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Keep it Moving + Tudor Studio

January 9, 2008

I love it when friends recommend friends to decor8, this spirit of sharing and giving is just so sweet. Of course, presenting your own work is equally wonderful because I like to learn about you and what you do, but when someone as talented as Philadelphia-based artist Sarah Tudor writes in simply to tell me about her friend Kim Hamlin without even mentioning her own work, I’m deeply impressed. To show my appreciation for Sarah’s generous spirit, I’ve decided to write about both of these great ladies together here in one post. Good deeds deserve to be rewarded. :)

Keep it Moving + Tudor Studio
Sarah from the Tudor Studio produces lovely paintings and transforms some into affordable artwork by professionally photographing them and reproducing her work using archival Gicl?e inks on fine hand-moulded paper or linen canvas. Sarah is also available for commissioned work from portrait settings to murals in the Philadelphia area. Her work seems to be inspired by European adventures, each painting feels like a travel memory. It’s almost like she walks along charming city streets (perhaps in Paris) and translates all of her memories of that moment into her work, layering everything from the feelings she had to the buildings or windows she recalls seeing.

Keep it Moving + Tudor Studio
Sarah’s friend Kim Hamlin has a shop on etsy called Keep in Moving where she offers handmade creations from knit tree branches to crochet necklaces and grab bags filled with pretty things for turning your own DIY dreams into reality. She once worked at the yarn/fabric store Purl in Soho and contributed to the owner’s popular book Last Minute Knitted Gifts. Kim also authors the blog Inspired Living.

I’d like to thank Sarah for writing in – it means a lot to me to see artists supporting one another as some can be competitive and this never benefits anyone because I truly believe that in the end, what you put out into the world eventually makes it way back on your doorstep.

(images from keep it moving and tudor studio)






4 Comments

  • Reply Ashley L. January 9, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    hi holly!
    my name is ashley and i recently was inspired to start my own blog on the oh so wonderful topic of decor! you were a great inspiration for me to start it, thank you! i love your posts! infact, you were mentioned many times in my post today! you should check it out if you get a chance! also, would you be at all interested in swapping links?!

    ps. the artwork by both Ms. Tudor and Ms. Hamlin is stunning! thank you for sharing! :)

  • Reply sara January 9, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    Sarah lives in my town! This is somehow very surprising to me.

    Thanks for giving her a mention, Holly…I’ll be keeping my eyes open for her work, as I bounce between here and Philly.

  • Reply Linda January 10, 2008 at 12:45 am

    Thanks for spotlighting artist, I love seeing new talent/ inspiration. I love what you are sharing.

  • Reply Keepitmoving January 10, 2008 at 1:16 am

    I am so pleased to share a post with my brilliant friend Sarah….aren’t her paintings lovely??? I was so happy to hear about this today from Sarah not only because I sold two things because of it I’m sure, or because I have a great new blog to check in on, but because it inspired me to call and chat with my friend a while!! What a splendid day! Thank you so much! I’ll be returning the favor on my own blog for sure! -kim

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