Thursday, September 12, 2013

#TCC Etsy Gift Guide For Men

This month Etsy picks is all about the men in your life. 

Inspiration: Green Boy 1 from The True Colors Collection.

Challenge: Find products that would pair nicely as a gift for men

Green Boy 1 at Lake Worth Streetpainting Festival 2010 by Noami Foster
Lake Worth Streetpainting Festival 2010  •  Lake Worth, FL.
I love shopping for my brother and guy friends. I will look for items that fit their personality and also find unique items that they themselves would not buy. 
Here are my picks for inspired by "Green Boy 1" from Etsy artisans. 
Click on image to visit shop.

iPhone 4, iPhone 5 Cigar Box Docking Station / Organizer / Valet by NewLightCraftworks
This is a great gift for any man in your life. Keeps all the essentials in one place. 
Add Green Boy 1 key chain to the group for a perfect and unique gift.

Shaving Soap Set with Brush by EcoChicSoaps
For the metro-male who loves a close shave. 
Pack this with a short note using a Green Boy 1 notecard will be a memorable gift.

Cozy Handknitted mens Boot socks by LuckyPawsCrafts
As winter approaches these handmade socks will keep toes warm. Wear around the house or in boots. Only thing missing is Green Boy 1 mug for morning coffee.

Cufflinks,NFL RAIDERS by etnecklace 
Say What? Raiders Cuff Links!...NUFF SAID.

Personalized Mini Baseball Bats by Engraving Pro
Have a business and want to high light a major event? These speciality bats would work.
Pair these bats with a Thank You note using the Green Boy 1 notecards adds a little something extra to your event.

Mustache Mug by NelsonStudio
This mug is so adorable that Dad's everywhere would appreciate.
Pair this with a book he's been wanting to read and a Green Boy 1 bookmark.

Ultimate Tailgate Party Gift Box
BBQ goodies. I have cooks in my family, this they would love.
These are my ETSY picks this month. Hope you like them
~ Noami

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Your Love For Me

Green Boy 1 Gift Guide

Green Boy 1 is one of the original ten from the collection. November of 2008, because of The True Colors Collection, I met Jeffrey Nickelson. It wasn't until we meet again via Facebook that I realize how much Jeffrey looked like Green Boy 1. 

Children from the collection reminded Jeffrey of several people in his life, so he had named each kid in the collection. It is because of Jeffrey that I have considered renaming each child in the collection with their own name. Jeffrey loved rainbows, the colors in the collection made him think about rainbows. The poem that you see below was written by Jeffrey Nickelson before he passed away, September 5, 2009. 

Though Jeffrey was in my life for a short while, he impacted my life greatly.  I miss him everyday, love him still everyday, AND, I am thankful & grateful for the gifts he left behind.
Thank You Jeffrey, for everything.
~ Noami

The Green Boy Gift Guide reflects 

Jeffrey's personality and love for all things art.

Your Love for me newsletter, Green Boy 1 products from Etsy & Zazzle, Festivals by Noami Foster
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In 2011, I was honored to one of the 7 local artists chosen by Denver Arts & Venues to create banners that would hang at Colorado Convention Center in Downtown Denver while the Spire building was in construction. It was a defining moment to see the art and poem hang together in the middle of downtown- 14th & Champa - one of my life's highlights. (click here to view video)

From onejdesigns Zazzle Shop:

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Whether you are drinking tea, coffee or a cold cup of water, this mug is just a cute addition to anyone's collection. Writing letters, sending mail is becoming rare, these custom stamps makes receiving mail a lot more fun. This is one of my favorite phone cases, When I use it, I always get asked: "Where did you get that?" Enjoy shopping Zazzle.

From The True Colors Collection Etsy Boutique

©2013 by Noami Foster  •
Green Boy 1 bookmark and note card will provide a unique gift idea for the men in your life.
Whimsical, fun and masculine. (bookmarks available later this month). 
Take your time and explore the Etsy Shop.

From a Dream to Reality to Chalk.

2010 Fort Worth Streetpainting Festival   •  Fort Worth, FL.
I kept a promise to a friend, to (re)create Green Boy 1 at a chalk event I would be a part of; this is hands-down my favorite chalk piece I have done so far. Absolutely my favorite. I feel in love with West Palm Beach, FL. the first time I went and having a Streetpainting Festival like this each year, is just a great reason to visit and start a tradition.