Going to art school was pretty cool. And it’s proving to still be very cool, even though I’m now almost 3 years out. Over the years I have really enjoyed watching friends put together and present their senior theses. This one by Pallavi Sen may be one of my favorites (it’s at least a tie with Ms. Emily Rickard). Check out more of Pallavi’s work here.
Well done Pallavi! Congrats!
the King of Van Horn by Christina Shaffell
In a spare few minutes, Jared went through all (well a bunch) of the animal prints at Society 6 and picked some favorites. I just went through them and narrowed them down to common ground. We still need to go through all the other categories, but it’s a start. I think there may be a winner or two in here for our abode, but time will tell. I noticed a theme of the ever-trendy mounted bust throughout our picks. And we are gravitating to buffaloes, bears and naturally deer.
what have we done by Trevor Nicholls
Mo ‘deer’ by Dzeri29
Snowy Owl by Anna Degan
A Deer Wearing Gym Socks by Charmaine Olivia
Surrounded by Jamie Mills
Bubo Bubo by Helen Vine
White Buffalo’s Hollow by Ysabel Price
Soooo would it be totally bizarre to have this guy blown up extra large in our room? He makes us both laugh and I think he needs to find a spot in our home somewhere. This winking bear is by illustrator Jamie Mitchell and we found it on Society 6.
Society 6 is my new favorite print shop. Artists, designers and illustrators post their work and every time a print, canvas, iphone case, t-shirt, etc. is purchased the artist gets a cut. They retain the rights to their work and in the case of prints controls the size and price. They are affordable and print on-demand to avoid waste.
I spent the entire evening browsing the thousands of prints currently available. I’m totally overwhelmed now with affordable options for our home. Charmaine Olivia and Jamie Mills even list prints here. Over the next couple days Jared and I need to narrow down some options for our frames. We may even treat ourselves to a stretched canvas if we really fall in love with something. I’ll try to post some of my picks here later tonight. Which are your favorites?
Maybe more people would use public transportation if bus passes were this amazing. Oh, the good old days… See more over at Kindraishere.
Don’t forget to set your clocks forward today. And don’t feel guilty if you stay in bed and hour later. It’s Sunday. Get some sleep (unlike me obviously, who’s internal clock is so sharp it compensated for the time change and woke me up at 8 anyways).
Our snow is melted again for the moment. Here’s hoping that’s the last of it for the winter. I would really like to wear a sundress.
We have been slacking around the house, hence the lack of updates on that. We needed some time to recover after the mad dash to move in. We’re starting to feel motivated again and will be pulling the trigger on carpet for the second floor this week, which means we will have a couple of weeks to finish the painting upstairs before it arrives. I also need to settle on a light fixture to fill the gaping hole in our living room ceiling.
Time for me to get back to work. I have the day off tomorrow and plan to get some things done around here as well as in the shops. I had a little ruch of creativity yesterday and made a new little mini-series of necklaces I think you’ll like. Stay tuned.
I have a lovely giveaway winner to start the day! Without further ado…
Congratulations to Taylor of Taylor Made! I will contact you soon regarding your prize.
Thank you so much to everyone who entered. I received the print I purchased from Elsita and it is so beautiful in person. The print quality is amazing and the silhouette is so dark and velvety black. I can’t wait to get it framed and put it up in our new foyer. A big thank you to Elsita of course! Be sure to visit her shop to see her full collection.
I was introduced to the work of Elsita by Evita of the Happy Heathen who featured one of Elsita’s beautiful papercut prints in her upcoming holiday shopping guest post. Ever since I have been absolutely enchanted by the intricate detail and beautiful artistry of these amazing paper cuts. Each one tells a story and all are fascinating to examine.
I purchased My Heart is My Home in celebration of the purchase of our first home. Elsita was kind enough to offer one lucky Lost & Fawned reader an 8.5 x 11 print of their own!
A winner will be chosen at random on Sunday, December 12th at 9:oo PM EST. I will announce the winner right here the next day. Good luck!
I had the most wonderful surprise in my in-box today! Months ago I purchased the Oregon letterpress print from the Birds & Blooms of the 50 States series by Dutch Door Press. The plan has always been to get one for every state we have lived in.
Well Mara and Anna have finally released the next set in the series and announced when the rest will be available. I’m so excited! Ohio and Utah (the last two I need) are already available for pre-order. They will look lovely in our hallway next to the Oregon bird. I only wish we had lived in more states so I could get a whole bunch of them. Did I mention these are letterpressed?
Check out when the rest of the states will be available in this handy diagram from their e-mail announcement. Which states would you get?
This discovery comes courtesy of Jared (the husband). I’ve always been drawn to art that takes common, inexpensive materials (like paper and thread) and elevates them to something of value and beauty. I spent this afternoon pouring over Anna-Wili Highfield‘s website. Her paper animal sculptures are some of the most stunning pieces of art I have seen in a long time. The daughter of a puppeteer with a degree in Fine Arts who also worked at the Opera Australia for a period of time, Anna clearly has the creativity bone and an eye for beauty.
I love the birds. I think they all have such life and personality. Jared was really drawn to the sewn paper cow bust. See more of Anna’s paper creatures here in her gallery. Which is your favorite?
I am totally smitten with this new correspondence set from the wonderfully talented Julianna Swancy of Oh My Cavalier! I have a few of her pieces already (and may have ordered myself a little something from her shop today as well) and the characters always make me smile. Sending and receiving “snail mail” is so much fun, and buying a pretty little set like this for your desk (tuck a little book of stamps inside the box so they are close at hand) makes me feel like such a grown up. It’s an easy and inexpensive way to add a little beauty your someone and your own day. Plus, I’m a sucker for details and that little fox eraser is just about the cutest thing I have seen in a while.