Marie Statement Ring
MARIE Ring in Copper. Simple, Sweet and Stylish.
Welted Scarf – Mint Cream
Scarf in merino blend wool, mint cream color hand knitted in perpendicular bands. It is an original piece inspired by the current trend of welt and ribs. details »
Felt case in black color with white daisy for iphone or small items
This case is made from wool felt fabric. It is decorated with white daisy made from wool felt material and there is also yellow plastic pearls and black sequins. It is very light weight.
I’m loving these simple, clean rings by k. o’brien jewelry. I especially appreciate how she squares the ring bands so the large stones don’t twirl around on your finger. Such attention to detail is remarkable.
k. o’brien: I received my BFA in Jewelry and Metals from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. During my training I came to realize that I love making jewelry from sterling and fine silver and adding color to my pieces with enamel. I am enamored with the problem solving of making adornments as well as the ability to be able to manipulate metal into the form that I want it to become by hammering and bending it.
During my undergraduate education I also came to realize that my other passions are textiles, bookbinding and paper arts. No matter what the medium is I am always influenced by nature. Its patterns, colors, beauty, forms and rebirth always find a way into my work.
My jewelry is influenced heavily on nature and the Art Nouveau movement. I love to play with textures on metal and seeing how different techniques pick up reflections of color and light. I prefer to make one of a kind pieces, playing around with piece after piece leaving some ideas behind and taking other ideas along to blend with the new.
Are you familiar with Peacock Garden? I cannot stop staring at these wonderful animals with such personalities! I feel like I am on the farm. Cari Humphry is a native of Arkansas, a wife, and a Mom of two preschoolers. She squeezes in her love of painting between the two. She loves the old and forgotten. She also loves painting those creatures that are a warm, comfortable & often stinky, part of her backdrop of Arkansas- cows. This original acrylic painting called Early Risers measures 18 by 24 on Gallery Wrapped canvas. This piece has wonderful earth tones throughout.
“Daybreak” is an original painting of a rooster on Gallery Wrapped canvas as well. The soothing color scheme in the background is a wonderful backdrop for this feisty fellow.
Cari uses deep rich color which excites the senses. I can almost hear this rooster calling out, and I can feel those cows staring right into my eyes. Freshly painted and not overdone. Wonderful broad brushstrokes as well.
This fabulous piece called “Max and Ruby” is an original acrylic painting on stretched canvas.
Please take a peek at more of Cari’s fabulous original paintings in her shop. She adds paintings almost daily, so check back often. Thank you Cari for sharing your beautiful artistic talent with us.
Jane of Sweet Dixie Designs began painting furniture as a creative outlet after graduating college 25 years ago. With a degree in Textile Design, painting furniture began as a fun outlet. She painted rocking chairs and stools to give friends as baby gifts and then it just grew into a business. Her experience ranges from painting large items such as armoires to smaller home accessories and she has sold them through craft shows and stores. After taking some time off from painting while her children were little, she wanted to get back to being creative. She found Etsy and opened her store selling photo frames in November. These frames are a great way to add color and pattern into your home decor and to showcase your special photos. Isn’t the little scalloped detail along the edges sweet?
Jane is inspired by what she sees happening in home decor magazines and even fashion magazines. You can definitely see her textile background in her fabric-influenced patterns.
I have always loved color and pattern and like the idea that at first glance it may look like the frame is covered in paper or fabric and then you realize that it is paint. My style isn’t really modern or traditional, I just like what I like.
Jane is a mom of three and her fourth child is her “Sweet Dixie” a rescued greyhound, her shop’s namesake. She enjoys finding new patterns and colors and hopes to add a variety of items to her shop as time goes on.
I think buying handmade is so important. After being out of the craft market for a while coming back into it I now see how many people make a living from their art. The time and care that goes into each item cannot be duplicated.
Sweet Dixie Designs frames would make great gifts for that upcoming baby shower or wedding. Go visit her shop, there are tons of great designs and color schemes to choose from!
This single piece of artwork is what I would like to share with you today. I noted this piece back in February and I am drawn to it every time I am rifling through my favorites. It is a collage entailing fabric, thread and a vintage paper doll parts.
From what I can tell in the pictures and the artist description, the fabric has been stretched over a canvas and the artist has sewn circles of cut fabric onto the piece to resemble flowers. This detailed rich touch has me mesmerized.
The color choice is also dreamy. The blend of mustards, sepia tones and light olives is entirely too perfect. There is an heaviness to this piece which seams contradictory to it’s light floral background.
Do you remember Sophia Coppola’s film “The Virgin Suicides”? I get the same beautifully eerie feeling looking at this piece as I did watching that film.
I tracked down the artists blog and am trying to decipher the mysterious, thick lushness of her style.
I am somewhat taken by this piece as you can probably tell. It is not usual for me to highlight only one piece of art but I felt it deserved a spotlight. It is an original piece and available here… race you to it!