Thursday, April 30, 2009

Seven-Nine

I ran across some of Andy Sargents work on the website Ffffound, and really enjoyed his style. The wood, the lines, colors, and simplicity are modern and earthy at the same time, which I love. His body of work can be seen on his website Seven-Nine; this is just a few that were my favorites. He is very talented!













Tuesday, April 28, 2009

New Sprout Painting on Wood

I hadn't been to the craft store in a long time. So the other day, I stopped by to browse around Michaels for a bit. I go to three places: the paint, the wood, and the canvas section. I always go to the paint section and buy the same colors most of the time. I sometimes catch some on sale and get excited, and overdo it. When I browse the wood section, I usually don't buy anything, because I have wood blocks at home, but I bought this time. I went ahead and did a retro sprout looking painting, and it was fun because it was something different to do. Enjoy!






Sunday, April 26, 2009

Albert Cerriteno

Last night, I spotted an artist on the front page of Etsy that blew me away!
"Alberto Cerriteño is a Mexican illustrator & designer who has lived in America; Portland for nearly four years now. Strongly inspired by urban vinyl toys, alternative cartoons, and the pop surrealism movement, Alberto Cerriteño has developed his own very personal technique and style, having always present a delicate hints of traditional Mexican artistic influences in his management of rich textures and decorative patterns. These contrast strikingly with the blending of desaturated colors and ink, sometimes featuring a vintage coffee finish."

Quoted from Albert's Etsy profile.
I am definitely a huge fan of his work, and its hard for me to pick a favorite out of his shop. I think we will be seeing a lot more of him on Etsy for sure.




The Enamored Owl $35


The Enamored Whale $75


The Enamored Mico $35


Three On Tree $35

Friday, April 24, 2009

E Is For Elephant


Happy Friday everyone! Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. Here is my elephant which is my favorite so far.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Byrd & Belle On Etsy

I came across this Etsy shop, Byrd & Belle, and was impressed with the detailed stitching of these fabulous chairs, so I had to share! These are super cute and you can buy several to make a set to suit your decor. I love the little 4x4 frames, and they are offered in 9x9 and 14x14 sized frames as well. These babies are also totally affordable which is a plus in my book! Have a look.

Hand-stitched with 100% wool crewel yarn on wool background. Custom framed with acid-free matting and backing, clear glass and matte black metal frame.


Stitched Blue Chair 4x4 frame $19


Stitched Blue La Chaise on Yellow 4x4 frame $19


Stitched Blue Lounger 14 inch frame $39



Tuesday, April 21, 2009

D is for Drum

Here is "D" ,and my favorite thing about this one are the colors!

Monday, April 20, 2009

My First Etsy Vintage Dress

Here it is! From LeasVintageShop! This is my FAVORITE vintage shop, I am in here always searching for dresses, she has great taste, and a cute figure to model! I like this dress because I can dress it up with heels, or dress it down with flip flops. Since I am short, I figured this would not be so bad if it were a bit longer. It would still work! I am 5'1''. I am a shorty.


Vintage Brown Belted Dress $25 SOLD! Thank you Lea, great find!



I can't wait to get it. I will see if I can model it and take a picture wearing it....if I am not too shy!


Vintage Light Peach Floral Belted Secretary Dress $25 at LeasVintageShop
Another one I have my eye on for sure! I love the femininity of this dress. I enjoy the occasional lace and ruffle... I am a girl, I can't help it.


Vintage Plaid Belted Jacket Dress SOLD!! from LeasVintageShop
I literally gasped when I saw this one was sold in my favorites!! It was supposed to be mine!


Flower Child Dress $35 from Dreamsneverend
I want this one sooo bad! I am very petite, and I am afraid I may be too short for it! Love it though!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Poll





Which one do you like better?




Thursday, April 16, 2009

Earth Jam '09

In an earlier post I briefly mentioned that I was going to donate a piece of my artwork to Aveda, so it can be in a silent auction. This is the event, it is a fashion show called Earth Jam '09 and the proceeds go to the Triangle Land Concervancy. It feels good to be a part of a good cause I have to say. Lets pray it gets bid on, lol! My friend Dalia is a student at Aveda, and she is gonna be doing make up and hair backstage. How exciting, I would love to see the action that goes on back there!




I decided to do another Retro Whale Tail painting for the auction. I just tweaked the colors on it and didn't do the aged look the first one had. I felt like giving it more of a bold look.


B is for Boat



Tuesday, April 14, 2009

A Is For Apple




I really wasn't up for painting yesterday, so I just played around on the computer most of the time. Yes, the apple has been done a gazillion times, I know this, but I couldn't resist!! Don't hold it against me, please. What happened was I did an elephant, yes, very trendy as well, but it looks really cool, I promise!! I can't show it until I come up with the letter C and D though. I don't want to do animals other than the elephant if I can help it. I am in no rush to get through the alphabet, so this will be an ongoing project I can work on when I just don't feel like painting and I have time to myself.

GrunSugar

I had to share the shop GrunSugar that I just discovered on Etsy. Not only is the art modern, but the artist does the art on ONLY recycled wood. These are my favorites from her shop! I would love the "Random Differences" on my wall in my studio to reference to when picking out a color palette for a painting. I also love the wood grain coming through on the pieces with the buildings and the cute little house. It brings an earthy natural feel to them. And everyone knows I love birdies! I really enjoy putting new shops on my blog because when I was starting out on Etsy, I was lucky enough to be featured on a couple and it really helped me out. I like to "pay it forward" I guess, so enjoy!




Random Differences $20


Charlie and Lola's House $30


Birds $10


Amber Skyline $20

Monday, April 13, 2009

Loyal Loot

I found this amazing dishware by Loyal Loot on 2Modern Design Talk, and I was in awe! They are beautiful and I want all of them. It is very unique and shows true creativity! I love them. I especially love the glossy look of the paint they use.






Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Latest Painting In The Works

Here is my latest painting that I am working on. Nothing is final with it, I am thinking of changing it somehow but I haven't decided. It is a 30"x30" size canvas, so it is kinda big! I really get impatient with the bigger pieces because I am anxious to finish them and you simply can't rush it. I sometimes work on it and put it away for a while if I get frustrated. I come back a week or two later and finally get it done.
This is going off on another subject, but I wonder if other Etsy artist ever have disasters happen to an order your about to send out. For example, I have wanted to throw my printer and paper cutter out of the window MANY times. Sometimes my printer just decides to jam or not perform normally and its always when it is down to the wire! Yesterday I cried because the craziest thing happened, and I am not surprised because everything was going a little too perfect. So I go outside to spray some acrylic sealer on some mini blocks and I come back inside to let them dry for a bit. I go back outside to get them, and a FLY had just ended his life on one of my blocks, AAAhhhhh!! It was sealed onto the block! This meant that I had to take the block resand it and repaint and reseal it!! So that is what I did. Thankfully, it looked as if it was never touched by the unlucky fly. Anyway, I hope that never happens again, but that will teach me to be careful on very windy days.




Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Zakkaya

Zakkaya is a store that is located in Melbourne Victoria, Australia that sells unique homeware, kitchenware and fashion items from Japan. They have a small online shop, and most of the items are SOLD OUT, and can you see why? Everything is so cute! My favorites are definitely the clocks.



Elephant $55


Small Orange Clock $75


Retro Star Clock $90

Sunday, April 5, 2009

A B C Print

Here is a print I just finished today. I have been wanting to do something with the alphabet so here it is! I am just not sure which one looks better. What do you think?








Thursday, April 2, 2009

Pop Ink

I just fell in love with these Decor-a-Boards from Pop Ink, for their entire selection click here.


Woodsy Robin Decor-a Board $28


Squirrel On Board Decor-a-Board $28



Little Red Samurai Decor-a-Board $28
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Here some Notecard Sets that are adorable! $15 for 16 notecards plus the envelopes, not bad.

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