Tuesday, February 17, 2009

First Ever Feature

I am so happy to feature this etsy artist, especially as my first ever feature. I could go on and on about her and have as you all have read previously so I will let her do the talking. The artist behind dharmadesigns is 34 year old Wendy Baylis. As she puts it she is "married to my best friend-although it took forever to find him". Even though she has Fibromyalgia she doesn't let it get in the way of having a full and happy life, including going for 10 mile walks every Sunday. Besides her jewelry, pencil potraits and blog, she is currently writing a fictional novel about a medical evacuation helicopter crew in the Vietnam War. She says she is a perfectionist and will work on something until she get it right. "I have such an over active imagination that I feel compelled to create. I paint, draw, write, cook ethnic foods, make cards and jewelry. You name it - if it's creative I do it." Wendy says that she looks up to all artists, especially those on Etsy. "I love handmade objects - whether it be art or practical every day items like laundry soap." When asked who she would exchange lives with if she could her answer is Bob Brier, in her words a fascinating Egyptologist. "I always wanted to be an archaeologist like Indiana Jones and unearth some fascinating ruins in Egypt or Asia". She would love to live half the year in Thailand and the other half in Nepal. Wendy has a profound love and respect for cultures and people of Asia which is evident in her jewelry and especially her blog. Although she jokes that she is not good at promoting herself she has no problem promoting the talented people on etsy something she hopes to accomplish on her blog. I have to say that from the sounds of it the only thing this talented and ambitious woman cannot do is dance, "I've got two left feet, so needless to say I'm not good at dance. I took it in highschool because it was required (seriously) and it was not only disasterous, but embarassing". Finally a weakness in the armour!! :) Please take a moment and check out her etsy site and blog at


Dharma Designs said...

THANKS for the props! You made my day!!!! Hi=ugs! :-)

Sherri said...

My Pleasure!!!


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