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Featured Seller: ARTISANIEeurope

Jun 20, 2011

by ARTISANIEeurope

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Tell us about yourself.
I’m an American artist living in Europe, exploring an old world aesthetic with clay and reclaimed antiquities. After studying fine art, working with numerous arts organizations and founding an arts agency in the U.S., I moved across the sea to Holland. Now in Europe, I live in the very footsteps of some of the greatest masters of European art. I run the Dutch landscapes painted by Paulus Potter and Jan van Goyen; drink my coffee in the cafés of Toulouse Lautrec’s Montmartre; sit and work in the slivers of golden light painted by Johannes Vermeer and Rembrandt van Rijn. I’ve made a home for myself here, and for my artistic path.

Apart from creating, what do you do?
I’ve fallen in love with the centuries-old bits of history I’ve found in tangible antiques — some dating to the 1600s — and in the stories these pieces carry. I’ve explored little villages across the continent and talked with remarkable villagers who have told me aged tales: the Rotterdam harbor worker who skimmed sugar and tobacco for his family during WWII; the frail woman who collected a house full of beautiful lace in France; the famous Royal Delftware potters in Holland; the flea-marketers selling generations of their families’ ancient keepsakes. Each piece offers a remarkable story and a chance to peer into a real moment in history. I’ve opened NOSTALGIEeurope to pass these precious relics on to customers who value their sentiment.

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What would be the title of your memoir? Why?
All my life, even as a child, I’ve had the feeling of being an old woman looking with wisdom and humility back on her life. Each experience over the years has earned its own chapter heading, but I suppose I won’t know the title until the end.

Where does your inspiration come from?
Were it not for my luck in moving into a beautiful canal house from the 1600s, just steps away from Rembrandt’s childhood home, I may not have been inspired to work as an artist again. I think I owe my strong artistic ambition and sentiment to living in the footsteps of the painters of the Dutch Golden Age here in Holland. Spending every day in such close proximity to the works of Dutch masters, my fascination with old world Europe has really begun to drive me on a new artistic path. Each day, my atelier is filled with sights and sounds of tall-masted old sailboats and put-putting tugboats, and I’m only a short train ride from all the Parisian boutiques and vineyard-entangled chateaus I could possibly want for.

What does handmade mean to you?
The term “handmade” evokes imagery of calloused hands and well-used old tools. The traditional crafts nearly forgotten are in a sort of renaissance period today, and the trend of consuming en masse is turning toward the sentiment and creative process in handmade.

Who has been most influential in your craft?
My formal fine arts education in Wisconsin helped me to master the methods, materials, and history of art. My aesthetic roots originate in my childhood, which was spent in the workshop of a famed Norwegian-American Hardingfele luthier: my dad, Ron Poast. I shyly watched him building musical instruments, furniture, cars and even airplanes, and on special days I became his tiny apprentice.

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When did you know you were an artist?
When I was just a few years old, I’m told, I was found rubbing a piece of sandpaper on my father’s violin after seeing him building musical instruments. While my dad probably didn’t appreciate my handiwork, my curiosity toward the arts was already clear.

How would you describe your creative process?
Inspired by the stony, distressed, mineral-stained and raw facades of the old houses in Europe, I create objects with textures that appear centuries old. The process is slow and laborious, but the romance and the effects of using the same kinds of pigments harnessed by the painters of the Dutch Golden Age — still ground today by a windmill here in Holland —are significant to my work.

If you could peek inside the studio of any artist, designer or craftsperson (dead or alive), who would it be?
I’d most love to see the workshops of my ancestors. It is said that we have a long line of creativity and ingenuity in our family, but not much is known about what they made or how they thought and worked.

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What handmade possession do you most cherish?
I most cherish the beautiful Norwegian Hardanger fiddle (Hardingfele) my father made for me.

How do you get out of your creative ruts?
Creative overwhelm is a more likely a problem for me. In the rare moments in which I’m not creating, I’m an idea factory. My partner has said that instead of counting sheep at night, I count all the ideas running through my head.

Where would you like to be in ten years?
I hope to be immersed in my work in an old stone farmhouse somewhere on the border of France and Switzerland. Along with my partner Yves, a Swiss neuroscientist and classical pianist, I’d like to raise a family and continue to travel the world for inspiration.

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380 comments

  • MegansMenagerie

    MegansMenagerie said 5 years ago

    I LOVE your shop! So great to see you featured!!! Congrats to you =)

  • perfectwear

    perfectwear said 5 years ago

    Congrats on being featured seller :-o) Great work. Best wishes for many success!

  • perfectwear

    perfectwear said 5 years ago

    Congrats on being featured seller :-o) Great work. Best wishes for many success!

  • tangente

    tangente said 5 years ago

    Congrats! Love that armoir in your studio.

  • SusanFaye

    SusanFaye said 5 years ago

    What an inspiring and fantastic environment to create art in...best wishes for continued success!

  • KristinaandJenney

    KristinaandJenney said 5 years ago

    Lovely shop! Great necklaces~

  • ACupOfSparkle

    ACupOfSparkle said 5 years ago

    I love those houses. Congratulations to you! Great work.

  • ACupOfSparkle

    ACupOfSparkle said 5 years ago

    I love those houses. Congratulations to you! Great work.

  • OliveandFern

    OliveandFern said 5 years ago

    soooo sweet and amazing...love everything...esp. mobile:)

  • magalerie

    magalerie said 5 years ago

    Congratulations ! Love your work !

  • artbyheather

    artbyheather said 5 years ago

    Love the houses! Congrats!

  • petalandpink

    petalandpink said 5 years ago

    Congrats on the feature! Your work is so sweet. Wishing you continued success!

  • Beautifullyelegant

    Beautifullyelegant said 5 years ago

    Congrats! What a great feature! :)

  • lowercasejdesign

    lowercasejdesign said 5 years ago

    I love your work and am completely jealous of your ambition to move to Europe. I hope it continues to be a successful adventure for you!

  • ChelseaGirlDesigns

    ChelseaGirlDesigns said 5 years ago

    Congrats. Thank you for sharing all your inspiration. It sounds like a wonderful place that you live in!

  • LetterChef

    LetterChef said 5 years ago

    So beautiful and unique. Thanks for sharing and congratulations on the feature.

  • ModernMarvelousHome

    ModernMarvelousHome said 5 years ago

    such lovely items, i have admired your bunny mobile for months. Congratulations!

  • sonyarasi

    sonyarasi said 5 years ago

    Congratulations! Wonderful, playful work!

  • myAvonlea

    myAvonlea said 5 years ago

    You're amazing! Such a breath of fresh inspiration. I ADORE your story and work <3 Alison

  • beliz82

    beliz82 said 5 years ago

    Congrats Love your shop and very happy to see you here !! Wishing you all the best !!

  • ZionShore

    ZionShore said 5 years ago

    I love your shop, and am glad to see you here!

  • dreamyvintage

    dreamyvintage said 5 years ago

    Congrats Laurie! Beautiful shop, wonderful interview :)

  • LouisestArt

    LouisestArt said 5 years ago

    Love your story! Exellent work!

  • LouisestArt

    LouisestArt said 5 years ago

    Love your story! Exellent work!

  • LouisestArt

    LouisestArt said 5 years ago

    Love your story! Exellent work!

  • LouisestArt

    LouisestArt said 5 years ago

    Love your story! Exellent work!

  • LouisestArt

    LouisestArt said 5 years ago

    Love your story! Exellent work!

  • TheBloomingThread

    TheBloomingThread said 5 years ago

    Lovely shop~ congrats on the feature! ♥

  • pareltje

    pareltje said 5 years ago

    So proud to call you my friend, Laurie! You deserve every success! My heart is bursting with pride for you! :)

  • phgandhi

    phgandhi said 5 years ago

    congratulations..amazing work..windmills of greece is the best !

  • beevintageredux

    beevintageredux said 5 years ago

    I have long been in love with these sweet clay houses! What a delightful feature on a very lucky (living steps from Rembrandt's childhood home!) and very talented lady. Congrats, Laurie!

  • DessertWine

    DessertWine said 5 years ago

    Beautiful story and love your unique shop! Congratulations!!

  • StudioDevinat

    StudioDevinat said 5 years ago

    Great story & such thoughtful work! Congrats.

  • overthemeadow

    overthemeadow said 5 years ago

    Love your shop! Great interview and Congrats! :-)

  • CashmereJewels

    CashmereJewels said 5 years ago

    Congratulations!

  • RaspberryMarket

    RaspberryMarket said 5 years ago

    Wow! So awesome! What a great story! Congratulations! Your work is fantastic!

  • rebourne

    rebourne said 5 years ago

    Great to see you featured! Congratulations!

  • rosebudshome

    rosebudshome said 5 years ago

    You are living a dream life, the envy of most.

  • WrenWillow

    WrenWillow said 5 years ago

    congrats Laurie!!!!

  • shannondzikas

    shannondzikas said 5 years ago

    I'll trade places with you any day! Great interview, went well with my coffee.

  • littleshopofphotos

    littleshopofphotos said 5 years ago

    Fabulous work!! You are inspiring! Congratulations!

  • jokamin

    jokamin said 5 years ago

    your rabbits mobile is beautiful, congrats!!!

  • SillyBuddy

    SillyBuddy said 5 years ago

    Perfection! Congrats Laurie :)

  • DARKLUXvintage

    DARKLUXvintage said 5 years ago

    great story. congrats on the feature!

  • DawnCorrespondence

    DawnCorrespondence said 5 years ago

    Yay! So awesome to see you here, Laurie! Congrats!!

  • MoonHalo

    MoonHalo said 5 years ago

    Congrats Laurie!! Well deserved feature!!

  • amberalexander

    amberalexander said 5 years ago

    congratulations, Laurie!

  • redhardwick

    redhardwick said 5 years ago

    Love your work! Congrats on your feature and much continued success and happiness. :)

  • larkspurfunnyfarm

    larkspurfunnyfarm said 5 years ago

    Wonderful article and loving shop... Inspired me to review my paths and to give them a clearer voice. Blessings, Be Well and thank you for sharing.

  • larkspurfunnyfarm

    larkspurfunnyfarm said 5 years ago

    Wonderful article and loving shop... Inspired me to review my paths and to give them a clearer voice. Blessings, Be Well and thank you for sharing.

  • zafirenia

    zafirenia said 5 years ago

    So inspiring and creative! Thank you so much for sharing and congratulations! : )

  • hippiekingdom

    hippiekingdom said 5 years ago

    Congrats Laurie! SO excited to see you featured :)

  • NaturalPetProducts

    NaturalPetProducts said 5 years ago

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  • rebeccasanchez

    rebeccasanchez said 5 years ago

    So artistic!!!

  • redsofa

    redsofa said 5 years ago

    yes!

  • ikabags

    ikabags said 5 years ago

    Congrats on being featured seller Laurie ! Such a beautiful handmade work !

  • 464Handmade

    464Handmade said 5 years ago

    your work is beautiful!! You are inspiring! Congratulations!

  • joyscottglass

    joyscottglass said 5 years ago

    Love your work space, and your work is simply beautiful

  • joyscottglass

    joyscottglass said 5 years ago

    Love your work space, and your work is simply beautiful

  • joyscottglass

    joyscottglass said 5 years ago

    Love your work space, and your work is simply beautiful

  • joyscottglass

    joyscottglass said 5 years ago

    Love your work space, and your work is simply beautiful

  • joyscottglass

    joyscottglass said 5 years ago

    Love your work space, and your work is simply beautiful

  • joyscottglass

    joyscottglass said 5 years ago

    Love your work space, and your work is simply beautiful

  • joyscottglass

    joyscottglass said 5 years ago

    Love your work space, and your work is simply beautiful

  • joyscottglass

    joyscottglass said 5 years ago

    Love your work space, and your work is simply beautiful

  • joyscottglass

    joyscottglass said 5 years ago

    Love your work space, and your work is simply beautiful

  • TheBloomingThread

    TheBloomingThread said 5 years ago

    what a dream to live where you are! So poetic in describing the history of artist before you.. congrats and much continued success (and adventure!)

  • beadinbythesea

    beadinbythesea said 5 years ago

    It is such a treat to see you as a featured seller. I love how you have captured your inspirational setting in your work! Congratulations Laurie!

  • WhisperingOak

    WhisperingOak said 5 years ago

    Lovely houses. Congratulations

  • TheZestyDesk

    TheZestyDesk said 5 years ago

    Your influences really show through in your work. Congrats on your success and ambition!

  • AudreyGardenLady

    AudreyGardenLady said 5 years ago

    What a great inspirational story!! LOVE those little windmills :D

  • BlueMoonLights

    BlueMoonLights said 5 years ago

    So cool to see you featured. I've been admiring your work, it reminds me of my home town in Germany.

  • Iammie

    Iammie said 5 years ago

    Love your shop. Congrats on the feature.

  • AltogetherLeather

    AltogetherLeather said 5 years ago

    I adore your work - so happy to see you as a featured seller! Congratulations!

  • AltogetherLeather

    AltogetherLeather said 5 years ago

    I adore your work - so happy to see you as a featured seller! Congratulations!

  • EmeliaJane

    EmeliaJane said 5 years ago

    I adore your work ♥ thank you for sharing a glimpse into your world :)

  • Martata Admin

    Martata said 5 years ago

    good to see a "dutchie" up here ! congrats!

  • birdie1

    birdie1 said 5 years ago

    I've long been a fan of your work. So nice to get to know you a bit better!

  • yalipaz

    yalipaz said 5 years ago

    Congrats!! I love your work!!

  • buttonsbyrobin

    buttonsbyrobin said 5 years ago

    Beautiful work.

  • Willow4u

    Willow4u said 5 years ago

    You are sooo inspired!! Congrats on your feature!

  • Adornedbymorgan

    Adornedbymorgan said 5 years ago

    Lovely pieces. I also adore that curio cabinet in the backdrop! What's the story behind it?:)

  • shoponalark

    shoponalark said 5 years ago

    Absolutely loved this feature! How inspiring. Your gorgeous work really reflects your life!

  • awaysaway Admin

    awaysaway said 5 years ago

    Congratulations fellow American in Europe! Ive been admiring your work for several months now and Im so happy that you got featured! Felicitations from France, Clare

  • tokenandpine

    tokenandpine said 5 years ago

    Your work is absolutely iconic!

  • iktomi

    iktomi said 5 years ago

    Congrats on the feature!

  • bysweetmom

    bysweetmom said 5 years ago

    love love your work:) big congrats!

  • verdigreen

    verdigreen said 5 years ago

    What an inspirational story and equally inspired work. LOVE this feature! Congrats.

  • PolClary

    PolClary said 5 years ago

    I love your work. Your workspace is gorgeous. And so organised!

  • RareDesign

    RareDesign said 5 years ago

    Congrats! I love your shop!

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage said 5 years ago

    Lovely work and inspiring story!

  • RedorGrayArt

    RedorGrayArt said 5 years ago

    what a simply amazing story .. your work is really so unique and so happy to see you as a featured seller.. as a mother of both a violist and cellist I understand the beauty created by your luthier father and so nice he passed that on to you ~

  • CherryWalls

    CherryWalls said 5 years ago

    Congrats! I am in love with your work!!!

  • LeeLeesCloset

    LeeLeesCloset said 5 years ago

    Congrats Laurie!!! Im so happy to see you here! you're an inspiration to us all : )

  • QuirksAndCrafts

    QuirksAndCrafts said 5 years ago

    Congrats! I've been admiring your work, and it's nice to know what your inspiration is. Being from Norway myself the story of your father and his craft struck a chord with me.

  • JoDeneMoneuseJewelry

    JoDeneMoneuseJewelry said 5 years ago

    Another beautiful shop that I am introduced to through "featured seller"!! Thank you so much for sharing your story and your beautiful work.

  • peacesofindigo

    peacesofindigo said 5 years ago

    Wow, amazing interview. I love to hear the story behind the shops here~ Congrats!!!!

  • lucysnowephotography

    lucysnowephotography said 5 years ago

    This is such a beautiful post Laurie..the photography, your studio, your life....your inspiration...and of course your work!!! Wow!! So happy for you!! :)

  • MollysFollies

    MollysFollies said 5 years ago

    Your work is beautiful, really not surprised you've become a featured artist :D

  • cottagesigns

    cottagesigns said 5 years ago

    I absolutely LOVE your work and have had you in my favorites for a long time now!!! Congratulations to you and Thank You So Much for sharing your amazing story!!

  • ohbabydotcom

    ohbabydotcom said 5 years ago

    great interview - ~ great items!

  • blackbirdtees

    blackbirdtees said 5 years ago

    Congratulations, Laurie! Thrilled to find you here today!

  • laurenblythedesigns

    laurenblythedesigns said 5 years ago

    Laurie- congrats and loved reading about you and your beautiful shop which as you know I am a HUGE fan of your designs! your studio is gorgeous too! thanks Laurie for sharing with us

  • SeaGlassJournal

    SeaGlassJournal said 5 years ago

    Congrats on being featured! I envy your being in the heart of such creative history. It must be electric. .g.

  • CountrySquirrelsRUS

    CountrySquirrelsRUS said 5 years ago

    I love your connection with family history as well as the history of some of our great forefathers in the art world, sometimes I think it is getting lost in recent generations. Such a beautiful interview; do continue to follow your passions and Congratulations as the newest featured artist!

  • MayflowerMarket

    MayflowerMarket said 5 years ago

    Excellent way with words! I like how you express the romance or your work. Congratulations!

  • RhettDidntGiveADamn

    RhettDidntGiveADamn said 5 years ago

    Congratulations Laurie. ♥

  • RoxanaVilla

    RoxanaVilla said 5 years ago

    Wonderful Laurie, congrats!! Your studio is so fabulous.

  • 5gardenias

    5gardenias said 5 years ago

    so fabulous to find out where your interests have taken you-- a beautiful journey to the past and in the present. i can thoroughly appreciate the inspiration you draw upon-- europe is a magical world brimming with cultural wonders and your sweet ceramic works reflect that. congrats on a great feature Laurie!

  • 5gardenias

    5gardenias said 5 years ago

    so fabulous to find out where your interests have taken you-- a beautiful journey to the past and in the present. i can thoroughly appreciate the inspiration you draw upon-- europe is a magical world brimming with cultural wonders and your sweet ceramic works reflect that. congrats on a great feature Laurie!

  • CuffandCollar

    CuffandCollar said 5 years ago

    Congrats! Your office looks amazing!

  • paintedfishstudio

    paintedfishstudio said 5 years ago

    this is one of my favorite shops -- how fun to learn more about laurie and her work. thank you!

  • EvoArt

    EvoArt said 5 years ago

    This is so clever! Those windmills are amazing and the background to it all makes it even more impressive. You're a true artist :) *Nat

  • EvoArt

    EvoArt said 5 years ago

    This is so clever! Those windmills are amazing and the background to it all makes it even more impressive. You're a true artist :) *Nat

  • kapelusznik

    kapelusznik said 5 years ago

    I love her works, just wonderful !

  • ninkos

    ninkos said 5 years ago

    Such lovely, tiny cottages! They remind me of summer holidays in Greece, when I was a young girl. I adored little houses & churches & pigs & other stuff they sold in souvenir shops.

  • junkyardglitter

    junkyardglitter said 5 years ago

    Laurie I just knew you were going to be a FS! You have a solid shop and such amazing talent! Congrats to you!! Enjoy the busy work ahead!

  • Huismus

    Huismus said 5 years ago

    Gefeliciteeeeeeeerd! :-)

  • newhopebeading

    newhopebeading said 5 years ago

    YAY oh congrats... I love this shop... sooo beautiful :)

  • BlackStar

    BlackStar said 5 years ago

    Fabulous interview Laurie! Congrats. xo

  • prunellasoap

    prunellasoap said 5 years ago

    congrats! wonderful interview and fabulous shop!

  • strawberryluna

    strawberryluna said 5 years ago

    Adorable shop and a great story, congratulations on it all!

  • Maddenphotography

    Maddenphotography said 5 years ago

    Congrats Laurie!

  • Maddenphotography

    Maddenphotography said 5 years ago

    Congrats Laurie!

  • Maddenphotography

    Maddenphotography said 5 years ago

    Congrats Laurie!

  • Maddenphotography

    Maddenphotography said 5 years ago

    Always great to see someone in your circle!

  • madebynanna

    madebynanna said 5 years ago

    Geweldig!!! I looove that cupboard in your studio. You make great pieces.

  • LoveandKnit

    LoveandKnit said 5 years ago

    Great photos, great interview and great shop. Congrats on being featured seller Laurie :)

  • EnRouteStudio

    EnRouteStudio said 5 years ago

    I love your story, i have long admired your store! those bunnies... ahhh, i want them all..

  • MaJentaDesigns

    MaJentaDesigns said 5 years ago

    I love the provincial feel of the items...the way you photograph your products just add to their beauty too!

  • KKardz

    KKardz said 5 years ago

    I loved the interview! You have a very interesting style. It is really neat! Congrats, ~KK~

  • zwzzy

    zwzzy said 5 years ago

    Yay, Laurie! Your house sounds amazingly dreamy. Congrats!! :D

  • alamodecreations

    alamodecreations said 5 years ago

    great interview...I love your studio!!!!

  • alamodecreations

    alamodecreations said 5 years ago

    great interview...I love your studio!!!!

  • LoveandKnit

    LoveandKnit said 5 years ago

    Great photos, great interview and great shop. Congrats on being featured seller Laurie :)

  • ThePolkadotMagpie

    ThePolkadotMagpie said 5 years ago

    Congrats, and say hello to all my Dutch friends. You certainly live in a place that's inspirational. I live in Rome part time, and get "creatively overwhelmed" myself. Well deserved FS, congrats sweetie.

  • ThePolkadotMagpie

    ThePolkadotMagpie said 5 years ago

    Congrats, and say hello to all my Dutch friends. You certainly live in a place that's inspirational. I live in Rome part time, and get "creatively overwhelmed" myself. Well deserved FS, congrats sweetie.

  • sincerelyYOU

    sincerelyYOU said 5 years ago

    Your art is absolutely beautiful... congratulations on being featured!! :)

  • sincerelyYOU

    sincerelyYOU said 5 years ago

    Your art is absolutely beautiful... congratulations on being featured!! :)

  • TheScarfTree

    TheScarfTree said 5 years ago

    I really enjoyed your interview! Your store is beautiful! Thank you for sharing! Congratulations on being featured!

  • vKnit

    vKnit said 5 years ago

    SO excited to see you featured here Laurie! :D I totally adore your beautiful shop! :)

  • SeeDollyRun

    SeeDollyRun said 5 years ago

    Amazing shop! Such beautiful items! ^_____^

  • Lilsugarskulls

    Lilsugarskulls said 5 years ago

    Very nice! Great Shop...Great Article...love it!

  • TheBlackSpotBooks

    TheBlackSpotBooks said 5 years ago

    I am so pleased to see you featured. I am enamored with your houses, your stories and your photography! Someday I shall make a place for a little mixed-up village...

  • greymaggy

    greymaggy said 5 years ago

    Love your work and your work space. Amazing.

  • everybeadofmyart

    everybeadofmyart said 5 years ago

    Wonderful work! Your life sounds like my ideal!

  • everybeadofmyart

    everybeadofmyart said 5 years ago

    Wonderful work! Your life sounds like my ideal!

  • DustyRoseDesigns

    DustyRoseDesigns said 5 years ago

    what a wonderful glimpse into your life and creative process....

  • mainili

    mainili said 5 years ago

    Congrats ! Lovely creations.

  • SimpleSatori

    SimpleSatori said 5 years ago

    An interesting collection of work you have created. Sounds amazing to be living where you are and to be inspired by the history and beauty of such a place! Congratulations on being featured!!

  • thebeachhousegallery

    thebeachhousegallery said 5 years ago

    Beautiful!, I love the history behind your pieces. And those little house's are so precious! Cheers to you! Inez Dunn

  • minusOne

    minusOne said 5 years ago

    Yay! So great to see you and learn more about your work. xo Jen

  • Lovemook

    Lovemook said 5 years ago

    Beautiful! I loved living in Holland. I can see where the inspiration comes from!

  • judemcconkey

    judemcconkey said 5 years ago

    Congratulations on being the featured seller, Laurie! Very interesting - loved learning more about you :)

  • Yvonne4eyes

    Yvonne4eyes said 5 years ago

    Eye love it!

  • dayslonggone

    dayslonggone said 5 years ago

    Congrats on the Featured Seller! I love your shop! :)

  • thevelvetheart

    thevelvetheart said 5 years ago

    I love miniatures and I love your work! Congrats!

  • merriweathercouncil

    merriweathercouncil said 5 years ago

    this is wonderful, congratulations!! i feel like ive just rediscovered your shop - this was such a great behind the scenes, your work is beautiful!

  • BanglewoodSupplies

    BanglewoodSupplies said 5 years ago

    I believe it is every artist's dream to live abroad. It has to be so inspiring. Congrats to you and your feature!

  • CarlaRaeVintage

    CarlaRaeVintage said 5 years ago

    Wonderful article. I can read your passion in it. Well done.

  • thelittlereddoor

    thelittlereddoor said 5 years ago

    congratulations, your work is really exquisite and inspiring!

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 5 years ago

    Your work and photos are beautiful, I've seen you in so many treasuries it's great to read more about you. Congratulations!

  • firstlightphoto

    firstlightphoto said 5 years ago

    How very wonderful for you to be interviewed! Your shop is original and fabulous! It's great to get to know you, Laurie!!

  • browncatherine

    browncatherine said 5 years ago

    Nice work!!! Congrats on the feature <3

  • inmyigloo

    inmyigloo said 5 years ago

    Amazing story! Love the feature, and love your stuff!

  • juliegarland

    juliegarland said 5 years ago

    Love your work! Congrats!!

  • inmyigloo

    inmyigloo said 5 years ago

    Amazing story! Love the feature, and love your stuff!

  • dmtgun3

    dmtgun3 said 5 years ago

    Realy handmade design!! Congrats Laurie :)

  • JasmineLund

    JasmineLund said 5 years ago

    I've always loved your art. Congratulations on the feature! Blessings on your life and work! Hannah Jasmine

  • oldworldprimitives

    oldworldprimitives said 5 years ago

    Congrats on the feature, Laurie! It was fun getting to know more about the person behind your amazing shop.

  • blueroompottery

    blueroompottery said 5 years ago

    Hi Laurie, so nice to meet you "in person"!! You make such beautiful work and your photos convey the skill and love you have for your materials and the "power house of ideas" in your mind! I wish you every success with your business and may your future plans all come true! Love, Marietta

  • pinksnakejewelry

    pinksnakejewelry said 5 years ago

    Beautiful Artistic Creations!!!!!!

  • rabbitwool

    rabbitwool said 5 years ago

    So lovely and simple work, thank you for let me see your world :-)

  • ChristinaRomeo

    ChristinaRomeo said 5 years ago

    Your work is so inviting of a mystical land covered by old growth forests, fairies and magic!! I love your style, Congrats on you feature!

  • jpgphotography

    jpgphotography said 5 years ago

    Hearted your windmills, insightful interview :)

  • cherylzmillerArt

    cherylzmillerArt said 5 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your story. Your work is beautiful and reminds me of many great trips to Europe. Best Wishes, Cheryl

  • ButterBlossoms

    ButterBlossoms said 5 years ago

    so neat seeing you as the featured seller Laurie! congrats & much continued success ♥

  • YellowBugBoutique

    YellowBugBoutique said 5 years ago

    Congratulations Laurie! Your work is fabulous and you soooo deserve to be a featured seller! Hope this brings you a ton of sales!

  • muruach

    muruach said 5 years ago

    Beautiful work! well done :)

  • feltonthefly

    feltonthefly said 5 years ago

    Wow - you're very new here! Congrats on the attention and exposure : )

  • feltonthefly

    feltonthefly said 5 years ago

    Wow - you're very new here! Congrats on the attention and exposure : )

  • soap

    soap said 5 years ago

    Congrats! I love your store :)

  • myvintagecrush

    myvintagecrush said 5 years ago

    Simply adorable! Your pieces are so tiny and intricate, congrats on the feature :)

  • myvintagecrush

    myvintagecrush said 5 years ago

    Simply adorable! Your pieces are so tiny and intricate, congrats on the feature :)

  • ohriginals

    ohriginals said 5 years ago

    Congratulations ! How awesome is this... (be prepared to fill many many many orders in the next few months) =)

  • ohriginals

    ohriginals said 5 years ago

    Congratulations ! How awesome is this... (be prepared to fill many many many orders in the next few months) =)

  • paramountvintage

    paramountvintage said 5 years ago

    i adore everything... especially the leaping rabbit mobile!

  • paramountvintage

    paramountvintage said 5 years ago

    i adore everything... especially the leaping rabbit mobile!

  • paperdollaccessories

    paperdollaccessories said 5 years ago

    Congratulations!!!! Amazing feature! Great interview! Congrats Laurie!

  • craftluxuries

    craftluxuries said 5 years ago

    what an enchanting interview! it made me travel along with you. All this inspiration shows in your work. very original and unique! congratulations

  • strawsbycarli

    strawsbycarli said 5 years ago

    hooray, fun to find out more about you after following your work for awhile!

  • thebeadgirl

    thebeadgirl said 5 years ago

    great feature. amazing work. i envy you living in europe...if i could just take the leap! wishing you the VERY best with everything! ~ lisa

  • ARTISANIEeurope

    ARTISANIEeurope said 5 years ago

    I'm sending all my thanks from Holland to each of you!!! Thanks so very, very much for all of your kind comments, and for receiving my work so warmly. I invite you all to see how my story turns out and see how my work evolves here: http://www.facebook.com/Artisanie Laurie ARTISANIEeurope

  • MootiDesigns

    MootiDesigns said 5 years ago

    I have visited your shop many times. I come from Paris and really love your creations, which reminded me of the country living and homes there. Good luck and congrats on being a featured seller!

  • SewnAge

    SewnAge said 5 years ago

    Delightful!

  • Mclovebuddy

    Mclovebuddy said 5 years ago

    yay! a much deserved feature. :D

  • Mclovebuddy

    Mclovebuddy said 5 years ago

    yay! a much deserved feature. :D

  • knitfitt

    knitfitt said 5 years ago

    What charming work. Congratulations.

  • gretchenmist

    gretchenmist said 5 years ago

    i really love your work! it sounds like you have made a home in the perfect place for you. congrats :)

  • vintagenelly

    vintagenelly said 5 years ago

    Wonderful feature, stunning work!! Your life in Europe sounds very inspiring, an absolute dream! Much continued success!

  • theroyal

    theroyal said 5 years ago

    so lovely... congrats

  • BreatheCouture

    BreatheCouture said 5 years ago

    Gefeliciteerd Laurie! So nice to see the 'face' behind the shop :)

  • BreatheCouture

    BreatheCouture said 5 years ago

    Gefeliciteerd Laurie! So nice to see the 'face' behind the shop :)

  • mamif

    mamif said 5 years ago

    nice

  • riversongrapture

    riversongrapture said 5 years ago

    Congrats Laurie! You are an amazing person and I am so happy that you've been able to share your story.

  • ParisandPetals

    ParisandPetals said 5 years ago

    What an inspiration you are! I love your story. I also love the history in antiques and the stories they carry, so interesting to me. Congrats for being a featured seller! Enjoy! Laura

  • Tanith

    Tanith said 5 years ago

    Very cool and unique shop!

  • dobleele

    dobleele said 5 years ago

    I adore your shop!! Congrats for the featured!!

  • PattieJansen

    PattieJansen said 5 years ago

    I am captivated!! Love how your sense of place, your passion for art history, and your creative spirit all work so imaginatively together. You are also a wonderful writer! Wishing for you every success! Pattie J

  • ShelleAnne

    ShelleAnne said 5 years ago

    Congrats! You're wonderful!

  • Allybeans

    Allybeans said 5 years ago

    Congrats!!! Awesome job!!!

  • Allybeans

    Allybeans said 5 years ago

    Congrats!!! Awesome job!!!

  • Allybeans

    Allybeans said 5 years ago

    Congrats!!! Awesome job!!!

  • whitevan

    whitevan said 5 years ago

    Nice! Congrats! Dennis

  • UnaOdd

    UnaOdd said 5 years ago

    Beautiful! I've been admiring your work for quite a while! What fun to see you as FS! Congratulations!

  • Flyingace

    Flyingace said 5 years ago

    Congrats Laurie!!

  • SpareChangeCO

    SpareChangeCO said 5 years ago

    Congrats on being featured! Your work is amazing!

  • janellehaskin

    janellehaskin said 5 years ago

    aw yayyY!! congratulations!!!! :)

  • TheMillineryShop

    TheMillineryShop said 5 years ago

    wonderful art, congrats

  • pumpkinandbutterfly

    pumpkinandbutterfly said 5 years ago

    awesome article and amazing life you lead. congrats and best of luck with your artistry.

  • sstormster1

    sstormster1 said 5 years ago

    super congrats! How cool

  • steampunkfunk

    steampunkfunk said 5 years ago

    So glad to see you made the feature, congrats! You have very beautiful work!

  • girltuesdayjewelry

    girltuesdayjewelry said 5 years ago

    Beautiful work and photography of your work! I am crazy about the ornate cabinet you have in your studio (the one to the right of the door in the photo.) Best of luck to you with your art!

  • BeSomethingNew

    BeSomethingNew said 5 years ago

    you rock!!

  • karinagracejewelry

    karinagracejewelry said 5 years ago

    Big congratulations to you, Laurie! Your shop is amazing! :)

  • masonke

    masonke said 5 years ago

    Your story is inspiring! Best to you!

  • katrinaalana

    katrinaalana said 5 years ago

    Congratulations! Love your work.

  • AThymetoSew

    AThymetoSew said 5 years ago

    Great story- I love your work!!

  • needlenerd

    needlenerd said 5 years ago

    sweet art!

  • aubepine

    aubepine said 5 years ago

    Congrats Laurie on a great feature! Your work is beautiful!

  • BelliUccelli

    BelliUccelli said 5 years ago

    Love, love, love your work! Fantastic feature :)

  • Tuuni

    Tuuni said 5 years ago

    I have admired your shop for a long time. How nice it is to hear your story!

  • PointsArt

    PointsArt said 5 years ago

    oh no I hope you didn't get too far on the violin with the sand paper! Congrats on the feature, your pieces are charming!

  • L2Country

    L2Country said 5 years ago

    Very nice Interview. Sweet Artist. I love the little houses she makes. Tonight I also popped into Artisame's new E-Shop and I really like it too. Lovely items for sale. Oh....Also, I just love the way that Artisame has decorated her beautiful home office, with such lovely Antiques. :-) L2Country

  • LaBohemeBijoux

    LaBohemeBijoux said 5 years ago

    Lovely shop. Congrats on the feature. Best wishes for continued success!

  • jechorydesigns

    jechorydesigns said 5 years ago

    Lovely shop and story.

  • CallOfEarth

    CallOfEarth said 5 years ago

    love your sentimental story!

  • moonlightdesigns2

    moonlightdesigns2 said 5 years ago

    I am so jealous...to live and work in Europe! I was able to visit many countries in Europe years ago and was blown away by all of the old masters works of art, the museums, churches, so much history...what a dream to live there! You have a beautiful shop...much success in the future!

  • Pinkymelon

    Pinkymelon said 5 years ago

    congratulations!

  • jollyfish

    jollyfish said 5 years ago

    Yes! I love your shop!

  • cherrytime

    cherrytime said 5 years ago

    I love your art!!everything is so gorgeous.. congrats!

  • piecesofelises

    piecesofelises said 5 years ago

    I love your work, great to know more about your story!

  • MyVintageStudio

    MyVintageStudio said 5 years ago

    What a fantastic place to live and work. Great photography!

  • Verdurebydesign

    Verdurebydesign said 5 years ago

    Thank you for sharing the story behind your products. I've admired your work through your great photography. Congratulations.

  • trottinette

    trottinette said 5 years ago

    Love that picture of you riding a bike through fields of tulips. Nice work !

  • TheJoyofColor

    TheJoyofColor said 5 years ago

    Congrautlaions What a wonderful story and amazing works Its always inspiring to read about people who live their dream

  • TheJoyofColor

    TheJoyofColor said 5 years ago

    Congrautlaions What a wonderful story and amazing works Its always inspiring to read about people who live their dream

  • TheJoyofColor

    TheJoyofColor said 5 years ago

    Congrautlaions What a wonderful story and amazing works Its always inspiring to read about people who live their dream

  • MakingMyRent

    MakingMyRent said 5 years ago

    I love your shop. Congratulations!

  • HenrietteWhite

    HenrietteWhite said 5 years ago

    Love your work!! So nice to see it featured on the front page! Congratulations and please keep on spoiling us with your great designs!

  • BHBKidstyle

    BHBKidstyle said 5 years ago

    Congrats for being a featured seller, Laurie! Yeap, Holland is a great place to find keepsakes.

  • orientalbeauty

    orientalbeauty said 5 years ago

    I really like them, if i were live in a city like this, i would be more more creative, congragulations! they are all soo cute!

  • orientalbeauty

    orientalbeauty said 5 years ago

    I really like them, if i were live in a city like this, i would be more more creative, congragulations! they are all soo cute!

  • HarrietDamave

    HarrietDamave said 5 years ago

    Great interview, love your work! Congrats!

  • lil3birdy

    lil3birdy said 5 years ago

    Your product is extremely cute!

  • TurtlePlace

    TurtlePlace said 5 years ago

    So Unique and beautiful. What a talented artist you are. Congratuations and best wishes.

  • dinafragola

    dinafragola said 5 years ago

    Thanks for sharing You have a beautiful shop!

  • Pulguinha

    Pulguinha said 5 years ago

    Congratulations. Your work is wonderfull.

  • Donauluft

    Donauluft said 5 years ago

    one of my favorites! great shop, congrats to the feature!!!

  • maricatimonsina

    maricatimonsina said 5 years ago

    Congrats for the interview. You do a wonderful job! ⌂⌂⌂⌂

  • waterlilyjewels

    waterlilyjewels said 5 years ago

    Congrats on a terrific feature, Laurie!

  • creationsbyeve

    creationsbyeve said 5 years ago

    lovely read!Congrats Laurie!

  • AMarigoldLife

    AMarigoldLife said 5 years ago

    Love your story, thanks for sharing it with all of us! Your work shows your talent and love for what you do!!!

  • LAccentNou

    LAccentNou said 5 years ago

    Love and respect your deep feeling to the past and love to artisanie. It looks like you are in-love with what you do and with the place where you live. Thank you for sharing!

  • MySelvagedLife

    MySelvagedLife said 5 years ago

    wonderful article laurie! congrats on the feature!

  • MySelvagedLife

    MySelvagedLife said 5 years ago

    wonderful article laurie! congrats on the feature!

  • MySelvagedLife

    MySelvagedLife said 5 years ago

    wonderful article laurie! congrats on the feature!

  • MySelvagedLife

    MySelvagedLife said 5 years ago

    wonderful article Laurie! congrats on the feature!

  • somsstudiosupplies

    somsstudiosupplies said 5 years ago

    Big congrats!! Love your work!

  • DotPhotography

    DotPhotography said 5 years ago

    Congratulations! Your items are just lovely and unique!

  • jansonpottery

    jansonpottery said 5 years ago

    Very inspiring story! Love your work!

  • ImagineThatCustDesig

    ImagineThatCustDesig said 5 years ago

    Congrats! Love Your work, Very Intriguing.I Really enjoyed your Interview Best Wishes! Tammy

  • DreamofaDream

    DreamofaDream said 5 years ago

    I think everyone is very glad to get a glimpse into your work....keep the great creations coming!

  • DreamofaDream

    DreamofaDream said 5 years ago

    I think everyone is very glad to get a glimpse into your work....keep the great creations coming!

  • DreamofaDream

    DreamofaDream said 5 years ago

    I think everyone is very glad to get a glimpse into your work....keep the great creations coming!

  • DreamofaDream

    DreamofaDream said 5 years ago

    Oops.....didn't mean to post that 3 times!

  • aroluna

    aroluna said 5 years ago

    Congratulations! I love your work and this is a beautiful interview! :)

  • meilingsketchbook

    meilingsketchbook said 5 years ago

    Congratulations! ...never seen anything unique like yours.Thanks for sharing your creation with us!

  • gilstrapdesigns

    gilstrapdesigns said 5 years ago

    Your interview is very inspiring and I know living in Europe makes it all even more inspiring.

  • MarKhed

    MarKhed said 5 years ago

    lovely feature and shop! Your workspace is so pretty! Congrats!

  • KandiceInWonderland

    KandiceInWonderland said 5 years ago

    E X Q U I S I T E laurie - love your poetically layered work full of grounded artistic history and a sweet longing for home . . . thanks for your soulful spirit and beautifully nuanced work! kandice

  • IngredientsOfaWoman

    IngredientsOfaWoman said 5 years ago

    I love your studio and your creations. Your story reminds me so much of the time when I was living in Europe, I miss those days. Congrats and many blessings to you. Alba Olaya

  • MissHildebrandt

    MissHildebrandt said 5 years ago

    You've gotta great hand. Sending you lots of luck and smooth sailings!!!

  • glasfaden

    glasfaden said 5 years ago

    An adorable shop. Congratulations!

  • PTshops

    PTshops said 5 years ago

    Congrats, Laurie! So excited for your feature :D!! Love your wonderful work.

  • tuckooandmoocow

    tuckooandmoocow said 5 years ago

    Laurie, congratulations on the feature! I'm so glad to see you up here!

  • Zmunki

    Zmunki said 5 years ago

    Big congrats!!! It is really cute stuffs!!!

  • KettleConfections

    KettleConfections said 5 years ago

    Your work is beautiful, inspires calm and tranquility and creativity! Congrats on getting featured, seeing your work here for the very first time.

  • xAlstroemeriAx

    xAlstroemeriAx said 5 years ago

    Congratulations Laurie!

  • DeerLola

    DeerLola said 5 years ago

    I love your work ! Congrats on the feature.

  • irinacarmen

    irinacarmen said 5 years ago

    Congrats!

  • BijottiCiciotti

    BijottiCiciotti said 5 years ago

    Congrats! I love your work!

  • BijottiCiciotti

    BijottiCiciotti said 5 years ago

    Congrats! I love your work!

  • BeppeMartha

    BeppeMartha said 5 years ago

    Congratulations!!! Love your work!

  • handjstarcreations

    handjstarcreations said 5 years ago

    remember when you first opened, your work always had a special quality.. knew you would be famous!

  • NiChaPoN

    NiChaPoN said 5 years ago

    Congratulations!

  • daydogdesigns

    daydogdesigns said 5 years ago

    Congratulations Laurie! Such lovely art pieces. Stunning work. : )

  • archousewares

    archousewares said 5 years ago

    I love your story - so beautifully written and inspirational! Congratulations on being featured. Best wishes and continued success.

  • archousewares

    archousewares said 5 years ago

    I love your story - so beautifully written and inspirational! Congratulations on being featured. Best wishes and continued success.

  • Kawaiilicious

    Kawaiilicious said 5 years ago

    so wonderful!! ♥ ♥ ♥

  • Kawaiilicious

    Kawaiilicious said 5 years ago

    so wonderful!! ♥ ♥ ♥

  • xxxRedStitcHxxx

    xxxRedStitcHxxx said 5 years ago

    love your work and story! gefeliciteerd! xxx

  • SandboxCards

    SandboxCards said 5 years ago

    Have admired your shop and your creations for a long time - your work and the way you capture it in your photos is so beautiful and serene. Congrats on the feature!

  • EurekaGuides

    EurekaGuides said 5 years ago

    Beautiful work which I have been admiring for some time. Well deserved feature. :-)

  • EurekaGuides

    EurekaGuides said 5 years ago

    Beautiful work which I have been admiring for some time. Well deserved feature. :-)

  • EurekaGuides

    EurekaGuides said 5 years ago

    Beautiful work which I have been admiring for some time. Well deserved feature. :-)

  • CarlaDyck

    CarlaDyck said 5 years ago

    Congrats! Blessings on you!

  • riise76

    riise76 said 5 years ago

    Congratulations on being featured! Love your beautiful work. :D

  • aldari

    aldari said 5 years ago

    Congrats Laurie! Your work is so beautiful! :)

  • aldari

    aldari said 5 years ago

    Congrats Laurie! Your work is so beautiful! :)

  • snookumsandme

    snookumsandme said 5 years ago

    BIG congrats on featured seller!!!! Your work is such an inspiration!

  • BelieveJewelrySupply

    BelieveJewelrySupply said 5 years ago

    Congratulations on being Featured on Etsy! How blessed that you get to now live in Holland, surrounded by beautiful inspiration!! :)

  • jannio

    jannio said 5 years ago

    Beautiful work Congrats Laurie!

  • pamelasjewelry

    pamelasjewelry said 5 years ago

    So wonderful to meet the person behind the creativity that I have admired. Congrats on this beautiful feature!

  • pamelasjewelry

    pamelasjewelry said 5 years ago

    So wonderful to meet the person behind the creativity that I have admired. Congrats on this beautiful feature!

  • pamelasjewelry

    pamelasjewelry said 5 years ago

    So wonderful to meet the person behind the creativity that I have admired. Congrats on this beautiful feature!

  • HulaGirl1922

    HulaGirl1922 said 5 years ago

    "....Each experience over the years has earned its own chapter heading, but I suppose I won’t know the title until the end.... " and what a lovely book to give to the world ~ best wishes as you share your gift with us! ♥

  • indigobjects

    indigobjects said 5 years ago

    Wow, I'd treasure the fiddle, too!

  • indigobjects

    indigobjects said 5 years ago

    Wow, I'd treasure the fiddle, too!

  • indigobjects

    indigobjects said 5 years ago

    Wow, I'd treasure the fiddle, too!

  • psyboom

    psyboom said 5 years ago

    Congrats for the feature! Your work is amazing! :)))))

  • Steelsheen

    Steelsheen said 5 years ago

    I love your work! It's beautiful!:)

  • shaylen303

    shaylen303 said 5 years ago

    Gorgeous studio. Clay is a favourite medium of mine, as well. And that leaping rabbit mobile - oh goodness! Sooooo gorgeous. Congrats on your spotlight. : )

  • shaylen303

    shaylen303 said 5 years ago

    Gorgeous studio. Clay is a favourite medium of mine, as well. And that leaping rabbit mobile - oh goodness! Sooooo gorgeous. Congrats on your spotlight. : )

  • AENeverForget

    AENeverForget said 5 years ago

    Very creative! Thanks for sharing. I'm glad to have found you.

  • BrisTieDyes

    BrisTieDyes said 5 years ago

    Congratulations to a very deserving artist! It is difficult to quit looking at your work- very engaging! God's blessings on your continued success~ Briar Bri's Tie Dyes

  • AnnaBelleVintage

    AnnaBelleVintage said 5 years ago

    How wonderful! I really enjoyed learning more about you :) Congrats on the feature!!!

  • GypsyDreamz

    GypsyDreamz said 5 years ago

    Congrats! Inspiring interview! Love your work :)

  • SapphireGirlDesigns

    SapphireGirlDesigns said 5 years ago

    Love your story. The Netherlands is amazing and how lucky you are to be surrounded by all that creative energy....

  • MeSweet

    MeSweet said 5 years ago

    I've admired your work for a while now. It's wonderful to see such talent. You inspire me.

  • lorenabr

    lorenabr said 5 years ago

    Lovely work!

  • DemyBlackDesign

    DemyBlackDesign said 5 years ago

    Amazing story! And such lovely shop!

  • dkshopgirl

    dkshopgirl said 5 years ago

    Such a wonderful and inspiring story! thank you :-) Gorgeous work.

  • RoseMarysGlassArt

    RoseMarysGlassArt said 5 years ago

    You've been on my favorites list FOREVER! Congratulations on your real success. Rose Mary

  • RoseMarysGlassArt

    RoseMarysGlassArt said 5 years ago

    You've been on my favorites list FOREVER! Congratulations on your real success. Rose Mary

  • PettiBear

    PettiBear said 5 years ago

    Awesome feature! Congrats :)

  • DreamCake

    DreamCake said 5 years ago

    You have a very inspiring story :) It really sparked my need to go abroad. How fun it is to hear different stories from all walks of life! You get their history lesson each time :D Congratulations on being featured! Have a coffee for me next time you go. ;P

  • blackNwhiteDesigns

    blackNwhiteDesigns said 5 years ago

    Congrats Laurie on being featured! Your work is amazing beautiful. Thanks for sharing your story. I am very glad you are living large traveling around and getting as much inspiration you need. Wish you lots of success!!!!

  • AdeloCreations

    AdeloCreations said 5 years ago

    This artist is a proof that the gems are not hidden in ETSY's ocean

  • gufobardo

    gufobardo said 5 years ago

    congrats! wonderful shop and wonderful article (and photos)

  • gufobardo

    gufobardo said 5 years ago

    congrats! wonderful shop and wonderful article (and photos)

  • ItWastheBestofTimes

    ItWastheBestofTimes said 5 years ago

    Wow! What a story! I would love to be that close to Rembrandts childhood home! Awesome! Beautiful work! I am so inspired!! :)

  • ItWastheBestofTimes

    ItWastheBestofTimes said 5 years ago

    Wow! What a story! I would love to be that close to Rembrandts childhood home! Awesome! Beautiful work! I am so inspired!! :)

  • diaxeirosjg

    diaxeirosjg said 5 years ago

    Congrats !!! Really love your article! hope this will bring you bunches of succes here on Etsy!Your work is great. And deserves that! Love to see your portrait that looks Dutch:)))(Btw do you speak Dutch?) Best wishes from a Dutch living in Greece:)

  • diaxeirosjg

    diaxeirosjg said 5 years ago

    Congrats !!! Really love your article! hope this will bring you bunches of succes here on Etsy!Your work is great. And deserves that! Love to see your portrait that looks Dutch:)))(Btw do you speak Dutch?) Best wishes from a Dutch living in Greece:)

  • anticovalore

    anticovalore said 5 years ago

    congrats! Evertihung is wonderful, your hands at work, the studio, each object!! i love this kind of art! simona

  • guymelamed

    guymelamed said 5 years ago

    oh wow! lovely shop, interview and crafts! i love that ornate cabinet in your studio. amazing!!! going to take a better look at your shop now... congratulations on being the featured seller, by the way. :)

  • TheIndianPaperForest

    TheIndianPaperForest said 5 years ago

    WOW, congrats! Beautiful work, and the life you're leading now seems equally amazing, surrounded by so much beauty, art and history. Wishing you continued success, joy and inspiration :)

  • ALDDesigns

    ALDDesigns said 5 years ago

    Congratulations Laurie! It's so wonderful get get a peek into your studio! :) Rather impressed by your remarkable life as well! :)

  • DovieMoon

    DovieMoon said 5 years ago

    Bravo!!!! Wonderful interview Laurie!!!!!! LOOOOOOOOOOOve everything you do :-)

  • meowadays

    meowadays said 5 years ago

    Cute stuff!

  • Funkyarns

    Funkyarns said 5 years ago

    Love your shop! Congrats!

  • Funkyarns

    Funkyarns said 5 years ago

    Love your shop! Congrats!

  • Funkyarns

    Funkyarns said 5 years ago

    Love your shop! Congrats!

  • vintage243

    vintage243 said 5 years ago

    my husband says if i went to europe i would never want to come back. as a clay artist also, i can relate to you feeling like an old person inside looking back etc... i always felt i was born in another era..myself. i create architectural elements.. make my own molds and it is my passion , creating is my passion. sewing,knitting , oil painting as well.. i have to stay busy creating something, and i don't understand people who don't.

  • artworksbycarol

    artworksbycarol said 5 years ago

    I did a bit of research on Amsterdam when I painted a custom "memory " for a customer. It was alot of fun (Zatsart.com has the rest of the story). As young children we know what we love and usually what we"ll be good at.That's why it's so important to encourage your children to create and discover new things.

  • Bfreedesigns

    Bfreedesigns said 5 years ago

    wow! you have a wonderful life . Thanks for inspiring . : )

  • MysticalRaindrops

    MysticalRaindrops said 5 years ago

    Thanks for your story. I love reading about creative minds!

  • TidbitsOfColor

    TidbitsOfColor said 5 years ago

    Love the little windmills. Cute!

  • lulusnest

    lulusnest said 5 years ago

    Congrats on being featured! Your work is so sweet. Wishing you continued success! Thanks Etsy for sharing this seller!

  • cynthiacamerondesign

    cynthiacamerondesign said 5 years ago

    I love other jewelers, it never ceases to amaze me that I can love so many different styles. It's beautiful and I can picture myself wearing the houses! Congrats to you and all the best.

  • cynthiacamerondesign

    cynthiacamerondesign said 5 years ago

    I love other jewelers, it never ceases to amaze me that I can love so many different styles. It's beautiful and I can picture myself wearing the houses! Congrats to you and all the best.

  • RembrandtsNeighbor

    RembrandtsNeighbor said 5 years ago

    You're living an admirable life and creating such magical art! I'm so proud of you!!

  • mudhousedesigns

    mudhousedesigns said 5 years ago

    I have loved these little houses for some time since I saw them popping up on the front page of etsy from time to time. If you glance at them many could pass as real houses it the scale was carefully manipulated in the photo. Incredible detail and a wonderfully fine artistic touch. Bravo!

  • shop1848

    shop1848 said 5 years ago

    Love your shop! Your work is super cool!!

  • AVATARB3DCOV3R

    AVATARB3DCOV3R said 5 years ago

    Yours abs GREAT....... AVATAR ARTbed cover Bali http://friendster.com/avatarbedcoverbali

  • NYhop

    NYhop said 5 years ago

    Congratulations. I love your work and it's great to know the story behind the maker at last :)

  • KristyLynnJewelry

    KristyLynnJewelry said 5 years ago

    Congrats! Love your story, best of luck!!

  • CynART

    CynART said 5 years ago

    Congratulations! I love your shop and it's so nice to get a glimpse into your background, influences, and studio!

  • CoastalCreativity

    CoastalCreativity said 5 years ago

    Kudos to you for ENJOYING YOUR LIFE AND SURROUNDINGS! I am an American who lived in the Netherlands when I was in my early twenties. Someday I hope to go back--I don't think I knew enough then about how to take it all in and enjoy it to the fullest.

  • TheSunshineStore

    TheSunshineStore said 5 years ago

    This is an example of pure talent. Congrats!

  • ladyrachelscreation7

    ladyrachelscreation7 said 5 years ago

    Laurie, Congratulations on your feature story and thanks for sharing. What a beautiful Amoir in your studio. I wish you much success in your future endeavors, Christine

  • ladyrachelscreation7

    ladyrachelscreation7 said 5 years ago

    Laurie, Congratulations on your feature story and thanks for sharing. What a beautiful Amoir in your studio. I wish you much success in your future endeavors, Christine

  • shellypsoulcircles

    shellypsoulcircles said 5 years ago

    Congrats on the feature article Laurie! I love your work as well as your shop. How blessed you are to be surrounded by so much inspiration in so many aspects of your life! Your work reflects so aptly of the inner and outer beauty that permeates your surroundings...Best of everything to you! Shelly

  • JMWSilver

    JMWSilver said 5 years ago

    Your clay houses and windmills are fun pieces. However, I especially like your black and white your photography! Congratulations on being a featured seller.

  • EnglishShop

    EnglishShop said 4 years ago

    Je l'adore - absolutly beautiful!

  • snotbooger

    snotbooger said 4 years ago

    your work looks edible like a three muskateers bar Quote by lauri poast: "When I was just a few years old, I’m told, I was found rubbing a piece of sandpaper on my father’s violin after seeing him building musical instruments. While my dad probably didn’t appreciate my handiwork, my curiosity toward the arts was already clear." it seems that my life went something like that. but i really got in trouble - haha

  • JasminBlancBoutique

    Erika Iozsa from JasminBlancBoutique said 4 years ago

    You are magical...

  • SerantoniDesigns

    Mary Serantoni from SerantoniDesigns said 3 years ago

    The most poignant and beautiful profile I've read in a long time. Kudos! Mary Serantoni SERANTONI Designs

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