Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Open Eyes, Open Hearts ~ Sept 18, 2013

I have two shops on Etsy: ShelleyMDesigns and BeyondTime. The first showcases my own designs: one of a kind necklaces, and beaded serving, bar and desk sets. The second showcases vintage books, paper ephemera, and children's books published by my grandfather, John Sherman Bagg.
Recently I've been spending more time on Etsy for a different reason. I am part of the Brave Team, a collection of individuals who create beautiful treasuries, sixteen piece art collages, dedicated to those who fight chronic illness, their caregivers, and families. We aren't there to sell our wares, simply to create beauty, to brighten a day. I've been a caregiver and I am now a warrior so this seemed like the right place to be. This journey has allowed me to discover some incredibly talented artists along the way.

Here's a find from my latest treasury entitled ~ Brave: Weave a Rainbow.

Abstract Art Print - Colorful Celestial Staircase Spiral - Blue and Gold Fractal Spiral Print 
Celestial Staircase Spiral

If you click on the link below it will take you to the treasury. If you want to see more click on "braveteam" in the tags section of the treasury and it will connect you to additional works from the team.
Take a moment out of your busy day and do something special for someone. Little gestures, creative support and a smile can work wonders. Here a few other discoveries.
Arizona Photo Salt River orange, dusk, dawn, reflections, dark, calm, serene, soft, quiet, Sunset Drama - 13 x 19 Matted Fine Art
Salt River

Atomic Explosion Necklace. The Time Traveler's Wife.  A Meandering Tale of Cosmic JoOLs. Payment for a Kay Adams Custom Planetary Sculpture.
The Time Traveler's Wife
Emissaries - Original Mixed Media