Monday, September 12, 2011

Artisan Feature: CPCrochetBasket

CPCrochetBasket: Necie's Unique Works of Art is an Etsy shop featuring the creations, paintings, and photography of Denise Pittman. Denise, or Necie, is a retired teacher, mother, and an artist to the very depths of her soul, referring to herself as born with a "Kodacolor" gene. By looking at the works in her shop you can tell she was committed fully to creating each piece, capturing the full spectrum of color through the knit of her hands, the stroke of colored pencil in her fingers, or the camera in her hands. Denise says she has always drawn strength from observing everything around her and drinking in all the rich colors in her world. Art and creativity have always been her passion and it shows. 

Her work appeals to the rural soul, one who likes the simpler things in life. Her best sellers in photography have been photos of country life such as rockers on a porch in late afternoon sunlight or a rusty wagon wheel hiding in a field. For now she is content to share her art with the world as a part-time business but would love to be able to concentrate on her art full time in the future.

Denise sent me one of her photographs entitled "Hydrangea Happiness" for review. She made special care to mark her package so that the photograph arrived in great condition. The 8x10 photo came in 11x14 matting, and it just so happened I had the perfect frame for the photo holding another picture that I had wanted to replace for some time. This was the perfect opportunity to redecorate my bathroom and add a splash of bright color. Hydrangeas are one of my favorite flowers (I had them in my wedding), so now every time I look at this photo I think of my wedding day. I really love the use of light in this photo as well. See a larger picture of the photo below.

 If you are a crafter yourself you may find supplies and books you need while browsing Necie's shop. Some of my other favorite items in the shop include scarf and hat sets, knit baby cocoons for keeping your little one warm or using for a photo prop, felted purses, and a measuring tape covered in a knitted holder with a colorful flower.

Visit Necie's Unique Works of Art at:

Enter to win a "Hydrangea Happiness" 8x10 matted photograph, a $15 value, by Necie's Unique Works of Art
 in the North Carolina Artisans Event 


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