Saturday, March 14, 2009

Treasury West, Flowers, Flowers, Flowers

Click this image to view the Treasury!

Featured in Etsy's Treasury West, curated by Bella's Sweet Boutique!

This treasury link will expire on Monday afternoon, March 16th:


Enjoy!







Artist Rebecca Michelle Lee, Media, PA
Etsy Art Shop, pigeonsintheattic
Etsy Embroidery Shop, eclecticmeadow
h a p p y s h o p p i n g !

Friday, March 13, 2009

Garden Collection - mini Venus Fly Traps,

Click here to see what Venus Fly Traps are Available. Custom Requests are always welcomed!

Introducing the first Venus Fly Trap Collection ever available on-line!
"It took me all day... but I finally finished my garden!"

These adorable beer gardens, representing mini Venus Fly Traps, are a beer lover's treasure!

The best part about my mini Venus Fly Traps, is that they are eco-friendly! I upcycle two used beer caps, and use red recycled-plastic art felt for the inside of the mouth, (made in the USA). Along with the hand twisted stem, I glue the Venus Fly Trap into a mini clay pot, (made in the USA,) and finish it off with all natural spanish moss, (harvested in the USA). There is also coordinating recycled-plastic felt on the botton of the clay pot to prevent scratching.

Please visit my art shop on Etsy.com, "Pigeons in the Attic". Custom requests are always welcomed.



Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Alumni Entrepreneur Expo - Media, PA

My Alumni Artist Display
The annual Alumni Expo came and went, with a nice turnout considering the rainy weather. I had been invited by the Alumni Association to display information about my small art business, and talk to current students about my work. Not only did I get to explain to everyone how easy it is to start an art shop on Etsy.com, I had the pleasure of speaking with some Alumni I know very well, as well as some I had not met yet. Just two tables down were Sheila & Sharon's Cookies, who I had the previous pleasure of meeting at the Pabst Blue Ribbon Craft Challenge in February. And at the head of the pack was veteran wedding photographer, Dave Branson, who I have previously assisted at one of his many wedding jobs. He showed off his professional wedding albums and family portraits to the student body. Many other local independent businesses showed how they got their start at DCCC, and explained what products and services they provide to the surrounding community.

The artwork I had on display today included a pointillism watercolor, "Fear of Hayfever," which was selected for the DCCC Alumni Artists Showcase Media ICONS Juried Photography Exhibit 2009 R M Lee2007, and a photograph, "Window Shopping on State Street," which was selected for the M.A.C. Media ICONS 2nd Look Photography Exhibit 2008.

As a Registered Artist of the Media Arts Council, I was sure to remind everyone that this Saturday is the "2nd Saturday in Media Arts Stroll." My red, white, and blue 2nd Saturday art exhibit at Trader Joe's has been extended through all of March, be sure to stop in anytime the store is open! 2nd Saturday festivities happen from 6pm - 9pm, with over 40 participating businesses, and is "Fun for ages 2- 102!" For more information please visit the Official Non-Profit Site. Anyone interested in displaying art in Media, should join the Media Arts Council Artist Registry.

I also had students and alumni create doodles all on the same page to create a one-of-a-kind anonymous public artwork. Names are being withheld for student safety. This will be my firt posting on the new art blog "Philly Makes," which I am very excited about being a part of. I will be making at least one "thing" a week, along with many other artists in the metro area, and I will post all of my weekly "things" on-line throughout the year.

Public Artwork March 11 2009, R M Lee Moderator


Artist Rebecca Michelle Lee, Media, PA
Etsy Art Shop, pigeonsintheattic
h a p p y s h o p p i n g !

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The Story of Stuff


I was just recently informed about an internet video about consumerism and the environment via the Philly Etsy Team:


This is a must watch video! It is truly well made, and explains how "the man" actually taught us that we need "stuff". Not only do we feel the need to "need stuff," but the companies make chintzy "stuff" on purpose, so our "stuff" will break, so we will buy more "stuff!"


Please be sure to share the link to this video when you are done watching it. We need to reduse, recycle, and stop wanting so much "stuff".


"The Story of Stuff with Annie Leonard"


storyofstuff.com


It just so happened that after I first watched this video, I then went outside to find an advertising package, thrown in the driveway, from an unnamed, chemical-using, "green" lawn company. Right on their ad it said, something to the effect of '...don't you want a green lawn like your neighbors?' etc. etc. etc. They are trying to trick us into poisoning our yards, and families, and pets, and the environment... just so we don't feel "embarrassed" about some silly turfgrass, (that uses too much water anyway).


I hope this video inspires you to feel better about yourself, without needing so much stuff, or needing the best "stuff". And to do better for the environment of course! :-)






Artist Rebecca Michelle Lee, Media, PA
Etsy Art Shop, pigeonsintheattic
Etsy Embroidery Shop, eclecticmeadow
h a p p y s h o p p i n g !