9/23/2008

Wondrously Strange





I have a policy that I don't buy items off the front page of Etsy since I don't want to take time away from someones moment in the spotlight. Every rule has it's time to be broken, however and that time came for me when I saw wondrousstrange.etsy.com on the front page a month ago. It was her gorgeous Raku miniature masks pictured above. They were hauntingly beautiful and they had to be mine. I couldn't risk someone else taking them away from me so I bought them immediately. They are so beautiful that I still haven't found the perfect project to use them in yet. I like to look at them and think about the possibilities, which is more fun than actually using them at this point.






I also bought this lovely pin called There's Love in your Future. It was inspired by the HBO show Carnivale. This show was prematurely canceled a few years ago and I still have dreams about it. This pin captures the haunting and surreal qualities that I loved about the show just perfectly. I have it pinned onto my old gray winter coat to add a touch of intrigue to the cold winter days coming up.







She is also an amazing photographer and doll maker. I am honestly in awe of her artistic talents. Everything she does has that same dreamy and strange quality that I love. I have a feeling she will be seeing a lot more of my paypal dollars in the months to come.

8 comments:

kim* said...

love the heart in hand

CAT Productions said...

Those are beautiful! You made a great choice!

Estela said...

is the hand the pin? It's very lovely!

Lenox Knits said...

Yes, the hand with the heart is the pin. She has some other great jewelry on her etsy site.

CB said...

I love raku, and those masks sure make me miss being able to do it. ;)

MySweetThree said...

hauntingly beautiful describes them perfectly! And that pin is stunning! I could see why you snapped those up!

The Hyperlexian Aspie said...

i've never seen the carnivale show, but i often listen to the theme song "carnivale convoy" - it's so haunting.
vicki

Laura said...

When you make a treasury, you choose a couple of items as backups in case something sells. So, when you buy a treasury item, you're actually freeing up the space for another listing to appear on the front page! It's a good deed! No need to guilt trip!

If I make it into a treasury on the front page, I hope my item is sold during the process!! YAY for you, and YAY for the seller! Win WIN!
Great find...those masks are just great! I would have snatched them up, too!

 

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