The California Crafters Club of Etsy (CCCOE) is a group of independent artists, crafters, & artisans from California who sell their wares on Etsy.com.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

California Wildfire

Wildfire. It is the edge upon which many Californians, especially Southern Californians, live during the late summer and early fall. The unnatural accumulation of years worth of dry brush, high temperatures, low humidity, and warm Santa Ana Winds can quickly create a situation that is out of control. Wildfires suggest something unstoppable and dangerous, which is why it is also a very seductive word. For some, wildfires denote a primal sense of danger, adventure, or a passionate explosion of emotions. Some may liken themselves to a wildfire, with a quick mind, agile body, and hot temper. Still others will dream of romance and swoon at the feelings that consumes the heart, body, and soul like a wildfire. Walking along life's edge is what makes living interesting, keeping the mind sharp, and making the simple pleasures of life pronounced and unforgettable. Most people think of California as the ultimate sunshine oasis, but it, like everywhere else, has its edge. Listed here today are some items that flash with the distinctive colors and feel of a California wildfire.
"Flame of the Dryads" by Nthegroove
I hope you have enjoyed this monthly blog post by Gwendolyn Garcia, also known as shop seller GwendolynForever on etsy. To find these sellers I used the tags "cccoe", "fire", "wild fire", "orange" and other tags. Until next month, Peace, Love, and Light!!

19 comments:

  1. Lovely article. Thank you for including my fire mask.
    Alyssa - columbina.etsy.com

    ReplyDelete
  2. WoW! Great post about our SoCal wildfires and wonderfully amazing finds *BLAZING* with creativity!

    Also, LOVE Adele and *Rolling in the Deep*! (one of my fave songs!) ✿

    ReplyDelete
  3. Amazing and fiery finds! So thrilled you have featured my scarf here - thank you so much and GO CCCOE TEAM!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Gorgeous items, and wonderful colors!

    ReplyDelete
  5. This article is on fire! Thank you I am honored to be featured among these great shops.
    Great idea to add Adele's video, I love that song :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. Love these fiery finds! Wonderful post!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Great post and wonderful CCCOE finds!!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Thanks Gwendolyn for such a lovely post, and for all the beautiful finds!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Fabulous Blog piece highlighting some of our wonderful talented teammies =D

    ReplyDelete
  10. Love this! So poetic and you perfectly encapsulated that wildfire emotion....both with your words and with the items you chose :)

    ReplyDelete
  11. Fantastic feature! Love the brillance on all these wonderful CCCOE creations!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Wonderful post! Absolutely gorgeous selection of HOT California made designs!

    I'm not looking forward to wildfire season since the canyon is right across the street! Thank goodness they did some thinning on those properties last year.

    Susan (cserpent.etsy.com)

    ReplyDelete
  13. Smoldering prose & vibrant vignette...I love it! Thank you for including one of my stones!

    ReplyDelete
  14. excellent reporting and beautiful too

    ReplyDelete
  15. Excellent reporting and beautiful inspiring art...

    ReplyDelete
  16. I am swooning from seeinf one gorgeous item after the other...Wow! Great blog, grat work by all!
    ---Stitchuation

    ReplyDelete
  17. Great post idea and your write up is wonderful. Love the pics you included.

    ReplyDelete

We love to hear from you. Comments always welcome.

If you see that annoying little Captcha, please ignore. It is turned off, and your comment should post even if you skip that little box and just hit "Publish Your Comment".