Let's give a warm welcome to our Wednesday featured artist Herta. She apologized for her English, but I know you will really enjoy reading this feature. One of the best things about this team is how diverse it is; there are members in all parts of the world! Now for the interview.

- My name is Herta (Hanna Luise) Radke
- My shop name is HannaLuise

Do you have a giveaway or special deal to offer us? For CAST members who will buy the first time an item from my shop (min. 15 €) I will grant a 15 % discount when using the coupon code CAST

Tell us a little about yourself! I am a 73-year-old woman with a grown up daughter and live in north Germany.

When I stopped working I did not know what to do with all of my leisure time so I started knitting, crocheting, beading - and one day all people around me had my accessories. So I try to sell my unique items now.
I had the choice of being a member to a Germany platform or to Etsy and after I realized how many nice people without envy are on Etsy I decided to open my shop here. And I do not regret it. 
Where did you get your shop name? My shop name is also my middle name. 

What is the best part about your life as an artist? As a pensioner I have a lot of time to realize my ideas. After decades of working this is just awesome!

If you could be any place in the world, where would you go? It doesn’t matter where I am  I just need the sun!
What is your favorite bible verse? I only know it in German: Psalter, Kapitel 139, Vers 9: Nähme ich Flügel der Morgenröte und bliebe am äußersten Meer, so würde auch dort deine Hand mich führen und deine Rechte mich halten.

Do you have a favorite listing? I think this pincushion shows the warmth of a sunny day, the warmth of a home.

Where else online can we find you? You will find me here:



Thank you for your support!



Thank you Herta for answering a few of our questions about her lovely shop.

 Everyone, please go check out her shop and come back here and comment to let her know your thoughts! Want to read more featured artist posts? Scroll on through the blog or search "Wednesday featured artist" in our little search box at the top of the blog.

This feature written by Elisabeth Arona (aronadesigns)

Comments (8)

On September 12, 2013 at 7:39 AM , Sue Runyon said...

Beautiful shop. So much talent.

On September 12, 2013 at 7:45 AM , bananaorangeapple said...

It's lovely to find out about you. I will go and favourite your shop.
My name is Hannah too. I also love psalm 139. Beautiful.

On September 12, 2013 at 12:51 PM , C. Weed said...

What talent! :) It is so nice to meet you Herta.

On September 12, 2013 at 8:34 PM , Julia Badgley said...

Good to learn about you, Herta!

On September 13, 2013 at 6:20 AM , Jessica Backer said...

Lovely items, Herta!

On September 13, 2013 at 7:10 AM , sammysgrammy said...

Your shop has beautiful items. I love your embroidery with beads. Psalm 139 is my favorite too. I am the same as you, retired, now doing what I always loved to do.

On September 13, 2013 at 7:30 AM , KarenW said...

Beautiful shop! Love your hand warmers and the pin cushion.

On September 13, 2013 at 12:35 PM , Anonymous said...

Thanks to you all for your really nice comments. Love, Herta.