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Renee Garner of Wolfie and the Sneak

Taryn D. wrote to me about Renee Garner’s etsy shop, Wolfie and the Sneak, and I loved it so much I had to spread the word because it’s fun, bright, spirited, and perfect for those of you that collect prints like I do. I’m a little obsessed with print collecting right now, but whatevah. It beats smoking crack.

Somehow I think I’ve heard of Renee before, but I can’t be sure. Anyway, now I know who she is and so do you. We’re all so savvy when it comes to these indie artists, aren’t we? And there are so many great ones out there, it’s fantastic how we can own work for so little moolah to replace all the years of framed prints we may have from big box stores. Now I purchase only art from friends, galleries, eBay, or etsy. It’s a pledge I made with myself. Support artists. The joy of framing things you love created by people that put so much of themselves into it, sheer pleasure! And it doesn’t have to be expensive…

I find that everything Renee creates appeals to me on some level, especially since she uses colors that I like and lots of animal imagery. But I’m crazy in love with the color-it-yourself prints (I just purchased these, shown below) because they’d give me a chance to be a little creative and have fun without stressing over my inability to draw like she does. Now I can take part in this art, and hang it on my wall, knowing that the color choices came from me. That’s sorta cool.

Psst: Renee has a beautiful blog, and she is giving away her seed pod print (below top left) if you are one of the first 5 to comment on this post today! Not here on decor8, over on Renee’s blog…

Thanks for writing in, Taryn!

(images from renee garner)

Posted by decor8 in Arts + Crafts, Etsy Faves, Rooms on May 01, 2007

Your comments...

  1. Anonymous commented
    May 1st, 2007 at 9:23pm

    Thank you for this post! For the past three years I have been slowing weeding out all of my “framed art” from big box stores and I am almost there. It helps that I still do most of my own framing (with frames from big box stores)!

  2. tinytwig commented
    May 1st, 2007 at 9:44pm

    just wanted to let you know that someone is out there reading! :) just a bit of encouragement…i know it always helps! great job–thanks for giving us all a daily dose of design goodness!

  3. Zurina commented
    May 2nd, 2007 at 3:05am

    What a fabulous showcase of prints! The little parakeet is totally adorable. I want to do a print collage on the wall in my entryway, and have started collecting handmade prints and photographs from indie artists/friends myself. Thanks for the lovely inspiration!

    Oh, and by the way – you’re right. Collecting prints totally beats smoking crack. Let’s not forget Mrs. Houston’s assertion that “Crack is wack!”

  4. Connie commented
    May 2nd, 2007 at 11:23am

    wow, I love all of these prints! thanks for sharing!

  5. Gal commented
    May 2nd, 2007 at 2:08pm

    So adorable… I am totally checking out the Etsy store right now…

  6. julie commented
    May 2nd, 2007 at 8:12pm

    Renees work is fab – great feature!!

  7. Betty C. Bowen commented
    May 8th, 2007 at 12:12am

    so, what kind of prints are there? silkscreen? offset?

  8. decor8 commented
    May 8th, 2007 at 1:36am

    Betty – Most are limited edition archival prints, copies of original paintings that Renee does.


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