Friday, August 28, 2009

good golly

golly (holly) bard is one of my favorite favorites. just look at these illustrations! where does she come up with this stuff? she is just very talented and that is all there is to it. happy friday!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

feels like summer

well, it's hump day & the last wednesday of august. can you believe it?!? in honor of the last official week of summer, here are a few pretty things from my favorites by some talented etsians. (from left: shelly necklace by tidalliving ; underwater by lenvoi; school of fish by deandymentstudios; and summer rose tunic by patkas)

Friday, August 21, 2009

summer laundry

today i am sharing this happy summer print by dana komjaty of leililaloo fame on etsy. i loved it the moment i saw it! dana recently opened a new shop under her own name where she will sell original paintings and prints, in addition to the playful, pretty pillows and fabric ribbon she has been so successful with in leililaloo. enjoy & have a nice weekend!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

the golden mirror

while hunting around on etsy early this morning i came across a shop called the golden mirror filled with engaging mixed media illustrations. i loved these two, entitled "queen for a day" and "tess". european artist nele koppers has "a passion for art, life, virgina woolf, love and all things beautiful!" go nele! best of luck with your new shop!

Monday, August 17, 2009

wandering the woods

norwegian artist katrine kalleklev has a passion for drawing and creating beautiful moody images. she has a shop on etsy called wandering the woods, and a new blog called bildemaker written in both english and norwegian where you can follow her work. here are a few of my favorite illustrations by katrine. so lovely and mysterious!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

lazy hazy daze of summer

it's a hot one today. these dreamy photos by rebecca lefferts really capture it for me. what do you do to stay cool during the dog daze of summer?

Thursday, August 13, 2009

happy camping by the lake

do you like to camp? i have some happy memories of camping on cape cod with my family as a youngster, and then later on in life with my boyfriend (now husband). i've been thinking about giving this blogging thing a try, and my recent camping inspired treasury on etsy inspired me to begin. "happy camping by the lake" was the name of my treasury west which led me to the work of canadian artist kathleen daunhauer. here are a few of my favorite paintings: