Saturday, November 5, 2011

The Season Opening!

After the long and busy summer I am back to my normal schedule. I am still busy at my new Studio and still nesting at my new apartment. But I know the Holidays are just around the corner and preparations must begin!
Now that I am spending more time on my Etsy Shop I had a great time discovering my fellow Etsy artists and crafters' new works. I wanted to start sharing with you some of my favorites and please be kind to visit their etsy shops to see more of their great work!

1. Sabahnur http://www.etsy.com/listing/64729585/plum-plush-bird-christmas-ornament
2. Beliz82 http://www.etsy.com/listing/80840312/hand-knitted-orange-hat
3. Meltemsem http://www.etsy.com/listing/70105523/14k-yellow-gold-citrinetube-set









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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Love Me Tender!

I am a proud member of Artisan Gallery Team. The team is full of so many great artists and wonderful talents. Today I had an opportunity to see my fellow team member’s new work for Valentine’s Day. Here are some of my favorites! Please visit these wonderful shops for more of their great work.



Heart Felted Soaps by SoFino I am a big felt and soap lover. To see them together is just amazes me. Very creative idea and very practice.



Zombie Love Loopy Art Doll by Oopyboopy. Fun, creative, artistic and dramatic! These are the few things comes in my mind when I discovered this amazing shop.












Wood Wedding Puzzle by BellaPuzzlesToo. Their puzzles are perfect for any gender or any age. Handmade process makes them very special





English Tweed Soap Set by SatinandBirch. I love everything about this shop. Her soap designs are so detail and gorgeous. I will definitely put my hand on them!!!















Light pink crocheted heart by Sabahnur. I am a big fan of Sabahnur is lovely shop. Her creations are very cute and well done. She always has the right things for the any equations.



Thursday, October 7, 2010

Interview 2 - Stepanka

I am honored to feature one of my favorite artists from Etsy. I have been admiring Stepanka’s work since I joined the magical world of Etsy. Her unique designs and creative mind is always catches my eye.

I love the way she uses different type of glazes. Some of them textured, some glossy or matte, and the way she puts them together is just perfect.
I am very excited to share her interview with you. Please visit her shop to see more of her incredible work. http://www.stepanka.etsy.com/



* Please tell us a bit about yourself.

My name is Stepanka and I am a Ceramics Artist in New York City. I moved to New York city thirteen years ago from South Bohemia in the Czech republic. As a child in the Czech Republic, my dream was to move to the United States. In essence, living in NYC, the most exciting city in the world, is a dream come true.

Ceramics is something I was in love with since I was a child. My room was filled with ceramic pieces I collected from different artists. Amazingly, I never had a chance to do any ceramics growing up. There was simply no place, and I was probably not ready.

Eventually, after I arrived in NY, I realized that ceramics would be my life's passion. I am truly in love with what I do and feel so privileged to get up every morning and go to the studio and be creative.

The studio I work from is at Teacher's College Columbia University (just walking distance from my home). I manage the studio and I also teach Community ceramics class.




* What are your Inspirations?
Inspiration is a very intuitive process, it just comes.

* How did you become involved with art?
Following my heart.

* What advice would you give to future artists/designers?
Stay true to your self, follow your intuition.





* Where do you see yourself in five years?
still in love...............................
still full of new ideas
still endlessly creating
still having a great time


* Share an interesting fact about yourself?
I sew all my clothes.




Saturday, July 17, 2010

Night out!

Tonight, I felt like going out and have some fun, until my 2 years old son ask me to chase him around our dining room table. :) I thought it would be fun to create a party mosaic.

1. Spanish Wine, 2. Polka dotted, 3. charcoal black drape dress, 4. Dark Red Swirled Wristlet

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Featured Artist Anna - RetroReproHandmade


What could be greater then to meet someone very talented and wonderful? I am honor to feature my first artist/designer on my blog. Please read her interview and visit her shops for more spectacular designs. Please also don’t forget to enter for her wonderful giveaway.

http:// RetroReproHandmade.etsy.com

http://www.etsy.com/shop/whoknowswear

- Tell us a bit about yourself.
I'm Anna; I grew up and live in Italy. I work in the costumes department o the Opera Theater of Como as a costume designer and seamstress; my main interests are about history of costume and fashion. I love movies, boos, animals, black and white photos, traveling as much as I can.

-What are your inspirations?
I like mixing new and old, new fabrics to old styles, contemporary tastes to retro patterns. My inspiration comes from the past, 1920s, 1950s, from period costumes I work with, from portraits of great ladies like Audrey Hepburn, Louise Brooks, Frida Kahlo or from the paintings by Tamara deLempicka. The composed elegance of oriental fashion inspires through its geometry and bright colors. I believe that creativity can be kept alive and fresh by following the rules on one side of creation (cutting and sewing), and being totally outlaw on others (choosing and assembling styles).




-How did you become involved with fashion?
I got started during university as an apprentice in a fashion atelier where I made my first steps in cutting and sewing. Then I kept practicing to improve my skills and even though since then all my efforts were about making costumes for theater, I always thought I could do something to play my little role in fashion, so here I am with my hats and clothes.

- Tell us a bit about your Etsy shops.
Being on Etsy is the ideal dimension: it allows you to try and see what you can do, even having no idea on how to put up a website. It lets you show off our skills and ideas to people, and you can meet who motivates and support from far away your little home-work. It means a lot to me. My shops are my window on the world: people can write and comment on my creations, giving me positive or negative feedback. I keep listening, to improve what I offer and how I offer it. Customers coming back to buy more or buying for gifts are a pride and a warrant to me!





- What advice would you give to future designers?
Have fun. If you do, it's hard to make mistakes. Have fun crafting and making things that people can enjoy. Fashion and creativity are something you can play with, in my opinion, and as long as the game is funny, you can't get enough...

- Where do you see yourself in five years?
I see myself doing multiple jobs, just like now. I like working with theater, cinema, fashion, design, university studies and individual creation. I hope I can keep following all these different examples of artistic expressivity, as well as I hope to travel more to foreign countries, which is always the best way to learn and experience about yourself and what's around you.
- Share an interesting fact about yourself
I have an attraction for northern landscapes. Last year I visited Iceland, and in July I'll be traveling to Svalbard Islands, Norway. I would love to see Alaska and Canada, also. I like to see how cold weather rules and shapes landscapes and lifestyles, and the colors you enjoy in these places are so unique...




This beautiful apparels from Anna's second shop on Etsy. Please visit http://www.etsy.com/shop/whoknowswear for more great designs.

***GIVEAWAY***

Anna was so generous to offer her big seller item for her giveaway “TURQUOISE CLOCHE with double brim”. If you want to be a lucky winner please follow the steps. It is pretty simple!


1-1 1- Please visit her etsy shop(s) and post a comment under this post with the LINK of your favorite item from her shop and please don't forget to add your e-mail address.

http:// RetroReproHandmade.etsy.com

http://www.etsy.com/shop/whoknowswear

2- 2- Please follow my blog.

The giveaway is open to any country and will end on June 6 at midnight! The winner will be chosen using http://www.random.org/