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Artist Spotlight: On…Me!

Artist Spotlight: On…Me!

I am my own worst enemy when it comes to self-promotion. I like to make things, and would rather spend my time making things, than…

Artist Spotlight: Elina Singh of Purple Cat Designs

Artist Spotlight: Elina Singh of Purple Cat Designs

I stumbled upon Purple Cat Designs while looking for a large case that could hold all my knitting needles & crochet hooks.  I was absolutely…

Artist Spotlight: Nana Browns by Nicole Lulchak

Artist Spotlight: Nana Browns by Nicole Lulchak

I discovered Nicole’s Etsy shop back when my now 5 and 6 year old were baby & toddler, while searching for the perfect light weight sun…

Artist Spotlight (and Giveaway!): Jessy Austin of Knotted Strings…and Beady Things

Artist Spotlight (and Giveaway!): Jessy Austin of Knotted Strings…and Beady Things

You know that feeling, when you know exactly what would be perfect to make your life easier but you have neither the time or the…

Artist Spotlight: Cat’s Wire by Catrin Maier

Artist Spotlight: Cat’s Wire by Catrin Maier

I have known Catrin, the artist behind Cat’s Wire for approximately 5 years now. Based in Göppingen, Germany, we “met” online in a jewelry group,…

Artist Inspired: Her Majesty the Flapper: One of a kind Jewelry Made from Vintage & New Materials by Laura Boyko

Artist Inspired: Her Majesty the Flapper: One of a kind Jewelry Made from Vintage & New Materials by Laura Boyko

 I met Laura Boyko aka Her Majesty the Flapper at the Bridgetown Farmers & Traders Market this summer. I asked her for an interview to find…

Artist Inspired: Painting Poems by Steve Skafte & Wally Shishkov

Artist Inspired: Painting Poems by Steve Skafte & Wally Shishkov

Steve Skafte of Bridgetown, and Wally Shishkov of Bear River, Nova Scotia, have combined their talents to simultaneously create a cohesive piece of artwork called…

Shaun the Sheep: A Creation in Polymer Clay by Handmade by Lindsay

Shaun the Sheep: A Creation in Polymer Clay by Handmade by Lindsay

  Look what visited me in the studio – the perfect subjects to test out my new photography setup. It’s Shaun, Timmy & a fat…

Artist Inspired: Keepsake Necklace Featuring N Valentine Studio

Artist Inspired: Keepsake Necklace Featuring N Valentine Studio

Last week,  I received a real gem in the mail. Not a precious stone per se, but a handmade keepsake that means the world to…

Artist Inspired: Inspired by Nature ~ Handmade Card by Hanway, Ink

Artist Inspired: Inspired by Nature ~ Handmade Card by Hanway, Ink

I’ve been thinking of cards lately. Cards Cards Cards. I’ve been hitting all the stationery/crafty places: Omer DeSerres (DeSerres, Loomis…Loomis & Toles…whatever their name is…

Artist Inspired: Double Duty Diaper Buddy – Diaper Bag and Change Pad by Nana Brown’s

Artist Inspired: Double Duty Diaper Buddy – Diaper Bag and Change Pad by Nana Brown’s

Sometimes I am totally inspired by a handmade item not just for its beauty-artistic appeal but for it’s practical-artistic appeal. So is the case with…

Artist Inspired: Amethyst/Citrine Rough Cut Necklace by mcstoneworks

Artist Inspired: Amethyst/Citrine Rough Cut Necklace by mcstoneworks

Anyone who knows me, knows I love a great stone or mineral sample. My jaw dropped when I saw this necklace made with rough cut…

Artist Inspired: Mother and Child Pendant by Dianne Karg Baron

Artist Inspired: Mother and Child Pendant by Dianne Karg Baron

When I joined the Starving (Jewelry) Artists Etsy Street Team last year, one artist that caught my attention right away was Dianne Karg Baron. Her…

Artist Inspired: Not-so-delicate Delica Ring – Gold Bling by Maked

Artist Inspired: Not-so-delicate Delica Ring – Gold Bling by Maked

I come across the most wonderful handmade work & it pushes me to keep creating and keep evolving. So I thought it would be nice…