Thursday, August 27, 2009

donald roller wilson

Ladies and Gentlemen... behold the paintings of Donald Roller Wilson! Roller actually lives in my hometown of Fayetteville, Arkansas. I invite you to find out more about him by visiting his website...I just can't find the words this Friday morning...but, oh! he's got em' all! xox
Cookie was certain...

Jack was Intensely Nervous About it all...

Little Tom and his Half Sister, Judy...

Shane and Puddin....

Kathleen, Seeing an Airborne Symbol...

(I cannot find a title-but adore this one)

It Could have been Airborne, or Not...

Jimmy and Richard, with Richard's Eyes Popping...

les zigouis

This imaginative designer caught my fancy on Poppytalk this morning and I can't stop thinking about her work! Her name is Barbara Berrada and her shop is les zigouis. I added her blog to my favorites too-she is just marvelous! (Thank you, Jan!)

and another...

Feather and Baubles Nest Wreath
Available in my etsy shop! xo

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Autumn Yarn Wreath

Well, here is one new something I've made!

Lovebirds Yarn Wreath
The magenta next to the greens on this wreath is much more striking in person.
More coming...slowly but surely. xo

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Mathilde de Turckheim

The new autumn issue of Small Magazine is online today! I'm always silly for the handmade jewelry they feature in their editorials...and today I found a prize in Mathilde de Turckheim! She's a Parisian jewelry designer who incorporates vintage found objects, fabric, beads and stitching in each of her one-of-a-kind handcrafted pieces.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Ben Strawn revisited

One of my favorite artists from my hometown, Ben Strawn is currently featured in the show, Call of the Wild at Gallery 1988 in San Francisco. Most are already sold but there are a few-like Swan below that are still available! Check out more of his work here. xo
acrylic on layered plexiglass
approx. 8 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches

acrylic on layered plexiglass
approx. 8 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches SOLD

acrylic on layered plexiglass
approx. 8 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches SOLD

Black Bear
acrylic on layered plexiglass
approx. 8 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches

Blue Bear
acrylic on layered plexiglass
approx. 8 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches SOLD

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Liz Demos... bringing your dreamy ideas to life!

My friend, Liz Demos-creator of @home-Savannah's sweet spot for vintage and homespun goodness is now offering her creative expertise for hire! Remember Halligan and Adam Smith's incredible wedding (featured on Once Wed and in Savannah Weddings this month)? Liz was the planner who so artfully orchestrated the two artist's ideas into the grand affair! Click here for contact info! xo

Friday, August 21, 2009

Summer Wheat

Amy at shopSCAD paid a visit to the studio of Summer Wheat yesterday and shared the highlights with me over the phone. Summer is getting ready to move to Brooklyn this week and Amy was lucky to sneak in one last studio visit. Summer is a fellow SCAD Painting grad who has developed an incredible method and style of work that I can only describe as new and spectacular. These photos really don't do her work justice. You must find an opportunity to get up close to appreciate her sculpted and sewn painting technique and be enveloped by their giant blanket-like size. Her work is on display at shopSCAD and if you're near Brooklyn she's going to be a featured artist this fall at Bric Contemporary Art. Catch her while you can, we think she's about to skyrocket into art stardom!
36" x 36" 2007

Ragdoll, detail

60" x 72" 2007

Granny Princess
16" x 20" 2008

16" x 20" 2008

I don’t describe my work as “abstract painting.” I see it as failed representational sculpture, and I love its failure. How can I make paint three-dimensional? How can I depict a subject matter that is more than its form? These are the questions that push me to abuse the purity of paint and uplift the awkward moments in human life. My paintings are full of messy human content: dorkiness, disappointment, humor and loss. -Summer Wheat

Thursday, August 20, 2009

LuckyYou Handmade

I'm waiting patiently to see if these new brooches of Sara Trickett's will end up in her etsy shop, LuckyYou Handmade! I didn't realize she was the better half of Neville Trickett (Saint Verde Digest) until yesterday. What a visionary couple! found via SFGirlbyBay xo

LuckyYou Handmade Man Brooches
styled cleverly by Sara with Mark Ryden Postcards.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


Channel your inner Julia with a swell apron handmade in Florida by Pamwares. Pam wrote me the kindest email and I'd like to thank her by highlighting her fetching aprons (her work also includes sweet fabric buntings and accessories). I'm especially fond of the modern fabric half-aprons. I want to wear them around town over my old plain skirts. Thanks, Pam! xo

Monday, August 17, 2009

Jessica Rogers Mixed Media

Amy at shopSCAD kindly sent me these images of new work by SCAD alumna, Jessica Rogers. She knew I'd love them as they are completely charming, silly, and a steal at $30 each! Call if you want to snatch one up for yourself! 912. 525.5180.
I Could Feel Myself Glowing

Woe is Me

One of Us Lived in a Perpetual State of Longing

Loving is all in the Blood

A Man with Eyes the Size of Clocks.

Available at shopSCAD, Savannah
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