Wednesday, February 18, 2009


Ecclectic and fun are the first two words that came to my mind when I first saw this shop. creatwithnikki has a variety of items, from drawings to cards to a multitude of scrapbooking materials. The card that initially attracted me to this shop is a Judaica card, not very easy to find!
Go and see createwithnikki!

Monday, February 16, 2009

An artsy feature

Even as a child I was a fan of art. I have always loved going to museums and looking at art.
This shop,ArtsAFire is full of work, that in my opinion should be in galleries and museums.

1. How did you get started doing your art?
It was actually kind of a fluke. I've always been terrible at stick figures and I envied all of my friends who could draw these incredibly cute stick figures. So I thought I couldn't do any art. But I went through kind of a hard time in my early teen years and I picked up a pencil one night and started drawing Dragonball Z cartoons (I was SO cool--but they're still some of my favorite drawings!). That was the night I discovered that I had some talent. I still can't draw stick figures, though. I started painting in college and that's been my favorite medium ever since.

2. Why do you create?
I suppose it started as an outlet for me to kind of get away from the world. That outlet grew into a hobby and that hobby grew into a passion. Now, instead of doing it to get away from the world, I do it to 1) make myself happy, and 2) share myself with the world.

3. What is your favorite item to make?
Action paintings are definitely my favorite. I currently only have one set of action paintings in my Etsy shop (Space, 24 x 60) but those are my favorite to create. I have several more in our house because my husband loves them as much as I do and I have plans to include more in my shop.

4. What do you like about Etsy?
I love the friendships I've found (and even re-discovered!) at Etsy. It's a really great community and everyone is very welcoming. I also love that it's a place that allows me to share my art with the world. So far it's been very well received so I hope that continues.

5. Where do you make your work?
Currently, on my living room floor. About 3 hours into a painting my body really starts to feel it! We're in the process of selling our bed in our guest bedroom so we can turn that into a full-time studio for me. At that point, I'll finally have a comfortable place to work.

6. Tell us anything else that you would like us to know.
I have to give a shout-out to my grandfather. I definitely got my talent from him. Completely different styles, but he's always been my inspiration. He has Multiple Sclerosis and painting is his outlet. I've always wanted to be like him. He also has an Etsy shop, which I manage for him. The link is in my shop.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


Ok, I like shops that have a little bit of everything, maybe that's why my shop is set up that way......Who knows!
KrazyFashion is the same way. Jewelry, bags, clutches, oh I love it!
The initial item from this shop that attracted me is this great bag! Purple is my favorite color so I was immediately drawn to it. It is so versatile. I can see using it at the pool but it would also be great with a variety of outfits.
Go and see this shop!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


When I first saw this shop I was overwhelmed with the variety of items. I love that there are items for different holidays. My favorite piece is the bracelet with the Star of David on it. Finding Judaica items is not always easy.....
Check out this shop when you can,heysista has fun, unique, affordable jewelry!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

February giveaway

Here is the information on my second giveaway. This month you can receive a free print from jinx1764.

Please check out this shop and then come back to the blog and leave a comment about the shop. The giveaway starts on February 1st and the winner will be announced on March 1st.

Look at this great work!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

A favorite-sprinklemehappy

Are you ready for some fun? This shop is full of fun. The name sprinklemehappy, is the perfect choice for this shop. It is so colorful and I love looking at every single item, they really do make me happy! I love this pillow.I love anything that can be personalized and this pillow is so festive and bright. Go check it out!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Featured this week

Oh, I love jewelry! Check out this great shop for great jewelry!

Here is the interview-

1.How did you get started in your art/craft?2.Why do you creat?3.What is your favorite item to make?4.What do you like about etsy?5.Where do you make your work?6.Tell us something about yourself...

1) I began making jewelry with my super awesome mentor Nina Bagley (etsy shop: as a project during my senior year of high school. I helped her a little bit with her business and then began to create things of my own! I have always been an artist but I didnt begin to really pursue it as a business until my freshmen year of college.2) I create because my life is so crazy and the minutes I get to be creative are a great outlet for me. I get to imagine pieces and design them, find inspiration from materials and various places that I visit. Much of that inspiration comes through in the pieces and I try to incorporate my experiences in everything that I create.3) My river rock pendants are a lot of fun to make! Mostly because I get to go down to the river with my family (or the beach with friends) and I can take time to really look around and observe. Then I find beautiful rocks or shells that I keep and make beautiful pieces with! I make a lot of things but these are so personal and special to me that they are probably my favorite!4) Etsy is great because you can find anything! All different kinds of prices, different artists from all around the world. The improvements they have made to the search engine are great too! The treasury's are awesome as well.5) In my little apartment in Raleigh, NC.6) I'm a biology student at North Carolina State University!

Here is one of my favorites....I love these river rocks, very creative.