Friday, May 29, 2015

Wearing the Red, White and Blue

With Memorial Day just past and the Fourth of July coming up in just over a month, the color combination of red, white and blue is a popular and patriotic theme to work into one's wardrobe here in the U.S. Whether you are looking for that perfect accessory to go with a total red, white and blue ensemble or you just want to add a spot of the color combination to your daily wear, let Eclectic Design Choices help you procure that perfect piece.

My EDCCollective Etsy shop has a few ready to ship red, white and blue accessories. Dangle the red, white and blue from your ears or clip it onto your purse or backpack with a zipper pull. A patriotic necklace for the math geek can be found in my EclecticSkeptic Etsy shop. In addition if you contact me, I would be happy to work up a custom piece of jewelry or patriotic pull to fit your wishes.

If your Fourth of July celebration includes watching a parade, gathering with friends and family for a cook out or enjoying a day on the lake, remember the sun screen. If you live in an area where you get to set off your own fireworks please follow directions, use common sense and have fun.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

My Photographic Art Contribution to DFW Artisans' Etsy Craft Party

What do you get when you cross a bluebonnet with an almond flower cluster? A bluemond? An albonnet? Join me, members of the DFW Artisans team and other local artisans at the DFW Artisans' Etsy Craft Party on June 6 and decide or make one for yourself. (Click on the prior link for more info.)

Etsy promotes a worldwide crafting event in June. This year organizers can choose June 5 or 6 to be part of this celebration of craft. This year's theme from Etsy is Kaleidoscope: Paper Taking Shape. These events can be a lot of fun but I was not inspired to organize one until I saw Etsy's paper weaving blog post last week. A light bulb went off and I could see creating a craft party that would be fun, let people participate in a make and take craft that they would enjoy keeping or possibly even giving as a gift and give 817ArtsAlliance and the Etsy team I am organizing, DFW Artisans, an opportunity to promote art related events in the area.

Several artisans will be creating images for participants to pick from and weave into a new creation. I will be providing my "Solitary" bluebonnet and my "Turquoise Centers" almond blossoms images. I may provide a couple more along with what the others are bringing for party goers to choose from. What would you name the flower cross shown below?

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Thanks for the Treasuries - April 2015

Four Etsy shop owners and one Etsy team let me know they had featured one or more of my items in treasuries during April. Eight April Etsy treasuries, that treasury makers let me know about, included one of my creations. You can see a collage below of my items from EDCCollective and EclecticSkeptic that were featured during April. One of them was featured in two treasuries. (Click on the collage to see a larger view.)

I really appreciate being featured by the treasury makers. To thank them, I have listed below a link to the Etsy sellers that let me know they had featured one or more of my items, as well as an item from their shop that I like. You will also see information about the TexasFriendsTeam that also featured an item of mine.

Enjoy window shopping and please click on the links of anything that catches your eye.

Girlie Gals offers you jewelry with sparkle and shine at affordable prices.

This shop owner turns graphics into button dangle earrings, hair clips, keychains and more.

Jewelry, candles, fiber arts, leather and wood, is there a craft this artisan can't do?

Browse this shop to find nostalgic vintage toys, collectibles, games and more.

Past, present and future Texans are welcome and encouraged to join this team. The only real rules of the group are to promote friendly, The TX Way, and be respectful to all who participate.