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Crystal Carpenter
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States

I'm an illustrator living in Colorado who's fascinated with nature, storytelling, animals, spirituality, and mythology. Here you'll find fantastical sculpted creatures and whimsical cloud cats. Thank you for stopping by!

*No notes, please. Email is a much better way to contact me: ccarpenter (at) wintersoulstudios (dot) com

*No need to thank me for watches or favorites.
  • Mood: Adoration

Hope all of you are doing well as we head into winter. I'm sure everyone is starting to think of how they can put a smile on their loved one's faces, so this week I'll be doing some shop specials! I also want to give an update on organization of my shops. Most of my Bigcartel shop has been moved to Etsy, the only thing I'm stuck on is how I want to handle custom slots, so customs of pendants still must be ordered over on Bigcartel. Custom figurines and blank figurines on the other hand are now all on Etsy. I'll keep the larger version of my Bigcartel shop through the holiday season, and afterwords it'll be cut down to five items and pretty much serve as a re-direct to my Etsy page.

As mentioned already, we have some special online store offers this week! Orders which are $10 or more placed before December 1st, 2015 will receive two free extra (randomized) small magnets featuring either the Cloud Cats or Bewitching Beasts. Also, starting on Saturday November 28th, you'll be able to use the coupon SBthanks2015 for 15% off your order. This one also runs to the end of the month.

Check out Winter Soul Studios on Etsy:…

Both of these offers are a sort of tipping of the hat to Small Business Saturday. While I don't own a brick and mortar shop, this is my small business, and I love it! Being a small business, I get to interact with all of you, and realize how much individuals like you have helped support me in doing art full time. Plus, many of my pendants hang out in small brick and mortar shops where people get to physically touch and see these tiny creatures. Yet again, those businesses are successful because people choose to shop there instead of running to a huge chain store to buy the next fad. Thank you to all who shop small and local! <3

On the note of gratitude... since Thanksgiving Day is coming up, I'm interested in hearing what you're thankful for! I know, it's a bit cliche, but yet another rough year has hit, and I've been thinking about what has been pulling me through. I have to say, I'm surrounded the most incredible friends a person can have. I've been inspired after seeing how they help each other through very dark times, and each time I've been in the dumps, they've reached out to let me know their concern. There have been so many times when I don't feel like I'm good enough of a person, yet each time I look, they're still by my side. I'm crazy lucky to be surrounded by such support and such a source of inspiration, I can't say "thank you" enough!

What is it that makes you feel like the luckiest person alive?

Bigger updates are on the way, as soon as I jump through the obstacles to get to them. Which from what I'm told, that means that they're going to be super awesome updates! Or maybe I'm just trying to make myself feel better about having to jump through hoops. I'll let you guys know when I get to the other side, haha!

Winter Soul Studios

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Thalliumfire Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the fav!
Brightflare Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015   Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday! :3
soulofwinter Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you ^_^
Nushaa Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015
Happy Birthday! Party May all of your wishes come true today and always.
soulofwinter Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you kindly!
alvringer Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday! :D :cake: :party:
soulofwinter Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
alvringer Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome, hope you had a great day :)
MowenDesigns Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday!

Cat-cloud by MowenDesigns

(It's supposed to be a Cumulous Cat, I won't blame you if you couldn't tell >.>)
soulofwinter Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Professional General Artist
Daww, so cute! Thank you so much, this definitely put a smile on my face :D
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