Feels like home

I once moved away–across the country, actually–and now I can’t seem to bring myself to ever leave again. I probably think about this more than most people, and I get quite nostalgic for things that are still quite near to me. I wanted to commemorate my home state on Etsy, but I really don’t feel like sitting around and waiting for the treasuries to open. Thank heavens for the poster sketch tool! May I present to you, Minnesota in Art:

If Adam Turman would list things on Etsy, he’d be in this “freasury” (that’s faux treasury…). But as it stands, you have yer studiolyon, XOHandworks, ARTitecture (x2), pumpkingirl, FriendlyMade (x2), westernartglass, NicsPics (x2), barefootphotos (x2), signedmjh, ELBfoto (x2), and kaelacusack.

There are two reasons there are so many duplicates up there. First, it’s not a real treasury–I’m not concerned with the chance I might get on the front page, and I can do whatever the heck I want! Second, there’s just not nearly enough Minnesota iconography on Etsy! So, Minnesota artists, let’s get to it! It doesn’t have to be a photo or a drawing of a landmark–just whatever reminds you of Minnesota!

Who’s with me?


June 7, 2008. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . etsy, pictures, Treasuries.


  1. Keith replied:

    I’m in! I’ve been wanting to paint the Itasca headwaters so I’ll get to it in the next week or two!

    Great idea!

  2. Brian Western replied:

    This feels like Minnesota–enjoyable virtual stroll through the nooks and crannies of yer collection. You know? I think I’ll lace up my walkin’ shoes and point me feet down to the creek and sit under those willows–there’s a row of ginkgoes on 46th Street from Lake Hiawatha over to Hiawatha Avenue, on the way…
    Thanks fer puttin’ this together Chelsey und ploppin’ me trout in the mix.

  3. Heidi Eberle replied:

    This is wonderful and VERY Minnesota!! A thoughtful perspective on the beauty and quality of life we have here. I can’t imagine being anywhere else either 🙂

  4. Sara replied:

    Nice! I made a Minnesota treasury a couple months ago and have been waiting to catch another one so I can do it again. But, I definitely agree, we need some more art on Etsy that represents our rockin’ state!

  5. Christina replied:

    Thanks so much for featuring my work! 🙂

  6. lieblingartcrafts replied:

    I love this! I’m planning on a trip down the giant slide this year. Who the hell cares that I’m 31???


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