Saturday, August 22, 2009

Crafty Creations

Still more artists that need some love. Please visit their venues, heart their shops and, if you can, buy a little something. It's much appreciated in this difficult time.

First up tonight is Sandra Cowan a/k/a slcuniques on Etsy. Sandra is a gifted glass and wire artist. I'm lusting over this electroformed amphora:

And just check out this wire wasp! Sandra actually recreates insects in wire for a museum!

You can find the items above in Sandra's Etsy shop. She also has an amazing website with several blogs addressing glass, wire sculpture and needle felting.

The next artist is Charity Sloan of Sophiecls on Etsy a/k/a SubEarthen Cottage on ArtFire

She makes exquisite soaps - check out this Pick Five Sampler. There are many wonderful "flavors" to choose from: Lemongrass, Chocolate Cake, Milk & Honey, Grass Stain, Pine Tar and Vanilla Lavender all caught my eye.

Charity is a Stay at Home Mom who describes her art as incorporating "scavenged" or cast-off items in her work as a fun way to recycle. And she's got lots of fun things in her shops, from jewelry to cup cozies. I just adore that you can send her two of your favorite t-shirts and she will upcycle them into a bag!

So check her out. Her Etsy store is HERE. Artfire is HERE. And her terrific blog is HERE. She showcases lots of artists! ;-)

And finally, meet Kristin Purcell, a very talent silver artist. Her Etsy shop is Peaches4me. Check out this stunning birdcage:

And I adore the simplicity of these mesmerizing Mod Circles.

Please check her out on Etsy.

This is a very difficult time with more artists being singled out every day so let's rally and show these talented folks some love!

1 comment:

Lauren said...

Two shops were already in my faves - and the third is my new fave! Great posts, Holly!