It’s time to check out five Etsy stores that are on my radar this week… would you enjoy viewing them for a moment along with me? I found some pretty drawings and paintings, soft and feminine photographs, bold and bright fabrics and lyrics in glitter!
I’ve talked about Susannah Tucker here before but have to share some of her latest photographs with you – I especially enjoy that some are mounted on boxes ready to hang and also that you can choose from magnets and cards, too. What a lovely section for spring!
Melissa Bombardiere is a graphic designer who prints her own fabric in bold, bright colorways that would be nice to transform into crafty things around the home.
Handmade Love is a shop run by a sweet lady named Dawn Tan in Australia who not only authors a beautiful blog but who creates sweet drawings and paintings – some with fun words on them, others with glitter, some with animals… and she has a beautiful fully illustrated zine called, Favourite Things Zine, that looks like something I’d love to own.
Christine Lindstrom of Mai Autumn is a shop that carries both the original paintings and fine art prints of this New Jersey artist. Her watercolors are so soft, ahhh. So pretty.
Claudia Kay Photography is another fantastic shop on Etsy where you can find beautiful photos and postcards. I just love her hearts and flowers photos – my favorites!
What caught your eye?
(images: linked to their source above)
Seeing this photograph today on the website of photographer David Garcia called to mind a quote I once read because when I see colors I always think of the importance of harmony. David Garcia is an interiors and lifestyle photographer in London with an impressive client list which includes Livingetc and Harrods. His stunning portfolio online is one that I encourage you to browse if you have a moment today. And so now, would you like to hear the quote?
“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” – Mohandus K. Gandhi
Nice thought, right?
(image: david garcia)
A lady with the very charming name of Nicolette Owen (sounds like an author) also has a most charming career – she is a floral designer in Brooklyn and a teacher who works with Sarah Ryhanen at Saipua to teach at their little Flower School. Doesn’t the very idea of attending a flower school sound so positive and invigorating?
If you are interested in their classes, including upcoming topics, you may visit the Flower School blog. Nicolette has a very pretty website, I found her portfolio to be quite casual and her floral designs aren’t at all stuffy– her arrangements are loose, overflowing and very feminine. In case you were looking for a little spring inspiration today, well I think you may have just found it!
(images: nicolette camille and saipua)
I’d like for you to write this post today, want to play along? Okay so UK freelance stylist Ali Bradshaw, who contributes to BBC Good Homes magazine and Country Homes & Interiors, requires few words of review from me… have a look and tell ME what you think. I’d love to hear how you would write this blog post so have a crack at it — I’d like get YOUR take on this stylist today. Here are some views from her portfolio to get you started…
How do these images make you feel? What do you sense about her work as you look at them? How would you describe her sensibility? I’d love to get your fresh take on these images so then, have a go at it! It’s a fun creative exercise I think!
(images: ali bradshaw)