Etsy Take Five Tuesdays

July 28, 2010

No you are not seeing things! It really is Wednesday but I missed posting this yesterday – better late than never I guess! How are you today? I hope that you are well. I’ve been quite busy as I’m on deadline with my book and I leave again on Monday, this time for Belgium and the Netherlands AND London, so I feel a bit hurried to get everything done before I go. But enough talk about work, let’s focus on some Etsy shops that I want to share with you for this week.

Etsy Take Five Tuesdays

Lauren Brady of Two Shoes Studio sells original paintings and prints and I’m loving her paintings of shoes. I’d love to see her list more originals, I love the brushstrokes and colors, but most of all, shoes make me happy and I love seeing them painted in this way. P.S. Her new website is finished, and it’s lovely!

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Valero Doval is a talented mixed media artist from Valencia who recently had his work in the Pool Gallery in Berlin! His work is attracting attention and for good reason… he is brilliant. His “Aerofauna” series, or birds and planes, would be great in a boy’s room.

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L’Daim Fille is artist Jennifer Parks who lives Portland, Oregon with her son and creates art, “for arts sake”. I think her hand drawings are interesting and would love to see some of them in vintage oval black frames arranged on a wall.

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Bink & Boo live in coastal southern California and they love to scour thrift shops and estate sales for vintage fabrics to incorporate into their designs, from these fab pocketbooks shown above to bibs and baby shoes. I think all of these patterns could easily inspire a retro kitchen decor, don’t you? I love the thought of having a little country cottage with plaid cafe curtains, chairs that don’t match painted in bright colors like chartreuse and coral around a vintage modern white tulip table, and some fun tea towels with trims resembling some of the floral patterns above.

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Hillary Bird in San Francisco has a very strong brand, the moment you see her work you know its a Hillary Bird creation! If you happen to be in her city this weekend, you can catch her work live at the Renegade Craft Fair at booth 171 from July 31 + August 1 from 11-7 p.m.

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  • Reply Tina July 28, 2010 at 3:44 am

    LOVE the “Aerofauna” – how creative! I may have to get one for one of my sons rooms…

  • Reply Will July 28, 2010 at 5:51 am

    That ‘I Freaking Love You’ print is such a wonder! Lovely!

  • Reply lene July 28, 2010 at 6:27 am

    Incredible artists!
    I didn’t know them but I love the illustrators that you have blogged!!! :)

  • Reply Make, Do & Send July 28, 2010 at 6:46 am

    Hillary’s work is amazing, i dont think ive come across her before so im sooo happy to find her here :) The colours, textures, shapes and patterns are perfect…everything i love in illustration and art all put together in such a lovely fun way.

  • Reply brandeye July 28, 2010 at 7:04 am

    what a great collection of shops! i really love the paintings by two shoes studio.

  • Reply Sharon July 28, 2010 at 7:40 am

    These are great picks this week. Thank you for introducing them!

  • Reply cathie July 28, 2010 at 7:55 am

    wonderful selection of art – the shoe series is delightful and would look amazing paired with the “hey man” tie print. best of luck on your trip and with your new book!!!

  • Reply Linda July 28, 2010 at 8:04 am

    Terrific work! Love the range of styles.
    So talented!!

  • Reply Stephanie Ryan July 28, 2010 at 8:41 am

    Loving Hillary Bird’s work! I freaking Love Her!

  • Reply Kristan July 28, 2010 at 8:58 am

    THANK YOU for introducing me to Hillary Bird! I just found a new favorite illustrator. I adooooore the girl + bear series.

  • Reply Kate July 28, 2010 at 10:14 am

    Those paintings are so pretty, great finds this week!

  • Reply lauren July 28, 2010 at 11:38 am

    Hi Holly-
    Thank you so much for featuring my paintings! So thrilled you like them and being on your blog is a huge *jump up and down* moment for me!

  • Reply Erin @ SYL: Slipcover Your Life July 28, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    you always find the best stuff! love the Valero Doval prints!

  • Reply vanessa@cardstyle July 28, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    Love the Bink and Boo bags… so clever that they reuse the fabric to create such adorable clutches! and Hillary Bird… WOW! So fun and whimsical and colorful! I think adore is the right word for how I feel about her pieces

  • Reply bink & boo July 28, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    Oh my gosh (!!!), thank you for featuring our pocketbooks! We are flattered to be amongst such good company. The artists featured are so talented.

  • Reply eeksten July 28, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    Hillary Bird is amazing! I love her!

  • Reply Holly of So Chic Decor July 28, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    I love the Hillary bird prints! Very unique!

  • Reply Melissa de la Fuente July 29, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    Ooh….that last artist is making my heart sing! “I freaking love you”! That is awesome & I am off to check out her whole shop. So vibrant and happy, it makes my whole day. :) Thanks hun!

  • Reply Janet July 29, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    Thanks so much for pulling this together, even late. I look forward to it every week!

  • Reply hillarybird July 30, 2010 at 2:16 am

    holly – thank you so much for featuring my work! i’m flattered to be included on your wonderful blog, and everyone’s comments have been so nice – i’m officially blushing!

  • Reply Susie M July 31, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    These are all great artists but I really love the style and use of color in the Hillary Bird works. They really catch my eye and are simple and fun.

  • Reply Lily August 2, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    I LOVE the black and white chicness of L’Daim Fille!

  • Reply Hickory August 2, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    The Hillary Bird works are incredible! I love the vintage feel to all of these pieces. I could easily see the bird piece at the very bottom as a great defining accent to a room- maybe over a mantel. It would look great with the room you described or with just a plain, simple, understated room as well.

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