The Dreamer embroidery framing is finally finished. Goodness gracious that was a process. I tried a couple different frames, different styles of matting, glass and acrylic glazing…I finally came up with this simple silver frame that has enough depth it could be used in a shadowbox manner. I found fantastic 8-ply heavyweight archival matting that is perfect. So no matter how hard I try…I cannot seem to get my Dreamer fiber painting to have a crisp photo for Etsy. The detail photos are all crisp, the color perfect, and I am happy with them but the framed one will not translate to a crisp photo. The actual photo in my computer is perfect and needed little editing. So I am posting the photo here for a reference for potential patrons. Click on the photo to be taken to the actual Snappy Tatter listing. Enjoy!
All purchases from Snappy Tatter, will come with a bonus this year! One of my small Mandalas for coloring (or just framing) will be included, packaged for gift giving, if you like! This special give away is from now until 12/20. Happy Holidays!
I colored sections of the Mandalas to show what they can look like when someone puts pen to paper. They are for sale as well in my shop, if you would like multiples. They come as a digital download, something new for Snappy Tatter. So far the interest is high!
I haven’t updated the “Sites I Enjoy” category in awhile. So I thought I would take this lazy Sunday morning to add some more sites that are truly interesting to me. I am constantly looking around Etsy for exceptional talent and skill in the artistic and craft realm and there is tons of it! Etsy is a wonderful online market that allows small-time artists and artisans, like myself, to market themselves to the entire world. I have sold my work to every continent, except Antarctica of course!
So-for your enjoyment I bring to you a few more of the Etsy artists that I have fallen in love with:
I love the richly saturated colors and whimsical nature of Jasmine’s work. Dreamy but also amazingly intense, her creations draw you in and make you want to embrace her characters and fall into their world.
I added real, pressed, Queen Anne’s Lace flowers behind glass doorknobs to my studio cabinet. And I enjoy every day I see the frozen flowers that add a special touch to the room where my own creativity blooms.
Kasey creates stunningly amazing goblins, dragons and fantasy creatures that are so beautifully made you feel they are about to stand up and say something to you. They touch the whimsical part of me that grew up loving fantasy creatures. And the highly saturated coloring is truly candy for my eyes.
I hope these shops enrich your life and expand your mind. When I have time after my December show, I am hoping to have these artists as guests here on my Blog so we all can learn a little more about them.
I am excited to introduce my first guest Artist in Snappy Tatter-land, Sarah E. Hennessey.
Sarah E. Hennessey from sometimesiswirl is a fantastic artist I discovered while perusing the many talented artisans on Etsy. I immediately fell in love with her lively, swirling style and bold designs. I feel her style speaks to me and truly is a treat to the eyes. Modern, organic and flowing, Art Nouveau is how I would describe her work. Her designs are swirling floral originals and prints in ink, bold embroidery framed in traditional hoops, swirling designs adorning vases and fabrics and sharp, intricate line-drawn cities. She creatively pushes her boundaries exploring new colors and textures as well as mediums. I follow sometimesiswirl on Facebook and am always amused by the light sense of humor and candor of her postings. She is fresh and talented and I hope everyone enjoys this interview. A gallery of her work as well as social connections and a special Etsy shop coupon is found after her interview. read on for her wonderful interview and gallery of work…