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Etsy Art I Heart: Watercolors

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

I’m on an original art kick lately and I got into some trouble on Etsy this morning shopping for watercolors for a future art display. “Trouble” meaning several purchases, I can’t help it, there are so many talented artists out there! Watercolors are so popular right now with the Waterlogue app everyone’s been using lately turning photographs into watercolor prints. I thought I’d feature a few favorite painters I stumbled across today who specialize in the medium.

Kerri Shipp paints everything from botanicals to abstracts to chinoiserie at Driftwood Interiors (I bought a series of the 11 x 14” indigo tropical leaves, gorgeous!)

driftwood interiors watercolors

 

I adore the zoo of sweetly painted animals you can find at Mary’s Flower Garden. I had to have that blue crab! 

marys flower garden watercolors

 

Color Zen has a great kitchen food collection, also feathers and some beautiful sea life too.

color zen watercolors

    

Amber Alexander shares charming Beatrix Potter inspired stories on the back of her animal prints like Tilly in the Teacup, “From the second she started out that fateful day, Tilly had a feeling that she had bitten off more than she could chew…”  The details are delightful, and that squirrel has serious style. 

amberalexander watercolors

            

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Etsy Art I Heart: Typography & Quotes

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

Greetings friends! We had quite a busy weekend with family coming to stay for a memorial service for Matt’s grandmother and then the Superbowl yesterday, no doubt you were all as disappointed as we were with the game (snooze) but I LOVED Bruno Mars during the halftime show, he is so talented!

Don’t you think Downton Abbey is finally getting better this season? I watched last night’s episode and between Rose’s shenanigans and Alfred’s new opportunity and Mary’s suspicions and Edith’s predicament, I can’t wait to see what happens next. The banter between Isobel and the Dowager is so well done don’t you think? I have to rewind it each time they engage each other to hear it again. What do you think of the season so far? (No spoilers!)  

But back to business, I was browsing Etsy again for a few gifts and inspirational quotes and stumbled across several more artists that specialize in typography (this one strikes a chord with me) so I thought I’d feature some favorites today. Lovers of poetry, words, scripture, and inspirational sayings will appreciate these shops!   

Find beautiful poetry and frame worthy lyrics at Riverway Studios.

riverway studios prints

  

I’m a fan of the whimsical combination of photographs and type in Susannah Tucker’s shop.

susannah tucker

              

Love literature? Find elegant prints of lines from novels at NeverMore Prints.

 

nevermore prints

            

 

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