Friday, November 18, 2011

Etsy Crush Friday

Now, more than ever, I feel a strong desire to purchase items directly from the talented artists who made them. As a fellow creative who has often been paid far less than her worth, that desire has always been there, but now I feel it even stronger for obvious political reasons. We need to buy more from the source and nurture the arts. We need to take personal responsibility for our communities of artists and fund them directly. When they thrive, we thrive. I am so excited to see this idea flourishing more and more. It is unfortunate that it had to take an economic depression to do so, but I hope it sticks!

1.  Wolf King Card by Hillary Bird, $4.00
2. Mojave: Letterpress Coasters, set of 4 by In Haus Press, $10.00
3. Tree Stump Place Card Holders, set of 4 by Michiko Shimada, $24.00
4. Round Dream Le Striped Solitaire, by Fric De Mentol, $70.00

Check back every Friday for my latest Etsy Crushes.
Have a great weekend!



You are right, and there is som much to find from small, independent crafters and artists. On Etsy or in our own cities :-)

fric_de_mentol said...

Happy week! :)

Amber said...

I agree, JSD. We should be visiting our local shops. There are some wonderful things there and you have the added benefit of speaking directly to the artist.

Amber said...

fric_de_mentol: thank you so much for stopping by! I love your artwork and I've added you to my blog list! I am so glad to see artists like you keeping sewing as an art form alive!

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