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Pancake Meow

I was reading my tweets after lunch today and one of my contacts, myblueberrynight from Geralyn Design, sent me a link to online shop Pancake Meow. I love Twitter, I can receive updates and links from you, friends of decor8, all day long. Very exciting.

Anyway Pancake Meow is filled with kawaii finds and the prints by shop owner Leslie Dallion are especially cute. I love her Decole and Cram Cream imports from Japan too. Leslie, who is a miniature dessert artist, also sews, draws, makes music with her band called The Lolligags, and designs digital prints. She’s one hot little number.

(image from pancake meow)

Posted in Arts + Crafts on February 04, 2009

Amy Kligman Art

I wrote about artist and designer Amy Kligman today over at Real Simple, don’t miss it, it’s worth checking out for sure. You can learn all about Amy here.

Sadly BlueFlip Art, where Amy sold prints at one time, closed up shop and I’m not sure where you can order prints of her work currently. Amy if you are reading, please let us know and if you don’t sell them online consider opening a shop. Please, your work is tops.

Happy Friday everyone! I’ll be back in a moment with a travel post from Iceland and an interview with a top photographer… stay tuned.

(image from amy kligman)

Posted in Arts + Crafts on January 30, 2009

PDF Fun with Wren & Chickadee

Affordable and fun! I love the idea of printing out a PDF file to create your own gift tags, labels, cards, and more. Smart crafty girl Ez from Wren & Chickadee just launched this PDF idea in her shop and I think it could be the start of a potential trend on Etsy. It’s a really clever idea especially in this economy. What do you think?


The balloon animals are my favorite PDF and only $6, a great affordable option for stationery lovers. Way to go Ez!

(images from wren & chickadee)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, stationery on January 29, 2009

Paintings By Jennifer Davis

I feel like sharing a new painting in my home from artist Jennifer Davis. It’s called Girl and it looks so pretty on my blue wall in the living room. Jennifer’s work really inspires me. You  know that feeling when you just ‘click’ with a piece of art or the work of a particular artist? It’s like that. {Click} I was hooked the first time I found Jennifer and the love affair hasn’t ended. To date I own a limited edition print and 8 original paintings from Ms. Davis. Don’t do the math, I know I’ve spent some cash. But I have a serious art crush. I always find a way to afford art that I love, even if it means wearing last year’s coat and cutting my own hair. People drop cash on clubbing, their pets, cigarettes, eating out… I’ll stay home for a month just to afford a painting.

This is one that I purchased back in June called Coffee. I love it because the house I lived in before this one was a converted barn and my current home is a converted carriage house (names of the horses are on the beams in our home – Goldie, Maud, and Silver!) and so my cutie man and I have this running joke that we’ll never get away from the horses. I purchased the painting so that no matter where we end up living happily ever after, I’ll always remember our little country life.

Who do you follow (artist)? Share a link, please!

(images by holly becker for decor8)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, etsy on January 28, 2009

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