Saturday, January 30, 2010

Children's Drawings

My son is not fond of doing art. Since I majored in art that's something of a disappointment to me. But lately he has come up with some pretty cool drawings so I have to take the opportunity to show one off. Today he finished this drawing to send to the little girl we sponsor through Compassion International in Peru. Is it just me or is there a little Van Gogh in this?

This is a drawing of one of the floating reed islands of the Uros that we visited in Peru last summer. Below are a couple of photos we took there for comparison.

The next drawing is from our sweet sponsored child in Peru. She's four years old. We love getting letters and drawings from her.

Below are a couple of pictures we took in Arequipa, Peru to show you they really do use the colors she drew on the houses there.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Featured Artist: Julie of Julieandco

carousel ribbons

I discovered the traditional Japanese art of temari several years ago and have always wanted to try it, but never found the time. It is an art with a rich history and great decorative appeal. Julie, a team mate of mine from the Christian Artist Street Team (CAST) on Etsy, makes and sells temari in her shop. I encourage you to visit julieandco on Etsy to see more.


I purchased a temari from Julie and I just want to show you how well it looks in my home on the fireplace mantel.

Julie has these in many different colors and patterns and even makes Christmas ornaments (I have one Julie made that was given to me as a gift). She does custom work as well.

If you would like to learn more about Julie and the art of temari read this on-line article in which Julie was recently featured.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Featured Artist: Laura Evans of levansphotography


love. laugh. believe
laura evans/photography - capturing life

That line is the first thing you'll see when you visit the Etsy shop of Laura Evans and it is fitting. I've so enjoyed watching Laura's shop truly blossom over the past months. Browse for a few moments and you'll soon feel like you are walking through a gallery and appreciating the world through Laura's eyes.

Laura currently lives in Germany and travels around taking photos of some amazing places. She manages to capture those allusive atmospheric qualities of each place.

a moody view of the Eiffel Tower

She also playfully captures the charms of every day items like clotheslines, road signs or a blade of grass. Take a deep breath. You can almost smell the oranges, the sea air and the snow.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

HAITI Earthquake Relief Earrings

My heart goes out to all those suffering in Haiti right now. I've designed these earrings as a new twist on one of my best selling designs. $10 from the sale of each pair from now until February 14, 2010, will go directly to:

Christianville: "Helping to feed, clothe, educate and provide medical care to impoverished Haitian children and adults since 1978."

To read more about the tragedy the Christianville mission is experiencing right now and to get first hand updates: Christianville Facebook

These elegant, hand-crafted copper teardrop hoop earrings embellished with bright sterling silver beads can be found on my website Sue Runyon Designs or in my Etsy store.

Earrings are only $12 each pair. $2 will go toward paying Etsy and Paypal fees as well as packaging and materials costs. $10 will go directly to Christianville.

" They have scattered abroad their gifts to the poor, their righteousness endures forever; . . . "
Psalm 112:9

Continue to pray for those in need.


Thursday, January 7, 2010

NEW item!

This is one of those pieces you will wear again and again.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

TODAY'S SPECIAL - Christmas Clearance

30% off all of the following Christmas items. You will find them on both Sue Runyon Designs and in my Etsy shop. They are not marked down, but I will refund 30% (before shipping) to you for these items via your paypal account. Stock up for next year at a great price!

only one left

only two left

only two sets left

only one set left

only one set left

only two sets left

If you find items you want in both of my shops, I'll happily move them all to one shop and reserve them for you to make your checkout easy. Just contact me.