Monday, October 17, 2016

Rainbow Artists

As many of you know I have a shop on Etsy where I sell my handmade journals and cards, hand knitted items, a few paintings and my photography. However, Etsy is not only for selling, but also for getting in touch with other talented artists. I am member of two great teams and one of them is the Rainbow Artists Team.

I would like to introduce some of the artists to you every now and then.

Please meet Gilly Thomas, a sculptor from New Ross in Ireland, who rather late came to sculpture and thoroughly enjoys it. You can see that in her art! This is my favorite piece from her beautiful shop - art that speaks to me:


Next up is Monika from TobisiasLilThing. She lives in Northumberland, England and is a jewelry and card maker. She uses beautiful colors in her artwork. Her jewelry is lovely, and what I really like is that she also makes fun little jewelry for children - like these bracelets that I would buy in a heartbeat if my girl was still little (and especially since she loves orange):


Then there's Kent Olinger. What can I say? His shop is filled with beautiful jewelry that gets its inspiration from wildlife, and I do think he especially likes crows and ravens. He lives on Vancouver Island in British Columbia and I suspect that he has nature right at his front door - at least that is how I remember this beautiful part in the world. His handcrafted silver and copper jewelry is unique. Since I love crows I'm drawn to this gorgeous piece:


Last but certainly not least there's Christina Goldstein from Florida. Due to health reasons she couldn't crochet anymore and now gives us beautiful paintings. It's often painful for her to paint - her shop also carries the name Art Through the Pain. Her paintings are colorful and uplifting. This one is my favorite:


I hope you have enjoyed this little wandering into some Etsy stores.


15 comments:

Ginnie said...

How fun to see what you like on Etsy, Carola, because my sister, Ruth, sells her quilts and mug mats there. I have a feeling there's a world of talent there, but how you would zoom in on any one particular artist would be like divine intervention, I think! I love the ones you have picked for this post.

Elephant's Child said...

Thank you so much for showcasing beauty, talent and determination.

Debby Ray said...

These are all such beautiful works of art. Thank you for sharing and have a lovely week!

Barb said...

So much talent and creativity. Thank you for sharing these Carola.

TexWisGirl said...

love the crow jewelry and the contemplative sculpture, too.

Magic Love Crow said...

Gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing these shops!!!

Hindustanka said...

Hi Carola!
Oh yes, thanks for introducing to these wonderful artists. I loved each and every piece they made. The painting looks so cheerful, color choice is amazing!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

So many talented people. Thank you for sharing.

Poppy said...

Hi Carola,

Wow! Such beauty and talent and inspiration you have for us today! Each one of these artists is certainly unique. How gripping that mother and child sculpture is for its pure simplicity. I can almost hear the call of the metallic crows on the branches! How pretty those dainty and delightful bracelets would look on a little girl, and the bright and bold colours of that painting are truly invigorating!

Thanks for introducing these gifted crafters to us!

Poppy

Debbie Rodgers said...

Wonderful blog feature Carola! Awesome shops! :)

Jeanie said...

It's such fun to see the work of these talented artists. Thank you for sharing them!

Bethany Carson said...

Thanks for sharing the work of these artists. It's amazing that Christina Goldstein can paint so beautifully even though she's in pain. The artists I know say they have to be feeling good to paint well.

Monika Kobus said...

Carol a thanks a lot for shoping my little orange set ��. Beautiful post!

seabluelens said...

I enjoyed this! I love that copper crow necklace so much! The last one, the painter who used to crochet? I'd say she still does, only in paint now. So interesting...I love seeing the work other artists do, and I always love learning a bit about their backstories.

John's Island said...

Hi Carola, This is just a wonderful post to share the kind of joy to be found on Etsy. I have purchased a couple of handmade items from Etsy sellers and they have turned out to be excellent purchases. My activity in the blogosphere comes and goes and sometimes I do not get around to visiting blogs as much as I should and it is always a pleasure to stop by your blog. Thank you for sharing and for your kind words on my blog. I must stop by here more often!