Friday, March 26, 2010

Friday Favorite: Bobbie of "Inspired by Marie"

Bobbie, AKA inspiredbymarie has an absolutely wonderful etsy shop full of gorgeous woodburned creations for the home, outdoors, office, and special occasions. As she states in her shop announcement, “ In here you will find everything from wedding and memorial items, bookmarks to books, boxes and signs, shelves and peg racks, bird houses and solar lights, even family trees. A little something for everyone, and the variety grows all the time.” I can personally attest to the excellent quality of Bobbie’s work as I have a number of her items myself (bookends, memory book, business card holder, snowman candle holder).

I asked Bobbie to share a bit about herself. She lives in the beautiful state of Oregon, has four amazing children, one beautiful granddaughter, one dog, three cats, and a guinea pig. Favorite activities include being with family, traveling, and camping. She has been working with wood about 30 years and has just celebrated her one year etsy anniversary. When asked where she finds the inspiration for her craft this is what she had to say: “Everywhere! I stepped away from art for a while. I lost my dear mother close to 2 years ago. Her love of God, of nature, and of my art got me to get going again. A lot of my work comes from things that she loved so much! My children and the amazing Pacific northwest have also been very inspiring to me.”

Bobbie's favorite items from her shop are the very popular wedding tree of hearts mat:


 
and the most difficult piece, the trunk with birds:

Although I already have a number of her pieces, Bobbie keeps coming up with wonderful new offerings to tempt me further. A couple of my new favorites:
Wood Butterfly Pen / Marker Holder
                            

and Wood Burned Birds in the Branches Purse

Come visit Bobbie's shop inspiredbymarie and see for yourself all the incredible treasures offered by this very talented artisan.

11 comments:

  1. This is a wonderful feature!

    Thank you


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  2. the wedding tree is my absolute favorite- love it!

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  3. Bobbie work is wonderful she is so talented. 

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  4. I love the pen holder! I've not seen it before and it's so beautiful! Great job Bobbie!

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  5. I love inspired's shop! She has such great artwork on her wood! Some day I may have a cabin up north and I'm going to decorate with items from her shop!
    Bloomfield Beads

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  6. Great feature! It amazing me just how many items she offers!

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  7. Bobbie is an amazing artist. And her heart is as beautiful as her designs!

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  8. Great feature, beautiful work.

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  9. Great feature and what wonderful and unique work, Bobbie!

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  10. I love Bobbie's shop and have a couple of items myself. She just made a custom plaque for my grandson Noah. I LOVE IT!!

    ♥♥♥

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  11. I love this shop. I have several of her pieces and each one is beautiful. Thanks for sharing some of her new items with us.

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