new shoes kinda happy.

August 26, 2010

OOH!! I love Colorfly Studio’s artwork…they make me “new shoes kinda happy” {how great is that print?!}. Artist Jen is super sweet, and has a great blog along with her fun prints and things in her Etsy shop. Check them both out!

wonderful watercolor.

May 10, 2010

I felt the need to alliterate the title of my post for some reason. My English-teacher mother would be proud!!

Golly Bard‘s jar of hearts was the first piece of work that caught my eye from Virginia based artist, Holly. Lately I’ve had a little “thing” for hearts {not sure what this is all about}…and I especially love the paintings Holly creates. I love all of her work, really…from her botanical paintings right down to her buggies!

Holly has also collaborated with Polarity, and has a couple of fabulous lockets in their shop.

portland pretties.

March 26, 2010

I love Rachel Austin‘s style…especially all the circle-y flowers she uses in her artwork. Very cool work. I’m a huge fan of buying original art…and it doesn’t have to be expensive either! Rachel’s original pieces start at $65…which is less than a poster at Z Gallerie…and WAY better {in my humble opinion}. She also has fantastic jewelry, journals {above, left}, notecards and buttons.

Find our more about Rachel on her blog…or her site {that has gorgeous watercolors}.

folk art fun.

November 2, 2009


I’m totally in love with the work by LuLu in her shop My Pink Turtle Studio. My favorites are her Frida Kahlo prints…I adore the bright colors, and the sweet faces of all of her girls. LOVE!

LuLu is running a sale in her shop until the end of November – if you buy two prints, you get one free. I think they’d make great gifts! You can learn more about this fabulous artist by checking out her blog!

sweet halloween prints.

October 6, 2009


I discovered the artwork of Noodle and Lou Studio on the blog Colorfly Studio the other day. It’s the perfect time of year to show off these adorable Halloween-y prints!! She’s a local gal too {meaning, in a suburb of Chicago…}…It’s great to find such fantastic talent so close by! She has a great blog too!

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