Well hello there. I know that is has been two weeks since my last post, but as I've said before...the summer days just seem to get away from me.
Two weeks ago my boys and I went on a short overnight to Baltimore, Maryland. We enjoyed a ballgame and also went to Fort McHenry which I have wanted to see for a long time now. This was where the Star Spangled Banner was written and it was very moving to be at place that is so rich in our country's history.
Last week my back went out and I was stuck in bed for 3 days. I was just too depressed to blog, although I suppose it may have been good therapy for me.
Since I missed two weeks I wanted to make up for it in a big way. I searched the word "Meadow" on ETSY yesterday and I came across so many wonderful artists that I decided to feature a whole bouquet of them with you today.
The first artists shop is called Mercury's Glass. This Wisconsin born artist creates lovely lamp work glass beads made with high quality glass form Italy, Germany, China and the United States. Be sure to visit the shop to see other beautiful items from this artist.
This Sandalwood Meadows soap is made by an ETSY shop called SunBasilGarden Soaps. This Delaware mother of two makes all of these juicy soaps and the descriptions sound absolutely heavenly. This soap is a handcrafted all natural goats milk & glycerin soap.
It has been topped in sea salt and marigold petals for a gentle exfoliation. Sunbasilgarden describes the scent as a "unique bouquet of woodsy sandalwood, cedar, rose and jasmine with bright and fresh notes to enjoy." You can also follow Sun Basil Garden on her Blog SunBasilGarden.blogspot.com.
This pretty little felted picture called Lavender field of Provence was designed by an ETSY artist called Real Farey and can be found in her shop called the Funky Felt Shop. Real Farey...also known as Betti...not only makes these felted landscapes, she also makes really cool felt clothing, wraps and pillow covers. Betti also has a wonderful blog and you can follow her at realfaery.blogspot.com.
The Plant Press is an ETSY shop run by Regina and Omarr. They find all these beautiful flowers and leaves in Austin and then press them into these framed beauties as well as in bookmarks. Be sure to check out their profile page to read about how they go through the process of pressing the plants, how they make the frames, and how they make their bookmarks. This particular item is a reserved listing on ETSY, but there are many like it available in their shop.
The Speed of Light Gallery on ETSY is run by two wonderful artists Jerry Nichols and K'lynn McDonnell. Jerry creates the natural wood frames and K'lynn creates the colored pencil landscapes. This work of art is called "Meadow at Dusk" and is just one of many unique creations in their shop.
"Dew drops suspended in time" is an 8x12 fine art photograph; ready for matting that can be found in an ETSY shop called Leaping Gazelle Studios. Located in Michigan; Lauren creates nature inspired home decor photography, botanical jewelery, cards and gifts. Be sure to stop by her shop to take a peek at her other wonderful items.
Meadows can be found all over the place. This one called "Summer Meadow" can be found on a hand painted silk scarf in an ETSY shop called Silk Story. The proprietor of this little shop is Zita; a happy grandmother and mother who resides in Lithuania creating her silk art at her kitchen table. You can find scarves as well as paintings and cards in her shop. Zita also has a lovely little Blog and you can follow her at zita-silkstory.blogspot.com.
If quilting is more your style, then you will love this quilted wall hanging called "Serenity Meadow". Daria is a self-taught quilter whose shop Quilts by Daria can be found on ETSY. She has many beautiful handcrafted items in her shop and each one is a unique piece of artwork.
Natalie Bowman is a self - taught artist who resides in Florida. This cute little Sunflower Gourd is actually a bird feeder. You can find it and many other wonderful items in her ETSY shop Nat's Kreations.
Last but certainly not least is an artist who I admire greatly. Dorana lives in Mendham, New Jersey with her handsome new husband Todd and her Senior Citizen pets, Lance, Merlin and Neisha. She is constantly creating and designing beautiful works of art for her shop A Dorana Design; on ETSY. There; you can browse tons of beauties just like this flower weave bracelet perfectly named Blush Rose Trellis. Be sure to stop by for a look at her gorgeous creations. Also check out her other shop DDots to see the spectacular cards she creates.Dorana also has a great Blog so be sure to stop by and check that out as well. It is DoranaDesign@blogspot.com.