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!

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}.

sweet little birds.

January 15, 2010

I think that I become more tactile as I get older…I always have to be touching items when I shop…and I have a *thing* about coffee mugs {they just have to feel right}. Maybe that’s what attracts me to London Clay Birds. I just want to hold one in my hand…They are made of both hand-carved wood and clay…

Here’s the artist’s description about the clay:

Made using London clay – a marine deposit from the Palaeogene period, 50/60 million years ago, back when a warm tropical sea covered London. The clay is straight from the earth – dug out from where a Victorian Workhouse once stood in Islington.


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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