Don’t you love that anticipation after you’ve ordered something special, knowing that anytime your little bundle will arrive addressed to you? My order arrived from Restless Things and I just adore every bit of it…
(image from holly becker for decor8.)
Here are some fabulous prints that caught my attention today over at Thumbtack Press, who happens to have a very strong collection of prints online featuring the work of some of my favorite artists. I’m hoping that you’ll enjoy them along with me. :)
I adore Bride Diving by Penelope Dullaghan and Gossip by Chris Silas Neal. I always seem to go for images of girls jumping, not because I secretly have thoughts of suicide or anything (he he), more because I am constantly jumping into new things and love the thrill of just getting involved in something I’m passionate about. Also shown above is Bluebell by Lilly Piri and Presagio di Primavera by Gianluca Fol?. Drool.
And finally, Don’t You Leave Me Here by Matthew Woodson. Isn’t this a melancholy, tender, emotionally charged glimpse into the life of the modern relationship? We all have fears of being abandoned at times and I think artist Matthew Woodson did such a great job capturing this emotion here.
(images from thumbtack press.)
It’s called The Moldy Doily (he he) and features mostly fashion related things — I really like them, and I adore her fashion inspired paintings too — I just love seeing gorgeous clothing and bright over-done makeup (don’t we all), it’s quite lovely I think and makes me think of posters and store presentations I recall seeing on past vacations to Paris. This painting is my favorite because I like the imagery and colors here and I think the message is quite true as funny as it may sound at first, “The strongest weapon in the world – the teenage girl.”
Speaking of fashion, Ez wrote a piece on her blog today called Holly’s Fashion Corner that I think is the sweetest thing ever. :) I sent her some links yesterday showing her some clothes that I’d love to own based on a recent shopping trip to Nordstrom and she posted them. What a good friend she is to construct an entire post about it. Thank you, Ez.
(images from kime buzzelli)
Remember last Fall when I took you on a tour of Enna’s shop in Hannover, Germany (tour here)? I remember the reaction from readers when they saw the darling wall of trees that she hand painted using stencils cut from cardboard.
In fact, we did a little workshop together when I was over there where we created stencils using pizza and cereal boxes and stamps out of foam and did some printing on fabric — it was so much fun. I can’t wait to go back this year to do more creative projects with her, especially since there’s a yummy Portuguese bakery next door to her shop and we like to get goodies there for snacking as we work. :)
Due to an overwhelming amount of readers and friends asking how to duplicate the look on their own wall, Enna has created a line of wall decals so you can just peel and stick trees all over your walls, arranging them how she has in her shop or you can stick just one or two around wherever you please. I think it would be cute to stick a row of trees at the very bottom of a window or glass door.
(top image taken by holly becker, all others from anne wendlandt)