Resisting Convention

Be careful what you wish for
cause you might not be dreaming big enough.

This short talk from Dar Williams is full of truth and creativity goodness. Williams is a singer-songwriter, but her experiences and advice apply to anyone working a creative field.

Team EBSQ-Etsy Featured Showcase: Passion

Passion. The word can be interpreted in many ways. It’s used to describe the love between two people, the zeal for life, and the intensity of an artist’s skill with a brush, to name a few. We hope you enjoy our team’s interpretations of Passion!

Burnt Offerings by Diane Casey

Raspberry Truffle by Kris Jean Passion Flower by Amanda Makepeace

Dali by Patience Edgar Allan Poe by Patience

Elf Man Drawing by Pati Springmeyer Shaman's Rite by John Borrero

Crochet Wall Vase by Sherry Key Hearts Kisses Hugs ACEO by Sherry Key

Eiffel Tower by Patricia Lee Christensen Paris Sidewalk Cafe by Patricia Lee Christensen

Pretty Pansy by Patricia Lee Christensen

Featured above are:  Diane Casey,  Kris Jean,  Amanda Makepeace, Patience, Pati Springmeyer, John Borrero, and Sherry Key, and Patricia Lee Christensen.

Next month’s theme: Blue Birds

Are you an EBSQ Artist with a shop on Etsy? Why not join the EBSQ-Etsy Steet Team?

EBSQ Spotlight on Seasonal Art: Be My Valentine – Christina M. Givens

This month’s featured gallery is Seasonal Art: Be My Valentine.  St. Valentine’s Day is February 14th. It’s popularity means that February has become the season of everything love – hearts, flowers, candy and things done up in pink and red. Throughout the month of February, we are going to take a few moments to catch up with some of the EBSQ artists that celebrate this holiday by creating art.

Christina M. Givens

The Siren's Key... Temptation - Christina M. Givens

The month of February for some symbolizes love and for others it can symbolize the opposite. A lot of people have mixed feelings about the valentines holiday. With my work I try to capture the one thing that is constant year-round. It is the one emotion that can not be faked, that can not be put into a greeting card. And that emotion is passion. With out passion we would not strive to create works of art from our soul. This is my driving force of creating. With every piece of jewelry I make or every brush stroke my hand creates, there is a piece of my passion flowing into the finished piece. Valentine’s Day is a day for use to celebrate the love, passion & devotion we have for our loved one’s and our creative pursuits. There is a passion, obsession & devotion most artists feel when creating. This month just amplifies those emotions and the end result is very moving and heartfelt pieces. – Christina M. Givens

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