Thursday, April 22, 2010

Focus on your ARTIBILITY!!!

When I set out to write this post, I already knew that I loved Anna's jewelry...and that I had a lot of respect for her for serving our country as a Marine.  I would have never guessed just how much admiration I would have for her after this post was done...
Let me state the obvious...she really REALLY makes beautiful jewelry...
Seriously, I could have filled up pages with the gorgeousness (is that a word??) in her shops!
BUT...did you know that some of the beautiful items she makes, are fundraisers that help kids with AUTISM, artists w/disabilities and to raise funds for our Marine Corps League!!  OR that her son, CJ, helps with the jewelry, has his own page on her shop AND..has obviously gotten his mothers gift of artistry..

Anna has several beautiful shops...one on Etsy, another one Artfire, another that is still under construction here, and my absolute favorite....This shop is so cool, because she shows personality for each style of her designs!!  What a brilliant idea!!
Here's just one of the many personalities...my personal favorite...Sabina..

I know it's tiny, but if you go here you can read it much better, and see the just how much thought is put into all of the loveliness in Anna's work.

I would like to leave you with two thoughts...first is a quote from Anna's shop home page, which I loved as soon as I saw it:
"A person is not measured by their possessions, but rather by their Heart and Soul ~ Their trinkets are a small glimpse of the style that represents who we all are ~ So be classy, be unique, be kind, but most of all, just BE" ~~ Anna
Thank you Anna, for letting me share all that makes you and your jewelry wonderful!!
The second thing I wanted to say is that I've been seeing a lot of sites lately saying they will do feature of your shop if you send me XYZ, and that's great, for them.  I do NOT get, nor do I want anything for doing these features...
I do these because I love handmade things, and truely believe in helping promote the artists that bring such wonderful things to our lives...that said, my comment door is always open, and I'd love to share more shops with all of you!  If you have a shop you'd like featured, just drop me a note!
hugs,
heather

8 comments:

Zemphira ~ Scatter Art. said...

Nice post.
Her pieces are really beautiful.

MRC Designs said...

Nice blog ~ love her quote and her Jewelry, just beautiful!

Sara said...

Beautiful Post! It was great to get to know a little more about Anna. Her jewelry is beautiful, but she herself is even more so. :)

thewidowswalk said...

Anna is such a lovely person, inside and out, and a true inspiration to other artisans. It's so nice to see her featured. Her work is so tastefully done. Understated elegance.

I also appreciate that your blog features are to promote the artist you are featuring and not yourself.

Great job all the way around!

ARTIBILITY said...

I am touched by your words and all the comments ((where is the stupid tissue)) LOL
I am blessed to have such a wonderful and artistic son and that his art is appreciated. Thank you Heather - it is beautifully written and inspirational.
I guess i should check this "Anna" out then huh?!

Anna Kay Creations said...

Nice post and beautiful jewelry by Anna :)

ThePineConeTeaCup said...

It was absolutely my pleasure to do this post! and Anna...you should def check this Anna chic out! She rocks!

Just be happy! said...

There is an award for you in my blog.

:o)

Cheers!