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Undiscovered Etsy, Third Edition July 19, 2009

Once again, here are a few of my fellow Etsians whose work I enjoy and adore.  Sounds like a fairly boring post, right?  Fear not, I wouldn’t do that to you.  The really cool thing about these sellers is that they haven’t made their first sale yet.  Therefore, YOU could be their first.  Number one.  The original.  The one they’ll always remember.  You could make a fantastic memory for somebody.  What could be better than that?

This is the 3rd Edition of “Undiscovered.”  The theme:  Nature.  The original inspiration.

ThePoshPalace makes beautiful, high end jewelry.  I happen to love this little sea turtle, especially.  It is at once beautiful, elegant, and adorable.  See more at http://ThePoshPalace.etsy.com.

ThePoshPalace makes beautiful, high end jewelry. I happen to love this little sea turtle, especially. It is at once beautiful, elegant, and adorable. See more at http://ThePoshPalace.etsy.com.

Kiwibird1s landscapes are just gorgeous.  More at http://kiwibird1.etsy.com.

Kiwibird1's landscapes are just gorgeous. More at http://kiwibird1.etsy.com.

LilacTuesday has these great little cards.  This watercolor and color pencil creation is one of my favorites.  More at http://LilacTuesday.etsy.com.

LilacTuesday has these great little cards. This watercolor and color pencil creation is one of my favorites. More at http://LilacTuesday.etsy.com.

These are all fantastic items, and very much worthy of a sale.  Don’t let these works of art get lost in the Etsy shuffle!

Enjoy!

-D

 

10% Off Storewide!

Everything in my shop is 10% off, exclusive to my wonderful blog readers!  Enter the code “BlogD” in the note to seller at checkout and I will adjust the paypal invoice accordingly.  There is no limit:  Get whatever you want, and AS MUCH as you want, for 10% less than the listed price!  This offer is good through the end of July!

Visit the shop now at ChoiceD.etsy.com.

 

Photographer Alan Babbitt July 2, 2009

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Fireworks

"Fireworks"

As a photography student and a lover of the medium, I will occassionally run Google searches for random fine art photography.  Sometimes, I get a slew of boring, clicheed hallmark photos, and I’ll eventually give up and return to Facebook (or some other bit of useless web surfing).  Other times, I’ll find a real gem.

Such was the case yesterday, when Google popped up with the name of Alan Babbitt.  I clicked, not sure what to expect.  What I stumbled across was an amazing story, accompanied by some beautiful images.  According to his website at www.abproductions.com, Alan has been pursuing fine art photography for decades.  Despite struggling with dibilitatingly poor vision, he managed to find success in his work.  However, just a few years ago, he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s, a disease that causes tremors – a curse for a photographer who requires the freedom to move his hands with precision.

Instead of seeing the tragedy in his illness, Alan used it as inspiration.  He began utilising his tremors as a photographic technique, capturing the movement and working with light in an entirely different way.  His portfolios of “Tremor Enhanced Photography” have some of his most abstract and magical results.  It is well worth a few strokes of the keyboard to visit his site – for the sheer magnitude of his ambition, if nothing else.

Take in the moment with these.

– D

 

Discount Offer! June 29, 2009

Filed under: Discount Opportunities,Uncategorized — ChoiceD @ 2:10 am
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****SPECIAL OFFER!!!!****

When you buy ANYTHING from my shop (http://ChoiceD.etsy.com), enter promotional code:  “Undiscovered2” in the note to seller box at check out and I will refund you for 20% of the listed price!!

This offer is only good until July 5, 2009!  Hurry now for a very special discount!

– D

 

Undiscovered Etsy, 2nd Edition

In honor of the upcoming holiday, I have chosen to devote this portion of “Undiscovered Etsy” to Americana.  Here are the best red, white, blue, starred, and striped handmade goods created by Etsians who have yet to make their first sale!

Etsy user MsJewelry made these patriotic dangling earrings.  See more of her work at http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6149191

Etsy user MsJewelry made these patriotic dangling earrings. See more of her work at http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6149191

Jensywensy created this original acrylic painting, which captures some of the beauty in the American farm life.  See more of this Etsians work at http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7458499

Jensywensy created this original acrylic painting, which captures some of the beauty in the American farm life. See more of this Etsian's work at http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7458499

These sparkly carnelian earrings are perfect accessories for an Independence Day picnic.  See more at http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7089619

These sparkly carnelian earrings are perfect accessories for an Independence Day picnic. See more at http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7089619

Crafttreasures cross-stitch design will bring any child into their own imaginary American Wild West.  With a rocking horse and train, all your little cowboy needs is a 10-gallon hat!  See more at http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6979186

Crafttreasures' cross-stitch design will bring any child into their own imaginary American Wild West. With a rocking horse and train, all your little cowboy needs is a 10-gallon hat! See more at http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6979186

Congratulations to my featured sellers for being awesome.  Visit their shops and make them ineligible for the next edition of “Undiscovered!”

Happy 4th of July!

-D

 

Photographer Gregory Colbert June 21, 2009

In the interest of artistic exploration, I’m devoting this blog entry to one of my very favorite photographers – Gregory Colbert.  He does absolutely beautiful work, and his artistic inclination is obvious both in the way he captures his subject and the way he works with images in the darkroom.  I am constantly amazed and inspired by him.  His “Ashes and Snow” series is one of the most beautiful sets of photographs I’ve ever seen.  Something about these images is so peaceful, yet so intense at the same time.

I would highly recommend visiting and exploring Colbert’s fantastic website at http://ashesandsnow.org.  It is beyond fabulous.  I hope you love it like I do.

– D

 

Undiscovered Etsy – 1st Edition June 20, 2009

I made a Treasury on Etsy some time ago, featuring only Etsians who had yet to make a sale. The population included eager newbies, as well as not-so-newbies who simply had not been recognized by buyers. Since Etsy’s Pounce function makes it so easy to uncover these shops that seem to have been lost in the shuffle, I have had (what I think is) a quasi-brilliant idea: Who needs the treasuries? I’ve got a blog!

Therefore, I will periodically be featuring undiscovered Etsians here! I look forward to the search for worthy candidates!

Without any further adieu, here are my first two featured artists…

MysticLeluDesigns makes handcrafted jewelry. These turquoise earrings are just one listing out of many beautiful options in her shop.

MysticLeluDesigns makes handcrafted jewelry. These turquoise earrings are just one listing out of many beautiful options in her shop. See more from this seller at: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7502376

Kourafas5 is a photographer with an interesting point of view. Be sure to take a look at more of her work!  See more photography at: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6244300

Kourafas5 is a photographer with an interesting point of view. Be sure to take a look at more of her work! See more photography at: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=624430

Enjoy these sellers, and take a closer look at their shops if you like what you see here.  Also, keep in mind that there will be more features in the future, so remember to check in!  If you would like to be included next time – and have not made your first sale on Etsy – let me know!

Take care, everyone.

– D