Sadly, I can relate to this kitty and her bad hair, although as far as I know, I don’t have hair growing out of my ears…..yet. Perhaps it would help if I were to get a haircut every three months instead of my usual birthday haircut and October haircut. Every year, I tell myself that I’ll do better with my hair , but I never do….I still take dull scissors to my bangs every couple of months to get them out of my eyes. Usually by the time I actually go to the beauty shop (beauty shop? what is this, the fifties?), my bangs are sticking up at various heights and lengths, looking a little like, yes, yes, the kitty in the picture. Come to think of it, that was the expression on my face this morning when I got the unfortunate glimpse of myself in the mirror. (I usually try to avoid mirrors whenever possible).
On that note, I thought I would show off a really fun Etsy treasury that was curated by Gabardine Couture
. She’s from Switzerland and makes some really groovy handbags and other things too.
(Disclaimer: This treasury has nothing to do with bad hair or mirror avoidance, this is a super cool treasury whereas my appearance is not super cool and has nothing whatsoever to do with this super cool treasury and I don’t know why I even brought it up).
Click on any picture to go to the listing on Etsy:
She featured one of my wall sculptures “Psychedelic Flower #1“, which was inspired by the movie “Avatar”.
(I really need to re-shoot some of my earlier photos, geeze……I’ll add that to my never-ending list.)
This is how I feel about the internet today! The weather is just too nice to be sitting in front of the computer so it’s is a day for the studio! I feel like working on my “Third Chakra” wall sculpture today, something I’ve been thinking about for about three weeks now. It’s about time I let it flow out through my hands instead of clogging things up in my solar plexus. Yellows, golds, white rays, clearing, healing….oh yeah, it’s time.
Before I go play, I wanted to show off this treasury by Etsy talent grahtoestudio entitled “Dreamscapes…..Feel Like This”. This shop is full of some really amazing items made from antlers…yes, I said antlers, so be sure and check it out!
Click on any picture to see the listing on Etsy.
Enjoy this collection of how dreams feel to me…
My wall sculpture entitle “Renewal” is one of the featured items in this treasury, and I’m pleased that something I made is in a treasury about dreamscapes…that’s right up my alley! Click on the picture to see more photos and information.
Be sure and check out my Etsy Shop: Primalpainter Modern Abstract Art. I hope to be adding something new soon!
Awww, love is a beautiful thing…
Well today I’m off to enjoy a beautiful sunshiney day in the “big city”. Despite the fact that I rarely leave my beautiful 3 1/2 acres, I still dread the traffic lights and all the gajillions of people and cars. But, it is Valentine’s Day, so in lieu of gifts, my boyfriend and I are going to see a movie and out to eat. Maybe my 20 year old daughter will come and I can kill two birds with one stone. Gee, I’m quite the romantic, aren’t I?! lol. Can you believe that I’m 50 and still use the word “boy” friend? Manfriend sounds even weirder…. husband….NOT (shudder! been there, done that), how about mate? or Lover…..My Luvahhhh…. ewww, I think I’ll just stick with boyfriend.
Today is a good day for a bright red treasury. This one was curated by none other than Etsy extraordinaire Fleeting Stillness
. She makes some really beautiful glass items, be sure to check her out.
I’m honored that Fleeting Stillness chose to include my wall sculpture entitled “Breaking Free” in her lovely Valentine’s Day Treasury. To see this wall sculpture and other groovy abstract art, check out my Etsy shop Primalpainter: Modern Abstract Art.
Have a Happy Valentine’s Day!
>I love staying home, but even I’m getting cabin fever from being snowbound. Hopefully I don’t go insane like Jack Nicholson in “The Shining”. Hey now there’s a book I haven’t read for awhile…I remember I listed it as my favorite book when I was a senior in highschool……Good grief, is that book that old? Am I that old?! Fifty this year……ummmm, yeah, that’s not old!!!! Fifty is the new 30, didn’t I hear that somewhere or did I just make that up to make myself feel better?…..lol
I’m participating in the Great Handmadeology Chain Game Treasury Challenge. The challenge is to keep creating treasuries that feature those artists who have featured you. Some people, I notice, make GaJILLIONS of treasuries……I, however, am almost a treasury making virgin.
I made my first one a couple of weeks ago, and it….took…..HOURS!! I don’t even know how many times I’d be almost finished, then forget and hit the back button without saving and it all..just…disappeared. Then I didn’t realize the importance of contacting all the featured artists so they’d click and comment, so needless to say, my first treasury was a flop in terms of views, comments, and clicks.
My second one called “Winter Wonderland” was a smashing success in comparison, 180 some views, a bunch of clicks and comments, plus it was a little faster to put together although still time consuming. This one is called “Snow and Ice” in dubious honor of the copious amounts of snow and ice we’ve had in the past week, not to mention the fact that here in Northwest Arkansas we got about 6″ more and it’s not supposed to stop for the whole day! If I start looking crazier than normal and start wielding an axe of some kind, blame it on Stephen King.
Ice and snow can be as beautiful as this Handmadeology treasury.
Lovely, isn’t it! Click on any of the pictures and you’ll go straight to that item on Etsy.
Come check me out on Etsy!
>The Handmadeology team on Etsy has got to be one of the fastest growing teams on that site. Well, maybe not since Etsy made it a requirement to join teams in order to post anywhere. The point of that? Ya got me. It seems to me like there are other issues more pressing than forcing people to join teams.
Most of my Etsy education came from the business forum, and anyone can still read it, but you have to join the “team” to post in it with your questions. That’s a turn off to alot of people from what I’ve read. I joined the business forum team because it’s an easy way to get exposure and get people to recognize your name. Pretty painless, really, once I got over the stubborn “I don’t need no freakin’ team” rant.
The Handmadeology Team is playing a chain game which has resulted in tons of treasuries being made. I need to get my third treasury made today featuring those fantastic people who have featured me in theirs. I don’t know about other people, but I find treasury making really time consuming, although it’s fun to be able to see people’s shops more in-depth.. I was going to try the poster sketch today, but discovered they have discontinued it! So much for that treasury making short cut…ack.
This treasury is by fellow teammate, Lbtoyos.
My wall sculpture that was featured in this treasury is called “Breaking Free”. It measures about 23″ wide, 28″ high, and 3″ deep. It has eleven separate pieces of wood which are elevated giving it a sculptural quality. It has texture, dimension, pattern, design, and if you like reds, it’s got it all!
To see more groovy three dimensional wall sculptures, check out my Etsy shop.
>The Etsy Handmadeology Team has some very talented members. Here’s a recent treasury curated by Susan that showcases a few of these talented members. This is her first treasury and she did a fantastic job! You can see her Etsy shop BeautifullyPractical HERE:
I’m honored that she included my abstract psychedelic wall sculpture in this collection entitled “Spiraling Up“. It represents a time in my life when my creative juices were really kicking in after a period of hibernation.
Click on any of the pictures to go directly to that listing on Etsy.
Colors, textures, scents, sounds, flavors…together they add to the richness of our life. Better to feel than to not live with passion.
If you like three dimensional abstract art
and wall sculptures
, check out my Etsy Shop
>This treasury was done a couple of weeks ago, but as way to thank my fellow artists and craftsmen for featuring me, I wanted to start posting them all. This one was curated by mistflowerphoto on Etsy.
for color. It will capture your heart! Enjoy! Valerie
My wall sculpture entitled “Psychedelic Sunburst #1” was included in this colorful and fun treasury. It measures 28″ high, 23″ wide, and 3″ deep. It’s contructed with four seperate layers of wood placed at varying heights giving it a sculptural quality. (and no, it doesn’t glow in the dark but would probably look really cool under a blacklight.)
If you like this type of wall sculpture and would like to see more, go to my Etsy shop HERE!