Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Etsy shop: clairejauregui
listing: Study 1.1 -- Graphite Drawing
artist: Claire Jauregui


Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Etsy shop: zukzuk
listing: Zukzuk Day in day out

From Zukzuk's Etsy Profile:

when i was reading a book to my son the other day, one of the characters, a wombat, said that he liked to think and he liked to dig. i guess that's a bit like me. i too like to think and to dig, especially come summer, but then digging snow in the winter is good too...

most of the time i'm pretty mesmerized by the world and by the people in it. the state we're all in today is a pretty stunning thing to contemplate if you have five minutes! when i'm not digging i love to spend as much time as possible near trees and to travel (my family is still wondering when i will find my way back home to new zealand). i like being involved in community activism, spending time on my own (rarely happens) and reading. i spend too much time in front of the computer and eat an inordinate amount of dark chocolate each day.


Friday, April 25, 2008

Etsy shop: Justinkauff
listing: Upchuck
artist: Justin Kauff


Thursday, April 24, 2008

Etsy shop: colorpoetry
listing: Veils
artist: Martha Marshall


Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Etsy shop: gypsyandtwink
listing: the owl and the pussy cat

From gypsyandtwink's Item Description:

the owl and the pussy cat went to sea
in a beautiful pea green boat.....

a lttle wooden owl and a little wooden cat sit in their little boat, off to dance by the light of the moon.


Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Etsy shop: dougboehm
listing: R and L New gods
artist: Doug Boehm


Monday, April 21, 2008

Etsy shop: DesertCanyon
listing: Anus Hummer


Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Etsy shop: rburnettjr
listing: Spruce

rburnettjr's photos are clean, sharp, minimalist studies. Simple and pure.


Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Etsy shop: dkim
listing: I Kept Missing Your Train
artist: DKim

From DKim's blog:

DKim was born in Seoul, Korea. While pursuing a tiger cub through the forest she accidentally found herself pursuing it to Mexico at the age of two. While there she was trained in pitfighting and archery with only meagre hunks of carne asada her pithy reward. From there she was squired under cover of darkness to the U.S. of A. Hidden in a place far from prying eyes who would discover her destiny, her training began in earnest in the suburbs. Unbeknownst to DKim, her mentors cunning contrivance birthed within her a sense of forlorn wanderlust and burning desire to escape these environs. From there she journeyed to New York – her cover story being attendance at Pratt. She continues to reside in Brooklyn, preparing for the day when her magisterial techniques and martial disciplines are unleashed.


Monday, April 14, 2008

Etsy shop: chantaldefelice
listing: Chinatown, San Francisco
artist: Chantal deFelice


Friday, April 11, 2008

Etsy shop: murphymae
artist: Murphy Adams

Murphy's paintings are abound with life and personality. Each painting tells a story and "Missing Marshmallows" is a great example of that. Here's Murphy's Item Description:

The last time I went camping the raccoons had alot of nerve. The minute the sun would start to set they'd invade our campsite and start tearing into whatever they could get their little paws on. Marshmallows were a favorite. If you caught them occasionally they'd give you a guilty look, but more often than not they'd just saunter off with your s'mores makings in hand.

I also selected "Missing Marshmallows" for the quizzical look on the raccoon. He either looks a bit guilty or a very mischievous. The circles around the person's eyes match the circles around the raccoon's eyes. That's intriguing. What's more intriguing is the pink bus.

From Murphy's bio:
My small narrative paintings are mostly about my observations of daily life. I keep a sketchbook with me to quickly capture things around me that I find funny, awkward or beautiful. Sometimes friends, sometimes strangers, sometimes stuff right out of my head, my favorite paintings are often about the most mundane things. I then translate my drawings into small naive paintings in acrylic and ink on heavy watercolor paper. I use both hands to draw and paint with; drawing with my left gives me the loose feeling I’m looking for. Because color and texture are integral to my work, I create by using multiple layers of jewel tone color combined with matte medium and ink.


Thursday, April 10, 2008

Etsy shop: parkerart
listing: Shaman Rising on a Storm
artist: Harvey Parker


Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Etsy shop: DearDodo
listing: Drawings from the Dream Book - Nr. 3


Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Etsy shop: amberalexander
listing: Mall Hair


Monday, April 7, 2008

Etsy shop: HomeStudio
listing: No. 0833 Seascape
artist: Mark Mc Cune


Friday, April 4, 2008

Etsy shop: artgirlrachel
listing: Urban Landscape

In today's age of digital art, I like to fully support intaglio printmaking artists such as artgirlrachel.


Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Etsy shop: moonswallow
listing: Find Your Own Way Original
artist: Brianna Lamar


Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Etsy shop: janevermeer
listing: Woodz Series - 6
artist: Dawn Walsh