My PIXELS are getting bigger and bigger

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Hi all! Some of you may know I have an additional shop that I run along with Etsy and here where I sell my tatted works. I am also a traditional artist and sell my work on PIXELS.com. I mostly work in realism, recreating realistic subject matter from my own photography, but my surrealism/expressionism is popular and some of my favorite works.

“Baby” painted from the reference photo below
Photograph of our kitty kitty, Baby

The cool thing about shopping on PIXELS is the variety of items my work can be printed on. Here are a few options aside from traditional prints, stretched canvases, metal prints and fully framed items: pillow covers, phone cases, beach towels, tote bags, small pouches, greeting cards, coffee mugs and t shirts. I may have missed a few options but the sizes and options of prints and products is staggering.

I also sell my photography on PIXELS.com…here are a few of my faves:

My expressionism can be very raw at times. The work is often inspired by emotional pain and the physical pain of my neurological disorder. I am disabled and have been for a long time but I am an artist and my work gives me a love of life, even through the pain I have to endure. Here are a few of my surrealism and expressionism works:

Coloring has become popular as of late. People like to color and relax. I admit it is very relaxing. I started off by making the black line drawn blanks using software, thinking I really didn’t want to color them in. And then that all changed when I saw what happens when you add color when my little sister and her daughters filled some in for me. So I have blank black line drawings for sale and if you don’t want to color it yourself, I can sell you what I have colored in myself. You can use PIXELS to print what you want on many of the options I listed above. You can also visit the section “Printables to Color” in my Etsy shop and download and print the Mandala on paper (I recommend heavy cardstock) and color it in yourself. Many of them are so tedious in design, you can spend hours filling in all the spaces, like the one below.

At PIXELS.com you can find endless options when it comes to buying my artwork. If you follow me on Instagram, Facebook or Pinterest, you will find that I post from all three shops, this shop, Etsy and PIXELS. It’s a great way to see what I have and keep up with new works.

I hope you enjoyed today’s post and take a moment to visit PIXELS to see the endless possibilities of how my work can be made into something just for you.

Live, Love, Tat, Photo, Draw!
J

The Vine, the Strand and the Scallop.

New work has been created and is now ready for sale in the category “Currently for Sale” on the left or the right depending on what device you are viewing this with. I have not created my design called “Vine” in a long time and decided to revisit it. In olive and deep red, I think I hit the mark. I altered the pattern to have two leaves before each flower instead of one. The result was a winding vine that retains its shape with red flowers along the way. I have also decided that people seem to request sets of jewelry often so I made Vine earrings to go with the bracelet. The center bead is a rich, garnet red, Swarovski crystal pearl. The beading in the petals of the flowers are Aurora Borealis amber Czech glass drops.

Strand is one of my favorite designs for its simplicity and elegance. Again, I made a set of jewelry this time but it was a pendant and earrings set. Wee blue seed beads with copper centers are woven into the tatting and along the ends before ending in brilliant turquoise colored crystals that I have acquired. Simple, unique, elegant, the pendant is suspended from a simple silver chain. Perfect for day or night, you can find this jewelry set with the other in the new category to the left, right or below (depending on your device-lol).

Finally, as many of you know now, I got married this summer. And I designed all of my jewelry and hair accessory. The above pendant is the design I used for earrings. My husband helped me aptly name it “Scallop”. Possibly because of the scalloped edges, possibly because he used to be a commercial fisherman. Either way, I love the name. There are silver-lined Czech glass seeds tatted into the intersections and a brilliant Swarovski crystal in the center, a Celestial crystal dangles from the bottom, as well. Brilliant but not flashy and very white with the white satin cord necklace…I think the holidays and beyond will suit this pendant well.

Along with tatting and drawing and painting and living, I have been pondering about my site here on wordpress. I own my own domain…that is why you are at http://www.snappytatter.com and not “ww.snappytatter.someplace.com”. And earlier this year I upgraded so you won’t be bothered by ads while I chit chat. Now I am thinking of upgrading further so that this domain will become a place for full service shopping. Right now, you can buy any of the items I have listed one by one but my main shop is still on the Etsy platform (whose practices have become irritating and unhelpful as of late). It costs more money (of course) to turn this into a platform where I chat and you can shop endlessly, so I am giving this serious thought. My question to those of you reading this tonight/day…would you like to shop here along with hearing about my life, projects, and other ideas I may explore? Right now, you can buy things one at a time. An upgrade would mean you get to shop and purchase more than one item. And as always I am available to chat about custom work. It would just be through email, which is actually faster for me. So chime in, please, I would love to know what you think. In the meantime I will do more research on how simple the change is or isn’t.

I will return soon with more new work and more thoughts on upgrading.

Live, Love, Tat!

J

Dreamer photos

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!

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Live, Love, Tat!

Jennifer

Spreading the Love…Etsy artists I am in love with.

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:

strangeling

  from Jasmine Becket-Griffith

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.

Halcyon Mermaid butterfly big eye lowbrow fantasy art print by Jasmine Becket-Griffith 12x16 BIG

Halcyon Mermaid

obsoleteworld

from Jeannie Paske

Thought provoking and emotional, Jeannie’s work pulls at my heart strings and touches me in a way that makes me feel like she has known me and is creating a piece just for me.

The Brilliant Hush Of Conclusion

The Brilliant Hush Of Conclusion

Botanical Creations

from Kathryn Sherwood

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.

Fall, Winter and Christmas . Womans, teenager, girl  ... Ruby red  wild pressed daisy pendant/necklace.

Pressed Daisy Pendant

 

TangleWoodThicket

Needle felted creatures by Kasey Sorsby

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.

Custom Made  for you ooak Needle Felt Fantasy Goblin Wool Fiber Art Doll Soft Sculpture  Made to order

Fantasy Goblin

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.

Have a wonderful Sunday everyone!

Jennifer

Guest Artist Sarah E. Hennessey from sometimesiswirl

I am excited to introduce my first guest Artist in Snappy Tatter-land, Sarah E. Hennessey.

Sarah E Hennessey from sometimesiswirl

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…