Feature written by Melanie Arntsen of SqueakyBug Specialties

This week I am honored to
introduce you to Eliza McIntyre
Eliza Lenore on Etsy.  Please welcome her!
Intro: I started my Etsy shop about a year ago to try supporting my two children (ages 2 and 4) while staying at home. It has been a very healing and inspirational process. Each of my pieces are carefully crafted to tell a meaningful visual story of whimsical fun, music, biking or simply the appreciation of nature in its fleeting, fragile beauty.
I am greatly appreciative of every sale. Each day that I get to do my art and have it add joy and wonder to someone's life is a day I am happy to be on this earth.

Eliza is generously offering this beautiful Aspen Decorated Wooden Box as this week's giveaway item. To enter, go to her site at Eliza Lenore and look at all of her beautiful items. When you find your favorite, come back here and leave a comment with your favorite item and your email so that we can contact you if you are chosen. Winners are chosen via random.org.

How did you get your start on Etsy?:  I began as a shop geared toward children's items, using nature and stories to create vivid and cheerful pieces. It was wonderful, but not fulfilling enough. It began evolving into a shop geared toward my passions: getting out in the woods, observing the plants and vegetation and riding my bikes. I wanted to create a way to bring these ideas into the home. I create each piece as if it were a special addition to my own home...paying attention to each detail and putting much love and energy into it.

How did you choose your shop name?  My favorite artist shops on Etsy are all their names, so I chose to do the same.

What does a typical day look like for you?  I wake up to the addicting happiness of my two young children; create and sketch when I can manage to fit it in; involve my kids in all aspects of home life, including my art.
If you could be anywhere in the world for one day, where would it be?  I used to work as a river guide in the Grand Canyon. I dream of not only returning there but introducing my two children to its beauty.

What is your favorite Bible verse?  It would be, Luke 6:31 "Do to others as you would have them do to you."

What is your favorite Etsy item listing to feature? I love my Personalized Aspen Tree Wooden Wedding Guest Book Memory Album. I have one as a photo album as well as another as a scrapbook album.

Links to other places on the internet where we can find you:
Internet: www.elizalenore.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/ElizaLenore-Designs

Don't forget to visit her shop and come back here for a chance to win! Let us know your favorite item and leave your email in case you are the winner.

And the winner of last week's giveaway via random.org is... Becky K! You are the winner of the upcycled denim cosmetic pouch set from Sheila of Sew Faithful I will be contacting both of you soon.

Comments (15)

On August 3, 2011 at 4:28 PM , Lizzi said...

I love both the bike lovers plaque and the personalized boxes :-) What beautiful items you make!

On August 3, 2011 at 8:00 PM , Vintage Precious said...

How neat is her work! I love the wedding guest book too! http://www.etsy.com/listing/76978578/personalized-aspen-tree-wooden-wedding
My email is through my etsy shop by convo etsy.com/shop/vintageprecious
Will tweet to help spread the word! :)

On August 4, 2011 at 8:32 AM , Tricia said...

Beautiful shop!!! Love many of her items, and this one is my favorite: http://www.etsy.com/listing/77148564/personalized-lily-of-the-valley

Be blessed, Tricia

On August 4, 2011 at 8:35 AM , Monika said...

Wow...love your work, very delicate and certainly one of a kind...

On August 4, 2011 at 8:36 AM , Crafty Mommas said...

so hard to pick a favorite but my hubby would love the guitar wall hanging! just beautiful work! you can reach me through the shop www.bamcraftymommas.etsy.com

On August 4, 2011 at 8:41 AM , Sue Runyon said...

Beautiful shop. So nice to meet you!

On August 4, 2011 at 9:24 AM , Julia Badgley said...

I love this: http://www.etsy.com/listing/76149514/personalized-aspen-tree-wooden-journal

but it was so hard to pick a favourite when everything is so awesome.

Your work is gorgeous:)

http://www.etsy.com/shop/JeweleighaB is my shop.

On August 4, 2011 at 9:43 AM , krafterskorner said...

Beautiful items!

On August 4, 2011 at 10:31 AM , Butler Pottery said...

Beautiful work. The lily box is my favorite. Personalized Lily of the Valley Decorated Wooden Box


On August 4, 2011 at 1:24 PM , MYSAVIOR said...

You do beautiful work, Eliza. I do love the guitar wall hanging-great for a teen also and this:



On August 4, 2011 at 3:04 PM , sammysgrammy (aka Rita) said...

Your shop is just beautiful, Eliza. I love your banner and each one of your creations.

On August 4, 2011 at 10:22 PM , Elizabeth said...

Lovely and inspirational in all ways! Many more blessings!! I'm your newest fan :)

On August 5, 2011 at 12:25 PM , JoyfulHandKnits said...

Yea for Oregon! Lovely work, Eliza! All are beautiful, but I especially love the Tiger Lily Box: http://www.etsy.com/listing/72803080/personalized-tiger-lily-flower-wedding

and the Aspen Box: http://www.etsy.com/listing/75749247/ready-to-ship-wonderful-aspen-decorated

My etsy shop is Joyful HandKnits: http://www.etsy.com/shop/JoyfulHandKnits

On August 10, 2011 at 9:32 AM , Sheila said...

Love all your Items!

On December 11, 2012 at 8:47 PM , Anonymous said...

Can you make a special exception and post to Australia?