No, not today! :^) My birthday was on February 15th and I celebrated by treating myself to a few lovely pieces. I think I get more excitement out of buying wonderful pieces by such talented artists, than I get out of selling my own work!
I collect fossils, especially of sea urchins. This is a lovely little urchin fossil that I found embedded in a flint nodule while living in Denmark. I found a number of fossilized sea urchins, many on the pebbly beaches of Tisvildeleje, on Denmark’s North Zealand Coast.
I've been quite a fan of knitalatte:: RESURRECTION FERN ever since I first saw Margie's work. I was so taken by the haunting honest beauty of the patterns she creates...and wrapped around so perfect of an object as a simple stone. They are so evocative of the fossils and sea creatures that I love so much. I eagerly awaited her next shop update and was able to acquire one of her gorgeous works.
Not an hour later I was using Etsy's wonderful Pounce Tool to search for undiscovered artists for a Treasury Challenge I was taking part in (I am now addicted to this tool!). Suddenly another piece that spoke to my obsession popped into view. A dish that visually echoed my earlier purchase had been crafted by Dana of EarthborneArt. Of course I had to buy it. I was so glad to know that I would be her first sale. I remembered the excitement of my first sale and hoped she was feeling some of that same joy.
I am so happy with my new pieces. The artistry and craftsmanship are superb! So, Happy Birthday to me...and so much credit to the very talented Margie and Dana!