Thursday, July 21, 2011

BEST Featured Artist: Off the Wall Expressions

Abe Lincoln Prayer Quote
"But words are things, and a small drop of ink,
Falling like dew, upon a thought, produces
That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think."
(Lord Byron, Don Juan, 1819-1824)

Words are an important part of human life.  They allow us to express how we feel, warn others of dangers they do not see, and teach our children.  Word allow us to speak the truth or weave fantastical tales.  Words help remind us of what we want out of life: peace, love, hope, faith...Words have power.

Classic Family Name Monogram
Tina Ray and her husband are in the business of words and expression.  Working out of Indiana, this couple designs their own vinyl graphics which you can peel off and apply to your walls.  They offer a number of different quotes, expressions and even monograms for weddings and newlyweds.  While they are busy in the summer, the couple typically offers customization for their work.  You can choose different colors, lettering and even request custom names.

When All Else Fails...
I love this decal which says: "When all Else Fails take a Bath".  I am a graduate student and have a tendency to get stressed out.  When it gets bad, I cannot even think or work.  The one thing that always helps me calm down and refocus is taking a shower/bath....  

But Off the Wall Expressions is not limited to vinyl words.  You can also find vinyl graphics with which to decorate your home such as birds, cherry tree branches, dandelions and leaves. Or, if you would like to use your own words they also carry chalkboard vinyls that you can stick on walls, jars, or anything else you would like to label.  Here are a few of my favorites:

Bird on a Branch
Large Rectangle Chalkboard Labels
Chalkboard Spice Labels
And remember, you can customize the colors and letters for most of their products! So be sure to stop by their Etsy store to check out more great items, as well as their blog.  See everyone next week!

If you are an Etsy artist and are interested in writing weekly blog articles featuring other Etsy artists, while also gaining exposure for your own store, then head over and check out the BESTeam for more information


  1. What a great feature...I love the family tree theat they have in their shop.