By guest contributor Diahn Ott
The first week of February starts the countdown to one of the most beloved and reviled holidays there is – Valentine’s Day. All through my dating days, I either loved or loathed the 14th of February, depending on my relationship status in the weeks leading up to it.
These days, I have a tendency to forget about it until the last minute, because I have a permanent sweetheart, who brings me chocolate whenever I ask him. I might be missing out on something really fantastic, though, based on what fabulous things I dug up at Etsy this week.
Regardless of your sweetheart status, you can’t help falling in love with such divine crafty goodness. It just reminds me yet again of why I heart Etsy.
About the contributor: Diahn Ott is an eclectic, self-taught artist, working primarily in water-based media such as gouache, watercolor and acrylics. She loves combining paints with ink, images with words, and natural with industrial elements. What separates Diahn from other artists is her ability to locate, and accentuate, the beauty in the ordinary by manipulating layered elements with the purity of line work. Her work can be viewed on her blog, Ottwork and purchased at her recently opened Etsy shop, Ottwork Studios.