Monday, October 21, 2013

Etsy Shop of the Week - Donna Mibus

Welcome to the fifth edition of the Etsy Shop of the Week! Each week I choose a wonderful Etsy shop to share with you all. We can all have fun finding new products for our homes and lives, not to mention some wonderful gift ideas for our loved ones (or ourselves!).

Today we get to meet my mom, Donna, from the self-named Etsy shop, Donna Mibus!  She designs and paints Mid Century inspired work. Can't wait to show her paintings to you!

So, let's meet Donna!

1. Tell us about your products and your Etsy shop.

My art is inspired by my love of all things Mid Century Modern. The colors. The chairs. The lamps. The accessories. It's all just so happy and fun! My Etsy shop was born out of necessity, really. My finished paintings began taking up room, and were starting to take over the house. My husband suggested selling them, and my daughter suggested Etsy. It's been a great adventure, and my favorite part has been getting to know my customers.

The cat! The clock! The lamp! The plant!
Love it all! Great colors, too.

2. What is your favorite thing to paint?

I have two favorite things to paint - my Cat in Chair paintings, and my Space themed paintings. My Cat in Chair paintings focus on the Mid Century items I'm most fond of; the chair, the lighting, and the artwork. I create little scenes that I want to step into. And my Space themed paintings let me cut loose with my imagination. I've always been crazy about outer space and futuristic things (never missed a Jetson episode growing up).

One of the many Cat in Chair paintings.
Loving the monochromatic color scheme!

3. What are some of your favorite pieces currently for sale in your shop?

I have a space themed one that I'm very fond of. It has a family of aliens. Mother and child sit safely in the flying saucer while the father stands gazing at the strange city before him.

Never thought I would describe aliens 
as cute, but these are! Love the 
pattern on the sky as well.

This painting is one of my other favorites. It allowed me to combine my cat in chair subjects with my aliens subjects. Total fun!

She does dogs, too! And loving 
the gravel art on the wall!

4. Can you tell us 3 fun facts about yourself?
  • I am learning to play the violin (my husband is my teacher)
  • I am teaching myself to juggle (always wanted to juggle!)
  • I have a twin sister (not identical)
One of the many Mid Century abstract
paintings she also creates.

Thank you so much Donna (mom!) for give us a behind-the-scenes look at your paintings! Be sure to check out Donna Mibus on Etsy to pick up some original paintings for yourself or a friend. Also be sure to check out the links mentioned below. She now offers quality reproductions of her original designs, available as prints, framed prints, stretched canvases, giclees, metal prints, acrylic prints, phone cases, and even greeting cards! (Whew!)

Wouldn't this make the best
Christmas cards ever?

To keep up with everything Donna is busy designing and painting, be sure to check her out here:
Image Kind - Prints and Stretched Canvases
Artist Rising - Prints and Giclees
Fine Art America - Prints, Phone Cases, Greeting Cards, and More

If you have an Etsy shop and would like to be considered for an upcoming feature, feel free to send me an email!

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