Multi Media Art

Hi dear friends! It has been a really beautiful warm day here in Arizona. I played in my garden a little this afternoon. Sometimes this time of year and especially February we have some awesome springtime weather. I am looking forward to spring already as I bet a lot of you are. Usually about this time of year we are all ready.

This week has been a busy one. A big shout out to our new team leaders which most of you probably remember from Working Artists. A great bunch of awesome women who I have grown to love so much.

Your new leaders so far are

Janice   from Beadwork4sale  

Deanna from Glowing Heart Studios 

Kathi from Lilly Beads Designs

Candy from Speaks with Ancestors

Each one is helping me with the overall team but also they are finding their niche of what they like to do best. We are learning as we go .

I made our team a twitter page. Our hashtag is #rainbowartteam. So use this hashtag when you post to twitter so I can retweet you!   Listings,  treasuries, Etsy blogs . ❤

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Congratulations to Carola Bartz  our shop of the week!

I really love your store Carola! You have so many cool items to choose from. I love the Valentine’s cards you make for children. So cute!

You can find all kinds special cards for all occasions , journals, paintings, hand knitted items, photography and much more.

HAND KNIT SCARF

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Meet Carola

I am a native of Germany living in Northern California with my husband and daughter. Photography has always been a passion of mine. Starting out with taking pictures of landscapes and architecture I now also love to document the little things in life and give them my personal view.

After I had moved to the US I re-discovered the artistic side in me that had been dormant since 10th grade. I started out with scrapbooking, quickly adding stamping and have now moved on to mixed media art. I love to play with paint and texture and enjoy getting my hands dirty.

I worked in the scrapbooking industry for several years until the economic situation caused the closing of the store I was working at. After that I decided to go my own way and start to fulfill my own dreams. Beside working for my Etsy store I also teach at the local community center in the arts and crafts department.  to see more go here.

 

‘Shop of the Week Carola Bartz’ by thunderrose

Congratulations to Carola Bartz our new shop of the week on Rainbow Artists Team! Have a fun weekend and beautiful week!Happy sales!


Turquoise Kids Valentine’…

$6

Gourd Mask – A Warrior’s…

$85

Dragons Vein Agate Jewelry S…

$28

Amethyst Stalactite Cabochon…

$89

Pearl Ear Cuffs, Sterling Si…

$24

Sterling Silver and Turquois…

$60

White Fringed Poncho, Croche…

$33

Leather Beaded Earrings ~ Re…

$32

JMP Cookie Jar – Galleria Co…

$35

Olive jade faceted tear drop…

$30

Honeybee Mandala Necklace – …

$48

Sun-E-Nergizer Citrine Brace…

$16.75

Women Men Brown Howlite Leat…

$15

Handcrafted black patina cop…

$30

Serpentine Beaded Earrings -…

$39

Turquoise and Copper Necklac…

$45

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Blessings!

Debbie

from

Thunder Rose Leather

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Speaks With Ancestors

It’s Friday afternoon and it’s so awesome to be going into the weekend. This week I have added a gift guide to the team  website.  Every time we post to the gift guide on the team pages your items will be posted on the website automatically. I also am adding participating members , when I have a chance , so we show up in search better. I will have to do all this as my time permits.

Our team and all our members are  invited to the Etsy Team Fellowship Society that Jen Liput is Captain of. To see more about that go to Rainbow Artists team chat on Etsy. If you would like to join ETFS I have the address in our team chat thread.

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Rainbow Artists shop of the week is

Candy Brown

from

Speaks with Ancestors

Candy is a multi talented artist. Her gourd art is absolutely stunning as you can see in the pictures. Candy is also helping us all by helping with our team page shoppers guide.

Thanks so much Candy for your help with team pages. It means so much to me!

SPIRIT BEAR GOURD VESSEL

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Meet Candy

My experience and interest in gourds began over twenty years ago from a gardening perspective. I grew them in my own garden and was intrigued by their natural beauty and uniqueness. Everything I learned about gourds led me to understand that they were the perfect medium for my original art.

I conservatively add touches of our land, forests, and wildlife to complete the mixed media presentation of original art. My handcrafting techniques include pyrography, carving, and inlay.

I hope to portray the interdependence of nature with the lives and spirits of our ancestors. I hope that we can feel our own connection with all that is free and at peace; with all that is natural to our own spiritual beings; adding to our appreciation and understanding of ourselves, and our heritage’s connection to the wild, free, peaceful beauty in nature. My sole artistic intent is to honor the Ancestors and nature as an instrument of artistic expression. To see more go here : about

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To honor Candy this week I have created a treasury of people who promoted and helped with last weeks shop of the week ! This treasury will also be added to our team website with links back to all your stores.

I want to thank everyone who is helping with the team. You all ROCK!

‘Speaks with Ancestors’ by thunderrose

Congratulations Candy at Speaks with Ancestors our new shop of the week this week on Rainbow Artists Team!Love you artwork!Blessings!


Wolf Totem Spirit Person

$50

Sneek Up Dance Original Pain…

$500

Candy Rock Rhyolite 64-Carat…

$99

TierraCast Antique Copper Op…

$20

Swarovski Crystal and 14KT G…

$34

Porcupine Quill earrings – b…

$21

Native American Warrior, Bea…

$55

New Price – Mala Beads with…

$30

Picasso Jasper Dangle Bracel…

$25

Sailboat Sculptor–Vintage D…

$25

Cobalt Drink Stir Stick 5pc …

$25

Keychain Purple Pearls White…

$25

Porcelain Opal Round Tulip E…

$45

Canadian Hand Knit Socks War…

$26

Sunrise bracelet

$36

Lace Flower Heart Dish, Pott…

$8

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Blessings!

Debbie

from

Thunder Rose Leather

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Celebrating Sweet Grass Valley

Good Morning! It’s a beautiful Saturday morning here in Arizona. The sun is shining bright and it’s really cold. It’s that time of year where we work on our shops to refresh them and make sure we have everything going in a solid direction for this new year we are in.  For our new to Etsy sellers or anyone looking to help their shops I have a thread set up on the team called new to selling on Etsy where I invite you to share your wisdom about what works for you or articles you find that could help others find their way on Etsy.

This week we are celebrating our shop of the week

Debbie

from

 Sweet Grass Valley

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Native American traditional style dentalium choker and earring set

Meet Debbie

I named my shop Sweetgrass Valley because of the sweet grass I have been blessed to be able to tend since 2002 and the Ohio valley where I live.
I enjoy making a variety of items but my chokers seem to be the most popular and those are the pieces I enjoy making the most. I never use plastic in any of my pieces, the traditional materials work best I believe. All of my pieces are hand made using leather, bone, shell, glass, stone and metal. I make my own spacer leather and lacings. I buy most of my materials at various Pow Wows that I have attended during the summer months. I love searching for special little accent pieces and beads to make my chokers. I feel this gives each piece a personality all its own. To see more go here.

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‘Celebrating Sweet Grass Valley’ by thunderrose

Congratulations to Debbie from Sweet Grass Valley our new shop of the week! Your work is beautiful!Blessings to all!


Hair pipe bone choker, India…

$70

Dangle Beaded Earrings ~ Tur…

$22

Glass garden flower, glass g…

$34

Shades of Green Memory Wire …

$25

Turquoise Heart Dream catche…

$20

Abalone Earrings New Zealand…

$15

Natural Royston Turquoise 49…

$139

Sea Glass Necklace – Real Se…

$60

Turtle Gourd Rattle

$35

Small Fruit Bowl -Vintage An…

$8

Blue Green Baby Hat, Newborn…

$22

autumn days, painting on can…

$70

Folk Art Flowers, Mexican Fl…

$2.99

Natural Colored Green Serpe…

$20.25

Spring Equinox Pendant, Seed…

$169

Whale Mixed Media Painting, …

$45

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Blessings!

 Debbie

from

Thunder Rose Leather

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Thinking of Valentines Day

In the handmade art world we are thinking of Valentines Day! It will be here before you know it. So it is time to give some thought as to what you would like to give to your special significant other , your best friend or treat yourself to.  There are so many awesome beautiful handmade gift items to choose from on

Rainbow Artists Team on Etsy.

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I would like to introduce you to a very good friend of mine.

Janice

from

Beadwork4Sale

This week we are celebrating Janice as our shop of the week. She is one special lady.

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Beaded Turtle Bracelet

Meet Janice

It’s my pleasure to offer an array of quality handmade beaded jewelry and other unique items at reasonable prices. All of my beadwork is meticulously hand-beaded using quality beads and other fine components that are carefully chosen for their beauty and durability – every item truly is a labor of love.

I love the creativity that beading offers – it allows me to continually hone and expand my bead-working skills. I enjoy learning different styles and techniques – while playing with new beads, jewelry components, and experimenting with a vast array of color schemes. to see more go here.

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‘Thinking of Valentines Day’ by thunderrose

Congratulations to Janice from Beadwork4sale our new shop of the week on Rainbow Artists Team.Thanks everyone for participating and showing your love!Blessings!


Silver and Red Handmade Bead…

$30

Sonoran Sunrise (or Sonoran …

$69

Ruby Red Swarovski Crystal C…

$18

Tree Of Life Medicine Bag Le…

$20

Magic Mushroom 1-up Insprire…

$16.25

Hippie Love Necklace – Hippi…

$23

Hand-painted Fox Earrings, O…

$14.5

Turquoise Magnesite & Ruby R…

$22

Native American Style rosett…

$60

Red Siam Swarovski Heart and…

$20

Red Tiger Eye Chips, Approx….

$4.25

Exotic Wood dream catcher Af…

$20

Red bambo cupolini coral nec…

$72

Drink Stir Sticks Couples To…

$22

flame painted copper, fire t…

$20

Art Nouveau wire pendant wit…

$52

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Blessings!

Debbie

from

Thunder Rose Leather

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Welcoming in the New Year

Happy New Year! A new year with new beginnings and fresh ideas. I think everyone likes to feel the freshness of the New Year. It’s kinda like spring but a little different. Spring is around the corner. Time goes by so fast. Our next big day is Valentines Day so it’s time to get our stores all dressed up for that event. Hearts, rainbows, chocolate and romance. This week I have been busy in my spare time putting together a Rainbow Artists website.

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Shop of the week this week is  Margaret Craig-Chang

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MACChang

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about Margaret

All MACChang knitwear is hand knit in California by me. MACChang offers a range of knitwear accessories in high quality fibers: cashmere, pima cotton, extra fine merino, and silk. Bring knitwear to the forefront of your wardrobe with MACChang hats, wraps, scarves, ponchos, cowls, and more —items that will enhance any person’s wardrobe.

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‘Welcoming in the New Year’ by thunderrose

Happy New Year!Congratulations to Margaret from MACChang our new shop of the week at Rainbow Artists Team!Blessings for a beautiful and happy New Year!


Beaded Purple Scarf, Dog Paw…

$58

Feather Amethyst Necklace, P…

$19.9

Purple Turtle Earrings with …

$18

Spring Frog Dance Rattle Gou…

$60

Aquamarine Dream Catcher – n…

$21

Native Inspired Handmade Bea…

$19

Rustic Gourd Ornament, Laven…

$20

Cool Transition : Green Blue…

$84.6

Wall Tapestry–Vintage Brown…

$45

Traditional style dentalium …

$80

CROSS ooak found object mixe…

$63

Abundant Love Rose Buds Silk…

$49.99

New Mexico Santo Saint Postc…

$2

Purple Feather Dangle Earrin…

$25

Purple Walnut Tree Journal, …

$15

Play Dough – PRIMARY & SECON…

$15

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Have a beautiful day!

Debbie from

Thunder Rose Leather 

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