Saturday, July 28, 2007

Featured Artist...Sellerogoods!

I'd like to introduce you to my featured artist of the week, Leah Moerschel from Sellerogoods. Leah offers some amazing original oil paintings in her shop. My favorite is "Two as One". I would love to hang this one in my living room! Please enjoy the following interview, and then visit Leah's shop at
If you'd like to be a featured artist of the week, drop me a line.
Who are you?
Leah Moerschel - wife,mother,artist
What is your Etsy Shop Name/link?
What tag categories do you specialize in?
art, abstract, original, spiritual, surreal, painting, oil
Do you create for children or adults, women or men?
I create for anyone with eyes to see!
What do you like about Etsy?
I love the variety and vast scope of talent available there. From the beginning artist to the mind-blowing and talented senior artists, each item is exactly as unique as it should be!What do you like about creating? I love the release I get from pouring my soul onto my canvases. Whatever I am feeling or going through in my life at that moment shows up in front of me with every brush stroke.
What do you love about your business?
I love that I can wake up and paint, or wake up and not have's up to me and how I am feeling, inspired or not, that particular day.
What is your favorite product right now? This is my all-time favorite painting from my shop, and I don't know that I will ever be able to part with it. It is so much deeper and more vibrant in person and everyone that sees it always gets something different from it. For me, it was the release of a spiritual transformation- for others it may look like mountains under a sunset!
What makes you unique at Etsy?
I am a Christian and not afraid to say it- my work is a reflection of my Creator and I DO place limits on what I will and will not be willing to create for someone. My canvas is a reflection of my heart, my eyes a window to my soul, my ears a gateway to the Heavens and I don't want anything crossing over any of these that may interrupt my walk with my Savior.
What makes you unique as a woman?
I hold the depths of the ocean in my heart and am stronger than I give myself credit for. I am a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister, an aunt, a cousin, a friend and a WOMAN-which in and of itself is a great,great thing!
What do you love about Kids?
I know that I live and breathe mine-they are the greatest blessings a woman can ever be given! I treasure them and relish every second because they grow up SO QUICKLY!
What are some other sites to find out more about you and what you love to create?

Etsy Shop * Flickr * Shop

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Are *you* ready?

I just snagged a new treasury....'An Etsymom Christmas'. Christmas is right around the corner. Are *you* ready? Click the link below to visit the treasury. Your clicks and comments are VERY MUCH appreciated!

Etsy Shop * Flickr * Shop

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Monday, July 23, 2007

Banner Exchange Anyone?

I would like to feature a few banners from other artists on my blog and MySpace pages in exchange for a spot for my banner on their blogs/MySpace pages. Anyone up for a banner exchange? Contact me if you're interested!

Etsy Shop * Flickr * Shop

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Featured Artist...Pixie Blossoms!

Introducing my featured artist of the week, Pixie Blossoms. Her digital photography is just beautiful!

If you would like to be a featured artist, contact me at

Pixie Blossoms

Who are you?
I am a woman that loves to create and make pretty things. I am a mother of two little boys and I spend the whole day at home with them. When I have some "free" time, I will enjoy photography, sewing, creating some exquisite and playful pieces for our home, myself, kids and friends. I was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro - Brazil and I have lived in the USA since 2002, because I met my husband and he is an American citizen.

Shop name/link
My shop name is Pixie Blossoms and the link is

Categories I specialize in
Usually art (photography), vintage (for my vintage kits), bags and purses and children.

Do you create for children or adults, women or men?
Adults and children, usually for women. I will be making kids' backpacks soon, for little kids and I will make for boys too (kindergarten age).

What do you like about Etsy?
Their organization, it's handy and easy to deal with. I think it's a great site that is helping a lot of people out there to show off their work. It's not easy to build a website (online shop) ourselves and maintain it. I like it more than Ebay. We are able to buy and sell unique handmade work and also I've been finding nice craft supplies.

What do you like about creating?
I love the freedom of choosing whatever comes to my mind. I love to play with different patterns, textures, colors. I feel really good when in the end of a creative process, I like the result and also it's a pleasure to know that people like it too. Creating means something new and I consider myself a very bright and open person, welcome to new ideas, new concepts.

What do you love about your business?
I don't think I own a business. This "business thing" is too big for me. I am small, only one working sometimes, I don't know how things will turn for me in the future. I don't really keep thinking about it. I live this moment now of making few pieces of joy for people, because they really make me feel happy. I like selling and I love when you love what I make. It's all about the pleasure of making and being recognized as well. Money doesn't really matter at this moment.

What is your favorite product right now?
My bags.

What makes you unique at Etsy?
Hmmm, let me see...I can say the way I put so much on my products. I spend hours on each of them. I will try all possibilities before finishing something. I like the style I am in right now, it's playful, it's colorful, it's happy, it has a different touch, a vintage feel. Also, my photographs pass the same feeling. It's never sad, never dark. People say I am generous, outspoken and bright. I think the uniqueness of my products reflects who I am.

What makes you unique as a woman?
We are all unique. I don't wanna be pretentious...we are all unique.

What do you love about your kids?
They are so smart, so beautiful...they amaze me all the time. I love the fact that they are here, they are around me all the time, I love to have the chance to be their mother. I am very grateful for that!!!!

What are some other sites to find out more about you and what you love to create?
I have a blog since last year and it's fun. Come visit anytime!

Etsy Shop * Flickr * Shop

Thursday, July 19, 2007

5 Things You Probably Don't Know About Me

So, I was thinking, "You know....I'm fairly new to this blogging thing, and most of my readers don't really know me at all."

And that got me thinking some more, "I should share a few tidbits of information about myself. Maybe, oh I don't know, build up some rapport with people? What a novel idea!" (Hee hee...sarcasm is fun.)

5 Things You Probably Don't Know About Me

  1. My first language was sign language. My parents are deaf and I have two sisters, one brother, and nine nieces and nephews who are all deaf. Everyone always says to me, "Wow, Janice, it must have been so quiet growing up in your house.", not really. Deaf people are the loudest freakin' people I know!
  2. I love lemons. And I'm not talking about how they taste, how they smell....although they taste and smell just fine. I'm talking about how they look. Something about a bowl of lemons that gets me all warm and fuzzy inside.
  3. I'm a cancer survivor. When I was 22 years old and 6 months pregnant with my second daughter, I was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. I kicked some abnormal cell booty and am doing great now.
  4. I used to have a pet iguana. He was the coolest pet ever! His name was Spike and went everywhere with me.... the grocery store, the pool, the mall, anywhere! He'd just perch right up on my shoulder and chill.
  5. I'm a Hooters Girl. I have worked for Hooters on and off for eight years. If I had to work for someone else, it's the most awesome job I could ever have.

So there ya have it. We are now officially acquaintances. Drop me a line sometime, it's only polite. ((wink))

Etsy Shop * Flickr * Shop

Monday, July 9, 2007

Gift Boxes!

I have been thinking about adding a new product to my store. I love my greeting cards, but people need more than that when they're gift-giving. Gift boxes! People need beautiful gift boxes, it dawned on me. So, I tried folding one gift box out of paper, to see if it even resembled a box. (grin) And whaddaya know.... a new product is born. Introducing, the hand-folded paper gift box. I have so much fun making these and the list is endless when it comes to paper and color combinations. Not to mention, all the pretty ribbon to top it off! Stop by my Etsy shop and take a look. If you purchase an item, put 'Blog' in the notes to seller and I'll give you free shipping. Wait for me to send you a revised invoice!