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Monday, February 21, 2011

Charming Art Collection, Really.

There's something unexpected and delightful about a collection of little art. It can take the most boring corner of a hallway or tiny strip of wall and turn it into a little surprise.   Eng Gee Fan also known as Minifanfan is this weeks pick for me.
Visit her wonderful website and you will find Eng Gee Fan,
currently works as an artist / illustrator in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
she loves bob hair, minimalism, gigs, drawing and handmade.
if you like her works, please funding her further study via purchase in her ETSY.
contact her about commissions, collaborations, and ideas here.
Happy Drawing for Happy People.
Her style charms me.  Her faces make me smile.  The hats they wear are darling.  Look closely and you might see that each one of these little works of art is actually a charm for a necklace.  Added Bonus Alert!
So...maybe this little collection could grace your closet...and you could choose a different charm to wear from your collection.   Wearable art collections.  Hmmmmmmm.   I'm off to try on some of my paintings.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Tweets From Italy....

It's so much fun to read what etsy artists write in their profiles. At her etsy storefront dimdi , the lovely Irene had me at:
My name is Irene.I'm an italian artist. I live in a lovely land of Italy where the nature and the animals are the principal richness.
I love the animals and nature ... these are the principal inspirations of my art!

"Um, hello, Irene?  This is Curlin from the lovely land of Austin.  Can we be best friends?"

Her original watercolors of birds (and other lovely animals) make me want to spend an afternoon in her kitchen gabbing about all things art and animals and woodland menageries.  And can you say affordable, most original 8x10 pieces are $25.

Is it just me or do all of her watercolor creatures look as if they just remembered a funny little story?  It's hard to pinpoint which brush stroke makes it so...but give a look and tell me what you see.

I highly recommend adding an dimdi original to your collection.  For the gorgeous swirls she glides onto the paper.   And almost as important, to me, the swirls of detail and color she chooses to leave out.

She captures the essence of her subjects with the least amount of brush strokes possible.  Her work is spare and light.  Which I think makes her a fine feathered artist to be sure!

Monday, February 07, 2011

Color Me Happy!

What a fun way to start my day!!! I'm going to pull together a wonderful colorful guest room in about an hour  with the help of some seriously talented furniture makers & designers.  On the wall above the bed, I'd have to start with these...fabric covered horse shoes from  Hable Construction. At just $18 a piece, i think we should do a whole grid of them on a wall above our red lattice bed from Furniturea.
The curve of the horse shoes set against the grid of the lattice bed makes me whinny with glee.  But look!  This is no ordinary lattice...it's wonky...slightly askew....just the way i LOVE things.  Now let's throw down a wonderful plaid rug fromCompany C.

I do love a good plaid and this one is restrained  (not stuffy, tho) and so joyful.  I would have to jump wildly on the red lattice bed that sat upon this beauty.

And now for a moment of calm ....in our all white bedroom, naturally. I would add a lovely chair from Furniturea ( After all I'd need some place to sit after all my bed-jumping.)
And here is the table I would sit beside our chair.  A lovely organic shape from Thompson Rustic Furnishings to play off all the right angles.  A beautiful table on which to sit my thorazine drip!  Gawd, I'm going to need to calm down I'm so excited about this room!

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