Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Yesterday I helped daughter, Emily, open her own etsy store. She's sold her etchings, prints and intaglios at local art shows and decided it would be fun to put a few up for sale online. I'd been encouraging her to try etsy out for awhile--just for fun, so we took the plunge yesterday. By vocation she is a landscape designer with a degree in horticulture and minor in art (and finishing up an advanced landscape architecture degree at UCLA currently!) She's very gifted and loved learning how to do prints and etchings. She also makes beautifully bound books, does oils and watercolors. She's usually my best eye to look at things I'm working on and give me advice on color and scale when I'm not quite sure what I want to do.

Here's one of her etchings that I especially love. I would--notice the beachy theme here with the woody and surfboards. Check out her etsy store---she'll be adding additional work all week.

4 comments:

Jelveh Designs said...

all this yummy talent in one family...her art is awesome...I just hearted her shop...

Rickie said...

Thanks Jelveh! I'm just a dabbler, she knows what she's doing!

Kristen said...

Hi Rickie! There's lots of talent there! I love the sea turtle! I just marked her store as a favorite. My daugter (age 10) is taking some drawing classes and is really quite good! She loves to draw, and has a pretty good eye. Hopefully she'll continue on with it when she gets older. I'm going to show your daughter's pictures to my daughter and maybe it will inspire her to do some more with it this summer instead of spending it in front of the TV! :)

Rickie said...

Thanks Kristen. Definitely encourage her to keep with it--it's a very fulfilling passion that can grow with you for the rest of your life---as you well know!