|My new "Dragonfly Water Porfolio" & Moleskin cover (handmade by artbeco.etsy.com)|
Look what arrived in the mail today! I had read about this wonderful Etsy shop on SCBWI when a member had written an article about a portfolio she had purchased to showcase her work.
|Dragonfly button.... just gorgeous!|
Upon visiting artbeco I fell in love with the portfolios & moleskin covers. From the batik prints right down to the eclectic selection of buttons used to close them. I placed a custom order for a design with a stunning dragonfly button. My very favorite winged creatures... dragonflies & butterflies, so the design certainly spoke to the artist in me.
|lots of pockets to fill... even in this matching Moleskin cover (covers by artbeco.etsy.com)|
The owner of artbeco, Beckett, did not disappoint. The portfolio is even more beautiful in person. It arrived quickly and was packaged with care, including a few surprises that made me feel like a child on Christmas morning. The cover wrap has lots of pockets for storage inside and fits the portfolio perfectly.
|One of my illustrations in its new "happy home"|
I thought to share this wonderful find since so many of "my blog family" are creative folks who truly value the quality and craftsmanship of buying handmade. With the holidays fast approaching, you might just find something to add to your own wish list. I treated myself a bit early... but then again, I have been a very good girl this year! And now I am off to fill up my gorgeous new portfolio with a selection of my favorite illustrations.
Have a great day,
PS - And if you have a favorite Etsy shop that you would like to share, comment away. I love discovering fun new shops and boutiques to visit.