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Crafty Folk

I really want to wear this brooch from Crafty Folk on my Fall coat today with my cream cable knit scarf and my caramel leather riding boots. Today is the perfect Fall day here — a blue sky, puffy white clouds and lots of crisp air. As I was walking to the bakery earlier, I could smell wood burning from what I imagined to be, a cozy little stove in a nearby home, and with the crunch of the leaves beneath my shoes, I realized Autumn had officially arrived.

crafty folk

I’m off now — not to work on some important project or anything — but to go to the park across the street to collect some chestnuts and acorns to display on my sofa table, a simple but very nice touch that just makes things feel right at home… And then I’m off to have cake and coffee at a friends house because well… it’s that time of day when I must honor this German tradition! :) Later on, I’ll be back to work on some projects and of course, I’ll be meeting you back here with Leslie’s Color Me Pretty post – you won’t want to miss it because it’s absolutely stunning!

(images: crafty folk)

Posted in uncategorized on October 05, 2009

Illustrator Talitha Shipman

In an earlier post I mentioned Lilla Rogers and while I was linking her site to that post, I started to click around and came across a new illustrator that she is now representing — Talitha Shipman, a recent grad from The Savannah College of Art and Design who obtained an MFA in illustration (congrats, Talitha!).

Talitha Shipman

Talitha lives and works in Indiana, where she is employed at Blue Pony as a motion graphic designer. Her work combines hand drawings, watercolor paint and Photoshop techniques to result in sweet flowers, happy characters and lovely colors. I can see her work fitting perfectly on products — cosmetics, chocolate and greeting cards come to mind! But wouldn’t you love to open a shoebox and find her illustrations inside of the box? Imagine that? :)

(images: talitha shipman)

Posted in uncategorized on October 05, 2009

Artist Tim Sebright

Have you heard of American artist Tim Sebright? His illustrative style is so unique, I can see his characters in stories — they are so interesting to look upon and to wonder what exactly they’re up to. I can also imagine an entire film filled with Tim’s little people, what a enchanting animated tale that would be! I was floored when I discovered that Tim just started to draw and paint a few years ago in 2005 but just started to share it with the world a few months ago. Congratulations, Tim. It takes a lot of courage to put yourself out there like that but I can assure you that you’re going to go places with this talent as it’s original and very, very charming! I’m happy for Tim that now all the stories in his head are able to be free, dancing around on the paper before him, at last! How exciting that he trained himself to be this good in such a short period of time. Truly gifted.

Tim Sebright

You can find some of Tim’s work on Etsy where I first found him – prints of his original watercolor paintings – yes, really! Originals are available on his website, more information can be found here. I can’t wait to see where he goes with his work. I can see someone like Lilla Rogers picking him up… Best of luck, Tim!

(images: tim sebright)

Posted in Arts + Crafts on October 05, 2009

Umbrella Prints

Thanks to the wonderful Irene, I wrote about Umbrella Prints today over at Real Simple and was able to round up some of my favorite prints resulting in a visually inspiring post. You may see it here if you’d like.

Umbrella Prints

And by the way, Happy Monday to you! I hope that your weekend was as wonderful as mine… I spent Friday shopping for Autumn clothes, Saturday with my family nearby in their charming little village in the country just southwest of here eating and catching up since our last visit, and yesterday I enjoyed time with my friends and then sushi and a movie with a really nice couple — they are newlyweds, she is from China and he is a friend of the family whom I’ve known for as long as I’ve known my husband (my husband use to hold him as a baby and now he is 23!). I love how international my new city is and all of the new friendships I’m forming, it’s fun to start anew like this and to come upon such an interesting medley of personalities, lifestyles and cultural backgrounds. :)

(images: umbrella prints)

Posted in textiles on October 05, 2009

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