Friday, October 26, 2007
Featured Etsy Artist
Here is my first featured etsy artist Giftbearer. You can see her etsy shop here
and her blog here.
When first entering her shop I was blown away by her unique jewelry. WOW!
She has been an artist, pretty much from birth. Dipping her fingers into all sorts of things! She works in several mediums; including acrylics, watercolor, drawing, clay sculpture, and jewelry. A multicultural influence is evident in her work reflecting a diverse heritage of Iroquois Indian, Hawaiian, Russian Jewish, and French Canadian. She is strongly influenced by nature, political and social issues, and uses her art to educate the public.
She has mentored artists with mental illness in a psychosocial rehabilitation program she developed called Artvision which she operated out of her home on a shoestring budget. The project was fully self-supporting, receiving no government funding.
Artists in the program received help and guidance in learning all aspects of how to run an art-based business. This prepared them to earn money using a talent they already have.
She has become involved in a number of volunteer efforts; including providing online support and treatment information to people with autoimmune diseases, and has donated art items to benefit the survivors of Hurricane Katrina.
Just a wonderful lady all around! Stop by, check her out, and grab some beautiful, unique jewelry while you are there! I am still in awe with her items!