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Organ Transplant handmade and vintage goods

 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 says:

    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.

    7 years ago

  • altardbeast

    altardbeast says:

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

    7 years ago

  • TeenAngster Admin

    TeenAngster says:

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

    7 years ago

  • mermaidclaire

    mermaidclaire says:

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

    7 years ago

  • drockphotography

    drockphotography says:

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

    7 years ago

  • paraphernalia

    paraphernalia says:

    Oh wow, so many anatomical items..

    7 years ago

  • projectmattnyc

    projectmattnyc says:

    BROOOOOKLYN STAND UP! Welcome to Etsy!

    7 years ago

  • CaterpillarCowboy

    CaterpillarCowboy says:

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

    7 years ago

  • phydeaux

    phydeaux says:

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

    7 years ago

  • silentlanguages

    silentlanguages says:

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

    7 years ago

  • Vanessa Admin

    Vanessa says:

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

    7 years ago

  • Iheartmoustaches Admin

    Iheartmoustaches says:

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

    7 years ago

  • handmade

    handmade says:

    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!

    7 years ago

  • cardsstamps

    cardsstamps says:

    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

    7 years ago

  • jasonmseger Admin

    Jason Seger from jasonmseger says:

    Welcome ;)

    1 year ago