Friday, September 12, 2014

My Friend with the European Touch

The shop and work that I am featuring today is a wonderful lady who shows her pieces in many places by I met her on  Handmade Artists Forum.  Monika does the most beautiful tile pieces that you will ever see. But do not be dismayed, that is not all that she does.  She does, sewing, crochet, painting, charcoal drawings, as well as quill and ink drawings.  She is simply amazing.  Monika grew up in Germany after WWII and it was during that time that, following her parents example, she began to reuse/reinvent items that would otherwise not be useful to anyone.

Her art is inspired from things around her and her thoughts, but it is also inspiring to so many others no matter what their art of choice.

Not only is Monika a fantastic artists in all areas, but she is also a very good friend who is kind and gentle and always has kind things to say.  I am honored to call her my friend.

Here are a few examples of Monika's art.  Do be sure to check out the links below for the full experience of Myeuropeantouch

Shabby Chic Violin

Quill and Ink Drawn Landscape of Tesdorf in Germany

Shabby chic padded clothes hanger

Handmade Shabby Chic Year round wreath  

This cake dome looks good enough to eat does it not?  Absolutely stunning work.  Please be kind to yourself and go take a look at Monika's shop and all the other places that you can find her.  You may be sorry if you don't.

Here are all the various places where you can find Monika.

Her Shop: 
Her  Blog:

Thanks Monika for your inspiration and you gentle kindness.


myeuropeantouch said...

Pam, I love you, thanks a bunch....for your kind words and I am so so sorry about all your mishaps at home.....Hugs, Monika

Debbie Rodgers said...

A really beautiful blog post Pam! So many pretty items from Monkia! Her work is so beautiful and unique.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Janice Reed said...

Wonderful blog post Pam, I have Debbie to thank for directing me your way and I have you to thank for introducing Monika's beautiful creations - she's an amazing talent for sure!

Thanks ladies, enjoy your week-end!