This scarf makes me happy, up-cycled sailboat print!
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
I love Run With The Tribe. It is a truly unique and soulful shop. Her pieces make me want to go the desert or the woods, anywhere in nature really, and sit on the earth. Just to feel the dirt beneath me and hear the sounds of the wind and the animals. Gorgeous, really gorgeous. Beautiful photographs too!
New Duds creates some really wonderful t shirts, sweatshirts, bags and such. I just love the feeling of their shop rustic and natural yet super cool. Love the uni-sex shirts and hoodies. There clothing is also American Apparel, made in the U.S.... That, I like!
Monday, April 16, 2012
Saturday, April 14, 2012
I just found these wonderful little handmade leather journals from Paper Machines today. They are so darling and were designed to fit in a pocket so they could be easily taken anywhere. Love them! She also has other great leather goods and such, be sure to check out her shop!
Friday, April 13, 2012
There are some seriously talented artists on Etsy and sometimes I stumble upon one that makes me catch my breath. PalePreoccupation has some wonderfully gorgeous paintings and prints, there is a dreamy and mysterious feeling to them. Here is one of my favorites, it reminds me of my cousin Shalane...
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
It's been another wonderful day... the skies were full of big grey clouds off and on all day. We had some sprinkles and some warm sunshine, I love those kinds of days.
Here are some beautiful ceramic pieces from Ceraminic... I really love all of the detail and the colors of her work. They would make some really lovely art for the home. Check out her site for even more wonderful artwork from buttons and bobby pins to ornaments!
Here is another Sonoma County photographer Kristel Phears. She takes such beautiful photos.
I love checking out the other local artists. What an abundance comes from this place! I am actually the team captain of the Sonoma County Etsy team. Kristel is a team leader. It's a great team for all of the local sellers to meet and promote eachother.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
I've started to fill some of my extra time making circle scarves from up-cycled materials. It's really fun and super eco-friendly. I buy previously owned clothing or fabric from second hand stores and create lovely fashionable scarves! Its really wonderful to create a cool and funky scarf from something as unique as a muumuu like this one. Who would have thunk it!?
I find that it's hard to put them for sale when I'm finished with them I like them that much.
Here's another one I really enjoy.
Etsy.... well many would call it quite addictive, and I cant disagree. The more involved I become in selling my hand painted silk scarves in my shop The Silk Moon on Etsy the more addicted to it's wondrous land I become. I am fortunate in that I am a stay at home mom and therefore have time to create art and time to spend trying to sell it on a site as vast as Etsy. At this very moment there are 13,132,618 items for sale on Etsy. A number that increases every hour every day.
As you can imagine it isn't a piece of cake trying to get your single shop and items noticed in the vast expanse. I end up spending a lot of time on Etsy, making treasuries, sprucing up my shop, making friends. Yes I do make some wonderful friends on Etsy.... granted I may not really know them, but it's a wonderful community of people supporting each other and having fun.
There are so many fantastically beautiful, strange, fun and wondrous things I come across on a daily basis, and my hope is to share some of those with you, as well as some of my own art and new pieces that I have for sale!
My newest creation is the hand painted silk circle scarf. Circle scarves are really awesome since you just loop it around your neck a few times and voila! You are ready to hit the town, without the ends of a scarf that may get in the way when your getting the baby out of the car seat. My life is all about simplicity these days, with an 8 month old baby, I go for what makes things run smoothly. Here's an example of one of my new scarves with the always lovely Kelsey modeling for me. Peacock Scarf
Kelsey is wearing a Traditional Turks Head Sailor Bracelet made by one of my Etsy Friends The Jetty.... Check out her wonderful shop for ocean inspired crafts, t shirts, jewelry and sea glass.
Here is one of her whale t shirts printed on organic cotton, got to love it!
One of my favorite Etsy photographers happens to live in Sebastopol right around the corner from me. Her name is Lupen and this is her shop: Honeytree
Such gorgeous photography, seriously check it out!
So much more to come!!