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Studio Day

I surrender…………

This is how I feel about the internet today!  The weather is just too nice to be sitting in front of the computer so it’s is a day for the studio!  I feel like working on my “Third Chakra”  wall sculpture today, something I’ve been thinking about  for about three weeks now.   It’s about time I let it flow out through my hands instead of clogging things up in my solar plexus.  Yellows, golds, white rays, clearing, healing….oh yeah, it’s time.

Before I go play, I wanted to show off this treasury by Etsy talent grahtoestudio entitled “Dreamscapes…..Feel Like This”.   This shop is full of some really amazing items made from antlers…yes, I said antlers, so be sure and check it out!

Click on any picture to see the listing on Etsy.

‘Dreamscapes..feel like this…’ by grahtoestudio

Enjoy this collection of how dreams feel to me…

Sun Flare (Panoramic Collect…

$137.00
3D Modern Abstract Painting …

$95.00
The Encounter, print by 88 o…

$45.00
Blue Green Felt Geode

$9.00
Copper Enamel Black Leather …

$35.00
Black and white swirls digit…

$2.99
Paper Magnet – Turquoise, Te…

$16.95
Button Ring – Black and Whit…

$10.50
Bamboo Shadows Original Wate…

$45.00
Jade Snow Wong Turquoise Ena…

$195.00
SALE – Dragon Veins – Fire A…

$33.00
Night-light that throws a Fa…

$50.00
Marine Green Brass Octopus

$
Dream 5×7 Black and White

$10.00
Blessings Flower Original Ar…

$18.00
Dreams of Cutio

$30.00

My wall sculpture entitle “Renewal” is one of the featured items in this treasury, and I’m pleased that something I made is in a treasury about dreamscapes…that’s right up my alley!  Click on the picture to see more photos and information.

Be sure and check out my Etsy Shop: Primalpainter Modern Abstract Art.  I hope to be adding something new soon!

Later,

Laurie

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Snow and Ice – An Etsy Treasury

I love staying home, but even I’m getting cabin fever from being snowbound.  Hopefully I don’t go insane like  Jack Nicholson in “The Shining”.  Hey now there’s a book I haven’t read for awhile…I remember I listed it as my favorite book when I was a senior in highschool……Good grief, is that book that old?  Am I that old?!  Fifty this year……ummmm, yeah, that’s not old!!!!   Fifty is the new 30, didn’t I hear that somewhere or did I just make that up to make myself feel better?…..lol

I’m participating in the  Great Handmadeology Chain Game Treasury Challenge.  The challenge is to keep creating treasuries that feature those artists who have featured you.  Some people, I notice, make GaJILLIONS of treasuries……I,  however, am almost a treasury making virgin.  

I made my first one a couple of weeks ago, and it….took…..HOURS!!  I don’t even know how many times I’d be almost finished, then forget and hit the back button without saving and it all..just…disappeared.  Then I didn’t realize the importance of contacting all the featured artists so they’d click and comment, so needless to say, my first treasury was a flop in terms of views, comments, and clicks. 

My second one called “Winter Wonderland” was a smashing success in comparison, 180 some views, a bunch of clicks and comments, plus it was a little faster to put together although still time consuming.  This one is called “Snow and Ice” in dubious honor of the copious amounts of snow and ice we’ve had in the past week, not to mention the fact that here in Northwest Arkansas we got about 6″ more and it’s not supposed to stop for the whole day!   If I start looking crazier than normal and start wielding an axe of some kind, blame it on Stephen King.

‘Snow and Ice’ by primalpainter

Ice and snow can be as beautiful as this Handmadeology treasury.

P S I Love You Vintage Sterl…

$28.00
Snowflake Star Beveled Glass…

$29.99
Genuine Sky Blue Topaz facet…

$11.00
Artisan Earrings – Sterling …

$39.00
Hair Fork 5 Prong Curly Mapl…

$85.00
Hand Dyed Silk Scarf-Plum Pi…

$32.00
SNOW ANGEL 2 . framed mini p…

$12.00
Sevilla Stunning Filigree Ea…

$27.90
6×8 Silver Boules Deluxe Fra…

$23.00
Crochet Silver and White Cry…

$55.00
ACEO- Three Trees, an origin…

$9.00
Digital Collage Sheet/2 inch…

$3.50
Luxurious 7×10 Chocolate-Col…

$15.00
Wool felted scarf wrap hip w…

$64.00
Valentine SALE Necklace Wire…

$29.75
Photo Print – BREATH OF FRES…

$26.00

Lovely, isn’t it!   Click on any of the pictures and you’ll go straight to that item on Etsy. 

Come check me out on Etsy!

Primalpainter

A Beautiful Treasury Showcasing the Handmadeology Team

The Handmadeology team on Etsy has got to be one of the fastest growing teams on that site. Well, maybe not since Etsy made it a requirement to join teams in order to post  anywhere. The point of that? Ya got me. It seems to me like there are other issues more pressing than forcing people to join teams.

Most of my Etsy education came from the business forum, and  anyone can still read it, but you have to join the “team” to post in it with your questions. That’s a turn off to alot of people from what I’ve read. I joined the business forum team because it’s an easy way to get exposure and get people to recognize your name. Pretty painless, really, once I got over the stubborn “I don’t need no freakin’ team” rant. 

The Handmadeology Team is playing a chain game which has resulted in tons of treasuries being made. I need to get my third treasury made today featuring those fantastic people who have featured me in theirs. I don’t know about other people, but  I find treasury making really time consuming, although it’s fun to be able to see people’s shops more in-depth..  I was going to try the poster sketch today, but discovered they have discontinued it! So much for that treasury making short cut…ack.

This treasury is by fellow teammate, Lbtoyos.

 

‘Need some color while spring comes!!!’ by Lbtoyos

Enjoy!

trio of miniature nesting he…

$30.00
the Kwan med cowl neckwarmer…

$48.00
Recycled Upcycled Glass Cand…

$20.00
Modern Abstract Art Painting…

$175.00
Silk and bamboo cabled hat

$25.00
Pink loopy corsage

$15.00
green folk brooch (pin)

$16.00
Red Czech Glass Antiqued Bra…

$20.50
Valentines Day ….Fine Art …

$10.00
Fabric Ring Rosebud Flower A…

$10.00
lime green glass flower bead…

$3.00
Red and white snowy forest d…

$30.00
9 fabulous 2 hole vintage st…

$30.00
Decadent Coconut Soap Bar

$5.50
Silver-plated green spring e…

$12.00
Bold Red Crochet Bracelet

$28.00

My wall sculpture that was featured in this treasury is called “Breaking Free”.  It measures about 23″ wide, 28″ high, and 3″ deep.  It has eleven separate pieces of wood which are elevated giving it a sculptural quality.  It has texture, dimension, pattern, design, and if you like reds, it’s got it all!

To see more groovy three dimensional wall sculptures, check out my Etsy shop.

Primalpainter

Feeling the Feeling: A Handmadeology Treasury

The Etsy Handmadeology Team has some very talented members.  Here’s a recent treasury curated by Susan that showcases a few of these talented members.  This is her first treasury and she did a fantastic job!  You can see her Etsy shop BeautifullyPractical HERE:

I’m honored that she included my abstract psychedelic wall sculpture in this collection entitled “Spiraling Up“.  It represents a time in my life when my creative juices were really kicking in after a period of hibernation.

Click on any of the pictures to go directly to that listing on Etsy.

‘I’ve got a Feeling!’ by BeautifullyPractical

Colors, textures, scents, sounds, flavors…together they add to the richness of our life. Better to feel than to not live with passion.

WISTFUL. Fine Art Print

$17.00
Victorian “Pot Melt&quo…

$26.00
Scarf, Yellow, Satin, Flower…

$58.50
Sale. FREE BELT. Bhindi in S…

$29.00
Small grey gray with cotton …

$20.00
ILLUMINATE Recycled Magnetic…

$22.00
Quilted Baby Blanket Blue wi…

$40.00
Activated Charcoal and Tea T…

$6.00
Roswell, Stained Glass Alien…

$50.00
Awesome Crochet Mowhawk Ear …

$34.00
SALE–Heart of Running 5 x 7…

$5.00
Snow WHite Fluff Baby Socks …

$18.00
Morning Tree in the Sunshine…

$23.00
Birthday Boy – Candy Treat B…

$5.00
Modern Abstract Painting Wal…

$175.00
Multnomah Falls Fine Art Pri…

$23.00

If you like three dimensional abstract art and wall sculptures, check out my Etsy Shop!

A New Treasury Tool For Etsy


Much of this blog is going to be about promoting other very talented and deserving artists and craftspeople.  Speaking only for myself, part of my healing process is to pull out of my self-absorbed hermit mode, and help others. Now I realize that  nobody but me might read this, but I have to start somewhere and it’s the thought that counts!

There’s a fun new treasury tool available that not only lets us post treasuries on our blogs, but also lets them be “clickable”.  How cool is that, right?!  I’m going to give it a trial run and see how it goes…..

IT WORKED! Awesome!  This treasury was created by Joyousworld  and is showcasing Handmadeology teammates.   My featured wall sculpture is HERE.

‘At the Brink of Dusk’ by Joyousworld

Every night just at dusk I go out walking with my dogs, with barely enough daylight to see…. It is such a ethereal time. Lines between reality and the imagined become blurred.

Burning Sky – harvest gold o…

$15.00
Flying Angel Horse

$125.00
White and Yellow Felted flow…

$22.00
Dusk. Midnight Black Earring…

$18.50
Modern Abstract Painting Hea…

$175.00
Hair Sticks Pair Shed Antler…

$41.00
memories of Paris pencil box…

$10.00
Vintage 70s String SPIROGYRA…

$15.00
Small Round Drawstring Bag B…

$9.00
Crochet Ornament, Satin Cord…

$15.00
Surreal Gothic Gate Original…

$15.00
Painting, Oil Paint, Origina…

$1690.00
Clearance Leather Wrap Brace…

$28.00
Fragment: Winter Walk III

$65.00
coat rack, rustic antique bl…

$29.00
Colorful Chunky Bohemian Bra…

$44.00