New additions to my collections have been added today. Summer Gala II, shown above, is a stunning work of fiber art that I will talk about later. And lately I have been creating roses so I turned the one below into a simple pendant with a leaf and wooden disc accent. I also decided to tat and sew a chain of leaves to create the stunning Aspen Leaf Cuff that follows.
I shall return when feel more chatty. All three of these items can be found in their appropriate categories at the top left of the page with more information, pricing and the easy ability to purchase. Today is a gloomy day outside and my mood reflects that. So rest and more artwork is the antidote. Talk soon.
Elephants are one of my favorite animals. I love the way they live together, protecting and caring for each other in large herds. I love the way the little ones are always looked after by the matriarchs of the family. So recently I made an elephant with 5 different Mandala sections all over its profile. The one above I colored myself but it is available in black and white on both my Etsy shop as a colore-able download and my PIXELS site, where it can be downloaded as wall art or any number of items like phone covers, beach towels, mugs, etc. I also have another new Mandala (shown below) that I have colored for sale on PIXELS. I color them so you don’t have to but can still enjoy having a peaceful and beautiful Mandala in your life.
New Couture is on its way…a beautiful, wearable bouquet of flowers and leaves. I have created a new bracelet design that is very geometric and modern. And a Leaf bracelet that will be adorable any time of year! It’s all coming soon to Snappy Tatter-land.
Snow in Snappy Tatter-land on April 15 is CRAZY! Snow ornaments in snappytatter-land for sale, not so unusual. I make new ornaments each year so the assortment I have available is always changing. Currently I added all of these:
Look for these in the tatted ornaments section. My ornaments sell fast each year.
I have been working diligently to get the final items into my shop and available for sale. You can find the items in the photos above in the Brooches, Pins and Hair Accessory section to the left and up top. Right now I am grateful I have been able to work at home all these years. I have been working hard on Etsy, Pixels and here to make available items that someone may want. I know many of us don’t have much money. None of us have much room to spend money on anything but necessities, but birthdays, holidays and special occasions still happen. And your online and local artists and artisans hope to help make your occasions even more special with their one-of-a-kind creations. I do hope everyone thinks about this. These shops allow me a meager income that helps assist our very fixed income. Art and artisan work isn’t just for income. It is to fulfill something we each feel a drive to experience in our souls. It keeps us afloat emotionally and makes us feel special when others love our things as much as we do. I guess my message is simple, if you are able:
Visit my Etsy shop to purchase this beautiful, intricate, 4 sided, Mandala. Here is a direct link: www.etsy.com/listing/623801469 I will also have this Mandala available in my PIXELS shop where you can turn it into a throw pillow cover, a shower curtain, a hanging picture, a notebook, phone cover and on and on.
Tips for printing and coloring my Mandalas and printables. -print on “best” quality setting and make sure the entire image fits the paper -use heavyweight cardstock that is meant for marker and pen -wait until the ink is fully dry before coloring -try not to cross heavy black lines with marker to avoid bleeding -color tight spaces the same color as adjacent spaces to create color blocks when the spacing seems tight. Ask me anything, I have been coloring all of the Mandalas myself, partly to kill isolation time and partly because I like to show what they look like when they are colored.
In the works I have an elephant coming and a new painting of a stunning Lily. I also have new pendants that are soon to be listed here.
Three new bracelets have been listed in my Snappy Tatter-land shop. You can find the full listings for the two Daisy Chain styles and the brand new design, PIXIE Band in the Tatted Bracelets and Cuffs section under Snappy Tatter products for sale at the top of your screen. More to come!
I upgraded my website awhile ago so that my customers and readers would be able to purchase my work directly from me through PayPal. I am not a techy person and often struggle for hours to figure out how to do something simple…or supposedly simple. I am just an artist, after all. Lol. I read and re-read the tutorials for how to set up payment on this website and over and over it was a difficult task. Why weren’t the options showing up that they were promising were there??? Luckily, I am rather mellow this evening and felt like taking on the task. I finally figured it out and will be adding “buy” buttons to eligible items in the galleries. I also will add “buy” buttons when new items are showcased. If you have any questions, I MAY have an answer. For now I have a few kinks to work out and then I will begin with my Couture collection, adding the latest works and “buy” buttons so you no longer have to run around the internet to find my shop to purchase things.
In the meantime…pop on over to the Watch Gallery. The watch shown above is for sale and now you can buy it straight from me with ALWAYS FREE SHIPPING!!! Who doesn’t love that!
This began as a painting called “doomed”, as I was struggling with my mental health and severe cluster headaches when I began painting it. As I continue to work on my paintings and drawings, new thoughts for the title always come through. It eventually became obvious to me that I was drawing a figure huddled in fear. There are two perspectives to this work and probably more if I gave it enough thought.
MyObsession Cuff is one of the very first wide bracelets I designed. I think it was back in the summer of 2009 or 10.
All I know is as a designer, I worked this pattern over and over to get it to look like it does now, earning it the name “Obsession”. I offer custom colors for most everything that is made to order in my Etsy Shop. In size 20 cordonnet I offer 47 colors, 17 colors in heavier weight and 38 colors in my finest cordonnet that is as thin as sewing thread. I am surprised at times by the color choices people make. My customer is asking for this cuff in dark green. It will be lovely!
Recently a customer asked for my Infinity Cuff in green as well. It turned out beautiful and she was very pleased. I am fond of green and love getting any custom order that is not just asking for black or white. Normally this cuff is requested in charcoal gray, but when I made it in leaf green with ivory beading it took on a whole new look.
That is the latest news here in Snappy Tatter-land…time to get tatting…in GREEN.