I could say blogging is like daily affirmations. But for me its mostly a way of documenting what I love most- being artistic. I hope it brings you a little inspiration.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

just stumbled upon...

amazing twin brother artists via Etsy.com. You have to check them out!

Ryan is currently a "Featured Seller" on etsy so I can't take credit for the discovery. You can read his review here:  http://www.etsy.com/featured_seller.php

Other news: The countdown continues to the final USA departure... 5 days left.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

pins and needles

Alright so I'm horrible at blogging. Its been two months since I last wrote after vowing to both myself and my fiance that I would write weekly, if not daily. In my defense and in the grand scheme of things I HAVE been rather busy.

Since I last wrote I have become engaged, traveled back to the United States, had an amazing product review/response to one of my baby mobiles which resulted in a slew of custom orders and sold/donated nearly all of my belongings. I've been busy! Now just as the dust has begun to settle my Visa has been approved after only three business days when originally we were quoted 50 days?! So its back to England in the next few weeks to begin wedding planning. I am one of those crazy brides that's attempting to execute the whole DIY wedding experience. Coming from an artistic background I have no doubt that my concept will be solid its just the execution of it all that worries me. I'll be back in a foriegn country away from the accessibility of the inexpensive supplies I would need to outfit my wedding. Oh, San Francisco how I will miss your amazing dime store finds and "everything" markets. I'm tempted to stock up while I can in my remaining days and  ship it all abroad. We shall see!

Being that the point of this blog is to share with you my latest inspirations I must show you two amazing artists I have discovered on the beloved Etsy.com. Lise, of lilimandrill, her talent is a joy through and through. The attention to detail and level of originality demonstrated is refreshing! Please visit her shop and check out the stamp we had made! The shop: http://www.lilimandrill.etsy.com/ , and the stamp : http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=39843866 . In addition to lilimandrill I discovered IsabellsArt which is a mythical and magical shop with intricately laser carved shadow puppets and wall art. Her style has a dream-like quality that would add character to any room. But don't take my word for it! Check her out: http://www.isabellasart.etsy.com/ .  Enjoy!

Please stay tuned I have so much more to share!