Archive for February, 2008

In Honor of 100 Etsy sales!

Just a sample of all the great work!

Ok as of today 101! Yah, and to think when I told my husband a year ago “I think I’m going to join this new site I just heard about, it’s called etsy” And he said “Ok honey what ever you think” Then when the sales started coming he changed his tune. Now with delight I have to thank all my lovely etsy customers form all over the world and here in the US.

So in celebration here is my 100 personal favorites you can find on So take a look at there great shops you’ll be amazed at what beautiful work you’ll find here.

So here goes the biggest shout out to etsy I could think of!

1 I would look at this shop in envy, she gets the most hearts and seems to be in everyones treasury. This shop inspired me from the beginning.
2 Lovely little ladies, oh yes a little gentleman too. My Windlewood friend.
3 her work makes you fall in love with dolls again.
4 This is a shout out to two great artist and people I hope I can call friends.

5 Makes the best rabbits…Ok everything is great! Hey girl friend!
6 some one i just meet but hop I can call her my friend. My folk art and friend.

7 a long time favorite
9 I Luv. Luv, Luv, but I must have an original sculpture
10 I want everything in my life to be pink too!

———Not in the top 10 But the rest are good to——–

12 it has a horse!
21 I prettiest little things she right! and a great blog!
22 The teacups or the bunny’s I can’t decide!
23 stunning beautiful photography
24 pinkmilk .etsy.comgreat artist with a real shop in Ohio now too
26 excellent wood I’ve seen it in person too
31 Tags that have made me stop in my tracks!
32 What fun jewelry that looks like food

Who’s Idea was this? This is a lot of cutting and pasting

36 A lady who paints animals with dignity they way they should be! Luv al the roosters!
37 Just the idea you can buy things from the south of France makes me happy!
39 Paper art with a little attitude
40 modernfront one my first
43 a tag for every holiday, But I like the crow and horses best!
44 I love roosters!
45 beautiful thought provoking mix media
48 Oh my god so much fun and color in one place.
Half way there-This goes down as the longest blog 50
51 Beautiful jewelry you think I like jewelry with all the jewelers I have as favorites
54 anything for this shop honey!
55 Beautiful jewelry and yummy name to. Yes so of use still like marzipan.
58 Vintage stuff at it’s best
59 excellent work with historical twist
60 The coolest angels!
61 the tinyest little things. Hi Germany
62 not your moms, cameos
63 need a switch-plates, they have the cutest!
67 history on shirt
68 it’s Felt, it’s all felt!
69 One of my newest favorite I luv tassels
71 hearts an pears to die for
72 Oh my god I want everything in her shop. Buttons and felt Oh my!
73 stunningly beautiful illustrations
74 Pottery that is fun on steroids
75 One of my latest purchase, It’s my Valentine gift from my hubby.
78 Fabulous pottery
This is a product that every, I mean every artist needs to check out. And a very cleaver boy. Rodents do rock!
81 Keldune a friend of a
83 Any thing with a button is wonderful to me
84 Love the work and the advitar
87 I love anything with a bird! and UK to boot!
93 What art with wire! Make more birds I love them!
100 My newest favorite artist, and a Horses too!

Thank you etsy! I’m ready for the next 100.


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My work is going to the Guggenheim


My work is going to the Guggenheim

Okay- not really. But it did make me smile yesterday, when I had a lovely etsy order and the customer asked for it be shipped to her office at the Guggenheim. I’ve had so much fun with etsy. My work has gone to: England, France, Finland, Spain, Singapore, Germany, Canada, Switzerland, and of course all over the US. It’s so fun to imagine its journey to another country or place, your work in a little box going so far. I take a mini- vacation every-time I get an order.

But I must share my elusive Guggenheim story. Back in the ‘Art-Director’ days, I was scouted by a company who sent me to New York for an interview. Well being the little overachiever I am, I scheduled three interviews for the same day. After all I was going to be there, why not make the most of it? So I flew in and did the first interview with the company footing the bill, which turned into three it self (after you meet with the VP, the VPCD and final the ECD.) Then off in cab to the other side of Manhattan to the next interview. After a sit down lunch at this cute restaurant (which I can’t remember the name, but it served comfort food) I had seared tuna and some lovely wasabi mash potatoes (mashed potatoes is comfort to me!) I grabbed another cab for my last interview. Finally arriving at my hotel at a convenient 4:00p.m. I checked-in and went right to the concierge to get info on the Guggenheim. I was in luck. It was late night, so the museum was going to be open long enough to take it at a leisurely pace. Let me preface this all by saying the ‘Guggenheim’ is my nirvana. Design by Frank Lloyd Wright (I could give the tour at his house in Oak Park, I take every ‘out-of-town’ guest we have there and pour over every inch of the house and studio), filled with the best modern art that money could by (and did), sitting smack dab in the middle of sky scrapers, this beauty all white and organic. There’s a line from the movie “Gone in 60 Seconds” where Nick Cage refers to a car as his ‘Eleanor’ (I can’t believe I just quoted that movie, but anyway) and the trouble is it’s the one car he can never manage to ‘boost.’ But now, unlike Cage, the Guggenheim is mine! After the chat with the concierge, I quickly popped up to my room, dropped the bag and portfolio, and made a quick shoe change (heels all day if you can imagine). The bed looks inviting, my feet hurt so what could the harm be in just laying down for a minute. Well the harm was I didn’t wake up until 12:30 am the next day! I jumped out of bed and yelled “my Guggenheim!!!!!!!!” My flight was leaving the next morning around 7:00am so no time in the ‘a.m.’ I missed it. And other times when I’ve been back to New York, it has always been a quick in-and-out. Never to just stand and marvel alone, my ‘Eleanor,’ my ‘Guggenheim!’

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