Trying To Find My Place

I don't usually go into much detail behind the imagery in my work. Sometimes it's not something I feel like sharing. Other times, I'm not entirely sure why I chose the image; you can say it just spoke to me.

Today is a little different. Today I will give a little peek into the meaning of this piece, "Trying to Find My Place".
For me my home as always been a place where I felt safe. Where I could fully be myself without fear of judgement. The image of the house in this piece is quite literally my heart.
Now I am quite the believer that each of us is the sole protector of our hearts. We must choose carefully who we share our hearts with; not everyone is ready for what we have to share or appreciative of it's gift.

Now usually I use a rabbit as my figures or the rabbit somehow makes an appearance in my work.  Many times the rabbit is myself or a small part of my personality, but it is always the light-hearted version. The idea behind this piece required a tougher animal though.

In this piece I have used a crow as the figure. Crows are such loud birds; squawking at the slightest sign of danger. They are in many ways natures alarm system. What a great animal to help protect such a valuable piece of property. When the crow doesn't squawk, I will know I have found my place to rest.

You can find this image here.

The Little Folk House Necklace

Introducing a new pendant design. It's my very own hand-drawn folk-style house. This is the first image in a series of new work that will have a very folk art feel to it. Check this blog and my Etsy shop in the next few days as I roll out my new designs.

Last Promo Week!!

Yes, this is the last promotional week of the year in my Etsy shop. For the last week, I am offering free domestic shipping on all orders. Enter the code "freexmas" in the coupon code section when you check out. Free shipping is good now through 12/20. All the details of this promotion can be found in my shop announcement.

BOGO Sale

Now through 12/13.
Print BOGO sale. Buy any 8x10 ($20) or 5x7 ($12.50) print and get the second of equal or lesser value free.
You can find all the details of this promotion in my Etsy shop.

Renegade Holiday Craft Fair This Weekend

I will be exhibiting at the Renegade Holiday Craft Fair this weekend Dec 3-4. The show runs from 11-6pm both days and is held at the Pulaski Park Field House at 1419 W. Blackhawk St. in Chicago. You can find out more about the show and the exhibitors here.

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