Many many thanks to Mirella at .: Rainflower Company :. for the fabulous interview she's put up of me on her blog! I was honoured to be asked and all excited to see it go live! Please take a gander over.: here :. to view it and make sure you check out all of her other awesome goodies while you're there.
I'm definitely in good company with the interview ... look in the archives and you'll see our guest blogger Vivian there, too! :)
December 19, 2008
For Friday Footwear I was going to post some pics of bridal-ish snow boots. But while researching I stumbled upon these and HAD to show them ...
Can you say, 'drool'? You can find these boots .: over here :. but be forewarned ... rather expensive ;)
The description on the website alone makes me want them!
Rossorosa's charming and comfy short boots in eco-leather are following all the right trends this season - slick patent sheen, shrunken height, and sturdy, walkable heel. If that wasn't enough to hook you, their polka dot interior and detachable plaid rosette are the fun and irresistable finishing touches. Gift box included, Made in Italy
This week's Etsy post comes courtesy of some new clients at Moments That Shine! They gave us the head's up of this truly amazing artist and we would love to highlight just her. .: MichelleProsek's Etsy Studio is located here :. She was kind enough to send along a bio so instead of babbling on, I'm just going to let her speak and include some eye candy for you ...
Michelle Prosek – Starfire Studios
381 Moxley Rd.
With her unusual mixed education grounded in genetics but embellished by a long history in the arts, Michelle Prosek expresses her interest in nature through her sculptural glasswork. While some of her designs are created as sculptural jewellery designed to be worn as an expression of the inner nature of the wearer, others are created to bring nature into the home with vibrant style.
All of her work has a running theme of botanical and earth motifs, which reflect the organic nature of glass itself. Constantly exploring the boundaries of what glass can do, Michelle has developed new techniques for creating kiln-fired art that make her work unique in its field.
I am inspired by the wide range of functional and textural properties glass has to offer as an artistic medium, so I am always experimenting with new ideas and pushing the boundaries of what glass can do. I love referring to nature for my inspirations because I feel a connection between life and the dynamic flow of working with glass. At any stage in the creative process it can reflect my moods and desires as I explore its organic connection to my intended designs.
I personally cut, carve, fuse and shape every single piece of glass to ensure that they are all one of a kind works of art. Each finished work can take up to 90 hours to complete. I am constantly striving to create new techniques and methods for working with kiln-fired glass that extend beyond the traditional concepts of the medium.
Be sure to check out all of Michelle's sites ... .: this one :. in particular has fabulous jewellery!