Let us put by some hour of every day for holy things...

I will not doubt, though all my ships at sea
Come drifting home with broken masts and sails.
I will believe the Hand which never fails,
From seeming evil, worketh good for me.
And though I weep because those sails are tattered,
Still will I cry, while my best hopes lie shattered:
I trust in Thee.
--Ann Kimmel

Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines, the labor of the olive shall fail and the fields shall yield no meat, the flock shall be cut off from the fold and there shall be no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation. Habakkuk 3:17-18

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Crawling Back in the Etsy Saddle

In case you missed it, I reopened the Etsy shops for the duration of the Olympics. I'm determined (or is that desperate?) to clear out some clutter around here, and I've got way too much vintage stuff. It's a slow start, after being away from it since before Christmas.
So I was happy this morning to find that someone had featured my nifty little vintage lace-up shoes in this very sophisticated treasury:

And last night I managed (very sleepily) to put together this one:

The Etsian who made the beautiful black-and-white treasury is such a talented artist. I visited her shop, AngelaDesign, a few minutes ago and it is filled with exuberant and delightfully bright, fun handmade polymer jewelry. Here are some examples of her work:

Small Elephant Rainbow Brooch plus Drop Stud Earrings

Red Texture Polymer Clay Ring

French Hair Barrette - Handmade Polymer Clay Purple Striped Small Barrette Set

Isn't her stuff fabulous? I so adore wonderful color, and AngelaDesign has it in spades. Do check out her shop!

Another terrific artist you should know more about is Ron Krajewski. He's the one who painted the lovely watercolor of Lollia I posted  here yesterday. Not only is Mr. Krajewski an amazing artist, but so is his horse! Yes, you read that right!!

 Here's a short video with Metro's story. This is so cool!

Ron's paintings are terrific, too. Send him a photo of your pet and he'll work with you to produce a beautiful custom watercolor. I'm so happy with mine! He also sells prints of his work. And his prices are very affordable. 

Isn't this super? Glorious color and such an evocative image. I remember my old cat Hammy (now presumed deceased--pretty sure he fell prey to coyotes) in just such a pose as this. I think I need this.

 Tabby Cat 092507

Please check out the artist's website:  http://www.ronkrajewski.com/
and his Etsy shop, DogArtStudio:  www.etsy.com/shop/dogartstudio

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Okay, here's what you've been waiting for. This morning's close-up of my own Olympic Rings (the ones under my eyes)...


Wow, it's scarier than I thought. 
Are you sure you want me to continue this saga?


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