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Congratulations to our shop of the day:The Green Groovy! The Green Groovy features Original Hand painted Art Collection: Eco friendly Jute Bags, Purses, File Folders, & Watercolor Art Note cards. How is the Jute collection eco friendly? Coz Jute or Burlap fabric is 100% recyclable and biodegradable.

So Pretty and OOAK – Black Jute Purse, hand painted pink & gold motif with lilac crystals by Sowmya V. Unique from my studio-An eco spring fashion accessory! Perfect for your date/dinner nights with your LBD. Hippie, Boho chic, Feminine, Kawaii Cute?—You decide and play along! *Clutch is made of 100% Jute and has vibrant floral cotton ribbon piping to add to the look.
*Clutch measures 8.5×4.5 inches and closes with two metallic snap in buttons.Insides are lined with soft non woven cloth and contains zipper in the center and three slots on the front for cash and cards.
*Very comfortable and roomy enough for your daily purse nitty gritties.Easily fits into any handbag.Chic one of a kind ecofriendly accessory. Perfect gift!

Set of 2 blank hand painted note cards for anytime! Original watercolor red and blue flowers by Sowmya V. These are original paintings, not prints! Lovely way to send a personalized message for any occasion! These cards can also be framed for later.

OOAK Golden Yellow Jute Purse hand painted with Indian Pattern by Sowmya V & embellished crystals. The motif symbolizes prosperity and joy! So perfect for your date/dinner nights!

I LOVE The Green Groovy, so many beautiful eco-friendly items! I hope you enjoyed this blog feature, if you have some time stop by and LIKE The Green Groovy on FaceBook!

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My FB fans enjoy a 10% off all purchases! coupon code FBDISC10 at checkout.

Blog: http://www.thepinkoflife.blogspot.com/

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Meet our shop of the weekend, Night’s Vision. The name of Tina’s shop, Night’s Vision has been with her since the late ’90’s and is a statement on where and when she feels her creativity comes from. Tina has been a night owl her whole life and find that those moments of creative impulse, the “vision” comes to her in the middle of the night when everything is quiet and peaceful. Who knows what lurks in the dark next!

“Hallowed Catrina” is a OOAK Art Doll by Tina Lynn Ellis. Standing approx 11.5″ tall this goddess shaped cloth bodied doll is a mixture of my favorite days of the year Halloween and Dia de los Muertos. The fabric used for the body is a great Halloween print. The face of this Hallowed Catrina sits mask like on the doll head and is made of polymer clay then painted and accented with crystals and glitter. Many different types of fabric make up her fabulous gown, starting with my favorite, tulle! Her full skirt and bodice both have a ruffled edge created from ribbon. Hanging from her simple beaded belt are several strands of beading containing stone, ceramic, and glass beads. Her hair is made up of many different yarns and ribbons giving her that lovely wild mane of hair. Topping her off is a feathered top hat made of polymer clay and all glittered up!

The Greenman is a 7 to 8 inch soft bodied hand painted art doll by Tina Lynn Ellis. His face and accents on his body have been handpainted on fabric. Along with his crown of leaves his hair is made up of various different yarns and fibers. He does not stand on his own but can be placed in a sitting position or a doll stand may be used.

Have you ever been broken open? Whether it be by joy or pain there comes a time when our sacred inner fire cannot be be contained. Inner Fire Sacred Heart Pendants are hand sculpted causing no two to ever be exactly alike, just like you and me. After sculpting with different distressing techniques these pendants are further enhanced with careful hand painting. The back sides are glittered and the whole pendant is sealed with a gloss. Comes with an organza and cord necklace. This particular pendant measures approx. 2 x 2 1/2 inches.

Visit her blog at Http://nightsvision.blogspot.com and keep up with happenings at http://www.facebook.com/nightsvision

I love the diversity and imagination of Tina’s artwork, I hope you enjoyed this amazing glimpse of her artwork!

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Meet Madeline’s Jewelry Box, our third shop of the day! Madeline’s Jewelry Box is the 3rd generation of jewelry makers in her family. Her jewelry designs are stunning, I love her use of stone in her designs!

Kelli Worth Designs (http://www.etsy.com/shop/KelliWorthDesigns) and I teamed up to make this beautiful copper and beaded bracelet.
The first layer of copper has been brushed and hand fired to bring out a hint of the same color in the beads. The beads are a gorgeous turquoise! This necklace is beaded on wire. It has a toggle clasp.

Kelli Worth Designs (http://www.etsy.com/shop/KelliWorthDesigns) and I teamed up to make this beautiful copper and beaded necklace.
The first layer of copper has been brushed and hand fired to bring out a hint of the same color in the beads. The beads are a gorgeous purple/blue agate! The beads are knotted off with leather one at a time. The toggle clasp is made with a left over bead.

This necklace is a awesome statement piece! These beads are chunky…but not to heavy. All the red beads are coral. The silver color beads at the top are silver. The toggle clasp is silver color hypo allergenic metal. This necklace is 19 inches long.

You can find Madeline’s Jewelry Box on FaceBook:

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I am so excited to announce our very first SHOP OF THE DAY! Today’s shop of the day is a wonderful polymer clay artist from The Amethyst Dragonfly, I am totally inspired by her creations! Lynn’s jewelry designs reflect a combination of Steam-punkery with a dash Victorian flair.

The first item from her shop is this glow in the Dark Steampunk Compass pendant. Steampunk style compass pendant painted with shimmering verdigris copper with green oval gem detail in center. Made from glow in the dark polymer clay. Pendant glows in black light or in the dark!

I really love the touch of whimsical style of this Steampunk Dragonfly Pendant. Polymer clay dragonfly pendant painted in beautiful shimmering pinks and coppers with steampunk style bronze gear accents.

I LOVE earrings, and I love the edgy, steam-punk flair these beauties posses! Charming tiny heart earrings with a steampunk twist! Hearts are painted red and accented with a copper gear detail up one side. Has silver wire bail and ear wire. Made from polymer clay

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I hope you enjoyed Lynn’s fabulous creations as much as I enjoyed featuring her beautiful and unique work!

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I am pleased to introduce on my blog tonight Rose Hill Design Studio by Heather Stillufsen. Her artwork is delightfully whimsical, I love browsing her shop and know you will love this interview!

1. What is the name of your online shop and the url?
Rose Hill Design Studio by Heather Stillufsen
http://www.etsy.com/shop/RoseHillDesignStudio

2. What has been your most exciting moment as an artist?
The most exciting moment as an artist probably was one I sold my first painting….to someone outside my family! ha ha ha

3. How long have you been an artist?
I have been an artist my whole life, but didn’t really find true creativity until I was out of college….in my early 20s.

4. Who or what had the greatest influence on you as you developed as an artist?
I have been influenced by many artists, but Susan Branch is one of my favorites, as is Beatrix Potter, Mary Engelbreit and Margie Moore – and I love Jane Dyer, too.

5. How would you characterize your work?
My work is whimsical and fun. I like to think its colorful and I hope it makes people happy when they see it!

6. How do you feel when people interpret your artwork differently?
I am not sure, but I guess everyone interprets art differently!

7. Describe your workshop or studio for us:
My studio is a spare room in my house, which by the way is from 1763!
Its all white and I would say it’s somewhat messy!!!! I have always kept a messy desk – I think it helps with the creativity….for me anyway! I have paints, markers and ideas on post its scattered all over! 🙂

8. What’s the hardest part of being an artist?
The hardest part of being an artist, for me, is not having enough time to draw and paint all of the things inside my head!!

9. How many hours a day do you create?
I am always creating or thinking….I spend anywhere from 5-9 hours a day in my studio thinking, dreaming and creating!
I would work all day if I could! I really do love creating and coloring and inventing new characters. I love being able to have an idea…draw it …color it or paint it and see it on screen or in someone’s house!

10. How does creating art make you feel?
Art makes me feel good….it really does!

11. “What is Art?” is certainly too big of a question to ask here, but what do you hope your audience takes away from your art? What statement do you hope to make?
Art to me is life, I try to incorporate feelings, emotions and ideas from life into my art!

12. What are your artistic goals?
My artistic goals are to be a published illustrator – in a children’s book – and continue my stationery line…I would love to see my artwork on products sold in stores, too! That would be awesome!

13. How have you handled the business side of being an artist?
I am still working on that business side of things…I always say I wish I was better at the business side of things – maybe I would be more advanced in my career if I was more business oriented…i don’t know.

14. Describe your artwork in 3 words:
I would say my work is – Whimsical, fun, happy

15. Where else on the internet can we find your work online?
My work can be seen on my blog at http://www.rosehilldesigns.blogspot.com and on FACEBOOK

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