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Happy Chinese New Year

I’m sure you’ve  heard it’s the year of the Dragon! Happy Lunar New Year!

This lunar new year started off with a rainy day here in So Cal, but I hear that water is lucky for dragons…besides we needed the rain. Here’s to the best of luck and good fortune to you in this lucky Dragon year!

Artwork, Events & Shows, Painting

NEW! Fish Painting

One fish, too-cool fish! This piece may be my new favorite!

I am absolutely in love with painting on wood! I’m really, really happy with how this piece came out. It’s a little hard to tell in the photographs, but the bronze color on the fish is actually metallic, so it looks like real fish scales. In addition, he has a bit of a glittery shine to some of his white scales.

I hope that you like this piece as much as I do!

Artwork, Cats, Embroidery, Fiber Arts, New Artwork

Good Luck Charms

I would like to introduce to you my newest addition to my Etsy shop and the Handmade Galleries, Pink Toe Press’ LUCKY FEET! These Lucky Feet are a lovely little good-luck charm that you can carry with you wherever you go. They are a lovely new alternative to the traditional “good luck” charms.

Throughout my formative years,  I always wanted to have my very own “Lucky Rabbit’s Foot,” but I was never lucky privileged enough to get one. My parents were pretty smart about which fads they endorsed and which they discouraged, and a “Lucky Rabbit’s Foot” was never mine.

That being said, my father is a hunter and a practical man,  he did offer to bring me home the foot of a rabbit from one of his hunting trips, but I never did take him up on that For years I envied all the other kids who had the brightly-colored lucky animal’s foot dangling from their backpacks or trapper-keepers…but I digress.

A lucky “Rabbit’s Foot” on my vegan purse.

NOW as a vegetarian and maker, I have found a lovely solution to my childhood dream of having the foot of a poor, dead critter on my bag. These Lucky Feet are handmade with love and care, crafted from Eco-Felt, ribbon and string, and can be clipped just about anywhere. You can use them as a zipper pull, key chain, or an accent on a bag.  An added bonus is that they are cruelty free, animal friendly, and vegan friendly.   I currently have a variety of color options available for these feet, and they come in “Rabbit” or “Cat.”