Monthly Archives: September 2011

Cute & Quirky Etsy Treasury

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‘Cute & Quirky’ by FunkyFeisty

I love things that are a little off kilter. Here are some of my cute AND quirky favorites. Hope you enjoy!


Let Smiles Be Your Umbrella …

$60.00

cute Girl Baby Doll

$18.00

Painted wood rocking horse

$185.00

Superb Snowhite szofita ring

$200.00

Fine Art Print – Escape to S…

$10.00

Sugar Skull Compostition Boo…

$8.00

BAM comic embroidered headba…

$23.00

6×8 Flat canvas Beeswax Folk…

$50.00

D and D Rosary – Even Gamers…

$225.00

Mustache Necklace With Pink,…

$20.00

susy homemaker- original col…

$255.00

Comfort 8 X 8 Inch Print of …

$20.00

Cutie Spider Fused Glass Pen…

$20.00

Halloween Bat Gift Tags Vint…

$5.75

First Date….an 8×10 print

$12.00

Calavera Necklace, with Hear…

$34.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

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Old Dog… New Tricks

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So… Sometime ago I watched a Youtube video featuring artist Katie Kendrick. She gave a tutorial on doing backgrounds for mixed-media art pieces. It looked like fun so I decided to give it a try.  I just played. I used water color paper and water color crayons. I used old dress patterns. I used paint. I just kept playing and adding layers.  I had a blast. And then IT happened. I hit a block and put it away for the summer.

Not long ago ANOTHER artist that I had met on-line shared some pieces that I was inspired by. Alicia Caudel does some amazing altered art pieces but recently painted some portraits. These made me think of my little blue haired girl packed away in a box. I pulled her out and my daughter INSISTED I start working on her again. So I did!

I let the piece lead me. It turned out like nothing I had really done before.  I started to see things in it that had more meaning than I had realized before. Hidden things that only made sense to me. She took on a life of her own. I posted a couple of pictures while I was working on it and then a picture of the finished product. It wasn’t a ready for etsy type picture or anything but in a matter of minutes she had found a new home and a friend commissioned to be sent along with her.

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I need to learn how to do this more. Just let the moment take me. I need more practice at starting out with absolutely NO idea of where I’m headed. Unlike my directional sense in a car my artsy sense can’t really get me so lost I have to call some one to figure out how to get home.

Enjoy your day and make sure to check out BOTH Katie Kendrick’s Blog: Joyously Becoming and Alicia Caudel’s Website: Altered Bits by simply clicking on the italicized names.