I love the art card selected by Dana's Jewelry Designs in this post. It makes me want to go on a moonlit walk through a lush stretch of forest.
Dana has several blogs and several shops on this wide interweb world.
Diane of The Shutterbug Eye shares her handmade artisan finds on this blog. In this post, she highlights members of the Camera Angles Market on 1000 Markets, including, of course, yours truly.
Visit Diane's shop, website, blog, etc.
Bliss and Folly's photo challenge this week is "Home." I spend so much of my time in the temperate rain forests of the Pacific Northwest, and sitting on the ground to boot, that a close-up shot of a Douglas-Fir cone is home to me.
Looking at it reminds me of what a fir cone smells like, and what it feels like in my hands (very different when it's wet than when it's dry), and precisely how far I can chuck one at an unsuspecting friend.
The Green With Envy collection on The Handmade Gift Guide might make you just that. Chosen from various popular handmade venues, these green gifts are serene and satisfying.
Marigold's blog, Hideous! Dreadful! Stinky! highlights items that "help save the ta-ta's" in this post in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Marigold also has a shop on Etsy by the same delightful name.
Chic & Green is a blog of "indie shopping style and all things lovely" - an apt subtitle, indeed. Karley of Loubird Handmade has a keen eye for classy items out there in the handmade and vintage world.
This episode of Chic & Green is all about bags. Handbags, totes, wallets, and bags designed for on-the-go kids are all highlighted here.
Spotlight on Handmade features handmade finds from around the web. This collection of fine art photographs of subtle greens and purples is called "Serenity."
Etsy Under $20 showcases "Affordably awesome handmade and vintage finds from Etsy.com." This post is devoted to all things glittery.
Tina Pfeiffer of Pfeiffer Photos and ForresTinaVintage has written a lovely little feature about Daogreer Earth Works! The feature is part of her series of "Etsy PDX" interviews on her blog, which highlight artists and crafters from the Portland Metropolitan Area.
The questions were fun to answer, and Tina has included a variety of items from my shop interspersed amongst my responses. Check it out!
Fabiana Martins offers many options for the discerning wallet-chooser. Her blog is in Portugese, but I used the Google Translator to get the gist of the text. I was intrigued to find my little wallets in amongst Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Dolce & Gabbana, Coach, Chanel, and other fancy designers. I'm glad Faby regards me so highly.
The translated text of Fabiana's post:
The bag that I will post this week is from Andrea's BLOG'ARTE. Since I started blogging she is always here and now turned virtual friends. I love your blog, your posts and we have many things in common beyond the fact that we are artists. She said this is your bag ballad ...
Look at the text she sent the photo: My bags are always larger and carry them all: bottle of mineral water, basic snack, a piece of candy, sometimes I put the sunscreen, other umbrella, or both, a set of pens hidrocor for "moleskine, notebook, calculator, etc, etc. .... It seems the purse of Mary Poppins! Today, even I left the bag of coins, which need not (and always weigh much!). I would say that the purse and wallet are new! I did that! Then, following the numbering of the photo:
1. Remedy for migraine, I have always and at the most preposterous;
2. Makeup - Baton, mascara and eyeliner - because I went to a "party"!; 3. Moleskine and pen - always go where I go, no matter if I have time to draw or not;
4. Remedinho for anxiety - I have anxiety disorder. Um horror!!! A horror! I do not want this either to evil people ...;
5. Pack of cigarettes and lighter metal in common - smoke muuito!;
6. The bracelet that I tried to use but could not stand ... I can not stand "trinkets" in the heat;
7. Rubber and "tic-tac" for hair, basic and unobtrusive;
8. My new wallet - not final statement, but I had leather (a-do-ra-va!) Broke ... - Where will I find another?? Must be small and functional, feminine and discreet in brown leather, metal-free brand name or brand of apparent and not too expensive ...
9. My bag!
I love the purse, and wallet (made by her) that inspired the post. Since she is in need of a new wallet, I decided to show some ... hope that helps! There are many options: sizes, colors, fabrics, zipper, button, no button, finally, I hope you enjoy the I choose and let your opinion, reviews, tips and links here! When it comes to the portfolio, I find that spending a little time makes a difference. A leather wallet is always a great option and very hard. I have been with my two years, and though she is pink and patent leather (very basic), is impeccable and still not sick (rs). And my portfolio is so last long and only change it when I can not stand to look more face them. I love two models in particular: * Medium size, which has room for cash, credit cards, driver's license and coins * Small-type card (card holder) who has room only for money and cards. They are super practical and fit in your pocket.
And you, what's your favorite model?
Tina Daunt is a writer covering Hollywood, politics, style, and culture out of Los Angeles. She has collected a few inspiring pieces on her design blog, The English Muse, in honor of Obama's inauguration.