I knew something was up when I started seeing more convos than usual coming in (and a huge ~thank you~ to those of you who took the time to shoot me a note). A quick jump over to craftcult clued me in on what was up..."In Case of Emergency" was featured in The Storque once again. Needless to say I was thrilled, but then when I actually read the post I was ECSTATIC!
This post (linked here) featured a collection of items that were "shared" most in May. It had me feeling very post-Oscar Sally Field.
Here's a clip of the Etsy's Blog:
Endless 'thank you's for sharing me...and liking me.
Best to you and yours this holiday weekend.
I love you Uncle Bill. You will be sorely missed...especially that infectious and wonderful laugh.
Short post after an exhausting day. This morning I was informed that one of my latest pieces, "In Case of Emergency - Break Glass", was featured by Etsy's Mary Andrews in a Storque article (which was also emailed to a HUGE number of people). Yesterday my item views for that piece were well under 100...the current count is 3948. It's been a really amazing day with lots of awesome Etsy convos and some great new facebook fans.
Here's the Storque article.
Lots of work going on in the studio lately...I'll be back to update soon, but for now I think I'm going to go collapse on the sofa with a short glass of wine...then it's off to bed for a good, long night's sleep.
Cecilio Garnica was a traveling man, a gypsy some would say, a Salab to be precise. At a young age when his path and that of a traveling circus crossed somewhere in Spain he made a life changing discovery: he had a special talent (and love) for the trapeze. He decided to join this circus and to see the world with a fresh new perspective. He quickly became a star.
He found his new life very comfortable as it didn't differ much from his life as a gypsy with the added bonus of doing what he loved and having traveling partners consisting of a cast of characters so diverse and talented that each night as he returned to his carriage to sleep he always looked forward to the adventures the next day would bring.
After several years of traveling throughout Europe Cecilio felt there was something missing from his life and he decided it was time to set off on his own. He packed up his few belongings and boarded a ship to Mexico where he started his own circus, "Cecilio Garnica's Flying Circus". Several years passed and Cecilio, now a young adult, gained great fame and notoriety for his astonishing trapeze feats. People came from far and wide when they heard that Cecilio and his small yet famous circus were coming to town.
One fine evening when Cecilio was performing his routine he noticed a beautiful girl watching with the look of amazement in her almond-shaped eyes. He thought to himself that she must be the lovliest girl in all the world (and he would know, for he must have seen millions from his perch, up in the highest heights of the tent). That evening as he made his way down the ladder he saw her lingering near the entrance of the tent. He approached and saw a twinkle in her eyes and a slight smile on her lips. At first he was quite flattered, but then he noticed the focus of her gaze was directed over his shoulder and turning around he realized she was staring at the trapeze.
He took her hand and led her toward the ladder. He checked the knots securing the net beneath the heights of the swinging bar and as he did so he went over in his mind how to explain to her the basics of the fine art of the trapeze, but as he turned it became clear that she needed no introduction. He found her swinging in elegant arcs over his head. Now it was his turn to wear the look of amazement. It was as if she had grown wings and as he stared it was apparent that she too was a star.
It was only after she descended the ladder that he learned her name, Antonia...beautiful Antonia, and they each saw their future in the the other's eyes. Soon they would be married and after a few years of touring the country they added a third star to their circus.
Together they swung in elegant arcs and for the rest of their lives they astounded audiences wherever they flew.
"Cecilio's Flying Circus", now on Etsy.
Here's a quick preview of a couple of pieces that I plan to list in my shop next week:
Pendant Name: "In Case of Emergency: Break Glass"
Materials: Sterling Silver, Fragment of Antique US Stock Certificate, US $1 Note, Antique Glass, Resin, Sterling Seamless Snake Chain
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Necklace Name: "The Circus: Cecilio's Flying Circus"
Materials: Sterling Silver, Fragment of Antique US Stock Certificate, Fragment of Antique French Transfer Foil, Fragment of Antique Display Case Glass, Italian Candy Foil, Antique Glass, Sterling Seamless Snake Chain with handmade Clasp.
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I'm out of the studio for the rest of the week through the weekend, but once I return I will have these pieces listed and hope to post an animation of "Cecilio's..." in action. Have a great weekend!
The other day I was aimlessly cruising through Etsy's vintage treasures when I spotted this tin and had to check it out. You see, I have the twin of this tin. I bought it about a year ago...it was a love at first sight kind of thing. It doesn't really "go" in my kitchen, but there was just something about it that made me need it...and yes, I do know the difference between want and need. This was life and death.
Once on the page I clicked the alternate images and my life gained newfound meaning. I mean, I am once again in love...check out this image:
After seeing this image I have spent WAY TOO MUCH time scouring Etsy for vintage tins...way too much time adding tins to my 'favorites', because I HAVE to do this.
Don't believe me? Go check out my favorites.
I only have about 5 minutes to post, but I wanted to give you a quick update. My last post was published the evening of April 4th, and by 7 AM on the 5th my shop looked like this again:
Just a super quick post to let you know that the latest stock certificate series is now listed over at my Etsy shop. Do you know what this means for me? I have a weekend day off tomorrow...I can't wait to do nothing.