result of this love I‘ve been working in State Puppet Theater as a set and puppet designer. I’ve also been working in felted wool for about 7 years. I was born in Estonia, studied fine art in Russia, in Moscow Textile Academia. Now I live in Republic of Georgia (Caucasus), in native land of my husband. He and our three boys are the biggest friends and fans in my life. I’m also part of group of women who love to spend our “free” time together making marionettes from natural materials for our small Waldorf school puppet theater. Once a month we show our fairy tales for our kindergarten’s and school’s children. I’m inspired by nature, animals, children’s creativity, ancient rock painting and of course by art of Mark Chagall. I truly love I do and I thank God for this life I live."
bio written by Olga via her etsy profile
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Stack Rings Set of 6 Sterling Copper and Brass Custom Size
"I have always been driven to create art in some form, drawing and painting, an art handed down from my mom. When I discovered jewelry design I really found my niche. I create my jewelry as a piece of wearable art. Each piece is a careful blending of color and form, balancing both for an original work. Jewelry design has given me an outlet for both my creativity and the love I have always had for rocks, stones, gems, of all shapes and sizes. While I work mainly with silver and stone, some pieces use resin, copper, brass or 14k gold. My inspiration is found in those things at their natural state, in the texture, and color of the organic. The feel, weight, temperature, shape, and color of the stone itself often will inspire the end result. Many of the stones are found on my local beach while walking my dogs, I bring the stones home and polish them. I am a self taught silversmith and all of the silver is hand forged. Just as nothing in nature is ever exactly the same, no two pieces of my jewelry are exactly the same. While some I do try to duplicate as much as possible, most of my pieces are one of a kind. My Etsy Shop was started at the constant prodding of my daughter an artistic photographer and all around awesome person! HERE's a bit more about me with a photo of me in my workspace from our local paper"
bio written by Jayne via her etsy profile
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
ALMI Art - Bosco - Hand Painted Upcycled - hand painted owl coffee mug set of 2
"I'm an illustrator and fine artist. I love chocolate, turquoise, coffee, children's books, and all things whimsical. I have a few active blogs for my illustrations. Although I opened my Etsy shop in 2010, I have only recently begun listing items. I frequently sell items on eBay (with a 100% feedback score for over 400 feedback left and thousands of items sold)."
mini-bio written by ALMI Art via the etsy profile
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Monday, November 26, 2012
Art Teapot Surreal Face Sculpture in Relaxation, Dream On
"As a visual artist, I value beauty that brings well-being. A lot of my work arises from merging my love for sculpting and painting the human form with my love for making things that feel good to use in daily living. I love drinking tea from hand made wares, and I find that by making such wares artfully, the experience of using them is deepened and enhanced. The majority of the ceramic work I produce is made from recycled clay. I salvage scraps and dried out blocks from various studios that otherwise would be tossing good clay into the dump. By recycling this abandoned clay, I am able to build a relationship with it while I'm mixing and wedging it, so that I get to know it very well before I even start to make anything with it. I focus on faces and bodies because they clearly express and reflect a specific state of being. It is my main intention to bring calmness, happiness, joy, and peace into peoples lives through my work, and these are the expressions and the energy I put into what I do. In 2007 I recieved my BFA from California College of Arts and Crafts with an individualized major in sculpture, painting, and photography. After college I took a 10 day silent vipassana meditation course that brought about a major wholesome transformation, and continues to influence my work as a human being and artist. I began Teaching ceramics, excited about educating others about the fine art potentials of clay, yet some of my students only wanted to learn the wheel, so I began practicing in order to help them learn, and I got hooked! As a painter/sculptor/photographer showing in galleries, I find these functional crafts to be an exciting venture in merging the affordable and functional, with the transcendent and artistic. My studio generally always has a few long term sculptures and paintings in progress, balanced by a steady flow of functional ware being turned out."
bio written by Adrien via the etsy profile
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Sunday, November 25, 2012
Cat Black and White with Mouse Necklace Image Jewelry Sale
"I've always enjoyed the creative process and have a deep appreciation for anyone who embarks on creative journeys. Most of my creative work has been in the performing arts and includes singing, dance and acting. I lead a 1940s inspired band called The Maisies that performs three part harmony swing jazz here in Toronto and from that I've been inspired to create jewelry with vintage themes. Seems I always need to be doing something creative and so I built a studio and started making these pieces for my new jewelry shop. I attempt to allow each design to tell its own story whether it's a tale taken from a vintage circus poster, a classic novel or a scene taken from every day life. I'm very up to the challenge of creating customized orders and have successfully completed quite a few. If you have an idea let me know and I'll get to work!"
bio written by Chantelle via her etsy profile page
Friday, November 23, 2012
Willow and Cherry Tree Goddesses Shinto Art - Archival Art Print 8.5 x 11
"We're a married team with a background in technology and art. Celeste has practiced visual arts since she was a young child, and has honed a large array of talents in the field. Her current specialty is a unique combination of hand drawing and digital colouring, forming a distinct blend of traditional and digital art. Jacob grew up with a love for technology in an artistic family, and mixes art with code in creating computer games. He also enjoys working with tactile mediums, and specializes in origami, developing new shapes and patterns. Together, we've found great pleasure in working together on projects. In mixing that with our enjoyment of Halloween costuming, we found that our talents combined well in creating masks. That is when the idea of creating miniature masks for tiny creatures came about, and evolved."
bio written by LaPetiteMascarade via the etsy profile
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Mauro - Little owl, soft art toy by Wassupbrothers
"I really love making things with fabric, everything you see here is handmade by me and always one of a kind! Some of the softies can look alike but never the same. I try repurpose, recycle,reuse different materials as often as is possible. It's a magic to see, how small pieces of fabric, vintage buttons, sweaters or old dresses turn to a soulful creations. Mostly i use natural fabric and fibers. If I am not satisfied with the fabric tinge, i dye it with natural dyes like tea, coffee,cinnamon and others."
bio written by Olga via the etsy profile
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Thursday, November 22, 2012
Bio Bracelet - Gold Cuff, Organic Gold Bracer
"I am a 30 y/o artist, designer and architect. Graduated at the Technion, Israeli institute of technology. I have been creating all my life, self taught I have been mostly painting and carving in wood (mainly because of availability of tools and materials). In 2006 I started studying architecture which significantly expanded my physical and mental arsenal of creation. New materials and ideas started showing themselves in my work but the basic concept I have always been dealing with remained - achieving beauty through motion, volumes and general composition testing the materials and reinterpreting it in anyway I can think of. And now... welcome to my etsy store! Here you can find my unique designs that I develop and create myself at my home workshop. My jewelry is NOT for everyone. The jewelry I am making does not try to hide on your body as a thin line of gold that just says "this is a gold ring", my jewelry is about color, textures and composition, it wants to be seen. You will not find here a simple loop of hammered metal because that does not interest me. Here you will find architectural compositions, nature inspired organic flowing forms and some jewelry that are more of a statement or a concept. I do not like writing long stories about each piece unless absolutely necessary. I rather give basic, important information about materials and size and let the pictures do the talking. Most of my designs are made to order in any size, material and finish you choose."
bio written by Doron via his etsy profile
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Wednesday, November 21, 2012
"Picture this: a horseback riding, animal loving, blue jeans wearing, jeep driving, dirt digging, grits eating, tomato growing country girl. Can you see her? That’s me and it’s so nice to meet you, too. I truly am a southern girl at heart; an Alabama transplant from Houston, Texas. Playing in clay is a new found love of mine. My first introduction to clay was in my junior high school art class and I remember how much I loved it. My sculpture was of my rescued kitten that my mom named Horse because she knew how much I wanted a horse of my very own. After that art class, I didn’t sink my hands into clay again until 2006, when I enrolled in a pottery wheel class at my local art studio. I loved playing in clay again; it was like finding a long lost best friend, but using clay on the pottery wheel frustrated me. It felt so confined, structured and unbelievably mechanical ~ and so not fun for me. I decided it was time for me to buy my own clay where I could hand build at home, sitting on my couch, with a lap board in my lap and my pup by my side. And this little creative scene, today, remains my little piece of heaven! It’s been a real soul searching, eye-opening creative adventure for me playing in clay again. I started out with my creations being so stiff, perfected and overworked. I didn’t like anything I made and I had to keep asking myself: “Is this something common or does it look like a handmade original?” “Common” was the typical answer. It wasn’t until I had a tangle with my horse and broke my wrist, forcing me to let go a little more of perfection that my sculpting became a little more relaxed and handmade flawed."
bio written by Stephanine via her etsy profile
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Mouse Cleaning ( Mouseo Pergo )
"I am a big art history fan, but not serious about the dogma of fine art. I think art should be fun and accessible. I enjoy just about everything, to include: old etchings and prints, Italian Mannerism, Dadaism, Surrealism, and all the other isms. My current work is influenced by Odilon Redon, Raoul Hausmann, Francis Picabia, Francis Bacon, Remedios Varos, and Julie Speed."
bio written by Xvoto via the etsy profile
Pinched cup with incised lines and copper glaze
"I am an artist living in the Hudson Valley of New York State, about 2 hours north of New York City, where I grew up. My introduction to ceramics was through the study of artifacts as a student of Anthropology. I was immediately drawn to the physical evidence and tangibility of these ancient objects. I loved how they inhabited the physical world of our lives through utility, while also functioning as metaphors for shifting meaning, means of connection, and measurements of time. After over a decade of working with clay I still feel challenged and inspired by its complexities and endless possibilities. Here you will find mostly my functional pots that I make out of a love of the physicality of working with clay and a gratefulness to work with a material with a history of use and accessibility."
bio written by Lauren via her etsy profile
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Saturday, November 17, 2012
Nature Photography digital photography botanical autumn fall pastels pink green wall art Beads 4x6 Fine Art Photography Print
"I hope that you can experience the feelings that I felt when I photographed these. Except photography I have another passion, which is glass. You can check it out by visiting my other store http://www.etsy.com/shop/SylwiaGlassArt. Please enjoy!"
mini-bio written by Sylwia via her shop announcement
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Hand-carved white porcelain faux bois branch 2 with 4 side branches
"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. I was introduced to porcelain about 14 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 to a high temperature in a gas kiln, cone 10 reduction, around 2340 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 via her etsy profile
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Saturday, November 10, 2012
Black Sea Fan Glass Vase - Surge / Clay, Home Decor, Ocean, Coral, Waves, Surge, Bud Vase
"mkwATELIER, a lifestyle concept store, is the collaboration of the creative talents of Shelley Koscielniak and April Wind. Contemporary, vintage and eclectic designs ranging from body adornment to art for the home. Using mixed metals, chains, semi-precious stones, crystals, and clay along with various techniques from riveting to wirework, painting to sculpture, crochet to weaving to create unique designs for the remarkable individual."
bio written by mkwATELIER via the etsy profile
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Taupe brown gloves arm warmers fingerless gloves
"It all began........... One day on train ride back from a shopping trip with my mum, mum had bought some scraps of yarn and crochet hooks from a charity shop. I decided to ask her to show me some stitches to pass the time........that was the momment I got HOOKED! I quickly picked up the basics and began crocheting at EVERY opportunity, my early attemps were terrible(seriously!), lopsided and holey but I perservered untill I was finally happy I could sell my designs. I have been selling my designs for around 5 years now on various other sites but last year I decided to take a fresh approach to crochet and create Dirtylush. Dirtylush has quickly become my creative outlet, I love to make colourful, unique, quirky accessories that are fun to wear and also keep up with fashion trends. I have been lucky enough to design accessories for a project called 'Love41' which sells an array of beautiful handmade items from around the world with 100% of the profit going to support orphans,widows and street children in Africa. Another highlight was creating a huge order of bangles to be sold in a Paris boutique! This year I have been very excited to be featured in issue 15 of 'Mollie makes' craft magazine, I have written a pattern and tutorial for my crochet bangles. My dreams for the future involve being featured in a fashion magazine! Writing a crochet pattern book and being able to live off my creations full time ❤ Im so very grateful to all my customers, and also my very understanding family....... mountains of yarn and half finished crochet projects all over the house! Thanks for stopping by and reading my story!"
bio written by Suzanne via her etsy about page.
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Saturday, November 3, 2012
Dusty Blue Angora Bunny in Rich Red Capelet
"Sonja has been making the Fierce Bunnies for over 16 years. She has three published books that she illustrated and authored: Temper, Temper, 1998, Fatal Distraction, 2004 and The Selves (2010) published by Drawn And Quarterly. The bunnies help support her visual art and installation work that has been exhibited internationally. She is currently working on a very ambitious new body of work, a fourth book and contributing illustrations to the very excellent online magazine/site called ROOKIE for teenage girls."
bio written by Sonja via the etsy profile
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Friday, November 2, 2012
Pink cinnamon sachet heart Christmas ornament Christmas decoration polka dot home decor
"Heart is a perfect gift for any occasion, isn't it? For mom, dad, boyfriend, girlfriend, sister or brother, best friend or collegue, or even to yourself as you are also the one you love :-) So this shop is for those who love hearts as much as I do."
bio written by Lena via her etsy profile
VINTAGE * CLAY * TEDDY BEARS * HEARTS
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Primitive Needle Punch Pillow 2 Black Cats and a Pumpkin
"I've been stitching and designing for as long as I can remember and offering my patterns to the public for 5 years. I try to keep my patterns easy enough for a beginner yet challenging enough for the expert sewer. I'm always happy to talk to anyone so if you ever have a question don't hesitate to give me a holler. Thanks for taking a look at my things. I'll be listing finished things, too, like needlepunch pins and pillows, stitcheries, candle mats, snowmen and other primitives."
bio written by Linda via her etsy profile