Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Meet another Great Artist....DiVaRoCks

Today I would like to introduce you to another Great Artist of the Etsy Community - DiVaRoCks!!!


I will let Diva tell you about herself and I will highlight some of her very beautiful creations. I asked her 5 questions and she answered them beautifully so will just post them here:

1. I have an interest in several crafts, but they all have a common theme--I like to use a lot of color, whether its scrapbook paper, fabric, or painting. My father inlaw has given me full use of his wood shop, where I have set up a studio and I am learning to use the tools as I go along. I am currently working on a lake/beach house series, and I just finished a set of very colorful fish.


2. I first realized I was artistic at the age of five. My mom kept me in a never ending supply of paper, paints, etc. I even made a mural on my parent's freshly painted walls, and never understood why they weren't pleased with my efforts! When I wanted to learn to sew, she cut up her table cloth and had me sew it back together. When I was in the third grade I learned to crochet granny squares, and in the fifth grade I was given my first sewing machine for my birthday. I was a floral designer for Ben Franklin Crafts for about five years, and when I bought my first house I painted murals on the walls, which led to having my own decorating business for several years.


3. COUNTRY LIVING magazine featured Etsy a couple of years ago, and at that time I was working on a set of wood children's blocks for my grandchildren. My family encouraged me to make more and open an Etsy shop of my own, I have been hooked ever since!

4. I have sold my crafts at a local farmer's market, but I am not currently participating on a weekly basis.

5. I am currently working on a design plan for a playhouse made from fabric and pvc pipes. I have two grandaughters and I am always trying to find something unique that I can make for them.


DivaRocks is a member of the fast pace Promotional Frenzy Team!

19 comments:

Audrey said...

Great feature! It's so much fun hearing about people and other shops.
Love the butterflies!

myminimocs said...

beautiful work!!!

New Hampshire Gardener said...

Beautiful work, very creative and unique.

nangatesdesigns said...

Great feature! Love reading about other shops.

hoganshandiwork said...

Awesome! Thanks for giving us a peek into the life of DiVaRocks!

Glitterbird Glamour said...

Welcome to the team, Diva! You are very talented!

bloomandbling said...

I love learning about other shops and their art! Great feature!

DiVaRoCkS said...

I just wanted to thank you again for this feature, I am honored! Love your shop and your blog, hope you have much success :)

Crystal Eldoradosoap said...

Great work! Wonderful feature!

kel said...

Another great addition to our awesome team! Great feature, Granny... and Welcome Diva :)

KrystalsJewelry said...

awesome feature!!!! great artist!

CalliopeCreations said...

Love those little houses. I envy you your work space.

Wonderful to meet you, DiVaRoCks.

Great article, Mona.

Katie - ToyStoryNutty said...

I love the idea of the PVC playhouse made with fabric! My friend's daughters would LOVE that! Great feature.

theMayflower said...

fantastic feature! love her work!

Sea Flower Studios said...

Thanks for introducing us to a great Etsy Shop!

galla15 said...

Lovely feature and shop!!!

Simply Divine Creations said...

Wonderful feature. Beautiful work!

Christina Lucas said...

Lol! This cracks me up. Growing up I was always redecorating, painting, and using things that really shouldn't have been used for craft projects. I couldn't understand what bothered my mom so much either.

MJ said...

Wonderful feature! I'm so glad to know more about this great artist.

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