Wednesday, July 27, 2011

June's "On the Farm" Challenge Winner Is...

June's "On the Farm" Challenge winner has been chosen! Hooray for Anna of! Congratulations, Anna!

Thanks to everyone who entered! Please check out the blog for info about our current challenge!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Tuesday's Quote for Thought

I don’t hold animals superior or even equal to humans. The whole case for behaving decently to animals rests on the fact that we are the superior species. We are the species uniquely capable of imagination, rationality, and moral choice – and that is precisely why we are under an obligation to recognize and respect the rights of animals.

~Brigid Brophy (1929–1995)

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Vote for Your Favorite "On the Farm" Challenge Entry!

June's "On the Farm" challenge entries are in! Between now and Tuesday, June 26th vote here for your favorite creation. The winning veg artisan will be featured in a prominent ad on the EtsyVeg blog for August. Yay!

A big congrats to last month's challenge tied winners, Jen of Jen's Art Shop and Sarah of The Little Schremlin! See their ads on the blog sidebar this month!

See the poll below to vote!

Stay tuned until Wednesday, June 27th for the voting results! Good luck challenge participants, and thanks to everyone for voting! Look for details on our current "Blue Skies, Summer Sun" monthly challenge on the blog. And please join in the creative fun! :)

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Simple and Straight Forward

As long as people will shed the blood of innocent creatures there can be no peace, no liberty, no harmony between people. Slaughter and justice cannot dwell together.

~Isaac Bashevis Singer, writer and Nobel laureate (1902–1991)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Tuesday's Quote for Thought

"The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man."

~Charles Darwin, English naturalist (1809–1882)

Thursday, July 7, 2011

July's Creative Challenge: "Blue Skies, Summer Sun"

You are cordially invited to play, get more involved with the team, get inspired, share your talent, take advantage of some free promotion... get ready for July's team creative challenge!

July's Challenge

This month's "Blue Skies, Summer Sun" challenge was inspired by the color, vibrancy, life, exuberance, energy, warmth, and joy of the summer season! The challenge theme is very subjective, so enter whatever handmade creation, vintage item, or supply, new or already listed in your shop, that you think fits the theme (get creative with it)!

Each month's challenge entries will be listed on the blog and put up for public vote, the winner receiving an ad for their shop on the team for the entire month following. :) Every 6 months, all 6 winners from the last series of challenges will be put up for a vote together, the top vote getter winning a grand prize! Yay!

Please join in our creative celebration for this month! Here's how to enter...

*Challenge Guidelines*

~Participation is open to any EtsyVeg team member.

~Each member may enter one item. Entry involves simply posting the link to an applicable item in your Etsy shop in July's monthly challenge forum thread and tagging that item with the tag "blueskysunshine" (all one word, without the quotations). You must also have your entry tagged with the official team tag, "etsyveg team" (both words must be used).

~If an item entered in the challenge sells before the end of the month, please send a convo to the EtsyVeg Etsy shop, including the link to the sold item, so that it can still be included.

~Deadline for entry is Sunday, July 31st.

~All entries will be featured in a treasury on the EtsyVeg blog next month, to be voted on by the public (EtsyVeg members can vote, too). The top vote-getter will be awarded with an ad for their Etsy shop on the top of the blog sidebar for the entire month until the next winner is chosen. At the end of six months, all winners from the past six months will be up for vote on the blog again, this time eligible to win a grand prize gift!

~All EtsyVeg members (not just participants) are encouraged throughout the month to initiate forum threads about the challenge, make treasuries by doing a tag search for "etsyveg team" with "blueskysunshine" and putting only those items in the treasury, or to generate other types of promotion. (If you do any of these, please let everyone know so that we can all post or click to keep it going!)

~Please direct concerns or questions to or

Looking forward to seeing what amazing creations you enter! :)

Get ready for August's "Dog Days" challenge coming up next month!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Tuesday's Quote for Thought

"A human being is a part of the whole, called by us the “Universe,” a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separate from the rest – a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation and a foundation for inner security."

~Albert Einstein (1879–1955)