Saturday, August 30, 2008

Happy Birthday, Jennifer!

Marie and I Wish you a Very
(You two could be sisters!)
I love you sooo much!
Best Wishes for a Wonderful New Year!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Cheri Lewis Jewelry

Cheri Lewis is a multi-talented jewelry artist living in Santa Cruz, California. I fell in love with her metal works for sale on Etsy-and then discovered her additional line of whimsical Victorian-inspired pieces here. See a sampling of both below!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Emily Marie Cox

I mentioned Emily's paintings a few weeks ago after I saw them at shopSCAD in Savannah-but she is a triple-quadruple threat that deserves her own post! She is currently a Fiber Arts student at Savannah College of Art and Design-and I think her range of work is just incredible!
Here is a small sampling of her photo-styling, costume-making, accessory creating, fiber art work creations I've lifted from her new website! I've included her own telling statement at the end.
I Hate Horses Because They Die
from the series: Bubble Gum Revolution
All props and costumes hand-made by Emily Cox
Photography by Lucy Ann Wheeless

painting from the Paper Doll Series

The Paper Doll Series-side view

Deux Amis Dolls by Emily Cox

Deux Amis Doll-detail

Mr. Alfred Bunabun
art object-doll by Emily Cox

Twixy Tootle Toos
available at shopSCAD
Twixy Tootle Too

Twixy Tootle Too
Read more about them on her blog!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Amy Blackwell

I wish I could purchase every single one of these super prints by UK artist, Amy Blackwell!! Click on titles to be directed to her Etsy shop!

Lilypad Lounge

Lilypad Lounge has lots of really tempting vintage ephemera packs! I'm not sure I could undo the cute packaging. Her smart styling has me completely sold! Visit her fun shop here.

shopSCAD Jewels!

ShopSCAD continually carries an insanely diverse and incredible selection of jewelry-so much of which is one-of-a-kind or limited edition which makes it even more special! I bought a necklace by Domestic-Construction there last week made from painted nuts and bolts! Some designers that really stand out right now are featured below-
Left: Elizabeth Finn earrings- blue topaz and 14k gold $370
Right: Amazing circus diorama necklaces by Megan Clark
Jump! necklace- 14k gold, sterling silver, glass, vintage toy bits $1200.
Opening Act- 14k gold, sterling silver, glass, vintage toy bits $1400.
Available through shopSCAD 912.525.5180

Cuff Bracelets by Gogo Borgerding
Embroidered wallet by Rebecca Perhay $90.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Eurolux Antiques

My friends Greg and Aimee Talbot of Eurolux Antiques here in Newberry, South Carolina have recently uploaded their amazing inventory into a new Etsy shop! I'm also excited to share the news of their new website-coming soon- which they kindly let me design!! I had so much fun putting it together with them! Their Etsy banner could be considered a tiny preview of what's to come! I'll pass along the news when the new site is ready! xo

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Julia Pott

Oh my, I've fallen hard for the work of London artist and animator, Julia Pott. The Storque at Etsy produced a short documentary on her- see here. I love her mixed media process and her animations are crafty and sweet! Watch her thesis film, My First Crush below and I dare you not to develop a thing for Julia as well. Visit her shop and her blog for more!

I Am Hating This-28 page Zine-detail

Friday, August 22, 2008

Kayte Terry Interview at The Storque!

Check out Kayte Terry's interview at the Etsy Storque today! She talks about her new book and shares some of the past inspiration and experiences that led her to write it! I got mine here!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Home Bird Crazy Wreath

Here's a new wreath I've added to my Etsy shop! x0

Ink & Peat

I am a wee bit late wishing Congratulations to Pam of Housemartin on her Grand Opening of Ink & Peat! You probably already saw these amazing vignettes of her new shop on other blogs- but I couldn't help sharing them as well! I adore everything Pam creates and wish her continued success on her new adventure! If you're lucky enough to be near Portland.... visit Ink and Peat! 3808 N. Williams Avenue — Suite 126 *503.282.6688

above photos by John Valls