Saturday, January 3, 2009

Shopping List Saturday





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Well, here it is another shopping list Saturday. I have been feeling a bit worried about future of my etsy store with the law that may come into effect on Feb. 10. It will be absolutely ridiculous if it passes, but in the meantime, myself and thousands of other etsy sellers are squirming while we wait for our fate. I have a gut feeling that it is so silly to require every maker to send their product out for third party testing that it just will never happen. Believe me, I am all for testing for lead paint in toys and want my children to have safe toys. But, that is one of the reasons I began making my work, so my children would have toys that are handmade with love and that are way above any standards a manufacturer in China would ever require. So, with that being said..... my etsy choices for my list this week are ones that gave me a feeling of separation and solitude in this new year. All of these paintings made me feel alone but "happy" at the same time. This work makes me want to wander away to a quiet place to sit and think. Enjoy!
You can find the list of other bloggers who make Saturday lists in the right sidebar of Charlotte's blog. Cheers......

3 comments:

Chad W. said...

Hello Shannon. Thanks for your interest in Farm at Midday;) Leah is also one of my favorite Etsy artists.

Leah said...

Thanks so much for including my work in your list, Shannon! I happen to know and love the work of the other artists you chose as well. An honor to be in such talented company.

steph said...

nice saturday picks!

i understand that you're feeling downtrodden by this possible law being passed. it will affect so many small businesses and artists!

i wonder if you could still sell your toys, just with a disclaimer that says "for display only" or something like that...

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