IsaacsDaughterRyn

No games: just honor, integrity, & respect for you...

Hastings, Michigan · 5 Sales

IsaacsDaughterRyn

No games: just honor, integrity, & respect for you...

Hastings, Michigan 5 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Ryn

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Announcement   Hi! I'm glad you found my shop! As I've gotten older, I realized that time is the most valuable commodity on the planet. So...I won't waste yours. I won't insult your intelligence by offering "specials", "sales", "coupons", "clearance" items, "holiday sales" or any other soft-or-hard-"sales techniques".

I am an artist. I create things. After many years shopping on Etsy, I put some of my creations here for sale also. Like you, I have bills to pay. I price my creations affordably. No fuss, no muss, no gimmicks, just fairly priced items.

While most of my training has been in traditional fine art, I work in many areas of crafts as well depending on serendipity and time available. Please feel free to ask me questions concerning my shop and creations.

I love taking cast-off items and finding a new way to use them...Re-purposing -- Re-Using & Recycling is a passion of mine. Minimalism is something I'm trying to wrap my head around which is how I got interested in creating digital artwork. I love that digital creations can be carried on a small device that fits in your hand and don't add to the pollution of the planet by creating solid waste. With that said, they can be printed out and enjoyed in a more traditional manner as well, but the paper used by most printers is recyclable and if you use recycled paper to start with, then it's a win-win situation. My goal is to keep my prices so low that you can easily afford to decorate your space with a new print every week if you wish.

People have asked me what my "creative process" is, and I can only say that I often set out with a clear plan in mind...but somewhere shortly after I begin, my muse shows up and sidelines my plan. My Muse has a fantastic sense of humor and quite often I end up with something totally different than what I had originally planned to make. Luckily, serendipity delights my spirit so watching a creation unfold before my eyes makes me incredibly happy thus, I totally embrace the term 'happy accident'.

I take almost all the photos I use with my iPhone and most of the editing takes place on my iPad Pro. The iPad Pro paired with the Apple Pencil has become my paint brush and canvas or watercolors & paper as well. Since I am a traveling babysitter-granny it became necessary for me to embrace a medium that was far more portable than paper and paint.

Another piece of my creative process is in having been stricken with both psoriatic-and osteo-arthritis a few years ago. This affects my mobility and my ability to hold on to things. On "bad days" I enjoy watching the work of the movie industry. On "good days" I am still able to craft with traditional items and create physical goods, however, time sees me embracing digital creation more and more.

When you look at my items you will likely see slight imperfections; I long ago embraced the concept that I am perfectly imperfect. My art is like me and I think the imperfections lend to the authenticity. While I love the perfect look of what can be done by machines, I don't care to reproduce it. I love the imperfections that reflect our humanity. Those slight imperfections make the item more valuable and authenticate the handmade nature of it.

Please...look around, enjoy, and purchase if you are so inclined. Everything here is made by me, one-at-a-time, and each is unique. My craft work is greatly influenced by Tim Holtz who has served (unknowingly) as my mentor along with many others on YouTube (my university of choice these days). The items pictured here are mine and created with love in very mixed media in a smoke-free and (sadly) pet-free environment. I hope that the 'love' part comes through on everything, because after all, the greatest gift IS love. I hope that everything I create ends up sharing the space of someone who loves it, someone of like spirit.

While I strive to create original pieces of art, a past experience makes me a little leery of stating they are "original" (you can read about that on my blog if you are interested). You can find a link to my blog at http://www.ryn1.com and the piece is titled "Plagiarism, Who Me?". Over the years I have looked at a myriad of images and may unintentionally do something very similar to another artists' work. With so many talented people in the world, I'm not sure there is any such thing as "original" anymore unless you've been isolated from the world. So...while striving for original work, the best any of us may ever be able to achieve might be derivative work.

Photos and descriptions are as accurate as I can make them. If you are looking for a "matched pair or set" this is not the place to look. Everything I make is one-of-a-kind in that even though they may be similar, they are each different because I am not a machine and exact duplication is a skill that eludes me. Please remember, even craft items are a piece of art and should be treated with care.

Digital items begin with one piece that I have created and tweaked and spent hours on. Once I am happy with a design, I re-size it into standard sizes that I hope will print out nicely for you. Every item you receive will be between 300 DPI and 500 DPI which should allow them to print with professional quality. You should be able to make some changes to size and DPI in your printer settings. Printers are all different as are inks and computer/tablet screens, so the images may appear slightly different than what you were expecting. There is nothing I can do about that at this time, however, you maybe able to change some color settings on your end. For me, my screens and printer are calibrated to match what I see with my eyes. It took hours to accomplish and I pray these items never need replacing because I don't know that I could do that again. :)

Thank you so much for your time.

Namaste.

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Last updated on Feb 19, 2018

Hi! I'm glad you found my shop! As I've gotten older, I realized that time is the most valuable commodity on the planet. So...I won't waste yours. I won't insult your intelligence by offering "specials", "sales", "coupons", "clearance" items, "holiday sales" or any other soft-or-hard-"sales techniques".

I am an artist. I create things. After many years shopping on Etsy, I put some of my creations here for sale also. Like you, I have bills to pay. I price my creations affordably. No fuss, no muss, no gimmicks, just fairly priced items.

While most of my training has been in traditional fine art, I work in many areas of crafts as well depending on serendipity and time available. Please feel free to ask me questions concerning my shop and creations.

I love taking cast-off items and finding a new way to use them...Re-purposing -- Re-Using & Recycling is a passion of mine. Minimalism is something I'm trying to wrap my head around which is how I got interested in creating digital artwork. I love that digital creations can be carried on a small device that fits in your hand and don't add to the pollution of the planet by creating solid waste. With that said, they can be printed out and enjoyed in a more traditional manner as well, but the paper used by most printers is recyclable and if you use recycled paper to start with, then it's a win-win situation. My goal is to keep my prices so low that you can easily afford to decorate your space with a new print every week if you wish.

People have asked me what my "creative process" is, and I can only say that I often set out with a clear plan in mind...but somewhere shortly after I begin, my muse shows up and sidelines my plan. My Muse has a fantastic sense of humor and quite often I end up with something totally different than what I had originally planned to make. Luckily, serendipity delights my spirit so watching a creation unfold before my eyes makes me incredibly happy thus, I totally embrace the term 'happy accident'.

I take almost all the photos I use with my iPhone and most of the editing takes place on my iPad Pro. The iPad Pro paired with the Apple Pencil has become my paint brush and canvas or watercolors & paper as well. Since I am a traveling babysitter-granny it became necessary for me to embrace a medium that was far more portable than paper and paint.

Another piece of my creative process is in having been stricken with both psoriatic-and osteo-arthritis a few years ago. This affects my mobility and my ability to hold on to things. On "bad days" I enjoy watching the work of the movie industry. On "good days" I am still able to craft with traditional items and create physical goods, however, time sees me embracing digital creation more and more.

When you look at my items you will likely see slight imperfections; I long ago embraced the concept that I am perfectly imperfect. My art is like me and I think the imperfections lend to the authenticity. While I love the perfect look of what can be done by machines, I don't care to reproduce it. I love the imperfections that reflect our humanity. Those slight imperfections make the item more valuable and authenticate the handmade nature of it.

Please...look around, enjoy, and purchase if you are so inclined. Everything here is made by me, one-at-a-time, and each is unique. My craft work is greatly influenced by Tim Holtz who has served (unknowingly) as my mentor along with many others on YouTube (my university of choice these days). The items pictured here are mine and created with love in very mixed media in a smoke-free and (sadly) pet-free environment. I hope that the 'love' part comes through on everything, because after all, the greatest gift IS love. I hope that everything I create ends up sharing the space of someone who loves it, someone of like spirit.

While I strive to create original pieces of art, a past experience makes me a little leery of stating they are "original" (you can read about that on my blog if you are interested). You can find a link to my blog at http://www.ryn1.com and the piece is titled "Plagiarism, Who Me?". Over the years I have looked at a myriad of images and may unintentionally do something very similar to another artists' work. With so many talented people in the world, I'm not sure there is any such thing as "original" anymore unless you've been isolated from the world. So...while striving for original work, the best any of us may ever be able to achieve might be derivative work.

Photos and descriptions are as accurate as I can make them. If you are looking for a "matched pair or set" this is not the place to look. Everything I make is one-of-a-kind in that even though they may be similar, they are each different because I am not a machine and exact duplication is a skill that eludes me. Please remember, even craft items are a piece of art and should be treated with care.

Digital items begin with one piece that I have created and tweaked and spent hours on. Once I am happy with a design, I re-size it into standard sizes that I hope will print out nicely for you. Every item you receive will be between 300 DPI and 500 DPI which should allow them to print with professional quality. You should be able to make some changes to size and DPI in your printer settings. Printers are all different as are inks and computer/tablet screens, so the images may appear slightly different than what you were expecting. There is nothing I can do about that at this time, however, you maybe able to change some color settings on your end. For me, my screens and printer are calibrated to match what I see with my eyes. It took hours to accomplish and I pray these items never need replacing because I don't know that I could do that again. :)

Thank you so much for your time.

Namaste.

Ryn

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Ryn

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Blue Phillips

Blue Phillips on Apr 8, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

The artwork on this card is even more detailed in person - I love it and know my friend will too! Thank you so much for bookmark and free card as gifts, they're beautiful and were completely unexpected. I will definitely be making more purchases from Ryn as her artwork is beautiful and unique and the prices are comparable to mass produced cards and stationary but you're getting an original work of art. Thank you!

dorishale333

dorishale333 on Mar 7, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Came in one day early. I love the journal!... it's what I expected. Also, thanks for the gifts... the handmade card and the book mark.... .. What about the attitudinal chicken.? love her!

farfighter

farfighter on Jan 13, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Amazing as it looks, this will be up year-round. Lovely seller as well! USPS messed up and she tirelessly tracked down the package for me!

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Small art journal. Ready to write in.

About

Out with the old, in with the new...wait...whaaaaat?!

As my community service project, I co-founded Rivertown Artists' Guild in the greater Grand Rapids area and gave it 40-80 hours a week for the first three years and then gave an additional two years in an advisory capacity. At that time, I still had four children home, worked part time in the local deli, was a contributing artist and, depending on the day, during our first year of growing the Guild, I would be the acting president, acting vice-president, treasurer, or secretary....during that year several people said I should wear different colored hats for each job because I was very like a chameleon, going from mom to president to toilet scrubber in the blink of an eye......thus, "Kamaileon", the name with which I have signed many works of fine art and calligraphy, emerged.

As a child I often heard that 'idle hands were the devils workshop' and I don't know if that has any merit but, I DO know it is almost impossible for me to sit, doing nothing. I love meditation but find it very hard to do unless my hands are busy. I have watched very few things on TV without having something under my hands...knitting, crocheting, drawing, etc. As I approach retirement age from my full-time work as a licensed massage therapist I find that I spend ever more time enveloped in the addiction of crafting. I love creating things that weren't there before. I love the serendipity that comes with creating in different media because each one has it's own abilities and when you start mixing them together???? that's when the rules go out the window and you wait to see what's going to happen.....and the possibilities are nearly endless.

I love that Etsy provides me an arena to share the things I create with you. I hope you enjoy seeing what I make and maybe love it enough to buy it and give it a place to live in your home or the home of a loved one.

You won't find things that are perfect, because I embrace the perfectly imperfect nature of handmade items. But, each thing listed for sale here was created by me in a smoke-free, pet-free environment (sadly, I have developed allergies to many of our furry friends). Each piece reflects an aspect of my spirit and carries within it a little piece of my heart because each piece is made with love. I hope they speak to your heart, because as Exuperay put it so well in "The Little Prince", 'It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye'. I use the quote without permission, but since first reading that line many years ago, I have made it my personal mantra . Namaste.

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