Creative Envy


MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ME.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009, 4:21 pm
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Just picked up one of these prints by artist Jennifer Sanchez as an early Christmas present to myself. I’m in love with the colors and style.

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In fact, I’m half-tempted to redecorate a room in my apartment using this piece as the inspiration. I’m picturing white walls with bright pop-colored accessories.

Thanks to 20×200 for having such amazing artwork at affordable prices.



ELISABETH PEROTIN.
Saturday, September 26, 2009, 1:19 pm
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A few weeks ago I received an email from French photographer and illustrator Elisabeth Perotin, introducing herself. I love to hear from new artists, especially when they find me from all the way across the pond. Elisabeth’s work is beautifully dreamy. Her illustrations are lovely and I like how she juxtaposes them with her photography. She has both a blog and an Etsy shop if you’d like to see more of this talented lady’s work. Here are some of my faves.

Le jardin

Le jardin

Le manege

Le manege

La Normandie

La Normandie

Paris

Paris

Thanks, Elisabeth!



CHARLEY HARPER CANVASES.
Monday, July 20, 2009, 9:00 pm
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I know, I said I’d be better about posting and I have already blown it in the past seven days. So here is attempt number two at regular posting this week.

I was super excited today to hear about The Purl Bee’s new Charley Harper needlepoint canvases. I immediately decided that I would tackle his Mystery of the Missing Migrants masterpiece with my needle and thread….until I saw the $300 price tag on it. Youch! Time to rethink that goal.

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Why do I keep finding all these expensive products? First the imperial shampoo and now this. Still, pretty great idea altogether.

I also need to compliment The Purl Bee’s header. I LOVE it.

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NEW ARRIVAL: 20×200.
Monday, June 22, 2009, 7:57 pm
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My print from 20×200 was waiting for me at work when I arrived at my desk this morning (not a bad way to start off a Monday). I purchased an 11 x 14 of Valerie Roybal’s Secret Language 3 during 20×200’s RIDONK sale last week and I couldn’t be more pleased. It’s a beautiful piece, even more impressive in person. I will take pictures once I have it framed and up on the wall.

I was really impressed by the out-of-box experience provided by 20×200 (a Jen Bekman project). The label was so clever and I loved the numbered print insert that said “It’s official: you bought art!” Also included was a printout with information about the artist.

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The entire package was such a joy to receive. I highly recommend them for quality, affordable art for your home.



GET ME AWAY FROM HERE.
Thursday, May 21, 2009, 10:57 pm
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I’m heading home for the long holiday weekend tomorrow and I cannot wait. I haven’t been back since Christmas, which is too long for me. I look forward to decompressing and visiting with friends and family (and cheating on my healthy eating regimen).

I was looking for an appropriate picture for this post on Flickr and came across Elle Moss’ work. It’s quite lovely. Turns out, she has an Etsy shop where she sells prints of her photography. This one is titled get me away from here i’m dying. I’m not necessarily dying but, yeah, I’m due for a road trip with Beck. And the shoes on this girl look very similar to the ones I’ll be wearing tomorrow for my exit.

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Check out Elle’s Flickr page here, her blogs here and here, and her Etsy shop here.

Sorry for the lack of Five Faves last week and this week. Hopefully I’ll post new ones next Thursday; however, I am hard at work on my new feature so I’ll do my best. Hope you all have a wonderful, relaxing weekend.

P.S. The question of the day: to Twitter or not to Twitter. Thoughts?



NEW ART.
Monday, May 18, 2009, 8:54 pm
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Thought I would share some additions to my kitchen that I put up yesterday. The first is a painting my friends brought back for me from their vacation in the Dominican Republic as a thank you for watching their cat. The colors go perfectly with my yellow cabinet and other brightly colored decor and I love the local flavor of the piece.

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The second piece isn’t necessarily art. It’s actually an abandoned canvas that has been taking up space in the corner of my kitchen.

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The story: years ago I thought it would be cool to do some random decoupaging on a big canvas as a project. I did it, it was just ehhh, and later decided to peel all of the decoupaged material off so I could reuse it. The big idea still hasn’t come (yes, years later) and in the meantime, it’s been gathering dust. Christina suggested I hang it up because it looks kinda cool the way it is. I agreed it was cool looking but didn’t know if it could pass as wall art. Yesterday since I already had my hammer and nails out, I threw it up on the wall above my kitchen table. Not bad. I realize it’s not amazing or anything but it fills the space nicely and will do for now. It’s a better storage spot than on the floor and when that brilliant idea does come to me, I can just swap it out.

What do you think?



BEAUTIFUL DISTRACTIONS.
Monday, December 15, 2008, 8:42 pm
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My friend Jeff emailed me this link today and instead of getting started on tackling my Christmas tasks for the night I’ve been busy looking through the paper-cut illustrations of artist Yulia Brodskaya. Wow. These speak for themselves. My favorites:

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london

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magic

WOW, right?!