One rule of Etspiration: the artist must have a shop on Etsy.
One rule of Glass Etspiration: the artist must have a glass (of some kind) shop on Etsy.
The artists are picked based not only on their work, but also on their appearance (photography, etc.), their artist statement, and the overall feel of their shop. It has nothing to do with views, popularity, or sales.
To kick off our first Glass Etspiration Thursday (GET), I’ve chosen someone who has truly put her soul into her work. There are artists who make items for money and artists who do it because their spirit demands it, because without creation they would wilt inside. And consumers can tell the difference.
lilianabead is one of the most inspirational glass artists I've seen. Her shapes, colors, incredible photography, and her artist statement all combine to create a mouthwatering feast of artistic delight. (All images are copyrighted to the artist!)
Just breathe it in. The photography alone makes it a work of art. I love the color of this piece (I’m a fan of the cool colors!), and the raised dots make it pop. They give it life, make it dynamic.