Thursday, 16 February 2012

BESTeam Feature Blog for February - a little late!

The Boosting Etsy Shops Team's goal is to offer support
and promotion of one another's Etsy shops primarily through our
personal Blogs, and also through our Twitter Accounts and Facebook Fanpages.
Commitment to this common goal is what makes our team the BEST! 

Better late than never, Team mates, but I've really been trying hard to master the art of linking your blogs to what I post about - at Debbi's behest - but no matter how I try to fathom her explanation(s), the links to YouTube that she gave me - dumb fool that I am, I'm still not there.  Don't want to let any more time lapse, before I have another try to feature some of you, will attempt to do what I think I've been told to do - and who knows, it might just work!  Here goes, anyway.  If it doesn't, well I'll just have to get my computer doctor to give me a lesson in blogging/linking, and whatever else is required to successfully participate on this team.  I've been bitten by the bug!!

Looking through the shops this afternoon, I decided on a Far Eastern theme (viewed, as it were, from where I'm located in the UK).  First of all, there was the photo of some lovely Japanese pottery that attracted my attention -  from Redemption Art, a shop full of exciting vintage and re-cycled curiosities collected by Connie Haskill, based in Hawaii. 

Pair of Botsudan Vases from Japan

Connie can be contacted at her shop -  she's also on Twitter  - http:://!islandbuzzy and on Facebook as well.

Still remaining in Japan, there is this lovely, soothing picture of a statue of the Budda,seen through the branches of a cherry tree, I think,  to be found in The Vintage Daisy, the shop owned and operated by Jeanette Griebel - a relatively new member of the BESTeam.  One of Jeanette's lifetime achievements - apart from the collection of beautiful items in her shop - is her successful battle with childhood Leukemia.  The picture is a very evocative, peaceful one and I could well see this on a bedroom wall in any future home of mine.

You can see what else Jeannette has to offer at her Etsy shop,  I was unable to find any other links, but I've had no difficulty accessing her at this link, so all you computer literate folks should be well away.

Next, just moving somewhat southwards in the Pacific Ocean, I alighted in the shop operated by Lesley Boretto from Sydney, Australia, who is another recent recruit to the BESTeam.  Presently living through an English winter - dominated as it can be by gloomy grey skies (occasionally broken by the occasional glimpse of blue sky (note in the singular, not plural!) and sun, this acrylic painting of an Australian beach cheered me up no end.  Do hope my readers are similarly stimulated.

Lesley's contact details are, and her paintings can be seen on her website

Now, hope this effort works - it's taken me just about double the time it normally takes me to post about my Cuddlies.  I've loved the visits - so hope you are satisfied with my purile efforts here!  All the best to you all!   Good night and God Bless!  Isobel

As part of my BESTeam commitment, throughout the coming months (provided they accept me as a full time member) I hope to  be posting short features of each of the fabulous shops and talented craftspersons representing the team.  What is BESTeam?  It's The Boosting Etsy Shops Team and our goal is to give support to each other and to help promote each others' Etsy shops through blogging, Facebook and other social networks.  If you are an Etsy shopowner and are interested in learning more about BESTeam, please visit the team page on Etsy or have a look at the BESTeam blog.