Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Making Memories

It is time for another Handmade Artists' Forum blog ring artisan feature. This week it is time to feature Chris from Memories in Mosaics.
Chris creates gorgeous mosaic pieces, including frames and wall hangings. Her love of colour and texture shows in her creations, as does her sense of romance.
I have some knowledge of the process involved in making mosaics, so I know it takes time and care and quite a bit of skill to create pieces such as the ones made by Chris. Her accomplishments are even greater due to the fact she lives every day with Fibromyalgia, which a very painful and often debilitating condition.
Chris writes a blog about Living with Fibromyalgia, which is very interesting and informative. She also has a blog dedicated to creative pursuits and promoting other artisans, which you can read here.
You can see more of Chris' wonderful mosaics in her Etsy and her ArtFire.

Friday, April 16, 2010

A Mountain of Talent

It is time for this week's Handmade Artist's Forum Blog Ring Featured Artisan of the Week - which is Mewes Mountain Arts.

Jennifer, the talent behind Mewes Mountain Arts, lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains near Denver, Colorado with her husband and fur kids. Living in such a beautiful location it is no wonder she felt inspired to begin Mewes Mountain Arts and Crafts. Jennifer creates beautiful items of jewellery and offers them for sale via Etsy and HAF. She also maintains a fabulous blog where she selflessly promotes the world of handmade and the artisans who create it.

Do your bit to support handmade by checking out Mewes Mountain Arts on Etsy and HAF, check out the Mewes Mountain Arts blog.