Wednesday, April 30, 2008

EtsyBloggers Street Team Feature: Stormydesigns

For April 2008, the EtsyBloggers Street Team chose Stormydesigns to be the featured seller! So here are some lovely items from that dear Etsian :)

From top left to bottom right: Psychedelic Cuff 3, polymer clay; Blue Paw Drop Earrings; Ladybug Buttons, polymer clay; and Abstract Designer Vase, polymer clay.

I think the ladybug buttons are my favourite - they're just too cute! Imagine them on a knitted cardigan...mmm, so cute! :)

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

New Item!

I've just listed a new item in my artbyangie Etsy store! :) It's my first digital print, in a simillar style to my Jellybeans work.


So, I joined DeviantART today! If anyone else is out there on it - let's be friends! Add, add add!

This is just a screen shot of the beginning of my profile there...I have a lot to add... :)

Thursday, April 24, 2008

New Painting: La Petite Forest

I painted this awhile ago, but I just never got around to posting it. So, since it was really sunny out (my scanner is at work, where I am not), I decided to take some photos of it. I really like it, and I have some ideas to do some pieces that are similar to it.

The inspiration: I lived in the country all my life, in a bilingual community. So I was constantly surrounded by tons of trees, and by people using English and French interchangeably. This is the result of that childhood influence: a forest of cute little trees, with a title that is both French and English.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Brooch Addiction

I have found lately, that I am immensely drawn to all the cute little brooches on Etsy. I feel an addiction coming on.... You can find all these in my favourites, but I'm putting them here as well :)

Top left to bottom right: Felt and Cotton Fabric Flower Brooch, by Whimsy House; Colorful Brooch in Pink and Turquoise, by FromHollandWithLove; It's a brooch, no it's a pendant; by lwhelan; Reproduction Vintage Flower Brooch, by LilyBeFunky.

I love the bright colours of all of these brooches....LilyBeFunky's brooch is the one that started this obsession actually - I found her through Chat :)

Top left to bottom right: White Orchid Brooch, by lupin; Recycled silk and demin corsage, by clothcat; Brassbird Brooch, by ShereDesign; Large white sakura brooch, by cremetangerine.

I think my sudden obsession with them stems from the fact that they go with pretty much anything....and they can change any outfit up - they are the perfect accessory, especially for the soon to come summer time!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

A Little Shopping Spree!

I just want to pop in to say hello, tomorrow I should have a new feature, and by the end of the week - it should be regular posts: because my finals will be done then...woo hoo!

Anyways, I had a little shopping mishap last night. It wasn't a "bad" mishap, but I went on a little shopping spree :) There were some awesome SNS (Saturday Night Specials) going on, that I just had to! I got some custom magnets from kittycrossbones and some cute ponytail holders from jackandjane :) I'm so excited to get them! :)

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Inspiring Music: El Tango De Roxanne

I'm not sure if this can really be considered "inspirational"... but I've been playing it over and over again while I've been creating, so I consider if inspirational. It's funny when and how a creative urge comes - and tonight, it's this song. I love the Moulin Rouge movie though, so I'm sure that has something to do with it :).

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Etsy Love: LaurenAlexander

So, it's been a while since I've really written in this dear blog of mine - but it's that time of year again - the time when students don't really have a life; final examination time. Anywho, I've found a little time today, and so I'm going to post about an artist who I've recently found on Etsy, LaurenAlexander.

Lauren uses watercolors in an amazing whimsical way, layering them and in doing so, capturing the translucent properties of the medium so perfectly!

I would have to say that out of all of them, her Goldfish would have to be my favourite - just because of the warm colours of the fish contrast so well with the cooler colours of its surroundings; and you can feel so much motion and life in the piece! Truly, a unique, wonderful artist!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Large Prints

In a couple hours I will be going to the printers to see how the large prints turn out...the fate of the large prints rest on this moment....fingers crossed.


Update: SUCCESS! (enough said :)

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Larger Prints....Maybe

So this isn't for sure....but I might be getting larger prints for my Jellybeans store. Before the fireworks go off, I'm just researching this right now, so I'm not sure yet if it's a go...but if it is; then they'll most likely be 10 x 15" (standard size). I'm also looking at shipping options and costs as well. And I'm not sure yet if they'll be open or limited edition prints

Some magic came my way, and made this option potentially possible. And I know that larger prints have been requested before, and I haven't been able to fulfill. maybe possibly...well have to see :) (fingers crossed)

Friday, April 4, 2008

Busy night...

It's been a busy night, full of homework and the like. But I decided to take a small break...and I ended up carving two little apple stamps out of easy cut lino...and I stamped them all pretty on some natural toned paper and a brown envelope (100% recycled :)... and also by updating my blog, I'm having some time off from studying :)

These won't be up for awhile, I have to make more so that I can post a nice pretty set. As of this moment, this poor little card is all alone.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Inspiring Music: "Anyone else but you" - The Moldy Peaches

I watch Juno a couple nights ago, and I feel in love with this song....I love other songs in the movie too, that will probably get posted in this blog. But I promised myself, just one song at a time. Enjoy! (Press Play to start it).

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Etsy Love: cathynichols

Today I'm featuring the artworks of Cathy Nichols. Her paintings are so pretty and so bright and colourful, and perfect for spring! She works with mixed media - a style / method that I really enjoy, and am personally experimenting in myself! I personally find that mixed media pieces have so much interest in them, because of all the varying and contrasting textures, patterns and materials.

From top left to bottom right: Sanctuary, Print; Sunny Morning, Print; Duet, Print; Out on a Limb, Print.

Her store is simply wonderful, you must give it a look! And her banner (for those on Etsy), is just amazing!