Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Featured Artist: Kuddlebugzthreadz

Meet Toni, creator of all sorts of wonderful items to keep your little ones warm this winter. She is owner of KuddleBugzThreadz, and mother of 16 month old twin girls in North Pole, Alaska!! I'm guessing by the name of her town that it gets pretty cold where she lives, which is why she has so many functional, practical items for sale in her shop. Now, I live in South Texas, and we're lucky if it gets cold for a total of 10 days throughout the winter, but I sooooooooo love this little hat. I have a 2 1/2 year old and a 14 month old and am counting the days until we can take them snow skiing. We'll definitely be getting some custom orders then!!

Infant Car Seat Cover
I also love this infant car seat cover. Not only are these very handy for the car seat, but you can use it to take your little one for a walk because they fit over most strollers too! No more fuss about the blanket falling down while out for a walk!

Don't see the size you need? No worries! Just contact KiddlebugzThreadz and she can make it in JUST YOUR SIZE!!!

visit her blog:

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Featured Artist: CoconutPalmDesigns

Red Eye Tree Frog ACEO

Meet Joanna, she is a Canadian living in Belize, Central America and also a graphic designer. Woodworking and sign design is her newest crafting passion but art has been in her blood since birth.

I've always had a thing for frogs, so I love this little card. It is an original pencil crayon illustration of a red eye tree frog (Agalichnis callindyas). These frogs breed in isolated ponds in lowland forest habitats. It is drawn on watercolor paper and is signed and dated on the back.
Her signs are also wonderful. I love this one with the beach chair. I live near Galveston, TX and love the beach, so when I have my own beach house, I'll have to comission one to welcome my guests!!!

Please feel free to contact her if you have a particular sign you would like her to make for you.

Visit her blog at:

Monday, October 29, 2007

Featured Artist: BlueBaby

Amethyst Beauty Necklace

Meet Amanda, creator of Etsy shop Bluebaby. She is a woman after my own heart with her jewelry and crochet creations. She is from a small town in Michigan, and is a stay at home wife to her loving husband Brien, and mom to her furry baby chihuahua Taz. She loves all types of arts and crafts, from jewelry making to drawing to crocheting. (okay, I thought we were long-lost relatives until I saw that she loved to draw--that skill totally eludes me). She loves to create things that are somewhat different and unique. Her jewelry and crochet items are very affordable, which is another thing that I love about her shop. I try to keep the cost of my merchandise down for everyone as well!!

I posted in a much earlier blog that I recently discovered amigurumi. (I know, where have I been?). This little keychain is adorable--and I love the name (a take on a character from one of my favorite books).

Get started on your Christmas shopping, and check out her shop. You will find a variety of crocheted items, and she adds new things all the time. You're sure to find something special, and if you want something special, just ask her and I'm sure she can do it.

Check out her blog while you're at it!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Featured Artist: Paulette Insall

Like many other artists, Paulette has been creative from a very young age. From making knotted bracelets and hair accessories as a child to taking photos for her high school year book when she was older. She never thought of herself as an artist until a few years ago. For many years she dreamed of painting, but could never bring herself to pick up a paint brush until October of 2006. That's when her love of creating stories with paint and paper began.

These days when she’s not busy entertaining her very busy four year old son, you will find her stealing any moment she can in her home studio pouring her thoughts and emotions out into the visual stories she creates through her art.

Paulette states, "My art is about the search for connection…to self, to like minded spirits, to family, and to God. Most of my work depicts a sole woman because these are the stories of my own personal search and the emotions they invoke within my soul. My hope is that the visual stories I create with my art touch people from all walks of life and let them know that they are not alone…and find comfort in that knowing."

Take a look at the image above (from her shop), this is of one of her prints. I not only included it because I happen to be a redhead, but there's a beautiful story behind it as well as follows: Your dreams are within just have to put the effort into what you want and let God take care of the rest. The hearts represent the want of love in our from a mate, family, friends. The stars represent our dreams....what ever you want in life that brings you a sense of joy, peace, comfort, and contentment. The reason why they are dangling on strings is because many times these things are right in front of us, you just have to reach for them.

For more info and her portfolio, visit

Proud member of the following Etsy street teams:

VAST (Visual Artists Street Team)

EtsyMom Street Team

PDX Etsy Street Team

Etsy Bloggers Street Team

Watch her paint:

Visit her blog and join her mailing list to get notification of new pieces + members only specials:

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Featured Artist: Entyqua

Meet Becki of Entyqua. She makes both costume and genuine stone/metal jewelry as well as finished ewelry boxes, cards making and other paper crafts. Coming soon, she will also be doing clothing!!
Becki uses a lot of natural stones and beads for her creations, her favorite being wood and gemstones. She also loves to use pearls, and believes that weather they are freshwater or faux, pearls have a very elegant feel to them and always and a touch of class to every piece they are used in! All her jewelry designs are andmade with care and love, and you'll find that each piece is very unique and will never be recreated.

She LOVES to paint and to decorate. Becki can take something ordinary like a plain unfinished wooden box and make it dazzle. You can find jewelry and other items in her Etsy shop

She has also just opened up a second shop featuring cards and artwork. I especially like this one, seeing that I am a redhead!!Hair Inturrupted

Be sure to visit her blog at

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Featured Artist: Jansing

Jansing Design specializes in kitschy, eclectic and whimsical prints. Based out of Uppsala, Sweden, this designer enjoys painting, drawing and other artsy stuff. Most of all she likes colours, red, pink, green, black, white, grey, you name it. Visit her Etsy shop to view a wide variety of wonderful prints that would definitely make great holiday gifts.

Clover 8x10 print

All proceeds from the selling this print will go to Hundrondellen, a Swedish dog rescue organization. "Clover" is printed on a great acid free archival paper. This print is signed on the back.

Visit her blog:

Monday, October 22, 2007

Featured Artist: Shoozles

Crazy Sage Necklace

Meet Michelle Strader, aka Shoozles. It's a nick name that goes way back and stuck with her so now it is her company name. She is an artist/jewelry maker, former graphic designer mother of triplets. She has made all kinds of jewelry for over 18 years now, clay, poly clay, paper, plastic that includes shrink plastic and the friendly plastic kind but she thinks nothing compares to fusing glass.

Of the 18 years in jewelry she has fused glass for 8 of those years now, and never gets tired of creating ART for people to wear. If you asked her what her greatest job has ever been she would tell you it is being a mom to her 3, 12 yr old boys. They are the reason she works from home now and gave up that high pressure advertising and design job.

Like many indie artists, she did ebay for over 4 years, but discovered Etsy and left the auction world behind and joined a place that promotes handmade goods!!

Shoozles is happy to do custom work, just convo her.

Browse through Michelle's world:

More photo of stuff that has sold and pics of my family on Flickr:

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Featured Artist: Elektra Jewelry

Dina Cuomo is the artist/jewelry designer of Elektra Jewelry. She got started making jewelry over 10 years ago after taking a jewelry making class while on vacation in New Hampshire, but started a business about 1 year ago.

She states "I have loved jewelry and gemstones all my life. My travels to Greece and Greek background have influenced my love of 18k and 24k gold and my choice to work with gold vermeil.(24k over sterling silver) I make one of a kind jewelry pieces to accommodate many different styles and fashion trends."

Diana's Etsy shop contains beautiful works such as this necklace (once again, had to add this one because my husband works at NASA and is a space nut). It is fashioned with dazzling genuine Murano sterling silver lined beads, swarovski capri blue bicones and sterling silver Balinese beads.

All of Diana's pieces are one of a kind, and her favorite materials are gold vermeil, gold filled, sterling silver ,genuine gemstones,lampwork beads and Murano glass.

Check out her website:
Check out her blog:

Saturday, October 20, 2007

My cool Treasury!

I just happened to be on the page when Treasury "reload" came around. I live in a very HOT area, and can't wait until I can bust out my sweaters and boots. My husband and I love to ski, which makes me think of ice and all the shades of blue that can come with it, so I was inspired to choose these items this time around. It was fun to see it all come together!

Here's the link:

Don't forget to go visit my shop while you're at it. I was on a green kick for a while. Maybe now I'll kick the blue jewelry into gear. Gotta get cracking on merch for the upcoming craft shows!!

Featured Artist: Adornments by BJ

BJ Rounds is the artist and designer behind Adornments by BJ. Her passion, and therefore her obsession is to create unique, one-of-a-kind beautiful artisan jewelry. She has been designing and creating jewelry for about a year and a half. She got started after she bought a beginner kit for her grand daughter--who didn't appear to be interested. She decided to try it out and got hooked. She states "now loads of money and supplies later, I still get much pleasure designing and creating unique jewelry that I hope people will like."

Her shop on Etsy contains quite a variety to fit every style or occasion. She believes jewelry is selected subconsciously, and reflects your persona ~ your soul ~ and that you can be drawn to a stone metaphysically and not understand the attraction.

She tends to lean towards using natural elements ~ semi-precious gemstones, rocks, crystals, shells, wood and metal. Custom Orders are Welcome ~ just convo me with her request.
That's a tough one because if I wasn't proud of them I wouldn't list them. Let me see ~
Maybe the Chinese Knot Jasper since it was the first attempt at making something out of different material and the knots are rather difficult to produce.

I formerly created stained glass works of art, but since moving to Tennesee have not had a place to continue in that medium ~ hopefully my wish for a studio will come to be and I can again work with stained glass and maybe sell my creations on Etsy!

Member of AJC (Art Jewelry Collective), JET (Jewelry on Etsy Team) and SRAJD (Self-Representing Artist Jewelry Designer #0517).

My blog address is

Friday, October 19, 2007

Featured Artist: Yaslani

Yaslani was born and raised on the Jersey Shore and then moved to Los Angeles where she studied Fine Art -Painting at Otis Art Institute. Before long she found herself back in New Jersey where she detoured from art for a while and settled into a normal life fully stocked with a corporate job. Turns out she wasn't cut out for normal. Making things for her is an addiction. A packrat by nature, she believes all items have a second life and loves using recycled items and supplies that are gentle to the environment.

Her work consists of bamboo pendants and mixed media paintings. She uses found objects, bamboo, ephemera, old paper, acrylic, goauche, pencils, pens, ink, glitter… and anything else within her grasp. She is influenced by pop culture, color, music, animals, fashion, movies, magazines and too many artists to mention. There are no heavy messages in her work. She consider her art to be an aesthetic conversation, or a lovely chat between friends sometimes relaying a story or an inside joke. The only judgement she makes with her art is “am I feeling this or not.” The “not” pile gets recycled for another day.

Yaslani is the brainchild for all her creative outlets. There is so much more she plans to do. There are so many more beautiful conversations she plans to have and is still planning her escape from normal. Stay tuned.

Go browse through her Etsy shop to take a look at all her pendants. They are great, and would be excellent Christmas gifts. Check out the custom photo pendant. I know I also make custom pendants, but this one is totally different. I had to include the Bellagio Pendant above, my husband and I just got back from Vegas and that's where we stayed! (although that's not what this picture is)

You can visit her blog at:

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Featured Artist: AnneDundas

Anne Dundas is a jewelry designer and glass artist from Sydney, Australia. She creates spectacular lampwork beads that you have to check out in her Etsy shop.

She has been creating jewelery since early 2004, and was led to the world of lampwork beads. She says that it is a thrill to play with molten glass watching it flow and form beautiful objects. Each bead is like a tiny little piece of art, if you ask me. Aside from the fact that I love all things sparkly, as you can tell from my business name--Sparkly Strandz--my second favorite thing is all things swirly. Look how beautiful these beads are. I may have to have them for myself!!
Tien Hou... Chinese Queen of Heaven
Set of 8 beads $72.30

She also spends her time designing business cards, etc for other jewellery designers. If you'd like to check them out, you can find her designs at:
Here's an example of one of her cards. I had to include this one because I love dragonflies.

Go check out her blog:

She is a member of the Etsy Glass Artists Street Team. For more information on this group, go check out their website. (

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Fetured Artist: A Rose by Name

Anna is a self-employed wife and mother of two teenage daughters. She enjoys beading and finds that it is her therapy for stress! If there's anyone that understands that, it's me. I am an occupational therapist, mother of 2 small children trying to run a home business, and my jewelry and crochet is MY therapy!

Anne and her daughters and first tried beading many years ago. Over the years, the beads have gotten smaller and the designs more intricate. Although her girls no longer bead, they enjoy wearing the pieces that she has created.

Her youngest creates cards. She thoroughly enjoys creating the original greeting cards that you will find in her shop. She will also create custom cards...just let her know your preferences!

You can see more about her work at her blog, or visit the blogs for the various Etsy street teams she is a part of. You can visit them here:
Etsy BeadWeavers Street Team:
Cleveland Rocks Etsy Street Team:
BBEST - Boomers & Beyond Etsy Street Team:

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Featured Artist: Linda Chandler

Linda Chandler has been making jewelry for over 20 years. What began, as a hobby has become her vocation. Linda started with wire wrapping and evolved her own original style, with an emphasis on weaving. Her woven bracelets are special and totally her own.

She began making jewelry even as a child and grew up designing and handcrafting one of a kind pieces. She is inspired from designs of nature to basic functional pieces and combines the two into literal works of art. Linda is a master craftsman in many facets of jewelry making. Whether it be silversmithing intricate filigree designs, weaving wire into almost impossible patterns or stone setting, her foremost enjoyment comes from the design to finish of her amazing pieces.

Always looking for new ways to express her creativity, Linda has studied a wide range of jewelry subjects throughout the country. She has taken courses through Arrowmount, the Midwest Federation, Metalsmithing Society in Illinois, the Gemological Institute (GIA), Indianapolis Art Center, The William Holland School of Lapidary Arts and, as taught and taken classes at (SFMS) Wildacres Retreat in North Carolina.

Linda has taught classes both locally and around the country in a variety of jewelry skills, including wire wrapping and weaving, metalsmithing and glass fusing. Linda is a (PMC) Precious Metal Clay and Art Clay certified teacher.

From wire wrapping to goldsmithing, Linda possesses a wonderful blend of creativity and curiosity. Her work has been seen in several publications, including The Wire Artist Jeweller magazine, in which she was the featured artist of the month (November, 1999). Her work has also been included in the published book, "All Wire Up" by Mark Lareau. Co-Author and Jewelry Artist of "Woven Wire Jewelry" and "Getting Started Making Jewelry". She also holds a degree in computer graphics.

She has been a vendor on Etsy for well over a year and finds it a welcome change from The traditional Art Show scene that she spent many years taking part in. She feels that Etsy is a wonderful and lucritive avenue in which to share your designs, meet fellow artisans, and share tips and techniques.

Linda and her husband live in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Her Web Site

Online album

Monday, October 15, 2007

Featured artist: K by Kareen

Meet Kareen Kjelstrom. She is the artist behind KbyKareen. She is a self-proclaimed simple girl with dreams of being a jewelry designer in Paris, where she lives. She is inspired by life experiences and daily beauty in Paris. She uses her love of travel and adventure as a wide canvas from which to dream and imagine new designs. She uses a high temperature propane/oxygen torch and fine Italian (Effetre) glass to make unique beads, then uses those beads in hand created sterling silver pieces. All her beads are made free-hand, without a mold, and are kiln fired for strength and durability.

She's a regular celebrity, because prior to leaving Santa Monica, she was featured with her jewelry on HGTV's Crafters Coast to Coast.

You can visit her website at

Other places to find Kareen on the web:

Her Blog
IndiePublic and WeLoveEtsy.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Featured Artist: Elements By Dawn

Today's artist is Dawn, from Elements by Dawn. She is from Kenosha, WI.

Dawn is particularly drawn to creating pattern and texture in her pieces. Through pattern and texture, her designs take on movement, visual and tactile interest. Through the use of color and form, she communicates emotion and energy. Dawn's pieces range from simplistic shapes and lines, evoking a sense of calm; to heavily textured with bold colors and lines, suggesting passion.

Her obsession with circles, spheres, disks, and symmetry is expressed throughout her designs.

Dawn is constantly learning new techniques, as well as perfecting traditional methods of metalworking and design.

Additionally, she is a full-time student, wife, and mother of two boys. She enjoys listening to music of all types, especially industrial, techno, a little ska, and classical. Dawn is a self-diagnosed coffee and cheese addict.

Dawn loves to do custom work for her clients! If you are interested in having her create a custom piece for you, please contact her via convo in Etsy.

Visit her website at for show information and her blog.
**Member of the ETSY Street Team: Art Jewelry Collective**
**Member of the ETSY Street Team: WIST (Wisconsinites)**
**Member of the Kenosha Arts Association**
**Self-Representing Artist Jewelry Designer, member no. 407**

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Featured Artist: Soandsewcrafty

Karen Copeland definitely has a passion for sewing! I consider myself to be a fairly crafty person--been crocheting since I was five, and was stringing and glueing macaroni as early as I could remember, but I am usually in awe of those that can sew. I have a sewing machine--my sister gave me her old and busted one when she got some fancy pantsy sewing/embroidery machine, but that doesn't mean I can sew a straight line. I try....that's all that matters.

Karen takes her passion for sewing and turns a flat piece of cloth into something beautiful to wear, treasure or use! I have a beautiful little niece named Ella, so I had to include this little darling.

She is made from gray cotton fabric and stuffed with fiberfill. She is dressed up and ready to play with any little girl!

Blue checkered Cat Tissue Box Cover

See, seriously. This little kitty tissue box cover is adorable. I just might have to have it for my baby girl's room.

Karen also makes beautiful memory quilts. They are reasonably priced starting at $75.00. These quilts would be a very wonderful and personal gift for special occasions such as Weddings, Anniversaries, Mother's & Father's Days, and Graduation! Check out those in her shop for different styles she has done.

Your personal photos are scanned onto the computer and printed directly onto cotton fabric and then incorporated into the quilt using your choice of colors.

Karen welcomes custom orders and will be glad to work with you on fabric choices.

Go check out S0 and Sew Crafty on Etsy.

You can also find Karen on myspace

Karen's blog

Friday, October 12, 2007

Featured Artist: Studio Marcy

Meet Marcy Lamberson, a glass artist who loves making people smile through my whimsical beads and sculptures. She makes her glass beads with glass from Murano, Italy. I was in Venice a few years back and got to see some of the glass blowers in action. It is truly an amazing art. I would love to have the torch to be able to do lampwork one day like Miss Marcy!! It is truly an art.

Marcy teaches private and group lessons (too bad I'm not in the Atlanta area) and enjoys taking on custom commissions. While working out of her sunroom studio overlooking her garden and birds, squirrels, chipmunks and occasional wandering possums, she sometimes just decides to capture them into little beads! She also makes them wear clothes and jewelry when turning them into little fun glass pieces. Marcy states "There's nothing like a hippo being dressed up in a skirt, earrings and necklace or a bumblebee with a pirate patch."

You can check out Marcy's blog.
If you want more info about the street team, check out their bios!

New beads are added to her shop almost daily, so stop by often.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Featured Artist: Giftbearer

Today's featured artist is jewelry designer Pippit Carlington. She developed an interest initially in making art furniture, but there was no facility or classes close to her over 23 years ago. She then started looking for smaller things to make using wood and began experimenting with slabs of pressure-treated pine. She found that the contrasting grain made very pretty jewelry when carved into shapes, and started making only earrings and selling them on the street.

As you can see by her designs, she "branched out" (get it!!) and began learning beadweaving, then metalwork, and began experimenting to come up with new designs combining all these techniques learned along the way.

Inspired by nature, texture, and her surroundings, she states "I see a bug and say to myself, 'Now that would make a neat pendant, or a fancy carved light fixture', and think, 'Now that would be beautiful to make a mold of and use for the surface of a ring!'". You never know what's going to evolve with her!

Her designs are made with setting stones on silver or gold, and most recently she has really been excited about working in copper and in precious metal clay. In some of her lines she also use seedbeads and fiber, and of course she still likes wood as long as it's high-end; not the really cheap OT kind of wood, but the more upscale, particularly exotic woods that are polished or sanded to a very smooth finish such as ebony.

Enjoy browsing her shop, or reading her blogs, and get started on some holiday shopping while you're at it.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Featured Artist: Earmark

Bridgette and Mike of E.I. Greetings have been "creating a little happiness" for about 5 years now. Their business got started by accident, even though she was going to college for graphic design. Bridgette came across a girl on a wedding message board (while planning her own wedding in 2002) that needed help with her invitations, so she offered to help, free of charge, but the girl liked them so much she paid her! That happened again and again and voila earmark invitations was born! In 2005 she had a strong urge to get more creative and do something fun, different and exciting - that is when E.I. Greetings came to life (aka earmark) and she has been having a blast ever since! Bridgette states "I love the stationery end of our business probably more than i should even :)"

When asked about the inspiration behind their work, they reply "I am inspired all the time, nature, people, stories, words... sometimes i over hear someone and one word pops out at me and the next day that word is the centerpiece to a new card!" .

You can visit their website at, and also take a look at their blog at

Monday, October 8, 2007

Featured Artist: That's Headley! Jewelry Designs

Ginny Headley Maserang is the artist behind That's Headley! Jewelry Designs. She got "started" making jewelry in junior high with the good 'ol seed bead daisy chain chokers. Times changed, and she moved on from seed beads to semi-precious stones. Her business started with her husband told her to "sell or stop buying". (Hey-sounds familiar-I think my husband told me the same thing!!). She did just that and began having her jewelry sold via arts and antiques shows, and finally found Etsy and opened her shop in March 2006.

She is constantly inspired by the materials she works with, especially the colors and textures of semiprecious gemstones and sterling silver. She states "I love how they feel against the skin and pick up your body's warmth and energy." There's not much else that can compare to a beautiful piece of jewelry that just has some "weight to it".

Her beautiful and intricate designs won in the Etsy Spring 2007 Beads4You Challenge in the Anything Goes category. This is the gorgeous bracelet pictured above!! She is currently in the process of making a similar bracelet in amethyst and lavender-colored keep an eye out in her shop for that!

Ginny loves to make jewelry because she loves to wear jewelry, especially one-of-a-kind pieces. She sells jewelry because she wants to share that love.

Be sure to check out her shop, as well as her blog, at, and be sure to Buy Handmade!

Saturday, October 6, 2007

I'm in a treasury!!

It's an honor for one of my items to be chosen in someone's treasury!! This one's pretty cool, too!
I've always liked my wire wrapped pearls. I thought it was a neat way to wear pearls that wasn't just the traditional!! These have a more updated look to it. I guess it is my way of releasing my inner June Cleaver. Many thanks to Leafpeople for including me in this wonderful list.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Featured Artist: Alilsumptinsumptin

Eva of Alilsumptinsumptin has been making jewelry for about 3 years now and got started quite by accident while perusing eBay. She stumbled upon all these incredibly whimsical handcrafted Lampwork bracelets, which led her to discover the delightful, mesmerizing, highly addictive, mad mad world of artisan made Lampwork beads. Her jewelry contains some fabulous beads that are little works of art in and of themselves. She incorporates lampwork beads from various artists to create stunning pieces that you just have to check out! Visit her Etsy shop, or her blog
to take a journey through the delightful, mesmerizing, highly addictive, mad mad world of artisan made Lampwork beads.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Featured Artist: Tiffany Teske

Ferntebrae - Original Polaroid Image Transfer in 8x10 Archival Mat

Tiffany Teske began her journey as a photographer at the age of 7 when she was given a camera to take pictures during a family trip. She worked in the darkroom in high school, and continued to travel, practice, and love the art of photography. That led her to college at the age of 23, where she earned a degrees in art and photography. Her passion for art is beyond just “taking pictures”. She is inspired by nature, by civilization and how it invades nature, in patterns and textures both organic and inorganic, by all things vintage and historic, by her child and my relationships with others, by animals in the wild.

Art is her passion, and this is not just a hobby for her. She believes that in the world of being self-employed that good old fashioned advice is the best no one is going to hand you success. You have to work for it. You will be as successful as you work hard. As a fellow Etsian, I believe this is so true.

You can view her works in her Etsy shop, or by visiting her website at Her Polaroid image transfers are just amazing. I had to put that second piece here—I’m a therapist and think it would be really beautiful choice for a clinic—it’s much nicer than looking at your traditional skeletons or exercise poster in the waiting room!! Go visit her shop today and get a start on some holiday shopping. She also has gift certificates available!!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Featured Artist: Plastic Pumpkin

Plasticpumpkin is a talented arist out of Albequerque, New Mexico that has been creating artwork ever since she could hold a crayon and scribble in her baby book. She offers fun, philosophical, and intriguing artwork and crafts--for the discerning (and playful) collector. She uses a variety of mediums for her work--mixed media assemblages, pencil, marker, acrylic, Chinese brush painting, watercolor, oil pastel, pen & ink, etc. Her Chinese brush paintings are truly amazing. You should definitely go check out her Etsy shop. Here's one more of her works for ya. It's an art card. I had to add this husband works for NASA and thought this was really cool.