Posts Tagged ‘etsy art’

Going Green: Botanicals on Display

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Winter, spring, summer, or fall, there is one subject perfect for any wall: those leafy green botanical prints that bring the outdoors in for a display of greenery year round. Botanical illustrations have been around for centuries but their appeal remains timeless, even as modern artists find new ways to express the features of leaves we love in sketch or watercolor or digital forms.

It’s universally known that the effect of green plants on humans is stress reducing. If you lack a green thumb for keeping the real ones alive indoors or simply have a desire to surround yourself with leafy plants, look to art and illustrations to make it so.

I attempted my own version of framed ferns years ago, they were simple and pretty and lasted about a year but eventually because of their organic nature and lack of any preservative turned brown, boo. Oh well, there are hundreds of alternatives.

The options for display vary; keep it classic with a balanced set of prints hung equidistant from each other or opt for an artful arrangement of botanical prints in an asymmetrical display. I’m inspired by botanicals framed traditionally as well as modern gallery wall collections.

framed fern art prints

   

veranda large scale botanical prints

  

framed ferns velvet green sofa

  

symmetrical botanical art collection

  

botanical leaf art print display

 images: my deer art shop / veranda / harper’s bazaar / oliver and rust / vt wonen

  

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Etsy Art I Heart: 2015 Calendars

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

It’s Christmas week! We’ve been having so much fun at our big family gathering, catching up with siblings and cousins, playing games with nieces and nephews, enjoying each other’s company with holiday tunes playing in the background as the soundtrack to our adventures. We’re off to Mt. Charleston to play in the snow tomorrow, the kids are excited. 

Today we will be decorating our tree and I have some last minute stocking stuffer shopping to do. Yesterday, I hopped over to Etsy hunting for a calendar like I do each December. I purchased this cheerful confetti calendar for my office, and rounded up a few more favorites for your wall or desktop, enjoy! 

2015 wall calendars on etsy

mod geometric, christine marie / nature photography, caroline cochrane / cities by rooftop, idle wild co / stir shake cocktail calendar, red cruiser / retro typography, yumalum / watercolor art, fine day press / flora and fauna, modern printed matter / mod floral, 1 canoe 2 / america the beautiful, national parks, third coast paper

 

2015 desk calendars

 

 mod foliage, sabris studio / vibrant prints, patterned peacock / whimsical watercolor, double buttons, / inspiration + photography, jillian audrey designs / mod motivation, monkey mind design / typography, light rust studio / nature’s beauty, lisa russo/ dog desk calendar, gingiber / eye poetry photography

 

More Etsy Artist features by category from 2014:

ceramics

watercolors

typo

Ceramics

Watercolors

Typography