by Joy Maloney of JoyfulHandKnits

Angela L. Fischesser

(aka angelasheartwork)

...and a Giveaway!

To enter the Giveaway, visit Angela's shop. Then come back and COMMENT on this Blog about your favorite item in her shop.

She has a beautiful shop of inspirational photographs! She writes:
"All my work is inspired by my Savior, Jesus Christ & He is the one who has blessed me with the gift of writing and photography."

The winner of the giveaway will receive the above 5x7 print of a Christmas cactus in bloom and the words of Mark 9:23 written in the same beautiful pink as the flower.
"Anything is possible if a person believes."


I am a SAHM of a 16 month old son named Lucas who is the absolute joy in my life! I’ve been married to my DH, Dave, for 8 years but we met online in a Christian Chat Room on AOL 12 years ago... how funny is that?!

Anyways, I have been writing poetry since I was 13 and, amazingly, still have every poem. I am a proud Navy brat – I grew up in Groton, CT where I was the “oddity” – having lived in the same house in Navy housing for 13 years. I came to know Christ in 1996 after a lot of prayers from friends and family. I am truly blessed to know and be loved by so many. I cannot thank God enough for the gifts He has entrusted me with and for the family and friends He put in my life.

How did you get your start on Etsy?

In January of 2008, I unexpectedly lost my job of 2 ½ years & had a really rough time finding a job.
With the encouragement from my husband, I joined a Beth Moore Study & started writing poetry again. It just came to me to put some poetry on a photo I had taken & it took off from there. I was suggested to try Etsy to sell my works & I never looked back!

What does a typical day look like for you?

There is no typical day for me! I am a SAHM with a 16 month old boy named Lucas so my day revolves around him for the most part. When I get a free moment, I happily dive into editing my photos and seeking out the right scripture or poem for the photo. On a good day, I’ll edit 20 or so photos and actually produce 4 or 5 prints for my Etsy shop. I like to post my new creations on my Angela’s Heartwork Facebook page first then I add them to my Etsy shop. This gives my fans on FB a special sneak peek. I also happily do custom orders. So if there is a scripture you like but I don’t have, I will make something for you. I love customizing!

If you could be anywhere in the world for one day, where would it be?

An island… any island. As long as it’s sunny with a slight breeze and I have a pen and paper in hand. Of course, I would want to stay forever, not just one day.

What is your favorite Bible verse?

I have so many! But I love James 1:18

“In His goodness He chose to make us His own children by giving us His true word. And we, out of all creation, became His choice possession.”

How beautiful is that thought? We are His choice possession… it still amazes me!

What is your favorite Etsy item listing to feature?

My poem/photo: Psalm 56:8

and my scripture/photo: Galatians 2:20-21

and Romans 8:31

URLs to where else we can find you on the internet (Facebook fan page, Twitter, your own, your blog, etc)

Using winner of the Angela D. Sargent Giveaway is (............drum roll please............) : Donna from! Congratulations Donna ! Please coordinate with Angela to receive your prize. I'll convo you both.

Comments (16)

On August 11, 2010 at 2:13 AM , JoyfulHandKnits said...

Your photographs with Scripture are fabulous! So nice to meet you and visit your shop!
Joy from

On August 11, 2010 at 10:18 AM , Sue Runyon said...

Love these features. It's so good to get to see a photo of all of our featured artists and also learn more about them and their shops!

On August 11, 2010 at 10:25 AM , MYSAVIOR said...

Angela - your photographs glorify God. Very difficult to choose a favorite but I love this one.


On August 11, 2010 at 11:27 AM , MoBoogie Handmade Boutique said...

Great choice for featured seller! Angela - I love your photos!

On August 11, 2010 at 12:25 PM , cksilver said...

Beautiful photographs, Angela! Loved getting to know you more through this feature!

On August 11, 2010 at 12:48 PM , Art and Sew Forth said...

Wonderful post! Angela's work is so pretty and my favorite is the Tubby cat hiding his eyes-SO precious! (I faved your shop under DogBarks & Catcalls!)

On August 11, 2010 at 3:25 PM , pfd said...

Angela - I have been a fan of yours for a long time. This is so nice to see your face and learn about you.

Joy - great job on the feature!

On August 11, 2010 at 6:52 PM , watercolors said...

I really enjoyed Angelas feature and her beautiful work and poetry.
God has truly blessed her.

On August 11, 2010 at 10:52 PM , Art and Sew Forth said...

Congrats to Donna! But I am jealous! I wanted that kitty!

On August 12, 2010 at 9:44 AM , ZudaGay said...

So nice to meet you Angela! Lovely work!!

On August 12, 2010 at 12:44 PM , KippysSoMature said...

angelasheartwork has been a favorite since the first I ever heard of teams and etsy. Lovely, lovely work and wonderful to "meet" you :O)
(Congratulations to Donna, PixieGirl12 the winner!)

On August 12, 2010 at 5:19 PM , Taylor said...

lovely pics

On August 12, 2010 at 10:28 PM , Nikkie said...

I love your work! My favorite is the mountain pic with Job 5 vs. 8-10.

On August 13, 2010 at 3:24 AM , JoyfulHandKnits said...

I had hoped it would not be TOO confusing to have two "Angelas" back to back as Featured Artist, but it seems to have confused a few. So sorry. Donna won Angela Sargent's Giveaway. There is still time to enter THIS giveaway of Angela Fischesser!

On August 13, 2010 at 5:32 AM , Deb (Two Cheeky Monkeys) said...

Oooh, I love your photography Angela! My favourite is probably the Hebrews 13 vs. 15 photo, makes me dream of summer.

:) Deb.

On August 13, 2010 at 10:07 PM , Mulberry Lane Folk Art said...

Your work is wonderful Angela! My favorite is...