Images: Jennifer Davis.
I can’t even remember when or how I came across Jennifer Davis’ art. It’s so special, I just had to share. Her use of texture and colour is really something else. I had the most difficult time choosing images for this blogpost, she’s made so much beautiful work. Just browsing through it, I feel totally inspired. Have a look for yourself by visiting her website, blog, Etsy shop and do read this wonderful interview: here. I really love how it shows the changes in her work over the years.
Have a great weekend!
Look what also came in the mail today: two sweet vintage brooches from Broesj (today was a good day for mail). Looking forward to wearing these! By the way, if you love that mouse brooch: there are a few left in her Etsy shop, in different colours!
I had to be quick taking these photos, as my lovely assistant also had his eye on them (don’t worry: I got to him on time).
Yay! (that’s what the sticker on the box said as well, lol) I ordered some greeting cards with my designs from Moo, to sell at Swan market XXL on the 15th and they just arrived. Beautifully printed on matte paper, they come with white envelopes. It’s really nice to be able to order just a few cards and still get good value.
I’ll list some sets in my Etsy shop after the market (if they all sell, fingers crossed, I’ll order some more).
Top row: designs available as felt brooches in my Etsy shop.
My cat loves me: full illustration available as an archival print in my Etsy shop.
The girl on a pillow holding her coffee is also available as a pillow cover over at Envelop.
Rain design will be available as an archival print soon.
Last Saturday I went to see some gardens with my ex-mamma-in-law (who also makes lovely paintings, but more on that some other time). A few years back we visited some other gardens in our province. We were planning to do this every year, but somehow it had been a while, so we were both looking forward to this.
First we went to Rammekenshof, near fort Rammekens, just a few kilometers from where we live, so we could go there by bike. I had never been there before, but it was definitely worth the visit. Then we went to look at a smaller garden nearby called ‘t Puntje, which doesn’t open that regularly. We were lucky: this was the last weekend they were open this season. Everything looked absolutely vibrant and we had a lovely time. So we decided to go and visit a butterfly garden this summer too.
Creatures with mushroom heads, foxes in clothes, cats… oh my gosh, I love it! The moment I saw this, I just wanted to show everyone. The Illustration Friday blog, where I discovered this artist, was sadly under construction when I made this post (their new website is looking really good though!), so I’ll just give you this direct link to the artists Tumblr (which is really amusing too): here. Curious what you think of this weeks pick…
Have an amazing weekend!
The buttons I won from EtsyNL came in the mail yesterday! They’re really cute. So now it’s time to share the fun and announce which voter gets a free button too!
The picking process: me, shaking a bowl containing pieces of paper with names on them and picking one (no video or cats were involved this time). Very old-skool. Anyway…
The winner is: Viktorija Semjonova!
Congratulations! If you send me a private message on Facebook or Twitter with your address, I’ll make sure you get your button asap. Yay! And thanks again for voting.
Etsy had an open call: Want to be part of sharing the Etsy story? Take a picture of yourself or someone you know holding an Etsy item in front of a local landmark and post it to Instagram with the hashtag #EtsyEverywhere or our new Flickr pool by June 18, 2012 for a chance to be included in a new video project.
Well, of course I joined in! My boyfriend and I drove to the Delta Works last evening (golden hour), where I held up my framed illustration. It can get really windy out here on the coast!
I think I’ll use it for my ‘About’ Page on Etsy too. I’m still working on it, so more on that later!