Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Gallery Showing Of Sorts

Door to a perfect cosmos. Fine art print.

Another Edition of The Talented Faces of Etsy

If I've said it once, I've said it a hundred times. The talent on etsy amazes me. There is something for everyone to love. Something for everyone to be inspired by.  Let me introduce you to the work of some fellow illustrators and artists whose work I'd love to have.

First. Moon and Lion. Just found this wonderful shop yesterday. I'm loving the whimsical nature of Macky's art.

Funky home or office or studio decor. My life rocks.

Maybe this one speaks to me because I'm from the Granite State, where we 'Live Free or Die'. Come on people, you have to love that for a state motto. Don't mess with us Granite Staters.

New Year Resolution. Stay free, bright green original screenprint on acid free paper, signed, fits on an Ikea frame

By the way, Macky lives on Mallorca, a Spanish island in the Mediterranean. Sounds heavenly.

Emma Leonard of Belafonte is an artist in Melbourne, Australia, where it's presumably the opposite of our cold, miserable winter weather today.  I think her work is just lovely. I just discovered Emma today thanks to a front page treasury.

Girl Reading 5x7

The colors, the lines, the detail. Just lovely.

Everything I Cannot See 8x10

Sometimes I even surprise myself with my tastes. Apparently I like abstract work more than I realized.  I think it really brings focus on the colors of a piece.  I think Noemia Prada's work deserves more attention.

Mini Painting. Acrylic on heavy weight paper. 4.7 x 4.7 in /12 X12cm Original, signed and dated by artist Noémia Prada.

2 Mini Paintings. Acrylic on heavy weight paper. 4.7 x 4.7 in /12 X12cm Original, signed and dated by artist Noémia Prada.

Heads up though, if abstract just isn't your style, Noemia creates more than that.  She also has a lovely collection of romantic mixed media works.

Original Acrylic Mixed Media Painting / Victorian Collage    15''x15''x 1.5'' My Guardian Angel by Noémia Prada

Anita Rivera's work will help you dream a little dream. Her magical touches abound in her shop Castles, Crowns and Cottages

Castle in the Clouds

How sweet is this card from Anita's 'little blue coat' series?

Valentine's Day Cards Little Blue Coat Series

Anita also has a lovely blog. Yup, you guessed it. Castlescrownsandcottages. You may want to check it out.

One last artist for you to share with you today. I really like Sara Feiss's illustration style. 

Original ink illustration- The city life - gray and white

I also like the fact that I'm not the only one with a gazillion ideas running around in my brain.  Apparently, 'Julia' does too, thanks to Sara. However, it looks like Julia's thoughts are more about diamonds and mine are about projects.

SALE 35% OFF Julia's got a head full of ideas- original 9 x 11 watercolor

Have you discovered any new artists lately, or rediscovered an artist you love? Let the cat out of the bag so we can all enjoy their art.  Feel free to share a link to one of your favorite artists. It's fun seeing the variety of work out there.

Sunset Meadows

I know, I know. I should walked across to the field for this one, but I had my she-booties (slipper-boots) on. And it was cold. There's no way denying this was a  real smokey kind of sunset yesterday. I love it when my work day ends like this.

Smokey, right? Would I lie.

Hope all is well in your corner of the world. Snowed overnight here. Light but enough to cover the ground.  A little punch of winter, before the temps rise again. Craziest winter weather, but I'll take it. I've had to haul much less wood this winter and that's not a bad thing.

Carpe diem, 


  1. I love all of your picks, every artist has their own distinct style. All of it is very inspiring, it makes me want to start drawing again!

    1. It makes me want to try watercolors. Have only dabbled. I'd love to give it another go Jess.

    2. I love watercolors! They are so beautiful. I did it a little in high school and it was lots of fun, but it's definitely not my talent!


    3. I wish I'd take it in high school or college. Just tooled around with it on my own. Maybe you should pick it up again,sometimes things/talents change!

  2. These are all so amazing.. Anita has been a long time favourite ... I am blessed to have some of her creative pieces.. even before she opened her Etsy shop. Noemia Prada and Belafonte are new to me .. will be going to check them out.

    Loved your photos!! We also received a bit of snow overnight the most we have seen all this winter. Now the temps are to go up to almost double digit... wishing you a fabulous day ..xo HHL

    1. HHL, I have to admit, I did order a couple of small pieces from two of these ladies. They're in the mail and I plan on hanging them in my office. So excited. You're lucky to have some of Anita's work. It must make you smile when you see it.

      It's still cold now, but temps are supposed to start rising! Can't believe this winter compared to last (10 feet of snow!).

  3. I want a picture with a red woman! This is my portrait. Amazing! ;-))
    emma beautifully painted!thank you discovered it for me :-)

    1. Isn't that a wonderful painting? I just love it. Really beautiful work. Check out Emma's shop. All of these artists have really reasonably priced options.

  4. Great collection of favorite artists you featured Pam. One of my favorites, is Sumiyo Toribe.
    I really love the looseness of the brush work. And the gorgeous colors!

    1. Oh my oh my oh my Kath. Sumiyo is WONDERFUL. Just favorited a ton of paintings. Will have to include them in the next Gallery Showing! Thanks so much for introducing me. Very cool.

  5. So much talent on Etsy! You included!

    Beautiful sunset!

    1. You're sweet! Did you pick up the new muppy puppy yet? You ARE a gluten for punshiment Sam.


    This was so fun to find myself amongst these wonderful and COLORFUL ARTISTS! Pam, really, this is just super. HEY! You are in N.H.? I lived in Mass. for 11 years while studying.

    Every single piece here is an honor to behold and to be showcased with. Thank you so many times over!!!


    1. Anita..........glad it made you smile. I am in NH, just over the border in Stratham. 6 miles from Hampton where I grew up. However, I was born in Newton, Mass.

      Great artists! and Kathy (2 comments above you) introduced me to another really wonderful watercolor artist.

  7. LOVE them all! Especially the angel!

  8. I love all the illustrations! They are all so wonderful but I guess I'm partial to the sparkle and glitter on the castle. :)

    1. i love the diversity of art you can find on etsy, art i never would have found otherwise- if it weren't for etsy.

  9. Gorgeous artworks! I'm loving the castle! Have a delightful day, Kellie xx

    1. doesn't it make you dream of being cinderella again? obviously, my art tastes are right in line with my musical tastes..........all over the place. abstract, impressionist, modern, whimsical.

      enjoy your day too. we're trying to catch up to your temps today,supposed to hit 49f!!!


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