Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Take one background....

What a blissful day it has been, sunshine after four days of rain, coffee with friends, sleep and nothing, that is right,nothing I 'had to"... time to be...
sold
A couple of weeks ago I did the background for two address books, a set of Altered Book pages and five ATC's, I finally finished the projects this week. The first of the ATC's flew the nest this afternoon and the AB was posted weeks ago. If you need a new address book I put them both on my Etsy, along with some plain ones so you can make your own.


I do like Etsy and I must confess I am shopping there more and more. In a world full of packaging and a thousand items made the same - too often in sweatshop conditions - it is a pleasure to buy the handmade and home made. I like using the search by location function and finding other artists in my area and I like the personal contact with both sellers and buyers.



I didn't actually set off to do a promotion, but I have been reflecting on my appreciation of this site as I shopped and listed items today.Where do you shop for gifts?
Whatever you are doing today I wish you peace within and soul food to rest your eyes on.





16 comments:

Natalie B said...

Hi Julie

Love your backgrounds - yum yum.... clever you. I agree Etsy is a wonderous place to visit to shop and to just drool over yummy eye candy. I am about to pop over to your shop to buy some watch findings. :-)

spiralsun65 said...

These are beautiful.

Jacky said...

Julie I love your backgrounds (you are so clever). Very special ATC's and your altered books are fantastic. Love that rusty buckle - you come up with the best stuff !!!

Ev said...

Beautiful work, I do enjoy visiting you here, though I wish you lived closer. The backgrounds and work done on them is just inspiring.

Ro Bruhn said...

Beautiful shades of rust, as I've said before you do them so well, so much texture and layers.

Still Waters Studio said...

My favorites are the one with the kitty and the the one with the children. I'm sure they will go quickly.
I am having one of those peaceful days today. Rain and a long nap so far.
Hugs,
Sherry

Dot said...

Your backgrounds are always stunning Julie. So many beautiful textures and layers.

I adore the kitty one! (surprise, surprise).

I shop at Etsy a lot too. It is lovely to buy handcrafted items there.

MaryB said...

Thank you Julie on the condolences for My Aunt.
I love your backgrounds. Beautiful, beautiful.
Omygosh, I couldn't or wouldn't even admit how often I purchase from Etsy.

Jen Crossley said...

Oh Julie Your work is just awesome girl you have such away with your rust
Jen

Janet said...

When I visit your blog I'm always assured of having soul food to rest my eyes on!

Judy said...

Gorgeous stuff Julie - looks like you have been very busy indeed.
xox

One Crabapple said...

Soul Food looking at Your Art !

Yes ETSY is wonderful I agree.

Better than ETSY ?

You having NOTHING you HAVE to do....!

I hope you are getting back on track with your computer.

Love. S

One Crabapple said...

I like you banner !

L-INKed to paper said...

Wow! these are so rich and full of beautiful texture, you are an amazing talent and as usual you have inspired me to get off my bum and do something!Thank you for sharing these wonderful works of art with us Julie, take care and enjoy your creating. Lots of inky hugs from Charmaine xx :-)

kelly rae said...

julie,thank you for the pre-order! no worries on international shipping (my treat to you!)
xoxo
ps-GORGEOUS work over here!!

Gaby Bee said...

It's a treat to look at your wonderful art. Fabulous stuff! I agree with all the above comments. The backgrounds are amazig, really great texture. Love the shades of rust.