One of the greatest things that ever happens is a conversation with another shop owner. I can share stories, ask questions, make trades, support and encourage, and be supported and encouraged.
I'd like to introduce you to one of the friends I've made.
This is Joey Brame. :)
|Johanna Brame, fellow Etsy artist and friend.|
Okay, so that's not REALLY Joey. She's actually much lovelier, but I'm limited in my paint skill. I love her main Etsy picture, where she's got this absolutely beautiful, joyful smile that lights up the screen when you see it. I only wish I could meet her and see that smile in person.
So Joey, my friend... please don't kill me for the poor representation. :)
Anyway, moving on...
She contacted me not too long ago with a request for a possible trade. I took one look at her shop and totally fell in love!!!
She's a master caligraphy artist, and she hand paints floral designs on everything she makes.
Here's a picture of some of the cards she made me.
Okay... again, not really.
These are REALLY the cards that she sent me.
I know! Gorgeous, right?
And this is not the only thing she's made for me!!
The first thing she made me was a custom caligraphy 8x10 poem I'd written. She stepped out of her comfort zone for me, and tried something totally new, and painted dogwoods (my favorite flower/bloom) around the poem.
I'm SOOO in love with this piece of art!! I haven't had a chance to get it framed yet. I want to take it somewhere and choose some perfect, swanky frame to put it in, and then hang it in my craft room where I can look at it everyday!!
So yes... I'm thankful for the amazing people I meet on Etsy. This is such a fun experience, Etsy, crochet, my own business, virtually meeting other artists, and making online friends!
So I just wanted to share this, because EVERYONE should take a look at her shop.
You can find her here.
Thank you, Joey!! For your amazing creations, and your friendship!