Sunday, November 29, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
These little bunny or panda will make you smile. They are so adorable as if they are alive with their own individuality. The pink bunny's name is "baby Psychadelic bunny". Look at that serious looking bunny. You will just smile. Below is the interview with bunny's mom, "Parami Panda" artist, Alix.
1. When did you start your business "Parami Panda"?
I started Parami Panda about a year ago, a couple months after I learned to crochet. I started making amigurumi as gifts for people, and couldn't stop. Someone suggested I sell them, and the rest, as they say, is history :)
2. How do you get your inspiration/idea for your cratfs?
I get my inspiration from the world around me. Every time I see something especially cute I think, how could I crochet that? Sometimes it turns into something, and sometimes it fails miserably. I mostly have to wait for the ideas to come to me, and usually they do - I just suddenly know what I need to make, like my vampire bunny, and the pandas. 3. How do you promote your business?
I promote my Parami Panda with my blog - http://paramipanda.blogspot.com , my facebook fan page - http://www.facebook.com/paramipanda , and by participating in etsy gift guides and making treasuries.
4. Do you have any advice for new Etsy sellers?
My advice for new etsians would be to stick with it and not get discouraged! Post often and explore the site! There are promotional opportunities everywhere! And get your stuff selling in local shops and sell at craft fairs! Many people who have seen my work that way find me on etsy :) 5. Could you tell me your short and long term goals?
For Parami Panda my short term goal is to get to 100 sales, and my long term goal is to have my stuff selling in 10 stores in Washington and California and Canada. For my life my short term goal is to own a miniature schnauzer, a standard schnauzer and a giant schnauzer all at the same time, and my long term goal is to breed dogs that look like baby pandas.
You can find her more creatures at http://paramipanda.etsy.com
Friday, September 25, 2009
5lb beef short rib
4cup soy saucep
2T minced garlic
2T sesame oil
1 bunch spring onions (Sliced or grind)
Optional: Add 1/2 cup red wine
1. In a large bowl with flat bottom (preferably). Mix all the ingredients.
2. Add short rib to the mix and marinate well at least 3 hours.
3. Barbecue, oven broil or pan fry
My favorite choice would be barbecue, but any of those three methods tastes good as well. You can use chicken or other meat instead. And enjoy!
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
It has warmth and depth even in that small piece. I found these wonderful arts on Etsy and the artist's name is Gloria Lynn. Below shows her profile and some more her works.
You can find her more works at http://www.glorialynnglass.etsy.com and http://www.glorialynnglass.artfire.com
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
I found her arts on Etsy. Her paintings are feeling good and inspiring arts. I hope you like as much as I do. Pleae read the interview and leave some comments.
Thank you so much! Enjoy!
1. How did you get into Etsy?
I got into Etsy because I wanted to try a new way of selling my paintings online. I wanted buyers who would really appreciate an original and unique painting.I found Etsy by researching handmade shops online. The Etsy shopper loves homemade things because they like quality and uniqueness.
2. How do you get inspired?
I get inspired by nature and colors around me. I might see a shape in nature that looks really cool and use that as a starting point for a painting.
3. What is your favorite theme and material of your art?
I love acrylic paint and stretched canvas. I love to paint large with huge brush strokes. It gives me the freedom of creativity that I really love.
4. What is your short term and long term goal?
My short term goal is to stay focused on my day making it productive and full of time well spent on my business so that I can keep evolving as an artist. My long term goal, along with continuing to paint, is to eventually create a line of textiles, surface design, and paper goods with my designs. The more color the better!