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Inspired: Amy Sia

It’s been a while since I have shared any art with you all. As you may have noticed, I’ve been utterly consumed by life in general…but I do yearn to create again and I know I will, when the time is right.

In the meantime, I thought I would introduce you to a London based, textile designer that creates some truly beautiful work! Some of her pieces actually remind me of Monet’s Water Lilies, which I had the honor to view while in Paris, at the Musee de l’Orangerie. Her colors are more vibrant but the energy, pattern and luminescence is similar. A modern impressionist, Amy weaves colors together effortlessly, creating shimmering hues that seem to vibrate and shift before your eyes. Here are a few of my favorites…

Her entire portfolio can be seen here. Check out the fabulous iPhone cases and laptop skins featuring her gorgeous designs too!

Have a lovely Thursday.

xo,

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Etsy Love: Royal Wedding Souvenirs

The countdown is on and the Royal Wedding is just around the corner! Excited! I can’t help it. In fact, I couldn’t resist this sweet little mug from this Etsy shop

and I’m so tempted to get this tote…*sigh*…I’m such a sucker for romance.

I’ve accepted the fact that I won’t ever get that gorgeous sapphire ring but these will do nicely…

What about some decorations…this Union Jack bunting is darling…

And I just love this print

Every girl should own a crown…why not wear it around your neck? It’s more subtle, really.

Look at this lovely little necklace

Ooh and remember that gorgeous cobalt blue dress that Kate wore when they announced their engagement? Get your own version here. Perfectly lady like.

Okay…just one more…have sweet dreams of your own prince on this precious handmade pillow

Have a beautiful Thursday my friends. Will you be watching the big event?

xo,

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Etsy Love – Trish Grantham

Happy Tuesday! Hope your morning is going well.

Today, I have a new favorite, Portland artist to share with you. Her name is Trish Grantham and her work is absolutely delightful!

Back in early December, I attended the most lovely, curated Sunday Best Holiday Show with my friend Amy. It featured some of the best handmade art around. Trish had her table up front and was my first stop! I quickly purchased a stack of her gorgeous postcards and drooled over her wood & resin originals. One day, I will own one!

Her work makes me smile. I love the whimsical nature of it, the distinctive way she varies her line weight and of course, the layering of all those precious vintage papers! Her little characters are enchanting and authentic, conveying an unexpected dose of emotion and feeling. And yes, I’m a sucker for her birds! I’m a bird freak…I know.

Have a look….

Her paintings have been shown all over the world, including Tokyo, Sydney and London! Get your very own piece from her Etsy shop and check out her full gallery of work on her site.

So inspiring!

xo,

All images via TrishGrantham.com

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