Monday, April 25, 2011

Meet an Artist: Erin

Uncovered Artistry artisan Erin creates origami ornaments and original watercolors. Her unique signature is the translucent lettering she stamps on her work. See if you can find the lettering on each of the pieces she sell in UA's shop:

Erin sells "Yellow Apple" Miniature Watercolor, Dove Origami Ornament and "Red Apple" Miniature Watercolor.

Want to get to know a little bit more about Erin? She says, "I love my mom, MMM Bop, blue, hot chocolate, warm blankets, my Nana, Burn Notice, starfish, my mom's meatloaf, pretty things, my five brothers, and brains. I am proud to be an all around geek. I’m a psychology major and a school-aholic. When I’m not studying I try to exercise the right hemisphere of my brain by creating. I dabble in music, writing, painting, clay, drawing, and Origami. My way of coping with my tough childhood is to keep busy. I try channel my focus on something positive and constructive. When I get down, and it can be hard not to at times, I just remember my goals in life and how my success would be the greatest vengeance against my abuser, and an encouragement for others who have been in similar situations."

Friday, April 15, 2011

Uncovered Artistry's Home Decor Showcase

Uncovered Artistry's fastest growing category, "Home Decor," features artisan products ranging from palm wax candles to advent calendars. Beautify your home with our handmade specialties:

Visit our shop for more products handmade by our talented artisans.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Uncovered Artistry's Commitment to the Environment

We at Uncovered Artistry also care greatly about preserving the environment. To do our part we chose environmentally-friendly business practices. For instance, Uncovered Artistry's packaging is made from recycled materials. With the help of volunteers, we create handmade gift tags, bookmarks, and mailers from re-purposed greeting cards, fabric, and sewing patterns.

Some of Uncovered Artistry's boutique products are made from recycled or sustainable materials.

Palm Wax Pillar Candles by Dolly Rocker Candles

A Word from the Artist: Palm wax burns cleaner than traditional waxes. Emitting almost no soot, it is a healthier alternative to paraffin. It is natural and vegan, like soy, but palm wax is harder and burns longer. The palm wax can also hold more fragrance oil and has a stronger scent throw, so you can better enjoy the fantastic smell.

Palm wax is 100% natural and sustainable, harvested according to the guidelines set by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil to prevent deforestation.

Reusable Advent Calendars by Sweet Petunias

A Word from the Artist: "I've made these calendars to last for your family's enjoyment for years to come. The last thing we need is more mass produced advent calendars going into landfills after this holiday season. I believe that this will become a lasting part of your family’s holiday tradition.”

Handmade Up-cycled Bookmarks created by volunteers

The bookmarks were crafted from recycled materials, including vintage sewing pattern packages, vintage buttons, and left over ribbon

Handmade Gift Wrap created by volunteers

We use recycled or reused materials for our gift wrap. Each gift box or bag is accompanied by a gift tag made from repurposed vintage cards.