specimens in watercolor

Holly (the artist behind gollybard) is an amazing creator. She creates watercolor paintings of nature, insects, birds, and much more. She sells her paintings on Etsy and her work has been used in other sellers jewelry work (for example: this rustic lamb and fence magnetic locket by polarity)

Not only does Holly have great talent but a great heart. With every sell from her Heart collection, she donates $5 to So Others Might Eat, a organization in the City of Washington who helps the poor and homeless.

gollybard was also a featured seller on Etsy! Read interview here.

Visit the gollybard blog (one of my new favorites)

Look through the rest of Holly's art in her shop: www.gollybard.etsy.com



We have returned from a trip to northern California. The redwood trees were quite dazzling. While we were hiking in Muir Woods, we received inspiration for this woodland hooded scarf (now listed on The Second Fiddle). John Muir (for whom the scarf and national park is named) was an amazing naturalist who aided in the conservation of the redwoods. we've even started a flickr group (Rustic and Rugged) in honor of John Muir, Jeremiah Johnson, and all the mountain men, lumberjacks, and rugged men.

fine figure of a man: (John Muir)

Etsy is also having the annual Christmas in July sale! stop by our shop for 10% off


wee creatures

this beautiful shop contains moss terrariums with wee cattle, deer, and sheep. Her story is very sweet and she makes quite inspirational landscapes.
She was also the featured seller on etsy! read interview here

visit weegreenspot's shop here: www.weegreenspot.etsy.com


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the etsy shop has been featured on Faberuna! there was much rejoicing

Faberuna is a wonderful website featuring all handmade items and the shops that sell them (and not just Etsy shops). many thanks to the folks at Faberuna

we recomend faberuna to anyone looking to support handmade