Good morning, readers! As I mentioned in a previous post, I've been blogging for a year now, and the number one, most awesome thing I love about it is the amazing talent I've discovered in women who are sometimes half a world away. It's astounding to me how the technical landscape has completely altered the exposure a talented, independent designer can get through social networks and blogging...how web sites like Etsy and bigCartel bring us art from unique perspectives that might otherwise die in obscurity.
My amazing flower pin was made for me by Gia of One Perfect Day. She lives in Greece (cool!) and makes all kinds of gorgeous flowers (double cool!) that she sells in her Etsy store. When she e-mailed about gifting me with one of these beauties I jumped on it! Her workmanship is impeccable and creative, with an attention to detail...right down to the color of the stitching on the leaves. She even made me a smaller version for my daughter, which I'll be posting about later.
Gia's creations are perfect for weddings or everyday. They're the unique gift you need for that hard-to-buy-for person in your life. And what says, "I love you" better than custom-made, hmmm? Go visit her store and see if you aren't blown away by her spot-on florals. Discovering wildly talented women like Gia inspires me--it's the challenge I need to continue honing my craft, to construct pieces with the highest quality I can attain and then, wait to see what doors open wide.