Welcome to Moondog Treasures: yoga jewelry for women and men, mala bracelets, Sanskrit mantra necklaces, and wire-wrapped beaded crosses. I'm a yoga teacher, and these are my creations. On this blog you can read the story behind the jewelry. You'll also get to meet other talented Etsy artists whose work I admire. Contact me at moondogtreasures@live.com.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Etsy Artist of the Week

This week, I'm featuring a baby Etsy Artist of the Week. This store is only a few days old, but don't you love it? Click on the picture to see the entire store. Read below. These have an interesting history.

A message from the owner:

In Mexican iconography, a retablo carries special prayers and wishes to God. A familiar retablo painting (on wood or tin) would have someone who is ill lying in bed beseeching the Virgin Mary for intercession to regain their health. I love these wooden prayers... I love painting on wood... I love sending these prayers into the universe and hope that they land beside you...

This piece is from my Peaceful Neighborhood collection and begins with the foundation of most houses - sheetrock; then it is layered as most homes should be - peace, love, and hope.This retablo measures 6" x 12" and comes with a matching easel for display.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Etsy Artist of the Week

This week's artist is Studiotto. I just love these bowls - so delicate! This artist hails from Istanbul. Great work!! Click on the pic below to see more.
From the artist:

• I am a senior student in Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University (─░stanbul) in Traditional Turkish Handcrafts department, specialized in Ceramic and Traditional Tile Design. During my education I realized that I don’t want to be a designer that works with predetermined ideas so I started my own studio in 2007.

• My design can be seen as a modern approach to traditional Turkish Tile Art. Thanks to my educational background, I have developed a way of expressing my self as a craftsman. I materialize my designs on various forms and kinds of ceramic, tile and porcelain forms that I buy, found or gifted from anytime anywhere. I do both underglaze overglaze handpainting, depending on the material and design itself. All pieces are food safe and are hand washable.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Etsy Artist of the Week

This week's artist is FeltLikeStitchin. I just couldn't resist - A Picasso Mr. Potato Head!!! I love this! Check out the store by clicking on the picture below. Lots more fun felt items where this came from. I also love her bunny rabbits.
From the artist:
Here's how my Mr Potato Head usually looked!This is based on my favourite toy when I was a kid (back in the days when we used real potatoes!)Pablo is a totally wonky member from the Vegi branch of the DiDi Doll family tree. He is hand stitched from beige felt with appliqued, padded features. His ears are stitched to the sides of his head, and he has big felt feet (he can't stand up on his own but he leans pretty well!) His little felt hat perches on his lumpy head. Just like when I was young, I've plonked all his features randomly around the potato - it's much more fun than a sensible face!

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Etsy Artist of the Week

Congrats to kuteklipboardsbyamy! Her adorable store is the feature for this week. I really like this one... Click on the pic to see her whole store!Take a look at my "Kute Klipboards"!! Every one is unique and handcrafted. I have never made any two alike so each is one of a kind!! They are made with quality papers and sealed with mod podge and a permanent acrylic sealer. I've been making these for years and hope you enjoy browsing through them as much as I've enjoyed creating them!!!