Wednesday, June 4, 2008


If you don't know about Etsy you should. This website bills itself as "Your place to buy and sell all things handmade".
Over the years I have known many artists. Many times, young artists don't understand the market and, as a result, their work is overpriced. This is rarely the case with Etsy because artists can compare and contrast their work and their prices with other pieces of similar style, quality, etc.
One artist that has recently captured my attention on Etsy is Rania Hassan. The piece located in this post is entitled ktog 11, ktog meaning "knit together" and it is intended to be arranged anyway that is pleasing to the buyer. The price of this piece (or pieces) is $380.
The first paragraph of Hassan's artists' bio reads, "I am fascinated by the connections we find in our everyday experiences: from the isolation of communities on the subway, to the solitary experience of introspection, to the feelings of deep communion. How do we think of our place in this world? How do we fit in it?" If you would like to learn more about Rania Hassan you can visit her blog here.

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