I try to buy most gifts from the artist or maker as much as possible. I try to either buy locally or online directly from the maker when I can. It’s such a wonderful sub-economy, and so much more meaningful that way. Not to mention the incredible variety that is just not available in the mass market commercial world.
Today’s featured crafter submission came with a special little message: “Stay Inspired!” Couldn’t have said it better myself 😉
Everything….. human nature, words, kindness, diversity, animals, smiles, crayons, cartoons, courteousness, movies, books…
Handmade goods really stand out from the mass produced for me – just by the nature of the handmade process every piece is unique, and small imperfections add to the character. You can also find some fantastic, unusual things design wise that are of fantastic quality – you know that the person making these things really cares.
A portion or all of the purchase price of my animal themed paintings is donated to UPAWS, my local no kill animal shelter.
Because handmade means a person put time, care and love into an item. Because we should never lose the human touch. Because hand made is beautiful and unique. Because handmade means passion. Because it is important for humans to leave behind things we have created with our hands to pass onto the next generation. Because part of the artist is… View Post
About me….. I was born and raised in NY. I went to art school to study illustration. I love soccer, traveling, taking my stuffed cat abby stu with me and having him pose in pictures, craft beers, the farmers market, gardening, cactus, soccer, the trampoline, fabric stores, the arctic…. I want to go a brush a walrus’ tusks!