My first offering in my jewelry line contains my original art framed by metal and glass and hanging from a loop of beautiful turquoise stones strung on silver wire and attached to a 17" necklace made of golden taffeta ribbon and waxed cord with silvery metal clasps. On the back of the pendant is written the quote, "And thou shalt fly without wings, and conquer without sword; oh horse." Available in any of my Etsy shops. Purchase HERE.
Monday, December 2, 2013
Feathers are a reminder that our Angels are always near and watching over us. This is an example of my custom made, just for you, memory pendants. These two by two inch metal and glass frames are viewable from both front and back and will have unique art work on both sides that is designed just for you. I will take your personal photo, treasured quotes, a snippet of a letter, invitation, announcement, song, locks of hair, feathers and other precious memories and created a unique and very personal piece of jewelry. Your personal photos and other paper memorabilia will not be damaged. I will make copies of them from which to create your pendant and then I will return the originals to you, with your pendant, unharmed.
I'm trying out a new storefront/shopping cart called Big Cartel. I'm currently just using the free version so I'm limited to just five products. I decided to try one photo, two large art prints, one piece of jewelry, and one design of the new note/greeting cards. My new store is called, An Artful Life. And you can check it out by CLICKING HERE.
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Etsy store are these note cards....I'll have to check but I believe they measure about 4.5x6.5......they come with envelopes and packaged in a pretty, drawstring organza bag. At the moment, this is the only style I have available but I will be adding others over the next few weeks. I will also offer this specific card with and without the inside text. This image shows both the inside and outside of the card.
Friday, October 25, 2013
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
I'm so excited about publishing my brand spankin' new web site this week. Not only does it bring together all of the mediums I work with in a comprehensive and I hope, easy to use manner but I've also added a webstore. I will still maintain my Etsy stores but I'll use my site's store to sell special items such as photos with special mounting and materials, like Fuji metallic, deep matte and canvas. I only have a few items listed so far but I will be adding new offerings as time allows and as I create new work.
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Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Often friends ask to use my photos or artwork for free. More often, strangers use it without even asking. People who would never walk into a person's restaurant and ask for a free meal or ask to "borrow" clothes from a friend's clothing shop just don't seem to see the value in art work or the time, energy and effort involved in creating or even less, the fact that I'm trying to make a living here. All of that aside, I have often allowed friends and family use of my images but I expect true promotional value in return. That doesn't mean a small mention in small print. True promotional value should include: 1) My signature and copyright clearly visible on the art work, 2) A visible notation with the name of the art work and my name, 3) A link to my website or etsy store, http://sandeelkinsart.com/ or https://www.etsy.com/shop/Grayhorsedesigns. I'm not trying to be mean but only trying to protect myself and my work. I know that I can not prevent people from sharing my work that is posted on the internet but I would like some common courtesy shown me in return. That seems very little to ask.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
This is Phantom. He has one very dark brown eye and one very blue one. This effect is the result of an in camera error and would usually go in the trash bin but the results were as striking, unique and beautiful as the subject so I decided to not only keep it but print it. Hope you like it, too. It's available for purchase, here,www.etsy.com/listing/129637078/reflections-of-a-deep-blue-sky-equine
Monday, April 15, 2013
Just as the weather is starting to warm up and the lovely daffodils are bobbing their sunny heads in my garden, I came across some snow shots from a few years ago. Occasionally, I'll have a rejected photo that I just don't think is quite good enough to offer for sale or to print but it is still a whole lot of fun. This is one of those photos. It's not perfect but it's still a whole lot of fun.