If you need a literary escape to hep you push through these last winter months, do yourself a favor and pick up a copy of Wildwood by Colin Meloy with illustrations by Carson Ellis. Wildwood is a novel (yes, an illustrated novel, not a picture book) that tells the story of a girl named Prue who must find strength when her little brother is carried off by a flock of crows and whisked to a nearby wilderness. It’s everything a modern fairy tale should be.
You can also now get the sequel, Under Wildwood if you can’t get enough.
Decorating for the holidays with tinsel and fake snow isn’t for everyone. One of my favorite decorating details is as simple as switching out the art in your favorite frame. I leave my holiday prints in the frame behind the year-round art. When it comes time to make the house festive, I take the frame down and swap the prints around. Instant cheer!
Here are some winter prints (and some original editions) that are singing to me this year.
Clockwise from Top Left: 1. Reindeer by Sharon Montrose $25 // 2. Midwinter Daydream by Elle Moss $18 // 3. LOVE from The Calm Gallery $55.66 // 4. Mr. Frostie from The Calm Gallery $71.57 // 5. Original Etching of Deer by Fleurografie $119 // 6. Winter by Irene Sophia $16 // 7. My Heart by Bold & Noble $69 // 8. Bearly There by Hisss $14 // 9. Winter Horses by Kevin Russ $15 // 10. Winter is Coming by Gabriella Barouch $22.88 // 11. Deer Lady! by Sandra Dieckerman $18 // 12. Howard the Christmas Elf by Lost & Fawned $16
This week’s Covet is NS Pottery. Natalie crafts beautiful stoneware jewelry and homegoods with function and impeccable taste. She is even up for the Martha Stewart American Made Award this year! You can vote for her here. Congrats Natalie!
I have been stock-piling photographs for years. I loved the idea of opening a photo or card shop on etsy, but the start-up costs in printing, packaging, etc. made it a far off dream. And then a light bulb went off this week. Let Society 6 do my printing, packaging and shipping for me! Plus, they have the capability of also printing iphone cases, stationary, canvas prints and framed prints.
I stayed up until the wee hours last night reformatting photos and uploading them to my new Society 6 Photo Shop. It’s a great week to open my shop too since they now have Iphone 5 Cases (as well as Iphone 4, 4S & 3) and free worldwide shipping on all items!
Here are some of my favorite item combinations in the introductory collection…
I still have a boatload of photos to go through, so stay tuned for new additions. I plan to keep my prices as affordable as possible. Be sure to check out my Society 6 Iphone Case review for more information on the cases. Having purchased a number of prints, including the print above our bed I can vouch that they are beautifully printed.
I’m just getting started, so please stop by my shop and ‘promote’, pin, stumble, facebook and share! Also, be sure to let me know what you like! Feedback will drive this collection.
This week’s Covet is all about Ruby Taylor Illustration. I ran across her spread from Flamingo Magazine on Pinterest and had to know more. You can also see her work on the Just Us Collective or on her blog.
All images property of Ruby Taylor Illustration. Feel free to pin and share, but please link lovingly.
I started this post with a theme in mind, but before I knew it it evolved into a “things I like” post. Oh well. I tried. Anyways, here is a collection of art I am digging this month. I don’t have room in my home for all of it, but I do on this blog.
This past weekend I was I took a trip to the local Akron Art Museum and my favorite exhibit was SuperNatural, featuring landscapes by Barry Underwood (and Bruce Chesefsky). If you have a chance to visit and see Barry Underwood’s work in a larger scale, you really should. I’m a sucker for landscapes as it is, but his use of technology and color in the natural landscape really made my heart sing.
Visit the website of Barry Underwood for more of his work, mission and upcoming shows.
Last night Jared and I both found ourselves entranced by the process of Riusuke Fukahori. He uses a meticulous method of painting carefully layered resin to create 3-dimensional goldfish floating in various found containers.
More images from his “Goldfish Salvation” Exhibition that just closed in London, visit this album by Dominic Alves. Or check out the video below to see the artist in action.
Photos courtesy of Dominc Alves.