Etsy Find: Evajuliet’s Fantastic Prints

Etsy really has some phenomenally artistic and gorgeous stuff (once you search through all the crocheted cup warmers and other such stuff.)  I get so excited when I see boutique-worthy goods like the prints in Evajuliet’s shop.  Specifically, I’m adoring her stylish play on family trees! A great gift when framed in something sleek and modern (like these frames from Room & Board or these from West Elm (but splurge on a custom cut mat for a professional look! )  I adore the black background on this one reminiscent of vintage scientific botanical prints:

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(I’d mat this in white with a gold frame or use a linen mat with a black frame!)

Want something more simplistic and pen & ink style? This one is so gorgeous and would be great worked into a gallery wall!

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This one cane be done all black and white or add in a little pop of color as shown here.

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SO fabulously adorable in a modern nursery!

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A pretty, feminine version (amazing mother’s day gift).

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Not into the family tree thing? No problem- check out her gorgeous art prints! Love these herb and plant illustration!

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These black and white herb prints would be fabulous in a kitchen or breakfast nook.

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Maybe a sweet little zodiac print for a kid’s room?

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Windy Lane Studios

I’ve been searching Etsy for art for many clients lately.  Art is hard, if you want original works it forces you to spend a rather pretty penny most of the time.  Etsy has certainly helped as far as sourcing up and coming artists (read: more affordable art) but finding gems amongst the insane amount of, well, crap takes a lot of time.  That’s why when I come across a truly talented artist on the site I bookmark it immediately even if it’s not the exact thing I’m looking for.  I saw the work of Windy Lane Studio/ Kai Samuels- Davis and I thought not only was it so gorgeous but the way he styled each shot was so artistic as well!

I am IN LOVE with this print:

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The color and texture is absolutely amazing.

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Love this shot of the studio!

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(Affordable) Art Crush: gretchen Kelly Studio

As of late I’ve been on a “only buy original art” tear.  I’m kind of over prints and reproductions, however, my bank account isn’t exactly of Picasso proportions.  So per the usual I turn to Etsy to find great original art- I am currently focusing on a bright and loose nude sketch for my bathroom.  I fell madly in love with these one minute sketches by Gretchen Kelly. From the artist herself …”These original sketches are from 1 minute poses, which are the warm-up exercise for longer poses. In a series of 10 poses, usually done at the beginning of a 3 hour session with a model, I quickly sketch + paint in multi-media of watercolor, pastel, gouache + graphite. I like to paint the female figure in quick poses to capture the gesture and the feeling of the beauty that I see. I use swift colorful strokes and finish off with defining marks in graphite.”

Against my black wall one of these would be perfect- and at only $50-$60 a piece it’s completely doable!

Pretty Little Things

I found out about this adorable illustrator 23 Madison Studio via Katie Armour and had to post her ultra-feminine works, perfect for gifts for girlfriends, moms, aunts or daughters. I especially love the What’s in My Bag” drawings, which can be customized to your exact bag and contents. Mine right now would be pathetic- broken strapped Louis Neverfull with loose change, dirty receipts, fabric samples, a random lip gloss, old ass wallet and set of keys reminiscent of a high school janitors. This will be the year of a new bag and wallet, I swear.

I am LOVING this print for a closet! Perfection.

I mean, how fabulous would these No 5 gift tags be to attach to bridal shower favors?

Ditto.

Double ditto.

Or get a card to give a Chanel obsessed friend (complete with perfume box envelope).

Or your Celine obsessed friend (that would be me.)

Or your little blue box fan (or newly engaged person).