I'm in TOTAL NESTING mode - as ya'll know I'm pregnant (7 months to be specific) and my husband and I moved into our newly purchased home last year in August. Since that time I've slowly decorated and painted several rooms in our house.
I'd never been able to paint any of the rooms I lived in because I rented but now, I'm crazy about using colors (hence my previous post). And not just colors but artwork that inspires me and makes me happy or serene. I love looking at my walls and seeing artwork by other makers and people that are talented and create beauty in the world. I consider it an investment in my happiness and gallery of objects. I grew up this way, my parents traveled often due to my Dad being in the army and they purchased beautiful pieces of furniture, jewelry and objects from Japan, Taiwan, Peru, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Venezuela, Panama...the list goes on and on.
Thus, I have a brief list of new artists I've discovered that I've either acquired pieces or plan to.
1. Christina Mrozik - Absolutely stunning hand drawn artwork that reflects beauty in death and animal still life. Her use of opposing colors (bright versus dark) and shading is exquisite. I'm very excited that I'll be acquiring one of her pieces in the not too distant future!
2. Yoann Lossel - Yoann's pieces reflect an ancient quality, one that seems as though the scenes he captured actually happened. I find that I could create an entire story just looking at his prints. I just receieved La Morrigan in the mail!!! I can't wait to frame it and hang it up.
3. Silver Linings Ceramics by Katie Marks - This artist creates intricate crystal and gold leafed ceramics and when they are listed on her Etsy site, they are snapped in SECONDS, meaning you have to watch her like a hawk when her pieces are listed. I doubt I'll ever get one but it's a dream to have her crystal mug - to not even drink out of it but just to behold it and own it!
4. Tanel Veenre - I've long admired Tanel's dreamy pieces. He's a poet too. He writes as if speaking of other dimensions, which his jewelry pieces also reflect. Tanel composes jewelry that are disparate but seemingly well paired and appropriate. Being from Estonia, there is an ethereal quality to all his adornment. I don't think I'll ever own one of his pieces, for now I am happy with one of his books.
I hope you enjoyed my post of beautiful things - we all need that in our life!
thanks for reading.