Monday, November 9, 2009

Featuring Etsy Artist Eve of Isabella Flora

Today is my first post featuring a talented indie artist who sells on Etsy. This week's talent is Eve, from Isabella Flora. We are team mates on the wonderful Etsy team, EtsyGreetings. We first met while doing the 10-10-10 Promotion back in the spring. We have a bit in common, both card makers and both Jersey girls who graduated from Rutgers University. While recently back in NJ, Eve came for a visit and brought along a collection of her gorgeous cards. I can't wait to send my friend Karen one of Eve's cards for her upcoming birthday. I know she is going to love it!!

Before we learn a bit more about Eve, I want to tell you about her giveaway starting on November 9th on the Etsy Greetings Team Blog. For three days it will be open for comments and then Eve will choose a winner at random from those who commented and send the card to the winner. Check it out! Her Amaryllis card is a spectacular example of her Dad's photography.

Eve also has a special going on in her Etsy shop. It's a Birthday Special running until November 16th. Buy 4 single cards and get a 5th one for free. Please write your 5th choice in the comments field!! This special is in celebration of Eve's twin sister's birthday (and Eve's birthday!!). Happy birthday, girls!! Here's one of my favorite cards from Eve's shop, Poinsetta Card.

1. Tell us about you ~ your name, location, hobbies and interests. Where do you sell your handmade items?

Eve from Lake Isabella, CA, a small town in the southern end of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, in partnership with my Father, Endel, from Great Meadows, New Jersey. My hobbies are watercolor painting, hiking, rock climbing, bicycling, and some photography. Endel started his photography hobby in 1928, with a little black box that was capable of only one shot at a time!Our shop is Isabella Flora on Etsy.

2. Tell us about your art and how you got your start selling your handmade items on Etsy?

My good friend and fellow artist suggested that I should start painting...and I believed her!!

3. What inspires your art?

It's the wonderful world of botany. I can't resist flowers, leaves, branches and all the myriad colors and textures that go with them.

4. What is your own favorite design and why?

One of my favorite images is Morning Glory. This painting just flowed right out of me. I love that!

5. Do you have any advice for those who are new to selling on Etsy?

Be patient... it's a long learning curve... but your shop presence is important.

6. Do you have any favorite Etsy artists?

Oh my Goodness! There are so many talented artists out there! I have 45 pages of favorites so please visit

7. Do you have anything else you'd like to share? Are there any other websites or stores where we can find you?

My mantra for painting is "play and paint."
I hope you enjoyed getting to know more about Eve, Endel and their works. If you are looking for unique botanical cards, check out Isabella Flora, you won't be disappointed.


Mich said...

Beautiful artwork!

Sophia said...

I really enjoyed this post and getting to know another Etsy artist. I am TOTALLY behind in getting items loaded into my own Etsy shop. This post was a tremendous inspiration. Thank you!

Happy Monday! HUGS!!! :)

1CardCreator said...

Cara, really nice post. Eve's work is absolutely stunning!

TRush said...

Just showing some Greetings Team love!

vivelafrance said...

Hey, I'm a Jersey girl too! I really enjoyed your post. The expression in Eve's work is inspiring.