I am enamored with these beautiful art pieces by Tif Fussell who goes by the name Dottie Angel. She has an etsy shop where she sells her repurposed artful goods. The "I thrift therefore I am" is naturally my favorite. . . .
A little pattern & color inspiration from one of my daily trips to the thrift store. . . .
I was flipping through British Country Living at the bookstore the other day and came across a home tour that had hand-painted walls and textiles created by Annabel Grey. I was intrigued. On doing more research, I discovered her website chock full of lovely patterns and colors. I always enjoy . . .
For as long as I can remember I have documented patterns, color and the blurry space between focus and out-of-focus, through photographs. The resulting imagery inspires me to no end. I've decided to start sharing some of these with you, hope you enjoy! . . .
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Recent flickr favorites: 1. Wooden-Spoons-in-a-Row, 2. chestnuts, 3. soup season, 4. Untitled, 5. 93::365, 6. black chalkboard, 7. Untitled, 8. mr. finch, 9. Untitled, 10. Untitled, 11. Waters edge, 12. vintage maps for new decoration, 13. april art, 14. an inspiring Anthropologie display, 15. . . .
Starting today one of my designs is up for judging in the Spoonflower Fabric of the Week contest. I'm up against some lovely designs & heavy-hitters. Cast your vote here. If this design wins, I'll get 5 yards of my design printed for using however I wish (and will give away a yard for one lucky . . .
image via flickr . . .
Can a vase be prettier than the flowers inside it? . . .
I just posted a recent interview with the local digital fabric printing company, Spoonflower on the indieNC blog. Below is a quick look into one of my design experiments using their services. Here is a before picture of the piece as I was sketching it out: And here is a shot of the printed . . .
Ashmae's profile speaks to her work better than I can: "The day i was born, a blizzard bigger than my parents had ever seen filled the sky and deep snow fell on the roof of the small brick house I would later write about in poems. I love the sky the night before a snow, when it is pink and safe, and . . .
British designer Zoe Murphy prints her vibrantly colored artwork onto recycled pieces of mid-century furniture. Her retro themes encompass the ocean, theme parks and films from the '30's. This is a great example of reuse. Her working motto is "love what belongs to us". More of her art can be found . . .