Friday, April 24, 2009

It's Etsy Day!

Today is the *unofficial* day to celebrate all that is Etsy shop owners are uniting to tell everyone all that is wonderful about Etsy. If you love any kind of art (and who doesn't!), Etsy is the best place to find the most amazing handmade things.

I could go on and on about all of the reasons I love Etsy. I happen to belong to some wonderful "street teams" and one, the Etsy Twitter Team, has an in-depth article by our leader, Vickie of In My Head Studios. She does a great job of explaining all of the ways you can use Etsy.

Another great team is the Disciples of Etsy, the Oklahoma Street Team. I am literally in awe of some of these people. The talent is just divine. 

So, check out Etsy today. Here are some of MY favorites:
Etsy: Your place to buy & sell all things handmade

* The Fine Print: This promotion is being sponsored by independent Etsy shop owners, not But Etsy is excited about it!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Lamp Score

Lamp Score

I love it when stuff like this happens. I found this awesome lamp at walmart clearance priced at $17. Then I re-did the lamp shade with Darla (LOVE) fabric from Tanya Whelan. I am so thrilled with how this turned out.

New Shade

Monday, April 20, 2009

Etsy Twitter Shop of the Week: Rhodes Annals Designs

This week’s shop has extermely lovely handmade items. Claire Elizabeth Annals (her maiden name was Rhodes), of Rhodes Annals Designs, sells bags, hats, crochet purses, knitted scarves and cowls. She also sells some of her sister’s jewelry and vintage patterns.

Rhodes Annals Designs is located in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, UK, and ships internationally. She is more than happy to make custom items just for you.

As a member of the Etsy Twitter Team, Claire Elizabeth twitters about art, home, and family. She also has a facebook page and blogs.

Special for the Week: Put “Twitter Rocks” into the “Messages for the Seller” box and await a revised invoice with a 10% discount off the item price.

Friday, April 17, 2009


Originally uploaded by ginamstudio
I have been working on this painting for a few weeks now. I'm really thrilled with how it turned out! It's a 3'x4' commission for a playroom. The room itself is just gorgeous, so I am excited one of my paintings will be featured.

Part of my relief in getting this done is that I have discovered that handling big canvases is HARD. This is the biggest painting I've done and it was very physical. I will now enjoy making some small paintings.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


I am still aspiring to be a better blogger, but it's not happening today. So, here's a preview of a movie I CANNOT wait to see. I hope your day is going well.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Etsy Twitter Shop of the Week: L'élephant Rose

The Etsy Twitter Team has been busy this week. I wish I could show all of the wonderful things I have seen this week! One busy shop in particular is  L'élephant Rose which happens to be the Team's shop of the week. It's run by the sweet and darling Sherisa Vassel. Everything she produces has a unique charm! 

Right now, Sherisa is offering free shipping on any US domestic orders and 50% off international shipping on orders placed this week. Use code “ETT” in message to seller to redeem.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Etsy Twitter Shop of the Week: Curious Mess

Starla Petersen's Etsy shop curious mess is a funky cool mix of art. You'll find wood paintings, jewelry, and, my personal favorite, her fabric bowls. I'm currently drooling over these prettys.

Be sure to check out her twitter with! *Free shipping worldwide April 6th - 12th. Just mention “EtsyTwitter” in your message to seller and shipping will be refunded.