my friend april owns 3 shops in the detroit area and i love cute, fun stuff. so the natural thing for us to do while in MN for the creative connection was to visit local cute shops. patina, digs studio and my FAVE... i like you. the pictures below depict just how awesomely killer, this all handmade artisan shop in MN just is.
chocked full of lovely art, cheeky quotes, gorgeous jewelry... and a SWING to boot!
even the outside is fun!
and the displays... out of this world! this one is definitely on my DIY to make list. i'm scheming of all the crazy items i can hold hostage in an upside down glass!
and let's not forget the absolutely adorable one and only...co-owner sarah sweet! who makes this magic happen.
the cup that holds my special (special meaning-i don't let them sit in the water for days!) brushes. i found this at a little swap meet (cheap, maybe $2!) when my husband and i went to Italy. it's old and chipped and my favorite thing i brought back with me.
the rusted out table a friend brought me. he knows i like old junky stuff and probably thinks i'm crazy. thank you Bud!
the beautiful Geninne printAND the killer rounded edged IKEA frame. i can't wait to get a few more of these frames!
and the girl vase from a past Allen Designs line. i loved working in ceramics and hope to venture that direction again someday.
*thank you for your encouragement on my last post. i'm doing better today. sorry for whining!
the Oregon Potter's Assoc. show was this past weekend. i've always had a deep love and respect for this area of the arts. maybe it's because i have taken a few classes and have come to the conclusion that it's probably better if i just stick with purchasing other people's work!
so, after strolling the show... this lovely by artist Dara Hartman has been added to my cup collection. there is just something about drinking out of fun cups that makes me so happy. and somehow, functionality is more justifiable.
i really wanted one of Kim Murton's pieces. maybe next time!
what's your favorite art form? for yourself and to collect from others?
our Allen Designs Fresh Flowers clock. inspired by my recently developed crush on the color gray. see it with it's pendulum here.
i am thinking of redoing doing my bedroom in grays and yellows. this pillow cover by Swoon Studio would be a nice addition. i guess i can't really say "redoing" since i've never actually DONE anything...
hi and welcome!!! i'm so glad you're here! my name is michelle. i'm blessed to be a wife (to gary) of 18 years and a mom of two girls; alexis(16) & jess(11). i've been a full time artist for 15 years. i made my start at Portland Sat. Mkt. and art fairs around the country, and then headed into wholesale shows when our oldest began school. i love ART-ing, art journaling, running, cycling and downing junk food!