Friday, May 23, 2008

Meet Etsy Artist: mercersdaughter

The whimsical realism of this next artist caught my eye right away...

Victoria, the Ohio artist behind mercersdaughter, is 52 - and has been married for 26 years. Her daughter is 24 and her son has been in Heaven for 20 years. Not surprisingly, she is a convert to the Catholic faith and has a "strong devotion to the Blessed Mother." Inspiration can strike from anywhere. "It ranges from seeing an old chair at a yard sale to a relaxing visit with family, looking at art supplies, viewing other's creations.," she explains. In fact, she never leaves the house without her camera and something to sketch on. "The love of art, making things, studying it or teaching it has been a constant thread throughout my entire life. I don't see my art as a job or a hobby; it's much more than that to me." Etsy has been a great experience for her. "I'm so grateful for each and every person I've 'met,' it's been a major plus in my life," she says. "Tell your fellow artists about Etsy," she recommends, "and pass this great opportunity on to them. Helping and encouraging others shines the soul." Please check out her shop:
-Wendy Baylis


Martha Marshall said...

I agree this artist is very talented. I had already hearted her when I read your post. Found you on Blogrush!

Mercer's Daughter said...

Hey, thanks for the feature on your blog. I just got back in town and had a chance to read it.
You are REALLY good at this sort of thing! I'm so impressed with your journalism.
Thanks again!

Dharma Designs said...

My pleasure Victoria! :-)

Dharma Designs said...

THANKS Martha! :-)