Tuesday, May 12, 2009

My Etsy Addiction

My name is Jo, and I am an Esty addict!

Etsy is one of my favourite places to buy unique, hand made gifts, art, homewares, pretty much anything and everything! 

Here are a few gorgous pieces from artist Natasha Morton

"Letter from Cuba"                       

"Rain, Rain, Go Away"

  "81 Cents"

About Natasha

"I worked as a textile designer for ten years, and then moved away from the rigid repeats to let my work progress intuitively. I try not to 'plan' my paintings as this can lead to frustration, so I prefer to go with the flow of whatever is inspiring me at the time. I love using any materials that come to hand, from acrylic paint to bleach or copper leaf or sandpaper. I layer my paintings then sand them down, some of them over many weeks, until I feel satisfied with the effects. I try to give all my pieces an antique, worn look, as though they have been left in the attic for decades and then only recently discovered. Vintage lettering adds to this effect. I also collect fragments of real antique papers from flea markets or donations from friends and family, which I incorporate into the pieces. My fascination with the 'old' stems from a childhood playing in the back room of my grandmother's antique shop - you never knew what you were going to find!... I hope my paintings give you as much pleasure as I had creating them."

Hope you love her work as much as I do. I have put in the order with my husband for "Rain, Rain, Go Away for Christmas!!!



Anonymous said...

Hi Jo

I too am a self confessed Esty addict, and the best part is, I get to tell myself I am there looking at supplies for my jewellery making, haha, what fun looking inside other's imaginations in their products.

I love Natasha's Poppy Red.


Jo said...

I love Etsy! My excuse is "research"!! Surely buying anything from there has to be a tax deduction??

Poppy Red is gorgeous!