Monday, November 22, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving with some fun, handmade products from Etsy

You might be familiar with, an online marketplace for handmade goods.  If you haven't heard of it, do yourself a favor and go take a look.  You will be amazed by the amount of creative talent and the extraordinary number of items available for sale.  A search for the word "Thanksgiving" results in over 28,000 entries.  There is a huge range of styles - from simple, crafty handmade dolls or puppets to striking original paintings and sculptures.  Beautiful handmade jewelry too.

If you ever find yourself getting depressed about things, like the lack of art classes in our schools or the bland, over-commercialized consumer culture that we live in, spend a few minutes browsing around Etsy.  You will be reassured that a place still exists where creativity and artisitic expression is flourishing. 

Below are some of the Thanksgiving themed items for sale that we thought were the most fun and interesting.  (Don't miss the Orchid Gourd.  It is awesome!)

by Curious Portraits

moses, thanksgiving or christmas monster sculpture
by dancesippydance
bartholomew, thanksgiving or christmas monster sculpture
by dancesippydance

original art drawing aceo art card Thanksgiving ugly turkey
by artistsuetaylor

Orchid Gourd Pyrography Wood Burned Gourd
by NessysNest
Wow, that gourd is just stunning.  Check out more lovely items at Nessy's Nest store.

retro ORANGE and BLACK full apron
by loverdoversclothing

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!  Wishing you safe travels,
full bellies and warm memories.

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