Thursday, January 8, 2009

Meet Etsy Artist: SasColby

Sas Colby is a working teacher and artist, who "loves splashing paint and wielding scissors." She developed her Buddha images after making several trips to Thailand, Burma, Cambodia and Bali and devoted 3 years to recreating his likeness in various mediums. "Then I began combining the Buddha with the Madonna in a series called 'In Our Own Image,'" she explains. "To me, these images represent compassion and wisdom, and calm at the center." Thailand's ancient capital Sukothai touched her deeply as well as the collection of magnificent temples in Bagan in what is now Myanmar (formerly Burma). She may be fascinated with Buddha, but "the BUNNY is (her) personal totem" and she has also dedicated a body of work to it. "Gradually I'll add more bunnies to my Etsy," she laughs. Although she resides in Berkley, California for the school year, she spends summers in Taos where she teaches a yearly artist retreat. "We live and breathe art 24/7 there." Please check out her shop:

-Wendy Baylis
Dharma Designs

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