I’m an avid reader of more blogs than I can count. But when I ran across the Lovely Blogger List
this week I was immediately flooding my reader with tons of new, fresh and beautiful blogs to follow. I think it’s such a wonderful idea to create a hub for all these beautiful corners of the web to share experiences, learn new things and be inspired!
If you are interested in getting your blog on this lovely list visit this page
and post an entry on your blog with info and photos about what you create and what inspires you.
My name is Lindsey Elisabeth Fowler. I recently graduated with a BFA in interior design (focusing on retail, hotels and restaurants) from the Columbus College of Art & Design
. While in school I also dabbled with a bunch of different mediums and got a minor in Art History focusing on the classics. I grew up in the west where I lived in Utah and Oregon but moved out to Ohio where I finished school and found a university. My family moved back out west but I fell in love with a midwestern boy and got married in August of 2009 (pictures coming soon!). We have a goofy dog, Logan who keeps me company during the day and a silly bunny, Colonel Brandon who makes us laugh at night.
When I graduated there were no jobs to be found so I spent my days at my desk creating as much as I could to keep my skills sharp as well as help pay the bills (we were planning a wedding after all). I love jewelry making, sewing, drawing, printmaking, paper craft, photography, baking, trying to cook and upholstery. I’m always playing with new mediums and often say I have too many hobbies for my own good.
I’m inspired by so many things. I have a large collection of vintage books. I love the classics and collect vintage copies of Jane Austin novels. When I have nothing to read I love to re-read an old favorite from a new book. I think it almost gives it a new life to read it from a different edition. I get a lot of inspiration from my background in art history. I find the colors and drama of the baroque and northern renaissance very inspiring and keep my art books close at hand. I always have my google reader tabbed on my browser and check it just about every hour to see what blogs have updated. I love seeing what other people are creating and it keeps me motivated to try new things and keep exploring.
I currently run a few shops on etsy, but my original and most widely known is Lost & Fawned
, a jewelry shop consisting of vintage jewelry and my own creations inspired by vintage art and photos. While I’m creating I love to open my old green jewelry box full of vintage costume jewelry and turn on a movie such as anything from BBC’s Jane Austin series, an old classic from my Fred and Ginger collection or something else from the MGM glory days and just work for hours.
I recently started both a home division
and a destash shop
on etsy as well. My home division
features vintage and antique pieces for the kitchen, library, walls and any other nook or cranny. I love bundling vintage books together by theme or color and listing them as a collection. I also create handmade bunting, pillow shams and beautiful pillow forms made out of vintage floral sheets. I’m constantly playing with new ideas for all my shops and try to keep them as fresh as possible.