Thursday, May 27, 2010

Introducing An Bláth Páipéir {recycled paper flowers}

As soon as I was introduced to An Bláth Páipéir through the etsy forums I knew I had to share the unique and beautiful items with all of you Touched Creatively readers. This artistic crafter says, "Every item listed is made with 100% honest to goodness recycled own home paper!!! I use everything from the phone book, to the little annoying inserts that fall out of your magazines!!" Wow! I think everyone should be sending their trash mail to her to make it into something beautiful! Talk about creative.

Visit An Bláth Páipéir for more recycled lovelies and information on what is used.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Starting to Add Originals!

Things have been crazy and busy around our household. One of the exciting things happening is a few original art pieces are being added to my etsy shop! The two shown are already available and a couple more should be listed by the end of the week. The custom portrait listing like the one shown above is fun for children, couples or even favorite pets. The choice of subject and color background is yours!

{Weathering the Storm Original Acrylic Painting}

Listed my favorite painting today, "Weathering the Storm." The painting has beautiful texture that is hard to capture in photos and prints. Being a original, it is pretty amazing... painterly with a special meaning.

Please click on the titles for more photos and information. Thanks!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Vote for Your Fave!

{By Stella Pruitt Age: 12 Columbia, Missouri}

There's a kids art contest going on: Doodle 4 Google. The theme is "If I could do anything I would..." Check them out and vote for your favorite HERE. There are some seriously talented kids out there! It's hard to pick a favorite! Voting is open from May 18, 2010 6:00 a.m. Pacific Time (PT) to May 25, 2010 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time (PT).

Happy Friday!

Introducing The Time is Now {papercuts & illustration}

Some more good stuff for the guys! (But I really like them too!) The Time is Now has a wonderful selection of unique handmade treasures for men and women. Here are just a few of my favorites.

I also really like this cross-stitch silhouette. Seriously, check out the shop for more goodness!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Introducing Kristybee Photography

I was working outside in my garden this morning and am thoroughly enjoying the beautiful weather. It made me think of pretty summery pictures and so here I found some to share with you. Aren't these photos by Kristy gorgeous?! Love the dreamy, refreshing feeling they give!

Visit Kristybee Photography for many more lovely photographs. Enjoy her beautiful blog too!

Friday, May 14, 2010

For the Men

Time to showcase some wonderful finds for men! The items below come from some really great etsy shops that are worth taking a look at. Trust me!

{Collective Names of Animals - Mens Shirt by Xenotees}

Remember Father's Day is right around the corner! Have a fabulous weekend!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Introducing Tess Carter {painting}

I recently came across the shop of talented artist, Tess Carter. Her paintings are full of life! I love the vibrant colors and freedom of strokes. You can't just look at one; her little fashionista's draw you in and you can't help but look at more. And another cool thing, you get to purchase the original painting for an affordable price! Awesome!

So hurry on over to Tess's shop, Cozy Little Cave to see more! Have fun!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Have you seen this?

Little worlds created in a toilet paper roll by Anastassia Elias. So fun and imaginative I had to share! Find more scenes and information about this talented artist HERE. (Or just enjoy the photos since most of it is in another language.)

Friday, May 7, 2010

Introducing Kevin Bierbaum {photography}

Please help welcome talented photographer, Kevin Bierbaum to the etsy world. Kevin was born in Germany but now lives near me in the wonderful state of South Dakota. His work includes all forms from landscapes to abstracts. He captures some of the most dramatic scenes that are both beautiful and interesting. They seem to all have a story of their own.

{How Do I Know You-Nature Art Print}

{Goodbye-Nature Art Print}

To view more of Kevin's work visit his shop, remora22. You can also see more amazing photographs on his website. I hope you enjoy exploring the world though this photographer's eyes!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Introducing Tom Bjorn Designs

Beautiful and versatile jewelry is found in Tom Bjorn Designs shop. The talented designer stated, "I was born in Russia, Moscow, where I lived for 14 happy years feeling crafty. Next 12 happy years I spent in Israel, where my craftiness though still on the surface was on a standby mode. And here I am in Stockholm - the most beautiful city in the world. It inspires me, gives me feedback and a lot of motivation to crochet, knit, and make other people even happier!" I love the fact that you can use your imagination and figure out new ways of wearing these lovely crocheted necklaces every time you wear them. Not only is the designer creative but the person wearing the lovely finds is encouraged to be creative as well.

Allow your mind to wander when traveling through Tom Bjorn Designs! Enjoy!