Sunday, November 22, 2015

Curated Treasury: "You never bore me"

Our featured Etsy treasury, "You never bore me", is curated by Maaike van Nierop, of Assen, Netherlands. Maaike's Etsy shop, maaikevannierop, features her original drawings and postcards.

Maaike works mostly with ink and acrylic paint. All the paintings and postcards in maaikevannierop are originals.

"My paintings are little stories, told in paint, or maybe illustrations for untold tales.

What I love about them the most is that it's not just me telling the story, but the paint as well.

Some of the techniques I use are a little experimental, I press things in the paint, hold the paintigs upside down, mix my own pigments with acrylic binder.

This way, even though I usually have a plan when I start painting, I still don't know how the painting will be, the paint speaks too, so the end result is a surprise sometimes."

Please take the time to browse maaikevannierop on Etsy.

We also encourage you to take the time to visit the shops of the artists featured in this treasury, explore the variety of their work, and learn more about them.

This treasury is part of the Treasury Challenge NonTeam's ever changing theme treasuries.

Treasury Challenge NonTeam creates creative treasury theme challenges open to all members of Etsy. The challenge is to create a treasury around the current Inspiration Item. The curator of the winning treasury chooses theinspiration item for the next challenge. Everyone is accepted - buyers and sellers. There are no commitments. The goal is to spread the treasury love to ALL members of etsy.

The theme for the challenge for this treasury was the quote by Zelda Fitzgerald, "She refused to be bored chiefly because she wasn't boring."

The inspiration shop is lucyandfaye, owned by Kaydee from Austin, TX. lucyandfaye showcases a carefully curated selection of vintage photography.

You can see more treasuries from this theme challenge here.

View more Treasury Challenge NonTeam member treasuries on Etsy or on the Treasury Challenge NonTeam blog. Take the time to browse the curators shops, and the shops of all those included in the treauries.

We hope you enjoy this treasury.

Etsy Treasuries have been an extraordinary opportunity to introduce us to new artists and shops.

We are pleased to be presenting just a small fraction of the fabulous Treasuries that have been curated by Etsy shop owners.

We encourage you to discover more Etsy Treasuries, and Etsy shops, on your own.

You can support Etsy shops online, all over the world, in your locality, or visit a shop, in person, at an event near you.


  1. What an interesting treasury with items that tell a story! Nice to see our viking ship photography surrounded by these unique items!

  2. So nice of you to post this, thanks :)

  3. Love this Treasury - and so wonderful for you to feature it in your blog. Thank you thank you!