Tuesday, September 29, 2009

pick your own pumpkin

this is my third landscape in two weeks! i definitely have autumn on the brain. you can view this new listing on etsy. free shipping through the end of september on everything in the shop!

soft and snuggly

in honor of the season, today's post features both soft, snuggly, and soft & snuggly images from five talented artists and artisans. these lovely and stylish items can be found on etsy, of course. where else? from top to bottom: "romantic dusty rose crochet cuff", by twoknit, "my plastic pony" by moonflowers, "the forest is on fire handknit lace scarf" by awkward, "love trains" by domuza, and "wool wrap stacking bangles" by mysticfibers.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

early fall bales

i finally got some painting done today. thank god for mamie! if she didn't take my little boy for me once and a while i would never get anything done, :). grandmas are the best. this is the latest post to my shop. i am working on some tiny little paintings right now and should have one or two of them posted today. stay tuned! happy thursday. i hope it is as beautiful where you are as it is here this afternoon.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

smoky gorgeousness

i think the title of this post really says it all. from top to bottom: "ivory tower romper" by undertheroot, "huckleberry cocktail ring" by pearleverlasting, "up up and away" by irenesuchocki, and "window" by inksmear.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

tuesday mourning fall favorites

here's a warm and snuggly little group for a dreary fall morning. can you almost smell the freshly baked apple pie? i can't either, but i wish i could. i am, however, steeping a cup of cinnamon stick tea, and it smells yummy! each one of these lovely pieces of art is among my favorite favorites, and i just spotted these pretty ceramic pitchers this morning. they are little, but don't they seem like they seem like they should be full of cider? very fall. if you like what you see here then be sure to check out the etsy shops of these very talented artists. there is so much more where these images came from. from top to bottom: "penny peacock" by tuesday mourning, "orange trees by the blue lake - hand painted wood brooch", by gretchenmist, and "rain is magical" by courtneyoquist. oh, and if you like this pair of pitchers as much as i do, make sure you take a peek at red eye vintage for more vintage goodness.

Friday, September 18, 2009

vintage fall cuteness via jessjamesjake

meet etsy's jessjamesjake where vintage shopping = nature friendly. jess admirably shreds her junk mail to make packing material, and ships out her cute finds in used, clean boxes or envelopes whenever possible. in addition to all that, she has a great eye for fashion. i will let these pictures speak for themselves! be sure to check her etsy shop daily, because she is a listing maniac, :).

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

art for a breezy, gray fall day

well, it is still green out there but fall is definitely in the air today. i love this kind of cool, breezy, gray, early fall-ish kind of day. these four gorgeous images evoke the same kind of feeling in me. from the tippity top to bottom, here are the talented creators behind these beauties: "witches promise" dress by iheartfink, "the modern olive" by jennygrayart, "pendulum" necklace by adornbyamysingley, and "homeless" by amberalexander. now go make yourself a cup of hot cocoa.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

babouche rouge

felicita sala of baboucherouge is a painter and illustrator born in italy, bred in australia, who currently lives in rome. if you have not yet come across her original illustrations or paintings, hurry on over to her shop on etsy. what a talented young lady! she currently has a few original pieces on sale for 50% off, like the first two here which i absolutely love. the last image is a watercolour and pencil illustration. felicita also has a blog where you can learn more about her and her work. from top to bottom: "fair play", "the clouds told stories", and "sofia's new gloves".

Monday, September 14, 2009

oh, so pretty!

do you like making treasuries? (i say this to my fellow etsians, of course). if only there was more time in the day! here's a tiny one. each one of these pretty things is among my favorites this fall. take a peek at these etsy shops if you get a moment: from top to bottom: "rain" dress by idea2lifestyle, "bluebird egg ring" by jenny treiber, "keep the roof on" by erin dollar, and "key pendant necklace" by lux coronette.

Friday, September 11, 2009

tangled sky studio

i just came across this pretty group of images by california artist beth billups, this morning! it is so fun to discover new artists that have such a unique perspective & style. it's so inspiring! makes me wish i had ordered those new canvases last week. oh well. you can find more of beth's work in her etsy shop, tangled sky studios. these three are my favorites. from top to bottom: "house and sister moon", "acorn army", and "house built on moments."

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


hello & happy september 8th! i had a very productive couple of days in my studio producing 2 new paintings with a fall/chilly edge. i really didn't plan on being seasonal - as per usual for me, the color palette drives the image and i guess i have autumn on the brain. i'll be posting both new images in my etsy shop today.