Welcome to EarthNowSky

Seattle, Washington · 23 Sales


Welcome to EarthNowSky

Seattle, Washington 23 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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EarthNowSky is taking a short break


Note from shop owner I'm on vacation until July 29, 2017. Please visit my shop, EarthNowSky, then!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jul 13, 2017

I'm on vacation until July 29, 2017. Please visit my shop, EarthNowSky, then!

Ellen Kissman

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Ellen Kissman


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Anonymous on Oct 14, 2011

5 out of 5 stars

Thanks for such beautiful work and attention to detail. I had 2 custom sets made and they were perfect! nElizabeth

Anonymous on Jun 2, 2011

5 out of 5 stars

Just beautiful!! Thanks so much for this lovely piece

Anonymous on Nov 21, 2010

5 out of 5 stars

Excellent arrangement, very friendly person, highly communicative, and a great artist!

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EarthNowSky was born when I started making these prayer flags for myself and just couldn't stop!

Several years ago I cleared out space in my house to create a yoga room. Inspired by the artwork of two friends with whom I practice yoga and by Tibetan prayer flags, I decided to decorate my new room with materials that I love – kimono fabric and old buttons. I made enough wall hangings for my yoga room and then just kept making them. I couldn’t stop! I have too much fun choosing the fabrics and buttons and putting the banners together.

Since my idea was to support a home yoga practice, the banners are about focusing on the here and now. The bottom represents connection to the earth and the top represents sky. The middle is where we are, where practice occurs. The buttons are centered in each section, mandala-like, to encourage centering. The extra buttons, beads, appliqué or embroidery bring out something special I see in the fabric.

I’ve always admired cultures such as Japan’s that pay attention to beauty in the everyday, offering frequent moments of pleasure and mindfulness. This kind of attention is shown in each piece of the endless variety of fabrics – silk, wool, cotton, rayon, dyed, painted, woven, embroidered, printed. I love that the fabric all comes from used kimonos – the occasional flaws are the evidence of living. The buttons, some inherited from my grandmother, are small surprises; think of the effort someone went to, to design and make these beautiful or interesting things for such a simple purpose.

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    I've been making things all my life.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 18, 2013
Welcome to my etsy shop. I hope you enjoy my wall hangings. While I have always been a creative person, I'm new at selling my work. I'm interested in your response to the work. So far the best part of this process has been seeing the pleasure my work brings others.

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  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
I prefer Etsy Direct checkout or Paypal. Checks must clear before I ship your purchase to you.

Washington State residents pay sales tax. Please tell me where you live so that I can apply the appropriate rate.
The shipping charge includes the cost of padded mailing tube or envelope and sufficient padding to protect the piece and the bamboo pole. I try to use recycled and/or recyclable products.

I ship via the most economical USPS method. I will use faster shipping methods or add insurance or delivery confirmation if you cover the extra cost. Just convo me.

I will also ship internationally to places with reasonably safe postal systems. Listed shipping charges are an estimate. If shipping charges turn out to be less than listed, I will refund you the difference.
Refunds and Exchanges
Please be aware that I use vintage, used materials in my work with their inherent flaws.

If you are disappointed in anyway with your purchase, please let me know within 7 days. I prefer not to make refunds, but will consider exchanges or repairs (if something is damaged in shipping). I will try to work out something to achieve your satisfaction.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am interested in custom orders, small scale wholesale or consignment.