Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Featured Seller: Zip and Ruth!!!!

I've got to admit that I'm having a little too much fun with featuring all of these awesome sellers, it's becoming addicting to me....I now have a shopping list about a mile long....and today's Featured Seller is another one that is just making my "I wants" list longer!
I'm excited to introduce to you.....Zip and Ruth!!!
Isn't this brooch too cute??? I think so....you've just gotta see everything else in this adorable shop!
Alright....I'm done chatting....lets learn more about this super talented Shop Seller...
~"My name is Illana Burk. I have been an artist in some way for as long as I can remember. My mother is an extremely talented sign artist and muralist, so I grew up basically covered in paint and living on finger food at gallery openings.
~"Funny thing is, I always swore I would never be an artist professionally like her, because she worked so incredibly hard. After years of work in the business and marketing world, complete with MBA, I realized that she had it right all along. Being an professional artist is the hardest job I've ever had, but also the most fulfilling.
~"So, I would say that I am most inspired by my mother. Her strength and talent taught me about the importance of having respect for quality, customer service, and good design.
~"What keeps me motivated? My boyfriend has a cattle prod and uses it to keep me moving...lol (just kidding;). No really, after years in a suit, just the ability to go to work in my jammies keeps me pretty darn motivated!
~"Biggest focus right now? My blog: http://zipandruth.blogspot.com/ I have really focused on it lately, and regard it as it's own unique art form, so I am working on doing it really well!"
~Thanks for sharing Illana!!! I can tell that your personality is just as fun as everything you create! Seriously, I wish I could get to know you all more!
~Alright now off to her shop you go:http://www.etsy.com/shop/zipandruth
And I apologize in advance if you can't help a purchase or two while you are there! ;) Also don't forget to visit her blog too! http://www.zipandruth.blogspot.com/
~Thanks Again Illana....and all you wonderful featured Sellers for sharing your Shops!
~If you'd like to be featured.....just follow my blog and leave a comment with a link to your shop so I can contact you!
~Thanks Again and have an awesome day!


  1. A really great shop! I love it!

  2. Hey all! Illana here from Zip & Ruth. Thanks for the compliments! In the interest of promoting other awesome sellers, I am currently featuring leather designer Scabby Robot on my blog. Jill at Scabby has generously offered up an AMAZING leather bag for a giveaway....check it out!

  3. Gorgeous stuff!! I really love the necklace.


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