The “Shop Local” category on Etsy is a great tool if you like to browse the shops of artists that live in your area.  I like to look through these once in a while, to see what’s new, and I think it’s a shame if people don’t include their location in their profile–It’s cool to think “Hey, a really awesome artist and Etsyian lives right here in my little town”.  🙂  Here are a few shops based around me, in metro Atlanta.  (click the photo to visit the shop)