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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

    Rather than highlight an individual artist today, I would like to give thanks for all the wonderful artists in the world. They certainly make our life a more beautiful place. I also want to say thank you to all those who support the Indie Arts. It is not an easy job to not only make your art objects but to also market and sell them. Those people that recognize and appreciate and buy handmade work are a blessing.
    Today, the day before” Black Friday”, the biggest shopping day of the year, I would like to remind people to “Catch the Wave… Buy Handmade.” Sure, there may be some things that you need to get at the mall but there are also wonderful, unique, and incredible gifts available at your local artists markets. Don’t have one near you? Okay, try an online artist market. Let me tell you about them…

1000 Markets

At 1000 Markets you can find some incredible stuff. From jewelry to clothing, to accessories, soap, pottery, fine art, …. The list goes on and on. Each artist has their own shop and shops are also organized into markets by theme such as “Come to Asheville”, “Old Town”, “Grand Arcade”, “ Inspired by Nature”, as well as many others. Here is just a small sampling of some items available on 1000Markets. There is soooo much more to see there. Give it a look!

Wren Song Art



                                                             Rising Sky Pottery

Just Jewel

Green Earth Jewelry



Etsy has been around for a few years. There are literally thousands of artisans selling their wares in their individual etsy shops. There are a number of ways to shop- by item, by artist, by color, etc…, You can even “Shop Local”. Put in your zip code and you can view the art from your local artists! The following is a sampling of etsy products. Sooo much more to see there too.

White Earth Studio

                                                        Wired Women Designs

Earth Art     

What are you waiting for? Get going!

And have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Quote of the Day:

"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted."  

                                                                                    - Aesop

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