Today’s Shop Local post hails from balmy Tampa, Florida – and goes to show that retirement has reached the handmade & art communities of the state!
I’m totally digging this original art by Anika Easter. Combining wood, paint, and other media, these works jump off the wall. Her art appears to be conceptualized in the state between dreaming and waking. She says, “Sometimes I’ll dream up this incredible painting and when I wake up it slips out of my mind. Apparently I have a very creative subconscious. My goal is to prove it exists.”
This chunky chain necklace by Lemon Grove is hand-beaded and sewn onto gold thread. Lemon Grove reinvents bead weaving by incorporating modern shapes & colors.
Kerry, from pennywishes, creates illustrations that would be perfect as a pop of color in a nursery, play room, or any dark corner that needs a punch! Simple lines & lots of love make these illustrations happy & bright.
Gifts Define by Irma features mobiles, party favors, and other little friends made from 100% wool felt. Each character looks like it jumped right out of a fabulous cartoon world. Bright colors and simple shapes mean these mobiles will keep a little one interested for quite awhile!