|"Kelley's Cow" Old School Suz in my new shop: ThePolkadotMagpie|
This starts a new feature on my blog. I was first a shopper, before I had two of my own shops. I am still a shopper on Etsy. It is a land of amazing finds. Vintage is a category I could live in all day. There seems to be some mathematical formula between what item I want to buy and the shipping being as much if not more than the cost of this wanted piece. Be it on the other side of the world, or 500 pounds...usually those are the things I REALLY want. The art and illustration shops are also amazing.
I worked my ass off this year. True, I did it in my pajamas half the time. There is something to be said for working the entire morning in one's sleepwear. I love it. As a reward I wanted to buy myself something. I love the surreal work that is photography based. So I decided to set myself a budget of $100.00 and went shopping at some of my favorite shops. The following two pieces are part of my gift to self. I have them up on an easel in my studio. I plan to rotate pieces there like the front page of Etsy. However not every hour. :-) I bought 5 pieces.
Top is "The Wing Collector" by ThisYearsGirl on Etsy.com
Below it is "Theodore W. Elwood" by Emporium51 on Etsy.com
One makes me laugh and one makes me cry. Ahhhh life.
Everyday is a gift, open now.