Monday, January 17, 2011

Mosaic Monday/ Shopping High To Low

"Tricky Dog" by Betsy Youngquist

"Harry" by Betsy Youngquist

"Otto" by Betsy Youngquist
Window Shopping
Even the most non-material person on the planet has had the experience at some point in life of drooling over a car, gadget, piece of clothing, or art that is way beyond their budget. I remember that when I was a young college student "window shopping" was pretty much the only type of shopping I ever took part in. This morning I went over to Etsy to see what was new in mosaics. I typed in my search term "mosaic" and then selected the "high to low" option so that it would deliver the results with the most expensive price tag first ... WOW, I was not disappointed in what I found.

Check out these funky and original works by Betsy Youngquist. Betsy's work has been included in several Museum shows in both the US and Sweden. Her profile states: "Stemming from a life-long love of all creatures great and small, Betsy’s work weaves together the human and animal spirit through a surrealistic lens."  Her elaboratly beaded creations range in price from a very approachable $75 on up to $11,400 for my favorite piece "Otto".  Betsy's work can be found over at Etsy and also on her own very attractive site "Byart.com".

2 comments:

AutumnLeaves said...

Well, no wonder Otto was also my favorite! I always seem to have a knack for liking the most expensive without ever having to look at a price tag. Its a gift. LOL Harry is a bit scary though...

cbmosaics said...

I did this exact thing awhile back (high to low) and came across a beaded mosaic in the tens of thousands, too. I don't see the object on her Etsy site, but it could have been her! I LOVE her stuff, and esp the octo, too. Did you see the photo of the underside?! Such a unique combination of materials. Thanks for sharing!