Etsy Favorites: Aardvark-on-Sea
August 30, 2011, 12:15 pm
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I was doing so well there for a bit, and then my posting came to a screeching halt. Sorry about that! A combination of real life stress and an upcoming craft festival I’m trying to get ready for suddenly took over my life. The festival is in less than 3 weeks (EEEEK!!!), so I’ll probably be posting sporadically at best, but I’m going to do my best to post a few things a week!

I came across the first print below while browsing on Pinterest today, and am now completely obsessed with this print shop in the UK (aardvarkonsea). I want them all.

        

I’m HOPING to have a post tomorrow about something I’ve been working on. Fingers crossed!!



Etsy Favorites: Sweet Harvey
May 24, 2011, 9:30 am
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SUCH a busy weekend. I worked on three different projects: the major furniture rehab plus 2 smaller projects that I fit in while coats of paint were drying. Frankly, I’m exhausted. I’m planning on photographing stuff tonight, so the posts of my weekend stuff should start tomorrow.

In the meantime, I found this very cool Etsy shop called Sweet Harvey. The shop is run by illustrator and print maker Brandi Powell, and features a mix of letterpress and screenprinted pieces. The illustrations are bold and colorful, and the print work looks immaculate. Here are a few of my favorites:

     

     

     

REALLY digging the robot stuff. Very cool.



Etsy Favorites: Raw Art Letterpress
January 12, 2011, 9:00 am
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I’ve always firmly believed that words have power (which is evident if you’ve visited my Etsy shop).  This is probably one reason I’m so obsessed with typography and typographical art. 

Raw Art Letterpress is the Etsy shop of Colette in Mt. Shasta, California.  Her work consists of bold, monochromatic images and text, and features a great mix of famous and original quotes.  The prints have a primitive folk art feel that I really respond to.

As she states in her Etsy profile, “i hand cut all of my plates and every last letter and shape. the plates decompose after 20-40 prints, so everything i do is short-run.”  That kind of attention to detail is rare in this era of easy-to-use image editing software and super-fast printers.  Each piece you purchase from Colette is sure to have that special artists touch that you can’t get from a color printer.




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