Often when you make a purchase from an Etsy seller, they send you a little extra something to thank you for your patronage. Perhaps the most creative langniappe* comes from storybeader. With every purchase from her shop, Deb promises to send a haiku written specifically for that piece. How wonderful and creative is that?
Deb, and her Etsy shop, storybeader, is the focus of November's EtsyBloggers' Featured Artist.
Deb's work has a lush, Southwest flavor. Lots of turquoise. Fetishes. Native American images. It's not surprising to find that she lives in Oklahoma. Her work speaks of the land and people of the Great Plains.
About her haikus, she writes:
"I'm a frustrated writer who likes to put words and colors together to make wearable art. How do you wear words, you ask? I suppose my haiki poems can float around in your brain as you sashay down the lane, wearing one of my necklaces."
What a great idea for a gift! A beautiful necklace and a one-of-a-kind haiku written especially for it.
*langniappe: from the Louisiana French for a little something extra. The idea behind a baker's dozen.