Wednesday Featured Artist  by Sheila of Sewfaithful


It's my pleasure to introduce 
Laura Gibbs of  EveryDayArtDesignStudio
Oh my, are you in for a treat. Laura's shop is full of texture, color, and all kinds of goodies in several different mediums. She has GENEROUSLY agreed to give away this wall cross to one of our lucky blog readers:


Chunky Beaded Wall Cross
 Chunky Beaded Wall Cross 

Tell us a little bit about yourself...
I am the wife of the most supportive husband, mom to two boys (12 & 6) and a girl (10), and most importantly- a child of God.
I have a bachelors degree in interior design. 
I am always trying something new in the worlds of sewing, knitting, crochet, embroidery, painting, jewelry-making, quilting, etc…
I always have several projects going at once.
I love making and giving gifts.
I hate housekeeping.
I am continually inspired by God’s creation!

Ornament of Rolled Paper and Champagne colored Fabric, Christmas Tree Ornament
Rolled Paper Ornament
Beaded Leather Wrap Bracelet- Chan Luu style- Turquoise, Jasper
Beaded Leather Wrap Bracelet

    














How did you get your start on Etsy?
It was not long after I was introduced to ETSY (as a customer) that I knew it would be a great platform for me to create.  I was nervous at first… I wasn’t sure how I would be received.  But moments after I listed my first item, someone favorited it!  That was such a boost and a thrill.  My first sale was within 2 weeks. There are still times of low sales for sure and I am still trying to figure out my “identity” as a creator/craftsman/artist… it is all a growth process.  
Zelda's Cloche - Felted Wool with Flower Pin, Hat
Felted Wool Cloche
 
How did you choose your shop name?
I went through several options on paper and in my head before I made a decision.  I settled on Everyday Art Design Studio.  I think that “art” can be viewed by the general public as a thing that can only be experienced during a stuffy visit to a hushed fine art museum.  But, I feel that art can and should be experienced in our everyday lives.  Art is that “thing” that is crafted and made (whether skillfully or not) with your hands that expresses who you are, how you feel, what you are passionate about.

What does a typical day look like for you?
Breakfast, kids to school, breathe, life, lunch, create, pick kids up, life, eat, kids to bed, remember that I have a wonderful husband, sleep, wash, rinse, repeat…
Scarf crafted from Vintage Crocheted "Doilies"
Vintage Doily Scarf
   
If you could be anywhere in the world for one day, where would it be?
Can’t really just pick one… but if I must … Paris.  No, wait- the valley in Switzerland where my husband and I had lunch 3 years ago.  Or maybe- Hawaii, haven’t been there, yet…

What is your favorite Bible verse?
“What does the Lord ask of you, O man?  To act justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8

What is your favorite Etsy item listing to feature?


Impressionist Scarf (num. 4) in Autumn Colors with Specialty Yarns Knit in a Diagonal Stripe
Diagonal Stripe Impressionist Scarf





Ok Team!  Do your thing. Show Laura some love by visiting her shop and leaving a comment here about something you saw. This will also enter you for Laura's awesome giveaway. You could also Tweet, like her on Facebook, Follow her on Pinterst, or whatever else you do to help promote our team mates!
Winner of the giveaway will be chosen my random.org and announced in next Wednesday's feature. 




AND THE WINNER OF LAST WEEK'S GIVEAWAY BY
SHANNON OF

ETERNITEE IS

BELLE, COMMENT #7!






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

Comments (12)

On April 18, 2012 at 9:38 AM , mommysdream said...

LOVE the spring green scarf...perfect for spring weather!

 
On April 18, 2012 at 11:09 AM , ZudaGay said...

Wow! What a fun shop! It is like browsing through a boutique. :) It was so hard to pick a favorite..love the beaded crosses and the rolled paper ornaments are very cool...but I think my favorite is the beaded leather wrap bracelet.

 
On April 18, 2012 at 12:04 PM , The REAL EverSewSweet said...

So many beautiful things! And such variety! Great verse, too. :-)

 
On April 18, 2012 at 12:37 PM , NellywithWings said...

Hi! Your work is stunning, but I love your impressionist scarf num. 3 :)

 
On April 18, 2012 at 12:41 PM , MYSAVIOR said...

Hi Laura - so nice to meet you. You are a very talented and diversified lady! Love your shop.
If I have to choose a favorite - I would choose this.
http://www.etsy.com/listing/85264326/impressionist-scarf-num-3-bias-knit-with

Love your verse also.
♥♥♥
Sue

 
On April 18, 2012 at 12:44 PM , luvncrafts said...

Lovely shop!! Nice to learn more about you Laura!! My favorite item is the http://www.etsy.com/listing/58889576/crocheted-scarf-kerchief-in-spring-green

Nice work!!
Christie (luvncrafts on Etsy)

 
On April 18, 2012 at 12:57 PM , Loretta said...

Wow! Truly enjoyed browsing your shop. It's hard to pick one favorite, but the colors in your hand painted scarf are beautiful > http://www.etsy.com/62283615

 
On April 18, 2012 at 4:14 PM , Amy said...

My favorite items are definitely your scarves and cowls. My absolute favorite has to be thee cowl neck warmer in magenta and chocolate. It looks so soft and luxurious!

 
On April 18, 2012 at 11:16 PM , pfd said...

Laura, it is so nice to discover your shop. Beautiful! I love the wool cloche but also the butterfly label pin.

 
On April 19, 2012 at 7:17 AM , Sonja said...

Cute Shop! Love the vintage doily scarf!

 
On April 19, 2012 at 1:42 PM , Prayer Notes by Cynthia said...

Very lovely shop. Your scarves are beautiful! Many blessings!

 
On April 21, 2012 at 10:30 PM , Kim said...

Nice to meet you Laura!! I adore all the items in your shop . . . such talent! :)