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Organ Transplant

Jun 26, 2008

by Michelle Traub

 Hey, Etsy!  I’m Michelle T aka mtraub, the new Storque Summer Intern.  I’m a born and bred Brooklynite, raised on Walt Whitman and Biggie Smalls.  I love the process of crafting, and I’ve experimented in stencils, decoupage, crochet, holga photography, and welding, to name a few.  Hopefully, over the course of this summer, I will get to explore further into this addictive world of the handmade.  Hope you enjoy my first post!

There is a Kurdish proverb: a hungry stomach has no ears.  The Chinese say: the heart that loves is always young.  My mother would always say: it’s what’s on the inside that counts.  Here at Etsy, those insides are carved, sewed, and sealed, to reveal splendor that is universal.  From cuff links to greeting cards, there is an abundance of organs ready to transplant.  With detailed arteries, valves, and sphincters, these handmade and vintage gems are celebrating the human body with enthusiasm.  Whether you enjoy organs in your philanthropy, on your plate, or in your movies, there is always room for more anatomy in your life.  In this time of deep self-exploration, resuscitate your collections from the inside, out.

See my other post today on travel and local cheese.


  • crystalallure

    crystalallure said 9 years ago

    What a fantastic article! I'm a big supporter of organ donation and transplantation and I've designed many awareness jewelry pieces. Did you know it is said newly transplanted lungs when they take their first breath look like a butterfly opening its wings. Hence why the butterfly has become the universal symbol of lung transplant.

  • altardbeast

    altardbeast said 9 years ago

    i love this collection. sometimes i think i would have made a better scientist than artist. thanks for sharing.

  • TeenAngster

    TeenAngster said 9 years ago

    Welcome, Michelle! I love this piece. Keep up the good work!

  • mermaidclaire

    mermaidclaire said 9 years ago

    Hi Michelle! Welcome to Etsy! I'm partial to brainz, nom nom....

  • drockphotography

    drockphotography said 9 years ago

    so well put! and the items selected are too good!

  • paraphernalia

    paraphernalia said 9 years ago

    Oh wow, so many anatomical items..

  • projectmattnyc

    projectmattnyc said 9 years ago

    BROOOOOKLYN STAND UP! Welcome to Etsy!

  • CaterpillarCowboy

    CaterpillarCowboy said 9 years ago

    Welcome, Michelle! According to Chinese medicine, I'm very much a spleen guy.

  • phydeaux

    phydeaux said 9 years ago

    I loved this treasury on the front page earlier today! Welcome!!! :)

  • silentlanguages

    silentlanguages said 9 years ago

    Awesome anatomy art! I've got a few anatomical pieces of my own! Whoo hoo science and art! Great article!

  • Vanessa Admin

    Vanessa said 9 years ago

    I love those huge anatomy teaching posters you can sometimes find in antique stores these days. Very cool. Welcome Michelle!

  • Iheartmoustaches Admin

    Iheartmoustaches said 9 years ago

    Hi Michelle! Welcome to Etsy. I have a bit of a thing for weird science!

  • handmade

    handmade said 9 years ago

    how cool! i actually did a custom order a few months ago of felt organs for a fellow etsy art yarn spinstress named banadura. you can see the many, many felt organs i made for her here in my sold listings - i love the weird things you can find on etsy!

  • cardsstamps

    cardsstamps said 9 years ago

    I am so into organ donation that I did! There are so many people out there who need one kidney to increase their quality of life from bad to great! The process is easy to check into. Just find a transplant office in the nearest hospital and check into it. I gave my left kidney to a dear friend two years ago. I'm blessed to report that we are both doing great! Robyn

  • jasonmseger Admin

    Jason Seger from jasonmseger said 3 years ago

    Welcome ;)

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