Saturday, October 18, 2008

Making My First Treasury

This is the first treasury that I made up. It was very unplanned! I had no intention of jumping in with those crazy people who lurk on the treasury waiting to see the message that the treasury has an opening. As I was hunting for gold stars, shows where you have an item featured in the treasury, I got to the bottom of the page and there it was...A TREASURY OPENING. My breathing turned ragged, heart palpitations began, do I take it? My fingers seemed to have a mind of their own and before I knew it they had a title typed. The treasury was MINE all MINE. Now what!! Thank goodness Etsy plans for those who act before they think, the directions were right there. Quite good too, I might add. I commenced to dig through my favorites to find the earrings by jennifermorrisbeads that I knew I could live without, but was not sure that I wanted to. The earrings were my "color", "feeling", and "look" inspiration. There was a specific reason for each item shown and I must be humored while I give all of those. :)
  1. Live Oak Tree by FriendlyMade - I loved the lines, textures and colors in this photo. They were one of the 1st places on Etsy that I made a purchase and a fellow Minnesotan too.
  2. cocina de guadalahara- THE earrings.
  3. Do I really need to explain why I would NEED to include a piece of this stunning, rich chocolate cake by FatDaddysBakeShop? Didn't think so. (This shop is on pregnancy leave at this time.)
  4. Eden Felt Flower Pin by skippingstones - I love the pieces by this artist and had a difficult time choosing which to use. The color, shape and texture worked for this one. The beading, applique and embroidery are beautifully done. These are things I used to be able to do well before I lost the dexterity in my hands through arthritis and I fully appreciate the art and talent involved.
  5. Rosette Cloche Hat by giantdwarf - This was just too adorable to pass up. The colors were perfect, and it was made from a recycled sweater.
  6. Amalfi Garden by TRMACKSTUDIO - Gustav Klimt is one of my favorite artists and this is so reminiscent of Gustav! Once again the shapes, colors and look worked for me. Such cool work.
  7. Leopard Witch by nebularmystic - In addition to the colors being just right, this is a big cat in a witch's hat. There is someone in my house who started to hyperventilate when she saw this, so I included the art because it was loved. (Unfortunately this artist doesn't seem to be on Etsy any more.)
  8. Sea Urchin Shell by ShannonAmidon - The pieces by this artist are stunning and I loved that it was the color and texture that I was after.
  9. Blueberry Limeade Flower by ZadaGay - I LOVE polymer clay, but I am horrible at it. (Those genes didn't carry over though, so someone in our house will be a force to be reckoned with in the polymer clay department.) Because it is something I have no aptitude with, not for lack of trying either, I'm appreciative of the talent that goes into each item. This artist does some exciting things with her pieces!
  10. Almond and Praline by BellaSapone - They have the yummiest looking soap. The design on these bars is intricate and beautiful. I'm impressed. I make cold processed soap and understand what an art both making a scrumptious soap is and getting a clear mold is.
  11. Blue Angel Print by EmilyBalivet - I was planning on using her 12 Women With Birds, but I needed the blue in the angel. The artist has done some gorgeous art celebrating women.
  12. Stunning Sparkling Fish by ovenfriedbeads - I am all over beading and this is a lovely intricately made piece! Colors and textures that were loudly singing to me to be used.
So if you made it this far I'm impressed! Yes, there was an obvious method to my madness. I have done another Treasury since my first on September 9th, but alas, it wasn't captured. My inspiration for that were the cutest lion tushie ponytail holders ever that MaryMarsh has in her shop and also reside in the hair accessory drawer at our house when not being worn for a bracelet. There were also some members of the Minnesota Etsy Street Team (search TeamMn to hunt for us) featured. Now it is obvious and my secret has been revealed, if I have done two treasuries I must have turned into a lurker too. One more thing that I've done in the last three months that I didn't think I'd ever be doing!


ZudaGay said...

I am so honored that you chose one of my flowers for your first ever treasury! The problem with making a treasury the first you have probably now found that you want to create more and more of them! Well done...and I love your blog post about it!!

margherite said...

Beautiful treasury! I'm so thrilled & honored you included my soap.