One of the things that has been bugging me lately...besides the rain...is looking around at so many wonderful and special shops on ETSY http://www.etsy.com/ that are not getting much traffic! I'm going to share four of them today.
The first shop is "jguilddesigns" http://www.etsy.com/shop/jguilddesigns
She has always absolutely loved how jewelry can transform a look, from dressy to stylish to edgy, and she has made it for years to fit her own mood. She loves to work with Agate because it comes in so many amazing colors and transparencies. This is her "Fiery Red Love Agate With Red Orange Sapphires". http://www.etsy.com/listing/37941245/fiery-red-love-agate-with-red-orange
http://twitter.com/jguilddesigns See her profile in her ETSY shop for other details.
The Next shop is "DomusModern" http://www.etsy.com/shop/DomusModern They are a shop that specializes in vintage modern, or anything that makes a statement. You can tell that in this first piece I chose from their shop. This is a "Vintage Paperweight-Art Glass Apple" http://www.etsy.com/listing/44129660/vintage-paperweight-art-glass-apple
Next is "lbilbs14" http://www.etsy.com/shop/lbilbs14 The shop of LKB Photography is Capturing Life in a Natural World. This "Rain Droplets on Leaf 8x10 Nature Photography Print" is currently being exhibited at the Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh, N.C. http://naturalsciences.org/
http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=6538092 Make sure you get in on it!
Now, last, but by no means least, is "SallyAnnesSupplies" http://www.etsy.com/shop/SallyAnnesSupplies
She enjoys using many mediums of paint and fabric art , working on an eclectic mix of Mohair Bears, Artist Cloth Dolls, and Painting of various kinds. The soft and lustrous nature of silk is particularly pleasing for her to work with, as can be seen by this "Rainbow Fabric, Silk Gauze, Hand dyed, Silk Fabric,2" http://www.etsy.com/listing/41522906/rainbow-fabric-silk-gauze-hand-dyed-silk
I hope, like me, you can appreciate what special people and artists these are. Let them know, will ya! I'll share more shops with you at a later time. For now....a little poetry!
I Am Thankful
I am thankful I can breathe
when I wake up every day;
I am thankful I have time
in which I can spend to pray.
I am thankful that my husband
is a good, hard-working man;
I am thankful I can write
with a steady flowing hand.
I am thankful for good friends,
who are always there for me;
I am thankful for my ears,
and the sunsets I can see.
I am thankful for the Bible,
`cause from it I learned the truth;
I am thankful for the rain,
and my layered rain-proof roof.
I am thankful for my life,
because without it I'd be dead-
and the dead can't serve Jehovah,
or even practice what he's said.
I am thankful for this poem,
writing it was not a chore,
`cause it made me stop and think
of all the things I'm thankful for.