Thursday, January 1, 2009

Meet Etsy Artist: redladyarts

I'm a sucker for all things Asian - especially Buddha heads, chopsticks, and bamboo. I stumbled across these fantastic chopsticks on Etsy totally by accident and just had to meet the artist...

Sharon K. Shubert was about three years old when "the first urges to create stirred within (her)." Drawn to bright colors and intricate details early on, she taught herself how to work in many mediums including wood burning (aka pyrography), collaging, and sculpting. "If an artistic medium draws my attention I invest some time in learning more about it and trying my hand at it," she says. Her current interests are digital photography and watercolor/ink painting, but she is also an accomplished published author of poetry and short stories. "Silly kid's poetry is a favorite to write," she admits. Inspired by the "natural wonders created by God," she often uses these elements in her work. "The world is sometimes a place of chaos, struggles, and stress. My art is the opposite and I want it to convey the good feelings in life; the simple, spiritual, and the beautiful." Her art is an expression of her soul - "an extension of (her)self." She considers art a "need (like breathing)" rather than a job or a hobby. "It's a big part of my life. I create even when nothing is selling." She advises her fellow artists create what they love, regardless of fads and trends. "The art you create that is truly YOU is what will stand the test of time and be remembered. Do what makes you happy and fulfilled." Please check out her shop and websites:
-Wendy Baylis
Dharma Designs


Sharon K. Shubert said...

Thank you SO much Wendy! You did a great job featuring me. :) Such an unexpected kind act.


Dharma Designs said...

My pleasure! :-)

Improvedliving said...

well also i really like your designs.


Claire said...

Hi Wendy,
Thanks so much for this article on this etsy artist. I will be checking out her shop, since I love Asian things and my son lives in Taiwan. What a generous way to use your writing skills. I am so interested in your novel. Do you have a writing group? I am also an etsyian and a novelist.
Claire from HeartSpace
(PS thanks for "hearting" my store. I feel the same way about yours and have made you one of my favorites.)

Dharma Designs said...

Thanks Claire! I'm off to check you out on Etsy right now...:-)