Friday, October 24, 2008

Friday Feature No. 31 -- Featuring Nesta Home

I know, in some parts of the world it's already Saturday, and I haven't gotten to my Friday Feature yet! Well, I'm on California time, so I still have a few minutes before it's no longer Friday. I hope you will all forgive me for posting this so late!

After drawing three names and having to keep moving because of no email addresses, we have a winner from the Smile Moon feature. Congratulations to Helen, who won the pair of swords and the puzzle cube from Smile Moon! Thanks Jeffrey, for a great interview and giveaway! I'm so happy to see that more of you are following our blog! Woo hoo! I hope you noticed the "Holiday Photo Contest" in the next post down. I want to see your great photos!


Today, we are featuring Nesta Home, a shop on Etsy with some wonderfully eclectic finds for your little nest. Tandie is the owner of Nesta Home and was featured on Etsy's "Storque" in an article called "Quitting Your Day Job". So with that, let's get to know Tandie a little better.


TDB: Where did you get your start in "crafting"?
Tandie: I've always been involved in designing and making things... When I discovered Etsy I nurtured those ideas and brought more of them to life.

TDB: What is your favorite medium to use in your crafting?
Tandie: I love the camera. In college I wanted to go into film. It took my love of photography to a whole new level. The choreography of images, sound, and motion allowed for so many possibilities to tell a story.

TDB: What is your best-selling item?
Tandie: My Alone in the City Series Prints. They are inspired by the time in my life I lived in London. The experiences I had while living and working there make up a huge part of who I am. I think these pieces really connect to that.

TDB: What do you do aside from selling on Etsy?
Tandie: I don't do much outside of Etsy at the moment. I pick up a few side projects here and there but I’ve been lucky to of had some great opportunities selling on and off of Etsy.

TDB: If you suddenly came into a million tax-free dollars, what would you do with it?
Tandie: I know I should say 'Give it to charity' but... I'd love a house on the beach?! Who doesn't right?

TDB: What's the inspiration behind your work?
Tandie: A lot of my inspiration comes from my travels and from my studies. I studied Sociology, Art and Film Studies in college (I couldn’t make up my mind) and always was interested in different cultures.

TDB: Please share three random facts about yourself.
Tandie:
Here we go:
1) I spent almost 15 years of my life playing Volleyball. I actually know Misty May really well and competed against her a lot growing up. Our high schools competed against each other in the California State Volleyball Championships. (she won of course).
2) My college mascot was an Anteater. Zot Zot Zot! (that’s the sound and Anteater makes apparently)
3) My business name comes from Bob Marley’s middle name. Only close friends and family know this… Shhhhhh!!!
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Well, that was fun! Now for some more fun. Tandie is giving away TWO 8x10 prints of your choice!

To Enter: Please visit Nesta Home and then come back here and commet on what your favorite item in Tandie's shop is, and why it's your favorite.

Only one comment per person please. Be SURE to leave a valid email address or another good way to get ahold of you.

Deadline to enter is Thursday, October 30th at Midnight PST. Giveaway is open worldwide.

71 comments:

jenny said...

wow how neet every thing is and well i likethe sihouette's prints i think there realy neet

Michelle said...

My favorite print of Tandie's is Streets of San Fran 2. Her work is so full of life! Love it! I'm yoopers on Etsy. Great blog!

janetfaye said...

I like the The Sophisticated Collector Pillow - One of a Kind, because it is unique and I like the design and color.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

Jenn S. said...

I love the One Classy Fixture - 8x10 Print of Original Sketch - Signed and numbered on back. Love the black and white color and how it just pops.

fancyfeet48 said...

I love the One Classy Fixture

ky2here said...

Let's go with stairs - SUMMER SERIES - 5x7 Fine Art Photograph.

Dixie said...

I simply love the 2009 Nesta calendar. What a great way to enjoy these charming prints year-round!


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Anonymous said...

Let Yourself Grow
I love this it is simple and whimsical.

Nora
neneelynn@yahoo.com

Brenda said...

I love the Floracion Hermosa!

zoe hunter said...

I love:

Noir Silhouette - 8 x 10 Signed and Numbered Print

Very striking and gorgeous. Nice etsy shop..thanks for sharing.

z

Sandy said...

Let Yourself Grow - 16x20 ORIGINAL Acrylic Painting is beautiful
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kygirl said...

Bougainvillea Skies - 7x7 Fine Art Photograph

Shannon said...

I like the noir silhouette.

Annie said...

I just love "Beautiful Decay"! I see these buildings as full of character with so many stories to tell!

Beautiful photo!

Thanks

nancyrobster@gmail.com

bluenude3 said...

I like the SERIES 4 Print Pack as I love trees and color.

Belinda said...

I love the Stairs Fine Art Photograph. Having this picture in my home would certainly have a relaxing effect.

toughturtles said...

Golden Gate - Signed 8 x 12 Fine Art

Tina12312 said...

Very cool! I love the SERIES 4 Print Pack - 6 Print Piece - 5x7. Thank you!

Erica C. said...

I like City Lines

Super Blogger Girl! said...

I heart the Spent - 8x10 Fine Art Photograph, because I love andre the giant!!!

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danosor said...

City Lines.I am a subscriber.

DePro said...

I like the Let Yourself Grow painting.

mverno said...

beautiful decay

tatertot374 said...

Thank you for having this. I really like the Let Yourself Grow. very pretty. Thank you1
tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

DOODLEGIRL said...

NEW - Reconstructed Frame with textured paper

Kirby McCauley said...

I love 110 to Jerome because it would be so perfect in my new kitchen!!

kmbennet said...

I like SERIES 4 Print Pack - 6 Print Piece - 5x7. Thanx for the contest.

Janice Golden said...

Beautiful Decay
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kdkdkd said...

I love the a Town That Once Was - Fine Art Photograph

littlelatina said...

Waiting for the bus...

Lauren said...

I really had a three way tie, but my favorite has to be the LONDON - Atlas Series Photograph . I saw it and it automatically made me think of my best friend who lived their for a few years.

But I also loved The Classy Fixture and Waiting on the Bus. Oh and stacked vinyl.

laurensnead[at]gmail[dot]com

llinda29 said...

Noir Silhouette - 8 x 10 Signed and Numbered Print is just right for my home

vboackle said...

i like the one classy fixture.

DEY said...

Hard to choose! I love Girasol! and Flor del Resorte. Thanks for the giveaway!

Jinxy and Me said...

I like the Black and White Beauties - PRINT 6 PACK because all the images are striking.

msrodeobrat said...

i like the reconstructed fram

Sue Farrell said...

I really like The View because the colors would go perfectlly in my office.

Anonymous said...

The Sophisticated Collector Pillow is my favorite




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Smooshy said...

I like the 2009 nesta calendar. It would make a great gift!

sarah said...

my favorite piece is things could be better - ORIGINAL Acrylic Painting. I am always drawn to artwork depicting trees, so this one called to me right away. I like the colors and I like the root structure. I also like the subtle birds off to the side
stigay(at)aol.com

The Downs Gang said...

I love the Stairs

Nesta Usa said...

You guys are all so RAD! Thanks for visiting my shop, thanks to the Downtown Boutique for the feature and good luck to all!!!

Tandie
(NestaHome)

shelley said...

I like the one classy figure thanks

Heather said...

'Pink Horses' is my favorite because it reminds me of my 5 year old, she loves pink and horses

Roxy said...

I love the One Classy Fixture - 5x7 - White on Orange - Signed and numbered Print.

It would match my home decor.

hockiemack@hotmail.com

Karen said...

Love the Pink Horses.

ktgonyea at gmail.com

Lori said...

let yourself grow

Kt said...

what a great etsy! thanks!

i think my fav right now is music inspires

kmsst19@gmail.com

Kristin said...

I like the Nesta calender because it's got all the prints I like in one place-- so I don't have to choose!

legenderry[at]cox[dot]net

tarahsfoodreviews said...

I like the "Print Pack Series Number 4"

Tarah
tarah716[at]ymail.com

Kitty said...

Glow - 8x10 Signed Print of Digital Collage is my fav!

dwazdip said...

I like the print "The Yellow Rose Garden." The colors are beautiful.

MonCherie said...

Love the notecards of Enchantment- but couldn't find the print of it.

Helen said...

My favorite is The Library - 5 x 7 Print of Collaged original sketches.

jessica a said...

my favorite is the Tracks-3Photo Collage, i love anything that's tagged and that is a great print. imjessica@mail.com

intime said...

The Sophisticated Collector Pillow

Deb said...

I LOVE the Silhouette Ink Block Pressing - I love and collect anything antebellum!

klp1965 said...

i love the Let Yourself Grow - 16x20 ORIGINAL Acrylic Painting because it is so eye catching and beautiful

Jennifer said...

"Let Yourself Grow" is so clean, feminine and simple. If my baby is a little girl I would put it in her nursery not only for aesthetic value, but also for the message and symbolism the title conveys.

seahorses4us said...

I love her work since it hits pretty dlose to home. My favorite prints are a Town That Once Was and Beautiful Decay.
These are my favorites since it reminds me of my own once beautiful city that was nearly destroyed during Hurriance Katrina. They both remind me of New Orleans so much.
I would be proud to hang these in my home.

Kathryn H said...

I love Classy Fixture 4 Pack - Four 5x7 Prints. This would look beautiful in my 11-year-old daughter's room.

khowell4115 AT hotmail DOT com

Colengal said...

I like so many of the prints.. two of my favorits are a Town That Once Was, and Primary colors. love the b & w buildings

arvard said...

I like the One Classy Fixture.

purango said...

The Spent-8x10 Fine Art Photograph is my favorite because its color black and the face represents the subject (Spent) very well. garrettsambo@aol.com

Bakersdozen said...

I love the colors in "Girasol". vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

cathy2406 said...

Pretty pink silhouette and one classy fixture were my favs. ashlyn@chuparkoff.com

donna444444 said...

I like the Alone in the City Postcards - 10 Postcards with envelopes. I send alot of postcards, and I like it.
donna444444@yahoo.com

Swtlilchick said...

I love the Downtown - 8x10 Fine Art Photograph.It reminds me of
a place I used to live.Brought
back memories.Her work is very
enlightening.Thanks for the giveaway

CharlieGurl57@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Love the Golden Gate Bridge; Thanks

Heather said...

I like the Orange Refinished Frame with Garden. It resembles some of my own pieces! Cute...

lilyk said...

I love the Bougainvillea Skies Photograph because it's so pretty!