...my obsession with shiny sharp sensuous things... mostly things glass, metal & stone... I'm susan barton and this my twisted perspective of life as an artist... my bead neurosis with all the entrails... I also love to 'feature' bead artists and their work. I gain a perverse sense of satisfaction knowing others have this affliction as well...
one beautiful thing about Etsy is that the artist's truly come through for one of their own. we received sad news about a seller and a friend, Lucinda Boardman who lost her 11 year old son, her home and many pets in a house fire last week. the community has set up a direct PayPal fund and a BigCartel shop, helping hearts to help with monetary costs for Lucinda and her family.
Please feel free to contact me regarding details if you wish to make a contribution and want more details regarding the family fund or the BigCartel shop. I'm happy to provide links and any additional information.
since etsy announced that they will be doing away with their forums and will be forcing their buyers and sellers to form 'teams' to participate in the community, the community has taken upon itself and set up an unofficial etsy forum here, http://unofficialetsyforums.proboards.com/ all are welcome to read but to post, you will need to sign up for the site. more a little later on this subject since so many are opposed to doing away with the community that has formed throughout the years through the forums. it should be interesting to see how this all shakes out.