Occasionally, I’ll go to my Favorites page on Etsy, just to take a lingering look at what I’ve accumulated.
For example, I favorited Etsy shop owner sarahparrott825, because she has the most precious thing going. She calls it, “Press & Post,” which she describes as “a monthly delivery of one letterpress card complete with a kraft envelope & vintage postage stamps for those who love to write & send beautiful notes.”
What an absolutely, positively splendid idea. And who doesn’t like pristine vintage postage?
Gathering Etsy Favorites is one of my many labors of love.
I’m the saver in the family, so it’s not about parking things to pick them up later… though I certainly do Paypal it up every now and then. (My credit card bill alternates between Whole Foods, Etsy, rent and Chipotle.) I have a few reasons for picking Favorites… sometimes I feel like I need something, sometimes I find something inspiring, but most of the time I feel like having the opportunity to easily access and stare at something for whatever length of time pleases me. To infinity.
Or ’til it makes its way to the blog. A totally legit reason to hoard loveliness, no?
Time to share.
1. Origami cranes are my thing. (Shout out, childhood.)
2. It’s just a paper crane – a beautiful paper crane, but a crane, nonetheless – however, somehow Shadan’s crazy skillz transform the scene it into a topographic landscape, complete with mountainous lanterns, what seem like jellybean lowlands, and I think there’s a kid in the back. (And that’s either a huge white diaper entombing his bottom half, or a sunbeam splashing off of an unknown in the foreground. Votes?)
By the way, here’s Shadan‘s dandy Etsy bio:
“I’m a vegetarian,recently-married,closeted reality-show loving,friendly,artistic girl who would just like to turn my hobby of making things into a full-time career before I poke my own eye out with my pencil at my current 9-5 cubicle job.”
~ A set of favorites from Sigmosaics, comin’ at us all the way from Christchurch, New Zealand <– why I love the internet. I’m digging the “lip” of orange that rises just above the external mosaic.
More of my favorite mosaic work from Sigmosaics:
~ Last up, lovely paper goods from humunuku.