Featuring Etsy Recycle Artist: IMOTIME

Lookie Here! Upcycling at it's best!!!

I have watched these awesome and ocasionally bizzare clocks list and sell at the speed of light and knew I just had to (have one) feature this creative recycle/upcycle artist.
There is one in particular I have my eye on but I'm waiting for my next sale and I'm not telling you which one ;-) Those that know me personally can easily guess. I better not see it on your wall! It's calling MY name. Not yours. To buy it before me would just be mean.

I asked IMOTIME;

Who are you?
I am 40-yr-old Eric Masters, in San Diego. I have one dog, and love it here. I grew up in Evanston, IL. I spent almost seven years in Osaka, Japan, teaching English, and doing some translation and Spanish-teaching there, as well.

How did you get started making these awesome clocks?
I actually first got the idea watching Martha Stewart on tv a few years ago, where she made a clock out of a cake cover. I thought it looked fun (and easy) and unique, so I made one and gave it to a neighbor. It was well-recieved, so I just went on from there, and now almost everything looks like a clock to me.

What inspires you?
These days, the feedback I get about my clocks really inspires me, and gives me great strength. I love hearing people say that they have never seen anything like "that" before!

Which one is your favorite?
I think that my current favorite is my present Etsy Avatar, a Barbie bust doll thing with the clock in her "chestal region". Campy, if I may say so myself.

Since you use recycled materials in your artwork, do you have any recycling tips?
One thing I have learned in recent years is that so many things can have second lives in places and ways that are so new and fun. Stop before you toss that can, box, shoe, globe...
Think about it in a different way, and you may get some great (and way inexpensive) results!

I used to be called cheap. Now I am Green. Cool, huh?

Run to IMOTIME's shop to get 1st choice of these incredible clocks
(but not the one that will be mine)


Time Flies

It's been more than 2 weeks since I had a chance to sit for a minute and blog.
It's been a great month end though.

  • The Punk Rock Flea Market was a huge success!It gets better each time we have it. The unofficial headcount was more than 1200 shoppers and 50+ vendors! At a buck a head, that was an awesome donation for the Low Income Housing Institute. There really is a need for a monthly event like this in Belltown since the Crocodile Cafe closed moving I Heart Rummage to Capitol Hill. I sent the idea for consideration and offered my help (I know, like I have spare of that elusive time thing).
  • The Seattle Etsy Street Team, EtsyRain is gearing up for an exclusive show in May and one in June. All of the planning, a-board sign making, inventory stock up and the swag bag project have been an ongoing focus. These should be great events!
  • I have a new wholesale customer that sells my goodies at a weekend market in London. That's been a lot of fun to get going, but a lot of work.
  • I've been frantically trying to finish my media packet/portfolio to hit the streets in our little shopping communities before the weather warms up. Getting close. I'll be looking for a critical eye to look it over for me.
  • EtsyRain is going to be donating to the Sampler again, I think for June. I have a 30 piece donation I just finished to add to the bunch.
Well, off to the 11+ hour day job...
I have a wonderful new Etsy Recycle Artist feature coming up on Friday! Be sure to check back, this one is special!