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Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Oh the gallery wall, we love it so. It seems everyone’s got one these days including us. Last month I featured a group of Etsy artists and today I’m back for more in a new monthly series. Last time many of you suggested favorites in the comments, plus I discovered a few more myself. Enjoy the roundup, and I hope it inspires you to add something new to your collection!

gallery wall theeverygirl

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Find vintage natural history and botanical prints at Belle Maison, plus unique art nouveau prints too.   

belle maison vintage prints

 

No doubt Albie Designs has illustrated a city you’ve visited, preserve the memories with one of her unique works!  city illustrations albie designs

 

Cathy Hillegas watercolor landscapes have exquisite detail, it’s as if you’re really standing there staring at the view.

cathy hillegas watercolors

 

I’m smitten with the illustrations of Brittany Lee, each sketch tells a story and her birdies are a favorite!

brittany lee illustrations

 

I have a weakness for abstract art and loving the vivid versions spied over at Color Rich.

abstract art colorrich

 

Clare Elsaesser paints the feminine physique so beautifully, I love the ethereal quality of her work.

clare elsaesser paintings

 

Obvious State combines quotes from authors of the classics with unique illustrations, witty and wonderful.

obvious state literary prints

 

I’m as enchanted by the titles of these prints as I am by the subject matter at Janet Hill Studio.

janet hill studio paintings

 

What talented artists have you been admiring lately on Etsy?

 

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Etsy Art I Heart

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

I’ve taken a few art classes at the local junior college on painting and color theory and really want to take more, but it seems I forget to enroll with each new semester, so I have to live out my dream vicariously through the talented artists I find on Etsy. 

Art can be a jumping off point for an entire room’s design, whether it’s the palette or subject matter. Art in all its mediums is subjective, but I always say if you’re truly drawn to a piece it has touched something deep inside and you should make it yours (budget permitting). I love discovering artists from all around the world on Etsy and the fact that this forum and community makes it possible for artists to sell their creative works to the world. 

blue sofette and gallery wall above

Etsy is one of the first places I turn when I want to fill a wall, so today I’m starting a series (probably irregular and on a whim) that features prints, photographs, paintings, and artists you might consider for your growing collection. All of these prints would be cool in the right spaces, let’s get started with today’s favorites! 

Watercolor botanicals at The Joy of Color.

watercolor botanicals joy of color

 

Beautiful pressed leaf prints at Flat Flower Designs.

pressed leaf prints flat flower designs

(I bought this print for my home – thinking I’ll use it on my fall mantel !)

 

City love art by Lucius Art.

city art lucius art

(I bought this one last year – see it here.)

 

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