Thursday, November 29, 2018

OldWestMiniatures - American Old West Miniatures

Bill Northam is hand crafting incredible miniature scenes in La Grange, California.  I confess that I have always had a soft spot for anything miniature and his old west buildings are an inspiration for me.  I hope you use this link to his Etsy shop to get one for yourself:  OldWestMiniatures

This post can also be found on the Special page above.

Monday, November 26, 2018

StrumShop - Handmade stick dulcimers and other stringed instruments

Joe Schonbok is hand building stick dulcimers in Vashon, Washington.  He is very knowledgeable about dulcimers and the art of playing a dulcimer.  I hope you consider giving the gift of a handcrafted musical instrument by visiting his Etsy shop via this link:  StrumShop

This post can also be found on the Musical page above.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Pedricks - Lavender Wands and Lavender Filled Pendants

Today I am celebrating two years since I bought the domain name ArtisansOfAmerica.info and began looking for artists to promote via Blogger.  Since then, the blog has received over 65,000 views and the Pinterest board for ArtisansOfAmerica averages 30,000 views per month!

And I am introducing a whole new item for my lavender shop, Lavender Filled Pendants.  I only made then using the ultra thin double-sided satin ribbon, which doesn't come in the same range of colors at the wider ribbon, but I was able to make them in 28 colors.  With a few of them, I even used the vintage Jacquard ribbons I began using this summer for some of my huge lavender wands.

So now you can wear real lavender around your neck and be able to enjoy the aroma.  I also made them in the form of a bookmark with a clasp at one end so you could hang it from the rear view mirror of your vehicle instead.

I hope you visit my Etsy shop to see them:  Pedricks

And here is to many more years of celebrating Artisans Of America!


This post can also be found on the Pedricks page above.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

FatCatBake - Delectable Vegan Treats

Monica is baking vegan treats for you in New York, New York.  And they look delicious!  I hope you give some a taste by using this link to her Etsy shop:  FatCatBake

This post can also be found on the Culinary page above.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

DebGriseArt - Small, Original Oil and Watercolor Paintings

Deb Grise is a fine artist in Barrie, Canada.  I really enjoy the brush strokes in this example of her work.  You can see much more by using this link to her Etsy shop:  DebGriseArt  Or by using this link to her website:  debgriseart.jimdo.com

This post can also be found on the Canvas page above.

Friday, November 16, 2018

ZETAleathergoods - Handcrafted Leather Goods & Personalized Carving

Rainy Zeta is working with fine leathers in Austin, Texas.  She has quite a range, from field note journals to business card holders.  She even has a purple field note journal!  I hope you use this link to her Etsy shop to see:  ZETAleathergoods

This post can also be found on the Leather page above.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

SusanAltenauPottery - Pottery Journey of Pets, Portraits, 4 Seasons

Susan Altenau is creating ceramics in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Her pet portraits in clay are wonderful!  I fell for the cat because I love lidded vessels, but you should see the Pug dog I pinned to the ArtisansOfAmerica Pinterest board!  I hope you use this link to her Etsy shop to see more:  SusanAltenauPottery
And take a moment to follow her on Facebook:  facebook.com/susanaltenaupottery

This post can also be found on the Ceramic page above.

Monday, November 12, 2018

houseplantshop - Affordable- Healthy Houseplants, Succulents, Air Plants

Andy Burde is cultivating plants in Irvine, California for you to grow indoors.  Because houseplants are back!  Bringing beauty, oxygen, and relaxation into your home.  They come in such a wide variety, from ones that need a bit of a attention every day, to those that can be left to themselves for months.  Take a look at what he has available by using this link to his Etsy store:  houseplantshop

This post can also be found on the Botanical page above.


Years ago, I grew ferns for a large and once famous plant nursery in Capitola, California.  They were famous for their begonias and fuchsias, and I managed an acre of ferns out back.  I had 'Birds Nest' ferns like the one shown above, that had fronds taller than me!  Each new frond can be bigger than the previous one if a source of humidity is nearby.  Here is an old photo of the stock ferns I harvested fern spore from to grow new baby ferns.


Saturday, November 10, 2018

TheStoneLab - The Stone Lab

Deborah Alderman is cutting and polishing awesome stones in Montpelier, Vermont.  I like to say that natural cut and polished stones reveal the original abstract artist!  This stone is a Ajo Shattuckite Cabochon.  You can see all of her other pieces by using this link to her Etsy shop:  TheStoneLab

The post can also be found on the Stone page above.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

MyBonny - Fabric Collage Folk Art

Bonny Gorsuch is creating mutli-media art in Canon Beach, Oregon.  The mixed media art form really enables one to use so many things in such a creative way!  You can use this link to her Etsy shop to see much more:  MyBonny

This post can also be found on the Mixed Media page above.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

ScenicRiversNets - Handcrafted with Pride in the Ozark Mountains, U.S.A.

Tim Moen is using his skills to handcraft beautifully handled nets in Cabool, Missouri.  I know quite a few fly fishermen and women who would be thrilled to have one of these!  I hope you us this link to visit his Etsy Shop to get one:  ScenicRiversNets

This post can also be found on the Wood page above.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

2ndChanceMetalArt - Metal sculpture/metal art/custom fabrication

Eric Harty is creating with re-purposed metal objects in Andover, Massachusetts.  His creatures are so cool!  I have to break my rules and post two of them here because I was going to post the second one in time for Halloween and wasn't able to.  I sure hope you use the link to visit his Etsy shop:
2ndChanceMetalArt 
And if you'd like to follow him on Facebook, here is a link to his page: facebook.com/2nd-Chance-Metal-Art


This post can also be found on the Metal page above.

Friday, November 2, 2018

PaperSprouts - Plantable paper party favors and gardening gifts

Christine is using handmade paper to make unique items in Denver, Colorado.  From seed embedded gift labels, to beautiful paper flowers, she has a lot of offer you by using this link to her Etsy store:
PaperSprouts  Or this link to her website:  papersprouts.com

This post can also be found on the Paper page above.