Friday, February 29, 2008

Southern Stems

My good friend Leslie Wacker-who was responsible for the amazing flowers at my wedding-has just relaunched her website www.SouthernStems.com. The new site features more images of her beautiful work and I left it open the other day just to listen to the tunes! If you are planning a wedding or event anywhere in the Southeast-check out Southern Stems. She provides links for other great local vendors as well!

Above image property of Brooke Turner Photography


Jennifer Davis

Here are some images of paintings by Minneapolis artist, Jennifer Davis. To see more visit her website or purchase works on her Etsy site! She has an immense amount of work available to view online- see the info section of her website.








OpenAir
Above images are copyright Jennifer Davis

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

falling slowly



I don't know you
But I want you
All the more for that
Words fall through me
And always fool me
And I can't react
And games that never amount
To more than they're meant
Will play themselves out

Take this sinking boat and point it home
We've still got time
Raise your hopeful voice you have a choice
You've made it now

Falling slowly, eyes that know me
And I can't go back
Moods that take me and erase me
And I'm painted black
You have suffered enough
And warred with yourself
It's time that you won

Take this sinking boat and point it home
We've still got time
Raise your hopeful voice you had a choice
You've made it now

Take this sinking boat and point it home
We've still got time
Raise your hopeful voice you had a choice
You've made it now
Falling slowly sing your melody
I'll sing along

Found via d.Sharp's Journal-thanks!

Cuddlebugs Seeking Homes!

Here are some Pugs in search of permanent homes that are currently being fostered by Sepra or Southeast Pug Rescue and Adoption. They have a wonderful website where you can read all about the Pugs and their personalities, medical history, and eccentricities( a missing eye here, a diaper-wearer there-others are practically perfect!) There are also adoption and tips on raising Pugs. Many of these babies are puppy-mill rescues who are only now learning what real dog life should be like! These dogs are located from St. Louis to Georgia and Florida. I wish I could take them all!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Pepperhem

I love these graphic tees and onesies by Brooklyn artist, Pepperhem.
I just need to find me a bebe now!




groundwork

Check out fellow Columbia, South Carolina artist, Danna Ray and her Etsy shop: Groundwork. I love her line quality and the wood-burning she mixes in! She sells super affordable prints of her mixed media paintings- and she has one original left-The Perfect Spot see below- for only $95!

Another Girl at Play

I'm probably the last person to find this site- but just in case you haven't heard about it-here is the link: http://anothergirlatplay.com/and here is the premise:

"Behind every successful woman lies a tale of self-reliance, persistence, and the joy of following one's heart. Another Girl at Play shares over twenty-five of these stories, written by female artists and business owners from around the world.

Answering the same set of questions, each artist reveals their unique experiences, insights and wisdom on how they made their creative dream real. Understanding the importance of sharing information and taking the mystery out of living creatively, each artist donated their time to write about their artful career - answering questions from how they began to how they deal with the frustrations of being a creative entrepreneur. They share everything because they believe in the importance of living creatively and know that it's possible if only one tries.

Another Girl at Play not only shares the empowering stories of smart, artistic and unstoppable women but also wonderful links, useful resources and encouraging newsletters to help you either begin - or continue on - your creative path."
-excerpt from anothergirlatplay.com

Monday, February 25, 2008

The Francis Files


There is a section on The Humane Society's website called The Francis Files which features stories from those who feel an animal or animals have influenced their faith or whose faith has influenced their view of animals. There are only a few articles so far- but there is one that I thought to share with you titled, "Remembering Marie: Speaking about Pets with Passion and Faith" by Stephen H. Webb. The author's relationship with Marie reminded me of my Henry who passed away about four years ago. I think some people thought I had a pretty pathetic, irrational, and co-dependent relationship with that chubby old three-legged pug. I knew however that Henry was my constant companion through good times and bad. For seven years he was always simply content to be near me and that gave me comfort. Click here for the story. Maybe you have one of your own. I hope so.
Sneaky Henry

My niece Maggie and me with Henry

Moving Day to Savannah

A Coliseum of Collectibles

Did you see Martha Stewart's amazing prop library? She posted photos of her massive collection on her new blog. Stylists must check out the items which are all meticulously cataloged. I'd be much too afraid to work for Martha. I can just imagine myself accidentally knocking over this whole shelf of cake plates.


Images via The Martha Blog

Friday, February 22, 2008

Giselle Potter

Flora

Twins- available no_space gallery

Bride
above images copyright Giselle Potter

You probably know illustrator Giselle Potter from her amazing work with The Land of Nod, her funny Persiladvertisements, or from one of her many books. I thought I'd leave for the weekend with a few of her pieces which can be found on her charming website: www.gisellepotter.com I've included the links above to the galleries where her original art can be purchased. I also found out you can purchase her giclee prints online at her etsy shop!

There are Bundles of Russian Newspapers
available through Storyopolis

And Then We Do Our Compliments To The Chef
watercolor-available through Storyopolis

Holy Moly!

I almost fell off my computer stool when I saw that Victoria at SFgirlbybay had mentioned me today! Her blog is one I've been reading for the longest time and I've been fantasizing about getting her attention the entire time! I just cannot believe it! I have been feeling so out of touch and on the verge of giving up lately for a steady paycheck-but thanks to my friends and those in blogland who have been so supportive of me lately- Artsy Mama, Poppytalk, Victoria-and today my friend, Liz Demos from @Home!-I can't help but take this good energy and persevere!!
(BTW- Jackson won First Prize in the First Grade division of the Science Fair-Way to Go, Action Jackson!)

Thursday, February 21, 2008

An invitation to you...

If you're in the Atlanta area-I would love for you to join us March 4th, drop-in from 6-8!
I'm already having "no-one's coming to my party anxiety!"
R.S.V.P by March 1st!
Please come!

I'm not really asking, this is an order!
If you have questions-write me: katierunnels@yahoo.com
or phone shopSCAD 404-816-0247

XoXO

Thank you Artsy Mama!

A huge thank you to Kari aka Artsy Mama for sharing my work with her readers! It was my first blog interview-and I hope I managed to share a little helpful knowledge among my ramblings. I did at least divulge my favorite antiques and collectibles haunt! Thank you Kari! Your support of my work is appreciated more than you know! Click on Artsy Mama above to view the post.

Jackson's Splendid Project

This Flower Report is brought to you by my super-smart and talented nephew, Jackson. He is obviously a natural in front of the camera as this was done in one take as it was 30 minutes past his bedtime! What will he choose? Science? Film? Journalism? The world is his oyster! xoxo
Good luck at the Science Fair Jackson! If Aunt Katie were judging- you'd win first prize!

video

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Dolan Geiman

Here's a little bird and barn candy courtesy Chicago artist Dolan Geiman. For more-visit his etsy site and his blog Daily Dolan (its on hiatus until March-but lots of good posts from the past!)




Cute Overload



Any bad day can be turned around with a visit to Cute Overload!
I have to get my daily fix or else!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Domino- the Final Frontier


*Click on image to enlarge

When Amy Zurcher and I began shopSCAD we faced a lot of naysayers! Everything from the name to our display fixtures were poo-pooed - and loudly! Although, within a few months it was quite exciting and satisfying to see our efforts noticed in national publications. While I am no longer associated with the shop- I still feel as though I have bragging rights- and I want to especially applaud the work Amy has done to take shopSCAD to a new level! ShopSCAD, shopSCAD Atlanta, and shopSCADonline, have been mentioned in all the great magazines such as Vogue, Elle Decor, Country Home, Blueprint, Lucky, Mary Engelbreit's Home Companion, Cottage Living, and now........Domino! We both love the magazine and Amy couldn't have been more thrilled to meet style editor, Rita Konig! Rita has put together a lovely article that I think captures the old-world glamour and moodiness that we love most about Savannah. I've always thought Domino was the only equivalent we had in the States that compared to my British favorite Elle Decoration. Ok-I'm done buffing my trophy of No Shame. But stay tuned... ShopSCAD is about to undergo some big changes!

Could one day very easily be me...

Elizabeth Sweetheart -fabric designer
Photo by Tina Tyrel via NYMAG

New York Magazine ran this great article on five monochromatic-dressing New Yorkers yesterday- visit here. The article was written by Joanna Goddard - an editor and the blogger behind A Cup of Jo. Its quite interesting how these things come about. I was immediately struck by Mrs. Sweetheart ensconced in green as I think that could one day very easily be me. Its a slippery slope. Not that she isn't fabulous- but I look terrible in green and I'm asking now for someone to kindly intervene.

Monday, February 18, 2008

gypsy and twink

One of my favorite Etsy shops is Gypsy and Twink. The artist has such a clever concept. I love the shapes and colors-and anyone who can collage that neatly is deeply mystifying to me! If I had a child I would love to group these (on a high shelf) in their room! I would love the "Little Yellow Tree with Bird" on my own desk!

Pink Birds