Saturday, December 26, 2009

Pretty, Cute and Perfectly Girly

The little girl in me perked up and took notice when I first saw one of Meytal's pieces of artwork in a treasury over at Etsy and when I clicked through to visit her shop, it stirred up a warm and delighted girly giggle.

Meytal is the creator of Jolinne, a beautiful little girl that's depicted in a multitude of
different bits of artwork sold in this wonderful shop.

From the artist... about Jolinne:

"Jolinne is a very shy, noble and naive little girl.
She is also beautiful inside and out, but ... she doesn't realize this yet.
Like most little girls, she enjoys fantasizing and dreaming ... a lot,
She likes to pretend she's a different character from another era;
from another story.
She believes she can be anyone she wishes ...
And when the real world whispers to her again,
she steps out of her imaginary world and returns to herself;
to the happy, beautiful, very unique little girl that she is ...

Jolinne would love for you to join her imaginary world,
and just like her, believe you can be anything you want to be ...
even if it's just for a few special moments ..."

Maybe this is why I am such a fan of Jolinne. Like Meytal, Jolinne sounds a great deal like me as a child and she's the perfect gift for child or adult that can relate to this little character. So if this sounds like you, or like someone -you- know, you should take a look over at Meytal's Jolinne shop!

YOU CAN CLICK ON THE PICTURE ABOVE TO VISIT JOLINNE'S SHOP OR, IF YOU PREFER, CLICK RIGHT HERE.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

3D Pencil Fun by Jennifer Maestre

Honestly? I've seen a lot of amazing artwork done with colored pencils. I had a girl in many of my classes back in high school, in particular, who created the most unique and amazing pieces with a vibrancy that I just couldn't pull my eyes away from every time I saw one.

But I've never seen anything like this done
with pencils, and I'm completely in love! I can't even imagine how she does it. It's mind boggling!

Each piece in Jennifer Maestre's collection of art pieces is hand made by Jen and looks like a wonderful jigsaw puzzle of colorful pencils fit together in unique and interesting shapes.

On Etsy, she sells earrings, pendants, pens, necklaces and more. She also has a selection of "Pencil Urchin" sculptures that have been recently featured in American Style Magazine!

On her website you can see an even larger variety of Jennifer Maestre's works and you'll be amazed by all the color and creativity displayed.

Take a peek for yourself and a browse around her website, I bet you too will be fascinated and wondering just how in the world she makes those beautiful, intricate little bits of pencil art!

TO VISIT JENNIFER MAESTRE'S WEBSITE CAN CLICK THE PICTURE ABOVE OR, IF YOU'D RATHER, CLICK RIGHT HERE!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Add a Little Glitz and Glitter to Your Day!

Oh man, oh man oh man! This is one of my favorite Etsians ever and I was a big fan of the shop even before I ever started talking to the owner on Twitter.

"I love sitting down at my bench and getting to dig my hands into a bunch of sparkling little beads. Using different textures and colors to create a pair of earrings is my form of meditation. Then I get to imagine all of the lovely people wearing my little creations, and it just makes me smile."

As you can see by what's on her profile, its easy to imagine how getting to know the seller has enhanced this enjoyment of this shop. She's a wonderful artist who makes some of the most beautiful earrings and sparkles I've ever seen, and her terrific personality just enhances the entire package!

If I could post a dozen or more of her pieces into this post, I would! I truly can't find a single piece of jewelry in her shop that I don't like and if you love jewelry or are shopping for someone who does? This is an artist that you don't want to miss!

YOU CAN CLICK ON THE PICTURE ABOVE TO VISIT GLITZGLITTER'S SHOP OR, IF YOU PREFER, CLICK RIGHT HERE.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Spring Warmth on a Winter's Day

I have recently become a really big fan of the scarf. I use to find them somewhat cumbersome, but it turns out that my feelings on this have changed after some time wearing and getting used to the feel of them.

In having done this experiment where I realized this; I also discovered that they make terrific accessories that can dress up or completely change the look of an outfit as well as the person wearing it!

EclecticaByJan on Etsy makes a wide variety of wonderful crocheted items, but what caught my eye and actually inspired my experiment, was the scarf you see pictured here.

I've seen a lot of scarves, but I've never seen anything like this, and it immediately caught my eye and made me take notice! Not only are the colors breathtakingly beautiful, but the shape and style is unique as well!

Jan carries a variety of colors of these in stock, including a beautiful spring flower inspired one and another that looks like snowflakes! She also sells the more traditional styles as well as stockings, afghans, throws and other crocheted items as well as a variety of paper products as well!

If you love home-y crocheted items that look perfect to snuggle into though? This shop in particular is sure to be perfect for you.

TO VISIT ECLECTICABYJAN'S SHOP YOU CAN CLICK THE PICTURE ABOVE OR, IF YOU'D RATHER, CLICK RIGHT HERE!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Droll Design with a Sharp Edge

It can't just be me who first gets a look at today's shop and immediately cracks a smirk. Can it?

I don't think so.

This is a shop for those that like to share a little humor, often dry humor, with their gifts and if this is you? Then this is the perfect shop for you to go browsing through.

DippyLulu is a shop full of clever funny stuff for men and women including greeting cards, personalized gifts, wedding favors, and other weird, cool and silly things. My personal favorite are the match boxes with a selection of "say what you're really thinking" holiday cards coming in a very close second.

The artist behind these cute, funny and snarky designs was educated in graphic design and typography in the pre-Mac days and has been working in design in one form or another for over 20 years. It shows in every piece, as does her personality!

So take a wander over to Dippylulu's and check out her stuff! If you have a dry sense of humor, or any sense of humor at all, I can't imagine you being disappointed by what you'll find.

YOU CAN CLICK ON THE PICTURE ABOVE TO VISIT DIPPYLULU'S SHOP OR, IF YOU PREFER, CLICK RIGHT HERE.

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