Art For Foodies

Enjoy this great Etsy shop over your weekend… Art by Anek: Illustration and Handlettering for Food & Life Lovers. xoxo -g

Art by Anek

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Gettin’ Twiggy With It

The newly bare branches outside have me appreciating the inherent beauty and symmetry of trees. Whether using a twig motif, or most literally twigs, these items draw on the elegance of what’s just outside our windows.

1. Brass Twig Ring by JulieNolanJewelry on Etsy

2. RESERVE for ragna 7 graphite twig pencils 5 pencils by inkkit

3. Twig Letter Thank You Hand Carved Stamp by extase on Etsy

4. Hard Cider Handmade Twig Four Pack Rustic by FrickandFrackScraps

Dipped in Color

via Girly Bubble

I can definitely get on board with the color dip trend. While maybe not for the ends of my hair (because I am not that adventurous), I am quickly pinning and mentally-listing a variety of color dipped items for human and home. Below are some of my favorites. The icypop earrings are unfortunately sold out but I could not, not, include them. Luckily, shop owner Kirsty Eckard of Australia is not in short supply of other wonderful stocking stuffers and goodies.

 

1. Freshly Picked – StumbleUpon

2. …love Maegan:: Dip DIY Chopsticks… Painted with Nail Polish Fashion + DIY + Lifestyle

3. Wooden Laser Cut Icypole Earrings by solittletimeco on Etsy

4. Neon Orange Faceted Wooden Beaded Necklace by solittletimeco

Sunday Funday

I hope everyone had a restful and wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. I am still on holiday hiatus but am ready to get back to regular posting tomorrow. Meanwhile, here is an illustration I whipped up this morning to go along with one of my pieces of nonfiction. You can check out the piece, Online Dating Makes Me BaHa, on my professional website, gracebarkley.com

Organize-A-Mania

ImageWhen I was a kid I enjoyed going into art stores. Most of all I liked to admire the rows of pens, markers and paints organized row upon row in color order. Of course I wanted them like candy. Even now as I write this I am jonesing to leave my armchair at Starbucks and head to Dick Blick. But somehow, when I brought home my selections, they just didn’t look as nice as they did on the magical wall of color. Sad trombone. This week I have been reading and pinning a lot about organization. These are the images that are inspiring me lately. I need to get all of my art supplies in one place so I will actually use them and *gasp* make stuff.

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I will let you know when this materializes…