Thursday, August 5, 2010

Friday Favorites ~ Episode 2 ~ August 5~

Although it is only Thursday, I am posting my Second Episode of Friday Favorites! A selection of talented female artists from Facebook who freely share their work, insights and humor. Their work inspires me, and makes me wish I could go on a shopping-spree!

Flor Larios ~ Flor Larios Art Etsy Shop
From her Shop: "I love to paint and create decorative art pieces for the home and for you to wear." Her beautiful artwork is also available on jewelry, art boxes, prints.
Personally I love the Madonna and Child theme to begin with, and Flor's are awesome. If I could choose only one of her prints it would definitely be 'The Winter Fairy' or maybe 'In Heaven with My Cat'. Visit her Shop and see what you think!

Sue Zupnyk ~ Antique Basket Lady Etsy Shop
From her Etsy Shop: "Handmade handbags, totes, diaper bags, children's bags and accessories."
I love the quality and the cuteness of her products. Sue uses lovely fabrics featuring birds, polka dots and more, all with beautiful colors! She offers so many functional styles: mini wallet, wristlet, tote bag, purse, etc; marvelous to use or to give as gifts! My favorite is the 'Everyday Handbag..Retro Circles in Black.' Visit her shop soon!

Beth Sjolund ~ Mia Bella Collection ArtFire Studio
Her ArtFire Studio has "over 900 listings of handmade necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and more."
Beth uses really beautiful gemstones! I noticed she has sale clearance section! Pour yourself a cup of tea or coffee, sit down and browse through her 46-pages of listings. Beth also has an additional ArtFire Studio sellng jewelry beads and supplies. Get yourself another cup of java, this studio has 78-pages to enjoy!

PJ Hornberger ~ Folk Artist
She posted her 'Moon and Crow' painting on Facebook, wow! it really caught my eye! Visit her Website or Etsy Shop to see her 3D Creations, Zentangles, Halloween Art, Paintings. If you like folk art, you will really enjoy the work by this artist! By the way, her 'Moon and Crow' painting remains my absolute favorite!

Cindy Jerrell ~ Fine Artist
Where to start?! Pet Portraits, available through one of her Etsy Shops: "a Very Fancy Portrait of your Darling in Formal Victorian Wardrobe in beautiful sepia tones."
Cindy's work includes awesome 'Puppet Boxes' as seen on her website. Cindy has shared her work in progress for her current puppet project on Facebook, awesome!
And, Cindy's amazing Prints are available in her other Etsy Shop. Her description of her prints: "Fragility, secrets, compassion, psychological landscape, longing, and of course color - these are some recurring themes." You will thoroughly enjoy visiting each of her sites!
Impossible to select only one favorite, but I really love her print 'Kuan Yins Song'.

Lidia Anderson ~ L.A. Glass Studio Etsy Shop
From her Etsy Shop: "High-Quality gifts for every occasion, including Windows, Sun Catchers, Moravian Stars, Pendants, Earrings, Mobiles,and much more."
Lidia posts photos of her work on Facebook, beautiful stained glass pieces! If I had to pick a favorite it would be the 'Side by Side, 2 Large Glass Winged Butterflies'. Visit her Etsy Shop and select your own favorite; it may not be easy!

Helen Janow Miqueo ~ HJM Art Gallery Etsy Shop
From her Etsy Shop: "bold, colorful, original modern art, whimsical art, wall art, giclee prints and abstract paintings -- 'Win My Giclee Print' monthly giveaway drawing is here! Enter my August giveaway on my blog: Now - August 8, 2010. Winner announced: August 10, 2010."
You don't want to miss out on that giveaway!
I have a definite favorite, 'Flower Paintings Red Poppies Art'- but visit her shop and choose your own. You will enjoy looking!

Wow, so much talent, so much artwork combined into one short blog! I hope you have enjoyed an introduction to these lovely ladies, and I hope you will visit their shops and sites!

Until next time, Live~Laugh~Love!