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Etsy Favorites

It'd be an understatement to say I'm obsessed with Etsy. My dream would be to open a store in Burlington called "The Best of Etsy" and stock work from Etsy artists. Of course, people can just go online and buy art directly from the artists, so it'd be a little redundant. The next best thing is having my own showcases with the hope that someone somewhere (Hi Szilvia!) is reading my blog periodically and being exposed to new and great artists. I've decided to start talking about other artists in my favorites list and to post weekly treasuries of my own to share with the world. I'll be working on my first Treasury later today. I'm still waiting for my felting needles...so crafting is a little slow going...

Also, today my coworker gave me a copy of the New Yorker with this image on the cover:



It's by illustrator Kathy Osborn (www.kathyosborn.com) and despite it not being 100% my style, there's something really, really appealing about it. I love bunnies.

Another favorite from her collection:

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