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Linn Olofsdotter {Illustration}

This is so cool. I have to share. I mentioned Linn Olofsdotter in an earlier post and that I wanted to do some digging to learn more about her and check this out — she lives in Portland, OR! Originally from Sweden she is quite a talented illustrator and has landed many impressive contracts with Samsung, Green Peace, Oilily, Levi’s, La Perla, and Computer Arts Magazine to name a few.

“Linn originally moved to Brazil to start up a motion graphics studio with her husband and creative partner before working as a senior art director at a Boston advertising agency. These past work and travel experiences helped to inform her illustrations, which still begin with hand-drawn images.”

Her website is lovely but you’ll flip when I tell you she also has an Etsy shop. I love the color and energy in her work, so happy to see she sells some of it as prints, exciting!

(images from linn olofsdotter)

Posted in Arts + Crafts on January 23, 2009

Inspired By: Joana Vasconcelos

Three words for this: Pimp my piano. Okay four. NOW. This is amazing. When I grow up I want to be Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos and live in the land of crochet pianos… Talk about doily love. This takes the doily to a whole new level. I so want something like this for my white flat screen television to give it some texture so it looks less plastic fantastic.

(image from joana vasconcelos via: beijoterias )

Posted in Arts + Crafts on January 21, 2009

Nahcotta Exhibition – Inspired: This I Believe!

I’m not officially back to blogging yet (I’m back Jan. 7th) but I just had to write about this for those of you in New England since this event kicks off on Friday at the popular Nahcotta gallery in historic downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire (they also run the show and website for tiny art called The Enormous Tiny Art Show).

I happen to be part of the show (I was so excited when they asked me), it is called “Inspired: This I Believe” and includes the words and artwork of writers, editors, artists, community activists, bloggers, business owners and teachers. Some of whom I’m honored to be alongside of include Maria Vettese, Marisa Haedike, Stephanie Congdon Barnes, Amy Ruppel, Mati McDonough, Jennifer Judd-McGee, Jen Renninger, and more!

The goal is to inspire recognition and respect for the differing beliefs of others (read more about it here). I submitted an essay, which you can read at Nahcotta between January 2 – February 1, called My Declaration of Interdependence. You are invited to attend the opening reception this Friday, January 2 from 5-8 pm if you’d like.

Nahcotta, 110 Congress Street, Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

(image from nahcotta)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, events + markets, travel, walls on December 31, 2008

La Marelle {Darling Things from France}

You just may fall in love with La Marelle if you haven’t already heard of this darling online shop. Specializing in paper products and gifts designed largely by French artists with a few Australians and others added in, you’re in for a real treat. I’m so pleased that their website is also available in English as most French websites that I find and fall in love with I usually do not post  because a good percentage of us cannot read it. A high five to La Marelle for making their site more accessible. Here’s just a peek at what you can expect to find…

I particularly like the cardboard suitcases for storage and the pencil boxes, so much prettier than the typical Crayola metal tins!

I love many of French illustrative styles… heaven, aren’t they?

(images from la marelle)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, shopping, stationery on December 23, 2008

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