Saturday, March 20, 2010

Journal Swap - Topic #4

#4 List the URLs of the latest four Favorites from your Etsy shop page. Are these items on YOUR wish list, or for somebody else?

Here's my latest favorites... as of the first day of Spring, March 20th!
(this would be a good weekly feature.... Friday Favorites!)
Let me show them to you, one by one.

All I can say is WOW! I love this. I'm getting more and more attracted to mixed media art. I love fabrics. This is how jennythreads described her piece: "I sew old bed sheets together and then draw and paint the scene and then layer it with batting and backing fabric and quilt. It is bound with rusted, hand-dyed red silk." I need to show you a close-up:

I love quilted pictorial artwork. The combo of painting and quilting is just so exquisite! Can't imagine how long this took!

Moving on....

Another piece of art, I simply adore, called School of Fish, by Jessica Doyle. I've always loved watercolors. Like I told my Etsybloggers this morning, I bought some watercolor paints to play with, yesterday at the store. But never have been brave enough to try it myself. Well, I have a plan...

This is an original illustration, not a print. Jessica's coloring is fantastic, and the expression of the fish are priceless! In this piece, she used watercolours, coloured pencils, india ink and pen. Here's another close-up; so detailed:

These two favorites so far are pieces I couldn't afford, but I love looking at...

The third item in my favorites list is by ArtBeadwork, a beadweaver. This technique of jewelry making I love, and have tried once or twice, but don't really have the patience for. So I need to buy from others! But I actually put Iryna in my favorites because I like her layout. Many of her Etsy pages have only one image like the one below, something all the pundits say not to do, but I think it has a big impact, at least on me. Iryna probably has her own website, too:


And the last choice, or first, depending on which way you look at it:

Jess at Enchanted Stamps is someone I came across.... I can't even remember where! OK, she carves her own stamps!! I'm truly amazed! They're great! I want this one for myself! It's sold, but I checked out her shop, and she has another. All her creations are copyrighted - she just asked for you to mention her name when using her stamps, and selling on Etsy, or anywhere else on the Web. I can do that! Maybe I could add storybeader's name under the book....

There are my current favorites. It’s bound to change, in a few weeks...

6 comments:

BeadedTail said...

I can certainly see why those are favorites cause they are all wonderful! That stamp is perfect for you!

Art by Tomas said...

Wow, I can only to retort (to echo you) "All I can say is WOW! I love this."
I like the pictures - your whole blog is the dwelling place of the light.
It was a great pleasure to come here. Thank you.

TiLT said...

awesome picks!!!

Studio B (UberArt) said...

I love your picks! That fish painting is totally inspiring! It makes me feel like digging out my watercolors and trying my own fish!

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

That necklace is amazing and the stamps are sure cool too :)

NICO Designs said...

I love your pics. I think I also have Jenny's quilt hearted--what amazing talent. It will be fun to see what you do with the watercolors.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...