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Beautiful, simple, affordable and colorful. Perfect gifts.

Gift Wrap Ideas

Gift Wrap Ideas

Gift Wrap Ideas

Gift Wrap Ideas

Lovely gifts from The Sweetest Occasion. You can find tutorials to the ideas shown above here, here, here and here. Enjoy!

(images: the sweetest occasion)

Posted in Arts + Crafts on December 20, 2011

Wishlist: Art From Etsy

Hello everyone! After pulling together my 14 favorite things from Etsy, I thought I’d do a little round-up of over 30 prints for you from some of my favorite Etsy sellers since many are looking for affordable gifts right now. Prints from artists and photographers are a very sweet thing to send, especially for friends who live far away because prints are flat and light so they’re easy to mail. I love receiving art as a gift, whether it ends up in a frame or on the inspiration wall behind my desk, I always make a place for it. The best part is, whenever I see it I think of the special person who gave it to me and that’s always so nice. Here are some current favorites from Etsy that you may like – enjoy!

Etsy Prints Round Up

1 & 2: Maria Elina.

Etsy Prints Round Up

3. Shannon Blue photo and 4. Shannon Blue photo magnets.

Etsy Prints Round Up

Etsy Prints Round Up

5 & 6: Coco de Paris and 7 & 8: PRRINT.

Etsy Prints Round Up

9. All prints from Little Brown Pen.

Etsy Prints Round Up

10 & 11. United Thread.

Etsy Prints Round Up

Etsy Prints Round Up

12 & 13. Handz and 14 & 15: Laura Amiss.

Etsy Prints Round Up

16. All prints from Lily Moon.

Etsy Prints Round Up

17 & 18: The Wheatfield.

Etsy Prints Round Up

19. Eye Poetry Photography and 20. Bett Norris.

Etsy Prints Round Up

21 & 22: Dear Pumpernickel.

Etsy Prints Round Up

23 & 24: Mister Hope.

Etsy Prints Round Up

25 & 26: Jennifer Davis.

Etsy Prints Round Up

Etsy Prints Round Up

27 & 28: SLG Designs, 29: Shelby Healey and 30. Louisest Art.

Did you spot anything that you may like to send? Anything for yourself? I just love that David Bowie print (No.20)!

(images: linked to sellers above.)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, etsy on December 01, 2011

Rie Elise Larsen

I always feel a surge of energy whenever I visit the website of Danish designer Rie Elise Larsen. Her work fills me with ideas and I always feel more creative whenever I visit her site for a browse. It’s fun to see what she’s up to and her current collection is just gorgeous. I love the zing of fresh green, neon pink, hot orange and the other crisp brights. I also like seeing pastels with graphic black and white. Perfection!

Rie Elise Larsen

Rie Elise Larsen

Rie Elise Larsen

Rie Elise Larsen

Rie Elise Larsen

Rie Elise Larsen

Rie Elise Larsen

Rie Elise Larsen

Rie Elise Larsen

Rie Elise Larsen

I found a video (below) of this talented lady showing how to make a fun ‘Julekugler’.

I love watching people make things, don’t you? I’m a huge fan of her work and a customer, I have some lamps, cloth cords and ornaments from her that I purchased at local shop Sommerfugl owned by my good friend Daniela. Isn’t Rie Elise Larsen such an inspiring creator? I think so!

(images: rie elise larsen)

Posted in Arts + Crafts on November 23, 2011

Sweet William: New Prints

I’ve talked about Sweet William before since I’ve been a fan for quite awhile… I guess that’s why I perked up when I noticed a bit of a new direction in their recent work and felt incredibly inspired by it! I admire designers and artists who experiment outside of their comfort zone (and of that of their clients) and like this fresh look into the creative mind of Sweet William. They’re not changing their overall aesthetic at all, but they did just add-in a couple of new archival quality prints of paintings that are a bit different from all of their other things. And I like it…

Sweet William Prints

Sweet William Prints

I think it is daring and needed (for our own sanity!) at times to break things up. What do you think? Most artist reps out there would frown on my opinion and I can see why as one does need to be consistent and marketable with their vision and work to stay afloat, BUT I still applaud it when creatives allow themselves space and freedom to experiment and evolve.

When money enters the room, we tend to stick to creating what sells and forget the fact that we began as a creator, as an artist, and that we owe it to ourselves to let our passion and vision come before money and fame. I am such a believer in this.

I think these prints are great – nice work, Sweet William!

(images: sweet william)

Posted in Arts + Crafts on November 17, 2011

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