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Featured Shop: Burrowing Home

Jan 2, 2014

by Burrowing Home

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

My name is Kelly Mitchell Gazdowicz and I’m a fine artist and illustrator living in Lincoln Park, Michigan. Burrowing Home is a collection of my original illustrations on a range of handmade products including prints, paper goods, home décor and accessories.

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My first memories of art are from children’s books. I remember feeling a sort of awe and magic when I looked at the illustrations. When I started making art for myself, I really wanted to capture that feeling. I also grew up surrounded by nature; I would spend hours hiking through the wooded areas surrounding my home, collecting unique flora and observing the wildlife. I think these are the subjects that make our world an amazing place, so I choose to tell my stories artistically through them.

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My illustrations start with a desire to capture a story, feeling, or mood. It can be something small and seemingly insignificant, like the sound of bees around an apple tree or walking through the woods on a windy day. I draw or paint slowly and meticulously, capturing the smallest details. A single illustration can take me up to three months to complete. Once I complete an illustration, I photograph and clean it up digitally, removing any dust particles, smudges or other imperfections. At this point my illustrations are ready to be made into a range of products including temporary tattoos, cards and pillows.

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An artist’s original work is like their finger print; it is completely unique to them. Because I am my business, having the highest quality products is important. When someone receives something from me, I want them to be able to feel the heart and soul that went into making it. Every illustration comes from me and my point of view.

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When I decided this was the career that I wanted to pursue, I felt held back by my own fear. It took me years before I felt comfortable showing anyone my work. Etsy, along with local indie art shows, gave me a positive environment to exhibit my art and build my confidence. It’s been an amazing way to connect with people all over the world. Knowing that I have art in someone’s home on the other side of the globe is an amazing feeling.

All photographs by Burrowing Home.

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Temporary Tattoo Deer and Honey Bees
Temporary Tattoo Deer and Honey Bees
BurrowingHome
$8.00 USD
Botanical Mouse Print 5x7 Woodland Nursery Art
Botanical Mouse Print 5x7 Woodland Nursery Art
BurrowingHome
$15.00 USD
Botanical Wrapping Paper - 3 Sheets - In the Woods Wrap Yellow and White
Botanical Wrapping Paper - 3 Sheets - In the Woods Wrap Yellow and White
BurrowingHome
$9.00 USD
Sleeping Baby Bunny Framed Print 8x10, Watercolor Woodland Nursery Print
Sleeping Baby Bunny Framed Print 8x10, Watercolor Woodland Nursery Print
BurrowingHome
$48.00 USD
Raccoon Woodland Card 1pc Blank A2 Note Card
Raccoon Woodland Card 1pc Blank A2 Note Card
BurrowingHome
$4.50 USD
Baby Skunk Card Set 6pc Cute Skunk A2 Blank Note Cards Woodland Stationery
Baby Skunk Card Set 6pc Cute Skunk A2 Blank Note Cards Woodland Stationery
BurrowingHome
$24.00 USD
Temporary Tattoos Bird Collection (Includes 3 Tattoos)
Temporary Tattoos Bird Collection (Includes 3 Tattoos)
BurrowingHome
$14.00 USD
Fox and Squirrel Print 11x14
Fox and Squirrel Print 11x14
BurrowingHome
$40.00 USD
Temporary Tattoos Floral Watercolor Collection (Includes 4 Tattoos)
Temporary Tattoos Floral Watercolor Collection (Includes 4 Tattoos)
BurrowingHome
$18.00 USD
Sleeping Baby Bunny Print 8x10, Watercolor Woodland Nursery Print
Sleeping Baby Bunny Print 8x10, Watercolor Woodland Nursery Print
BurrowingHome
$25.00 USD
Temporary Tattoos Fox and Rabbit  (Includes 2 tattoos)
Temporary Tattoos Fox and Rabbit (Includes 2 tattoos)
BurrowingHome
$10.00 USD
Sleeping Baby Squirrel Print 8x10 Nursery Art Print
Sleeping Baby Squirrel Print 8x10 Nursery Art Print
BurrowingHome
$25.00 USD
Snake and Botanical Watercolor Print 8x10 Fine Art Wall Decor
Snake and Botanical Watercolor Print 8x10 Fine Art Wall Decor
BurrowingHome
$25.00 USD
Sleeping Baby Squirrel Card Set 6pc Cute Squirrel A2 Note Cards
Sleeping Baby Squirrel Card Set 6pc Cute Squirrel A2 Note Cards
BurrowingHome
$24.00 USD
Kitten Playground Card 1pc Colorful Blank Cat A2 Note Card
Kitten Playground Card 1pc Colorful Blank Cat A2 Note Card
BurrowingHome
$4.50 USD
Duckling Print 5x7 Woodland Nursery Print
Duckling Print 5x7 Woodland Nursery Print
BurrowingHome
$15.00 USD
Raccoon Woodland Art Print 12x12
Raccoon Woodland Art Print 12x12
BurrowingHome
$40.00 USD
Raccoon Woodland Card Set 6pc Blank A2 Note Card Stationery
Raccoon Woodland Card Set 6pc Blank A2 Note Card Stationery
BurrowingHome
$24.00 USD
Temporary Tattoos: Choose any two
Temporary Tattoos: Choose any two
BurrowingHome
$10.00 USD
Temporary Tattoo Fawn and Moth (Includes 2 Tattoos)
Temporary Tattoo Fawn and Moth (Includes 2 Tattoos)
BurrowingHome
$10.00 USD
Fox and Rabbit Woodland Holiday Card 1pc Blank Christmas Card
Fox and Rabbit Woodland Holiday Card 1pc Blank Christmas Card
BurrowingHome
$4.50 USD
Sweet Fawn Print 5x7 Framed
Sweet Fawn Print 5x7 Framed
BurrowingHome
$36.00 USD
Fawn Art Print 5x7 Giclee Print Woodland Fawn Illustration Nursery Wall Decor
Fawn Art Print 5x7 Giclee Print Woodland Fawn Illustration Nursery Wall Decor
BurrowingHome
$15.00 USD
Temporary Tattoos Bird Collection (Includes 3 Tattoos)
Temporary Tattoos Bird Collection (Includes 3 Tattoos)
BurrowingHome
$14.00 USD
Temporary Tattoo Feathers and Fox (Includes 2 Tattoos)
Temporary Tattoo Feathers and Fox (Includes 2 Tattoos)
BurrowingHome
$10.00 USD
Temporary Tattoo Fawn and Moth (Includes 2 Tattoos)
Temporary Tattoo Fawn and Moth (Includes 2 Tattoos)
BurrowingHome
$10.00 USD
Temporary Tattoo Bluejay Feather and Wild Roses (Includes 2 Tattoos)
Temporary Tattoo Bluejay Feather and Wild Roses (Includes 2 Tattoos)
BurrowingHome
$10.00 USD
Temporary Tattoo Bluejay Feather and Wild Roses (Includes 2 Tattoos)
Temporary Tattoo Bluejay Feather and Wild Roses (Includes 2 Tattoos)
BurrowingHome
$10.00 USD
Cozy Kitten in a Scarf Print 5x7 Cute Nursery Print
Cozy Kitten in a Scarf Print 5x7 Cute Nursery Print
BurrowingHome
$15.00 USD
Temporary Tattoo Feathers and Rabbit (Includes 2 Tattoos)
Temporary Tattoo Feathers and Rabbit (Includes 2 Tattoos)
BurrowingHome
$10.00 USD
Mink Fine Art Print 8x10 Giclee Wall Decor
Mink Fine Art Print 8x10 Giclee Wall Decor
BurrowingHome
$25.00 USD
Night Heron and Peony Fine Art Giclee Print 12x12
Night Heron and Peony Fine Art Giclee Print 12x12
BurrowingHome
$40.00 USD
Sleeping Baby Mouse Print 8x10, Watercolor Woodland Nursery Print
Sleeping Baby Mouse Print 8x10, Watercolor Woodland Nursery Print
BurrowingHome
$25.00 USD
Holiday Geese Card 1pc Deck The Halls Blank Christmas Card
Holiday Geese Card 1pc Deck The Halls Blank Christmas Card
BurrowingHome
$4.50 USD
Temporary Tattoo with Chickadee Botanical Print
Temporary Tattoo with Chickadee Botanical Print
BurrowingHome
$8.00 USD
Sleeping Baby Squirrel Card 1pc Blank A2 Note Card
Sleeping Baby Squirrel Card 1pc Blank A2 Note Card
BurrowingHome
$4.50 USD
Chickadee Botanical Card Set 6pc Elegant Blank A2 Note Cards Black and White Stationery
Chickadee Botanical Card Set 6pc Elegant Blank A2 Note Cards Black and White Stationery
BurrowingHome
$24.00 USD
Eastern Screech Owl Card Set 6pc Blank A2 Owl Note Card Stationery
Eastern Screech Owl Card Set 6pc Blank A2 Owl Note Card Stationery
BurrowingHome
$24.00 USD
Squirrel Locket Antique Brass Setting 14k Gold-Filled Chain
Squirrel Locket Antique Brass Setting 14k Gold-Filled Chain
BurrowingHome
$72.00 USD
Holiday Kitten in Scarf Card 1pc Cozy Christmas Holiday Greetings
Holiday Kitten in Scarf Card 1pc Cozy Christmas Holiday Greetings
BurrowingHome
$4.50 USD
Mice and Moths Card 1pc Blank A2 Note Card
Mice and Moths Card 1pc Blank A2 Note Card
BurrowingHome
$4.50 USD
Sleeping Baby Bunny Card 1pc Blank Note Card A2
Sleeping Baby Bunny Card 1pc Blank Note Card A2
BurrowingHome
$4.50 USD
Temporary Tattoo Feathers and Rabbit (Includes 2 Tattoos)
Temporary Tattoo Feathers and Rabbit (Includes 2 Tattoos)
BurrowingHome
$10.00 USD
Owl Print 12x12 Fine Art Archival Print
Owl Print 12x12 Fine Art Archival Print
BurrowingHome
$40.00 USD
Temporary Tattoo Fox Skull and Snake
Temporary Tattoo Fox Skull and Snake
BurrowingHome
$8.00 USD
Fawn Card 1pc Blank Baby Deer A2 Note Card
Fawn Card 1pc Blank Baby Deer A2 Note Card
BurrowingHome
$4.50 USD
Fawn Card Set 6pc Cute Baby Deer A2 Note Cards Woodland Stationery
Fawn Card Set 6pc Cute Baby Deer A2 Note Cards Woodland Stationery
BurrowingHome
$24.00 USD
Rose Burrow Print 8x10
Rose Burrow Print 8x10
BurrowingHome
$25.00 USD
Pileated Woodpecker Locket Antique Brass Setting 14k Gold-Filled Chain
Pileated Woodpecker Locket Antique Brass Setting 14k Gold-Filled Chain
BurrowingHome
$72.00 USD
Thank You Tags Strawberry Watercolor 8pc Gift Tags
Thank You Tags Strawberry Watercolor 8pc Gift Tags
BurrowingHome
$6.00 USD
Mix and Match Card Set 6pc Blank Woodland Note Cards A2 Stationery
Mix and Match Card Set 6pc Blank Woodland Note Cards A2 Stationery
BurrowingHome
$24.00 USD
Wild Rose and Arrows Card 1pc Blank A2 Note Card
Wild Rose and Arrows Card 1pc Blank A2 Note Card
BurrowingHome
$4.50 USD
Temporary Tattoos Kitten and Rose  (Includes 2 tattoos)
Temporary Tattoos Kitten and Rose (Includes 2 tattoos)
BurrowingHome
$10.00 USD
Temporary Tattoos Floral Watercolor Collection (Includes 4 Tattoos)
Temporary Tattoos Floral Watercolor Collection (Includes 4 Tattoos)
BurrowingHome
$18.00 USD
Wild Rose and Arrow Locket Antique Brass Setting 14k Gold-Filled Chain
Wild Rose and Arrow Locket Antique Brass Setting 14k Gold-Filled Chain
BurrowingHome
$72.00 USD
Temporary Tattoo Fox and Squirrel
Temporary Tattoo Fox and Squirrel
BurrowingHome
$8.00 USD
Fox and Squirrel Print 8x10
Fox and Squirrel Print 8x10
BurrowingHome
$25.00 USD
Temporary Tattoo Bluejay Feather and Wild Roses (Includes 2 Tattoos)
Temporary Tattoo Bluejay Feather and Wild Roses (Includes 2 Tattoos)
BurrowingHome
$10.00 USD
Floral Kitten Cards 6pc Blank A2 Colorful Note Card Set Botanical Stationery
Floral Kitten Cards 6pc Blank A2 Colorful Note Card Set Botanical Stationery
BurrowingHome
$24.00 USD
Peregrine Falcon Print 8x10
Peregrine Falcon Print 8x10
BurrowingHome
$25.00 USD

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