Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Treasury Tuesday - July 31st

Treasuries are a great way to check many of our items at once. Visit them to check out more items and leave comments. Let's wrap up July with these doosies! View a complete list of our team treasuries for July on our Etsy team page.

'Green and Gold.' by landmstudio

girls organic cotton skirt - Graphic Print with pockets size 5 to 12 free shipping - betsybdesign
girls organic cotton sk...
CIJ Sale Medium Zipper Cosmetic Pouch  Green Raindrops - handjstarcreations
CIJ Sale Medium Zipper ...
Double Triangle Necklace - LaurenRoseJewlers
Double Triangle Necklac...
Lucky Worsted Weight Hand Spun Milk Fiber Yarn 139 Yards - sunriselodgefiberstu
Lucky Worsted Weight Ha...
Darling Scarab Green Pearl Coat Dangle Earrings - Fanciful Deluxe - pulpsushi
Darling Scarab Green Pe...
Solid Lotion Bar Sandal Foot Heel Helper - 1846housesoaps
Solid Lotion Bar Sandal...
Green Aventurine Round Beads, 4mm, 16 Inch Strand, Whole Strand - JSWMetalWorksSupply
Green Aventurine Round ...
fishy fish square bowl  - "mr. machoire" - MilestoneDecalArt
fishy fish square bowl ...
Newborn Flower Hat - Infant Flower Hat- Baby Flower Beanie - Crochet Baby Hat Flower - Newborn Crochet Hat - Gray Yellow - MyStitchInTime
Newborn Flower Hat - In...
Handspun Merino / Silk / Bamboo Blended Yarn - Marmalade Sky - theKnitChix
Handspun Merino / Silk ...
16 in. Square Throw Pillow - Sunshine Yellow with Grid print - wickedmint
16 in. Square Throw Pil...
PESTO-Olive Green Quartz Cascading Long Earrings - BlondeChick
PESTO-Olive Green Quart...
Smelly Feet Organic Dead Sea Salt Foot Scrub - BeyondThePicketFence
Smelly Feet Organic Dea...
Sunshine Amber Nugget Necklace - pinksnakejewelry
Sunshine Amber Nugget N...
SALE Lady Fab Monsters - OOAK Crocheted Project Knitting Needle and Crochet Hook Holder - knotbygranma
SALE Lady Fab Monsters ...
Fall Fashion - Luxurious Knit Cowl in Kid Mohair and Silk - Infinity Scarf Snood - TickledPinkKnits
Fall Fashion - Luxuriou...

'Fresh Finds From The Hudson Valley' by mystichintime

hvnyteam treasury

Thank you, gold leaves - WishboneLetterpress
Thank you, gold leaves
girls Cropped Sailor Pants - organic blue and white stripes with pink embroidery and roomy pockets size 5 to 12 free shipping - betsybdesign
girls Cropped Sailor Pa...
Chunky Knit Cowl - Luxurious Unisex Neckwarmer in Merino Wool and Cashmere - TickledPinkKnits
Chunky Knit Cowl - Luxu...
Laundry Starter Kit with laundry soap and wool dryer balls - BeyondThePicketFence
Laundry Starter Kit wit...
Ceramic Spoon Rest Emerald Terrene - miasorellagifts
Ceramic Spoon Rest Emer...
Large Selenite Desert Rose, Rough Gemstone Specimen, Gypsum & Barite, Rock, Metaphysical, New Age Healing Supplies, Reiki, 235.3 grams - DumbBunnyDesigns
Large Selenite Desert R...
Porcelain Wood Grain Cheese Board - LandMstudio
Porcelain Wood Grain Ch...
Coffee Cardamom - Hand Crafted MMMallow - catskillcandyco
Coffee Cardamom - Hand ...
Rutilated Quartz Chip Beads, 16 Inch Strand, Whole Strand - JSWMetalWorksSupply
Rutilated Quartz Chip B...
Butterscotch Hand Woven Kitchen Towel and Bread Basket Liner Set - sunrisehandwovens
Butterscotch Hand Woven...
Golden Waves Dichroic Fused Glass Pendant 827d051211 - GetGlassy
Golden Waves Dichroic F...
Butterscotch Hand Painted Bulky Yarn 150 Yards - sunriselodgefiberstu
Butterscotch Hand Paint...
Citrus & Sandalwood: Tallow and Lanolin Shaving Soap - Mundus
Citrus & Sandalwood: Ta...
Slouch Hat with Wooden Buttons - HuzzahHandmade
Slouch Hat with Wooden ...
Medium Zipper Pouch  Fabric Pouch Cosmetic Pouch Toiletry Bag Bird on a Branch - handjstarcreations
Medium Zipper Pouch Fa...
Yum Yum Yellow Mug with Shell Embelishments - NewProspectPottery
Yum Yum Yellow Mug with...

'Hudson Valley Blues' by YesterdaysSilhouette

100% HVNY Team

Pendant, High Society, Handmade Decoupaged, FREE SHIPPING - retropage
Pendant, High Society, ...
16 in Square Throw Pillow - Navy Blue with Modern Grid print in white ink - wickedmint
16 in Square Throw Pill...
Wire Wrapped Dichroic Glass Ring - GetGlassy
Wire Wrapped Dichroic G...
fishy fish square bowl  - bleu marin - MilestoneDecalArt
fishy fish square bowl ...
Cobalt Blue Small Scale Shag Bracelet, Aluminum Bracelet, Scalemail, Chainmail - JSWMetalWorks
Cobalt Blue Small Scale...
Upcycled Vintage Gold Art Deco Limoge Plate with Antique Navajo Mother and Daughter Photo - MilestoneDecalArt
Upcycled Vintage Gold A...
Vintage African Chevron Trade Bead Bracelet - pinksnakejewelry
Vintage African Chevron...
Tawashi - Crochet Tawashi - Eco Friendly Sponge Alternative - Kitchen Sponge  - Ready to Ship - set of 3 - MyStitchInTime
Tawashi - Crochet Tawas...
Cut Paper Dressage Horse Stallion Silhouette Art Greeting card - Set of 6 - arwendesigns
Cut Paper Dressage Hors...
Copper and Blue Porcelain Earrings - ForMySweetDaughter
Copper and Blue Porcela...
RAIN Hand Dyed Yarn (Eco Friendly) Merino and Silk Lace Weight Gray Blue - spinningmulefibers
RAIN Hand Dyed Yarn (Ec...
Blue Om Rock Stone Greeting Note Card - InnerSasa
Blue Om Rock Stone Gree...
Unique Classic Blue Paua Shell Pendant, Shell Necklace, Silver Necklace, LAST ONE - JSWMetalWorks
Unique Classic Blue Pau...
hand-knit blue mohair scarf - beaconknits
hand-knit blue mohair s...
Blue Bird with Red Berries Print on Vintage Dictionary Page - digiliodesigns
Blue Bird with Red Berr...

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Signposts and Guides for the Creative Life

"There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique.  And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost, the world will not have it.  It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable, nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open."

Martha Graham quoted in The Artist's Rule

What a challenge this is!  I find it exciting and scarey.  It means really digging within yourself to find what moves you, not just going with what you "think" the world wants from you.  And it means being ever so gentle with yourself, banishing that little voice that sits on your shoulder like a scolding squirrel.

There are many tools that might help keep the channel open: meditation, retreats, silence, music, art, laughter, dialogue, play.  What things work for you?  How do you discern when something is truly yours and when you might be succumbing to the expectations of outside forces?

Friday, July 27, 2012

Where To Find The Hudson Valley Etsy Team This Weekend

It's gonna be the craftiest winery ever!
Anjali Creations, Merry Alchemy and Huzzah Handmade will all be selling their wares at Art on the Green at Warwick Valley Winery in Warwick, NY, on Saturday, July 28, from 11AM to 5PM
Anjali Creations

Merry Alchemy

Huzzah Handmade