Support your local artists BEFORE the last minute

Now that I'm doing all these exhibitions and events, I'm thinking a little more about Supporting Local Artists. Obviously, selling your work is why you're there... but it's nice when someone you know makes the effort to cheer you on too. So say hi to Roz of ScarfCity!

I got a gorgeous knit head scarf that buttons in the back, like the one below, only red.
 Perfect for throwing on my head for the walk to The Boy's schoolbus stop. Roz is a member of EtsyRain, the official Etsy street team in Seattle. ("Etsy Teams are groups of organized Etsy members who network, share skills, and promote their shops and Etsy together," according to the Etsy website.)
You know how it is... once you try one you have to try more...
 This one's from Emily of Sly Spider Designs, who shared a table with Trilby of TrilbyMade.

These squid pendants are recycled leather, laser-cut. Trilby tried hand-cutting them once; she says it took eight hours just to do one.
Julia of Entangles made a necklace I picked up for one of my sisters-in-law. Sorry, can't show you the necklace... I never know when the SIL in question happens to find a moment to websurf and I don't wanna ruin the surprise.
Funny how a skilled DJ can get you in the mood to buy more stuff. 
Like the doll from Hasenpfeffer Incorporated that I picked up for one of my nieces. I came back for two reasons: they're cute as all-get-out, and they come in different skin shades. And yes, I made sure to tell the designer Daniela why I came back.

I also picked up a coupla pieces from UglyBaby and Greenbelts... and I think I'm just about spent. Someone else want to pack 'em up for me? I'll take care of the shipping...
Posted on October 22, 2010 and filed under "Etsy", "art shows", "commercial art".