Sunday, June 21, 2009
Amberafternoon: Guest Etsian
As a "fibre artist" I am impressed by the work of other fibre artists. Wanda of Amber afternoon, is one such fibre artist. Here is a brief description of her work as written by Wanda. Enjoy:
I am an artist who works in many different mediums, genres, and styles. I not only produce Hand Embroidered Fiber Art, but also Oil and Watercolor Paintings, Clay and Metal Sculptures and multiple lines of Printmaking (Intaglio, Lithography, Serigraphy, and Relief Printmaking/ wood cuts ). However, I am best known as a Fiber Artist who makes paintings with thread. My hand-embroidered jewelry is Art that you can wear. I have created heirloom quality hand embroidered wedding ring pillows, drawstring bags and wall art containing your wedding date.
I've been hand embroidering items my entire life. I started by learning from the elder women in my family. My first projects were rag dolls, which I embroidered their faces.
I stumbled upon Etsy completely by accident. I am very please to be a part of such a talented group of artisans. There is a lot of diverse talent on Etsy.
My workday usually begins with blogging, tweeting, and trying to promote my works. Then the creative (and fun!) part of my day begins. I sit and sketch and, like all artists, I carefully choose which thread colors to use. The initial design conception may be time consuming, but I think it's worth it!
My short-term goal for my Etsy shop is to cater to Brides-to-be by creating custom ring pillows, drawstring bags, and wall art. My long-term goals are expanding my jewelry and wedding designs, adding new designs, and promoting myself professionally.
Two of my Favorite Etsy Shops are:
My Etsy Shop:
My other Handmade Shops:
My T-Shirts, Hoodies, Mugs, Postage Stamps, Bags, and more:
My Art Prints:
My Greeting Cards: