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‘ BOHEMIAN BABE’ by Bohemianredjewelry

Beautiful Bohemian Fashion. Enjoy all these hot treasures !!!!!!!


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Vintage Pink and Black Corse…

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Fingerless Gloves Long Salmo…

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Interview with Studio Gauthier

I’m LeeAnn Gauthier at Studio Gauthier. LeeAnn is an urban adventuress in beautiful Portland OR. I specialize in vivid eye candy, classic cars, Cuba, pirates and oddities.il_570xn-819197070_4uyd

I am a wedding, portrait and wedding photographer in Portland, OR. Please visit my portfolio at: http://StudioGauthier.Zenfolio.com

and Etsy shop:  https://www.etsy.com/shop/StudioGauthier?ref=l2-shopheader-name

. An Instamatic 110 camera got me started photographing my adorable mo-hawked baby sister. Etsy drew me in because it’s the world’s greatest market of cool art.

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Pink convertibles in Cuba, waterscapes and rainbow oddities are a few of the fine art photos I create. Pink peonies adorn pillow case covers, and naked ladies in the Caribbean make the perfect shower curtain — so sexy that a printer censored these stone statues as “sexually suggestive.”
I plan to create more original transfers on canvas or bamboo with beeswax.

2016 Hippie Chic Jewelz Model “India”

I am so pleased to announce the reveal of my official Hippie Chic Jewelz model for 2016!  Introducing INDIA, she will be modeling my 2016 line of jewelry designs.

 

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Its not easy being green…


‘It’s Not Easy Being Green’ by AriesArtisticJewelry

Inspired by Kermit the Frog


Bohemian Earrings~Indian Ear…

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Wearable art, Original print…

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Top drilled Sea glass 5 pcs …

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Mystic Rainbow AB necklace, …

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Knitted Headband, Ear Warmer…

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Green leather backpack – Voy…

$110

recycled bracelet metal Brac…

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Succulent Photography, Botan…

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Ceramic Bowl Small Green Pet…

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Sea Green and Gold Bracelets…

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Vibrant Green Cactus Paintin…

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Toddler Beret with Bow, Gree…

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Evil Cat plush. Hand Embroid…

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Mint quilted pillow – modern…

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SUNDAY FINDS ON ETSY

Why do I love Etsy?  There are so many wonderful handmade and vintage items, you can find something for everyone on your gift list!  The best part is that your purchases are helping artists make their dreams become a reality.

Here are some gorgeous items I have found from some awesome Etsy shops, I hope you will take a moment and visit their Etsy shops, you wont be disappointed!

I found this beautiful sterling silver midi heart ring by MinimallyMeJewelry

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Minimalist, thin, delicate heart ring. Lovingly hand forged, soldered and polished.
I’m not sure about others, but to me it works perfectly as midi ring, pinky ring and toe ring. 3 in one kind of ring 🙂   The interior diameter of this ring is 1.5 cm – size 5. Please convo me if you need a different size.  My daughter loves hearts. I love my daughter. Therefore, math says I must love hearts…
Part of my “Heartbeat” collection.

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If you are a lip balm fanatic you will love the Lip Butter from VictoriasBoutiqueArt!

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WHAT IT IS
Luxurious lip butter with orange flavor goes on super smooth and adds a *mild* tint to bare lips or cheeks. With a variety of nourishing butters and oils, this lip balm is sure to become a must-have in your daily routine.

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Get cooking with these awesome wood burn spoons from HummingbirdCraftsLLC!

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Give the “cook” in your life a unique gift with handmade wood burned kitchen spoons. A truly special gift that will be remembered daily with love. This makes the perfect housewarming gift or hostess gift! A great addition to any kitchen! Wood spoons are strong, look nice and are able to handle high heat. Each spoon is wood burned by hand with a Pyrography pen and given special care to ensure a unique design and effect. A Hummingbird Crafts LLC original design! Hand washing is preferred. Both spoons have been sealed to protect.

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I know many of you love your pets and pampering them is a must, you will love these adorable cat beds from CatHouseRU!

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Cat bed easy to fold, you can take with you to the exhibition of cats and dogs, as well as on the road.- The lower part of the pet bed sewn from Raincoat fabric, which is enough to wipe with a damp cloth, if stained. – Pet mats Inside two layers of Padding polyester, making the pet bed soft and warm. – The upper part is made of strong Coarse calico, it is environmentally friendly, long does not spoil. – Pet bed is bright, colorful, practical – your Pets will be happy!

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I have a confession…I am a tea fanatic!  When I saw these beautiful tea post from CeramaStudio I had to share with you!

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This Black Owls tea set made of clay and painted by hand.
The owl is a symbol of prosperity, wealth and wisdom. It is believed that the image of an owl protects people from excessive and unnecessary spending.
Tea kettle with pottery mugs – a beautiful and useful things in everyday life, a nice gift.

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I love art prints, and anything that is unique and has to do with coffee!  This BT FIRST COFFEE print from MyColorMood is a must have!

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BUT FIRST COFFEE printable poster – ampersand sign digital print. This modern and minimal black and white typography print with an “Ampersand girl” drinking the tastiest morning drink will be an excellent decor for your living room or office. Start your morning with coffee, start your morning with ampersand, start your morning with beautiful printable wall art! 🙂

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Need a unique gift?  These teacup planters from flowerfilledweddings are beautifully unique!

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Grapevine teacup planter with grapevine forming a saucer and cup attached together. Rim and handle are covered with green moss and trimmed with natural rope. Sewn in liner.
Create your own tea party, bridal shower, luncheon or gift floral centerpiece with these trendy planters.
Set of two teacup planters.

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For the music lover why not a Music Notebook by Sunbrilo.

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Music notebook, Moulin Rouge, Handmade recycled LP vinyl record notebook, vintage vinyl handmade journal music, retro wedding guest book.
This original vinyl record journal is completely handmade with love by me.
It could be a perfect gift for a musician, a music lover or anybody who loves making notes on paper and appreciates handmade objects!

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I hope you will visit these wonderful Etsy shops and show your support by buying handmade!

Check out this gorgeous Treasury!


‘For her…’ by verapeleskova


Dress “Lily of the Vall…

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Rustic Beach Walk Gemstone B…

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Cobweb Felted Scarf Wool Sca…

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Hand sculpted purple rose ea…

$25

Angel Wings Earrings ~ Wing …

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Feather Earrings ~ Hippie Ea…

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Smile print

$10

Minimalist Floral Painting, …

$50

Wooden jewelry box with nest…

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Adjustable gold ring-Handmad…

$13

Purple Crochet Doily, Handma…

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Custom order

$588

Lady bunny girl print

$10

Wild flowers Rustic hair wre…

$57

Shabby Chic floral rustic so…

$69

Glass Beads Bracelet with Se…

$20

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Special on Etsy

Special on EtsyimageA very special thank you to Brooke Baxter Howie for featuring my queen owl necklace in her gorgeous treasury. If you have a moment stop by, have a look and leave a comment. Click here to visit:  https://www.etsy.com/treasury/Njg1Mjc5NnwyODY0ODAwNzA3/special

 

My interview with Rose Hill Design

I am pleased to introduce on my blog tonight Rose Hill Design Studio by Heather Stillufsen. Her artwork is delightfully whimsical, I love browsing her shop and know you will love this interview!

1. What is the name of your online shop and the url?
Rose Hill Design Studio by Heather Stillufsen
http://www.etsy.com/shop/RoseHillDesignStudio

2. What has been your most exciting moment as an artist?
The most exciting moment as an artist probably was one I sold my first painting….to someone outside my family! ha ha ha

3. How long have you been an artist?
I have been an artist my whole life, but didn’t really find true creativity until I was out of college….in my early 20s.

4. Who or what had the greatest influence on you as you developed as an artist?
I have been influenced by many artists, but Susan Branch is one of my favorites, as is Beatrix Potter, Mary Engelbreit and Margie Moore – and I love Jane Dyer, too.

5. How would you characterize your work?
My work is whimsical and fun. I like to think its colorful and I hope it makes people happy when they see it!

6. How do you feel when people interpret your artwork differently?
I am not sure, but I guess everyone interprets art differently!

7. Describe your workshop or studio for us:
My studio is a spare room in my house, which by the way is from 1763!
Its all white and I would say it’s somewhat messy!!!! I have always kept a messy desk – I think it helps with the creativity….for me anyway! I have paints, markers and ideas on post its scattered all over! 🙂

8. What’s the hardest part of being an artist?
The hardest part of being an artist, for me, is not having enough time to draw and paint all of the things inside my head!!

9. How many hours a day do you create?
I am always creating or thinking….I spend anywhere from 5-9 hours a day in my studio thinking, dreaming and creating!
I would work all day if I could! I really do love creating and coloring and inventing new characters. I love being able to have an idea…draw it …color it or paint it and see it on screen or in someone’s house!

10. How does creating art make you feel?
Art makes me feel good….it really does!

11. “What is Art?” is certainly too big of a question to ask here, but what do you hope your audience takes away from your art? What statement do you hope to make?
Art to me is life, I try to incorporate feelings, emotions and ideas from life into my art!

12. What are your artistic goals?
My artistic goals are to be a published illustrator – in a children’s book – and continue my stationery line…I would love to see my artwork on products sold in stores, too! That would be awesome!

13. How have you handled the business side of being an artist?
I am still working on that business side of things…I always say I wish I was better at the business side of things – maybe I would be more advanced in my career if I was more business oriented…i don’t know.

14. Describe your artwork in 3 words:
I would say my work is – Whimsical, fun, happy

15. Where else on the internet can we find your work online?
My work can be seen on my blog at http://www.rosehilldesigns.blogspot.com and on FACEBOOK

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Why is handmade so expensive?

Why is handmade seem more expensive than mass produced?

I have had so many people ask me over and over: “Why are handmade items so costly?” My answer has always remained the same, after 19 years of selling handmade jewelry I can list thousands of reasons; however I won’t bore you with thousands and settle for a few very important reasons.
When buying handmade you must take into consideration not only the quality materials that the artisan uses, but the expertise, time, and love spent creating an original and unique work of art.
Sure, you may be able to go buy a trendy necklace that “EVERYONE who is ANYONE” is wearing, or those FAB “knock-Off” duplicate earrings like Angelina Jolie wears, but really, in all actuality I prefer to wear custom created jewelry that no one else is wearing. Call me different, call me what you will but I love to sport a style that screams for attention.

With department store, mass produced jewelry lines you can’t get that satisfaction of knowing you are one stylish and unique individual. So, it is in this respect that I will gladly spend my hard earned cash to own a custom created piece of wearable art. The fact that no one else has a duplicate is gives me a most devious pleasure I’m afraid! It is what sets me apart from everyone else, and gives me an edge over Angelina, she may have Brad Pitt but I have a whole collection of one of a kind jewelry pieces that always get me attention when I wear them!

Another important thing to remember is that individual artisans aren’t out to make a “Killing” by creating one of kind handmade items. Most artisans are truly “Starving Artists” and are trying to in all actuality, to make ends meet. As an artist I can tell you that even though some people tell me my prices are high I still do not charge enough money to actually make a profit, however I love creating and my love for creating art is my clients gain.

When you purchase a handmade item there is no comparison between it and an item that was produced by a machine on an assembly line. First, the machine that is slamming out 1000 necklaces per hour doesn’t care about quality, it is a machine, and its one function is to repeat the same motion over and over and over again.

When an artisan creates a piece of art there is a lot of care that goes into each piece. The amount of fine detailing and special attention that is given to each and every step throughout the creating process can take an artisan hours or even days to complete. I can assure you that handmade items are created with much thought, special care and an abundance of love. Most every item an artisan creates has a story of inspiration behind it, and thus being said that creation holds more meaning than a mass produced item that has no story behind its creation other than a CEO waiting to climb the corporate ladder and receive a six figure income.

In all reality, I buy handmade whenever I can. I like knowing that I am supporting an artist who could be a single mother, a college student, a retired person who has little or no retirement to rely on, or even the artist who has a dream of working from home in order to stay home with her or his family. I love the fact that I can support a dream for someone, and that when I buy handmade I am giving something back to the community.

In closing, I must be sure to add that supporting and buying handmade has been one of the most positive experiences I have had, not just in my collection of fine art for myself and home, but also when giving gifts to family and friends. I can honestly tell you that nothing says “I care” and “I love you” more than giving a handmade item.
Sure, a box of expensive chocolates for Valentine’s Day or an anniversary is very sweet and tasty, but an artisan created piece of jewelry lasts much longer and portrays a message “I’m giving you this gift because it is as unique and special as you are.” This statement couldn’t be more correct, because I assure you the machine pumping out a thousand pieces of expensive chocolate’s doesn’t care one bit if I smiled while eating each delicious morsel. For me, Knowing that the artist who sold the handmade item is wondering if I love their design and wonder if I see the emotion and beauty in it as they did when creating it speaks volumes.

Supporting handmade is clearly a sane and sound choice for me, and I hope that once you are done reading this you may see it is a wonderful choice for you to embrace as well.

As always, wishing each of you a beautiful weekend ahead,
Peace, Love & Hippie Chic Jewelz
HCJ 2012

Meet Cody Rutty, a Phenomenal Abstract Artist!

Happy Friday everyone! To add to the Awesomeness of the day, I have a great treat for you! I had a chance to interview a wonderful artist whose work is nothing short of phenomenal. I was truly captivated by this artists work, the fine detail and range of artistic talent has left me most awe inspired!
Meet Cody Rutty, I am sure you will find his work as fascinating and spell binding as I do!

What is the name of your shop and link?

Cody Rutty: My work is on my website, http://www.codyruttyart.com, and in a more interactive sense on my Facebook fan page: Cody Rutty

How has your experience been on online as an artist?

Cody Rutty: Well, for years nothing really happened (laughs). I had built a website that was probably only visited by spiders and bots. With a little social media and doing more shows, however, the online experience is really coming alive, and a majority of sales come from web traffic, which is fantastic.

What has been your most exciting moment online?
Cody Rutty: Recently I received a PayPal notification email that someone living in Japan had bought two fairly large pieces. That was a great feeling. Shipping art to Japan is a nice first.

Do you have any advice for new artists in your area of creativity?
Cody Rutty: I do. Even though I’m not an expert, I would suggest diversifying your work load, meaning have an armada of work ranging from quick drawings to elaborate in-depth pieces. This will not only give you a range of output to produce but a solid trailing equity accessible to those interested in your work.

How long have you been an artist?
Cody Rutty: My mom used to tell me that I was fairly obsessed with drawing, couldn’t stop me, and that hasn’t really changed, besides adding paint to the equation. I think most artists would answer “my whole life” to this question, and that’s a pretty fair response, accurate. But when I was about 15-16 I started really producing paintings as they were, artifacts of work. So as far as production? About 12 years. I’m still very new.

Who or what had the greatest influence on you as you developed as an artist?
Cody Rutty: Beside the thousands of incredible visual artists in the library, I’ve been fascinated by the work of Edward Lorenz, Benoit Mandelbrot, then Felix Hausdorff and Waclaw Sierpinksi. Their works inspire me in a very major way. Since I picked up The Fractal Geometry of Nature freshman year in high school my work has always seen influence by these great minds.

How would you characterize your work?
Cody Rutty: This is a question that never gets easier with practice (laughs). I get asked this a lot over, say, dinner or meeting new people. I usually say that my work is abstract and leave it at that. When all is said and done, I think that’s how my work appears to most.

How do you feel when people interpret your artwork differently?
Cody Rutty: When they interpret the work disparately than how I envision it, that difference is very valuable. It’s sort of an inevitability with my work. When I start to interpolate the varying views from a few reactions, a strange, topological shape starts to form in my head from the different vantages. I like it. It’s fascinating and gives strange volume to a static image.

Describe your workshop/studio for us:
Cody Rutty: Right now I’m working out of a fairly small room at home. I have another room for storage and a garage with a wood shop. They’re all pretty scattered and blended together. This may change soon, I’m looking at warehouse space.

What’s the hardest part of being an artist?
Innately, I think artists have higher highs and lower lows, and this up and down velocity can be wearing. Sometimes the hardest part is keeping the faith, and other times the hardest part is trying not to explode form excitement (laughs).

How many hours a day do you create?
Cody Rutty: On any given work day, 6-10 is pretty common. 0-24 is also fairly common.

How does creating art make you feel?
Cody Rutty: Creating art makes me feel like I’m part of something good. So many writers, musicians, artists of all kinds know this feeling. It’s a feeling of worth and value, and a feeling of triumph over the more banal and mundane daily routines. If I didn’t create art, conversely, I think I’d try to surround myself with it regardless.

“What is Art?” is certainly too big of a question to ask here, but what do you hope your audience takes away from your art? What statement do you hope to make?

Cody Rutty: I’ve always enjoyed watching people look at art, mine or others’. It can be very solemn the way a person regards art. I hope that those who have my art on their walls take away something original, something that no other little rectangle elicits in them. What that is, who knows. I’ve had such varying feedback. As far as statements are concerned, I hope that the better my art becomes, the more it says ‘this is worth it, creating art is worthwhile, do it.’ I could really bore you with my personal intellectualisms (laughs).

What are your artistic goals?
Cody Rutty: Well I’ve been fortunate enough to never run out of ideas. Perhaps when this happens, I’ll be able to answer this question better (laughs). But I reckon the goal is to produce a lot before I’m too old or dead.

How have you handled the business side of being an artist?
Cody Rutty: I’m getting better, slowly. Something about money and art has always seemed mutually exclusive, but bills and money seem to go hand in hand. So if you’re looking to pay the bills with art, the business side is very immediate and important. I do believe one of the worst feelings is being desperate for money and practically giving your art away. It’s part of the process and ultimately your art is in someone’s home. Over time, I think your work will find its own way.

Where else on the Internet can we find your work?
Cody Rutty:

I’d say ‘like’ my Facebook fan page: From there I have my other nodes (laughs).

Cody, thank you for sharing your AMAZING artwork with us, it was truly a pleasure getting to interview you!

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