Friday, April 26, 2013

Fun Friday Finds: Peace in the Heartland

By Sharon Parker
Arty Didact

Sometimes what we crave is not so much "fun" as a peaceful interlude. A slow news day. A quiet distraction for our eyes and ears.

Art glass mandolin by Western Art Glass
It is my hope that the following collection of items from Minnesota artisans on Etsy offers just such a respite. It's accompanied by almost ethereal music from Minnesota's own Peter Ostroushko (there's a link to a YouTube audio page in the curator's comments box), so I encourage you to link on over to the collection on Etsy in order to enjoy the full experience of images and sound.

The idea to connect an Etsy treasury to a source of music comes from one of our HandmadeMN Etsy artisans, Brian Western of Western Art Glass, who has been making treasuries with just such a pairing for some time now.

Whether or not you find something in this collection of local handmade items that you will want to bring home, please enjoy a bit of window shopping, courtesy of HandmadeMN and Etsy. (Click on the image to visit the collection on Etsy.)