Beautiful video about an incredible artform…

This video absolutely blew me away… Sure, John Mayer is a great musician, and the artwork for his latest album is gorgeous, but keep watching — after you learn all about the thought that went into it, learn about the craft. David A. Smith has a talent that I can barely comprehend and the skills to match. He specializes in high-quality ornamental hand-crafted reverse glass signs and decorative silvered and gilded mirrors. You have to watch to understand what goes into his art. Grab some popcorn and enjoy!   The Making of John Mayer’s ‘Born & Raised’ Artwork from Danny …

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Friends making great stuff…

Life can get busy. I don’t know many people who would disagree with that statement, especially right now. It seems as though life keeps getting busier and busier with each passing year. So, that’s why it’s so important to stop and appreciate special projects that friends make the time to produce — and Matt Lolli’s Zine is a great example of that. Matt was a college buddy and we stay in touch via Facebook. That’s how I found out about his latest side project — a hand-drawn magazine that he created. I was pretty stoked when I got my copy, …

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“Obvious State”: My new favorite Etsy Shop

I love Etsy. I’ve said it before so it shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. I love anything handmade as it has a story and a uniqueness that other things don’t have. So, I browse the site often looking to see what’s new, and happily my latest find combines two things I adore — good design/illustration and books. Literary posters — what’s not to adore? Obvious State is the shop of Evan Robertson who is a writer and illustrator in NYC. Visit his shop to see the fantastic work — I can’t wait to buy one as soon as …

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Pics of the Litter!

A couple of months ago I received a very flattering email — a marketing agency in St. Louis had seen The Shelter Me Project and it was one of a handful of projects that had inspired them to start something similar in their own city — and what could I tell them about how and why I started it. Wow. Not that I was the only influence, but to be on that list was exciting and an honor. So, what ensued was a lovely afternoon conversation about shelter animals — how wonderful they are and what we can all do …

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Framing, Shelter Me style

It’s that time of year again — the Hygienic Gallery’s Art=Gift show! I’m honored to have been asked again this year and have been working away at framing this year’s photographs. I decided to promote Shelter Me again as I had all new images I was excited to share — plus, why not raise a little extra money for the shelters, right? It’s always a great show — join us next Saturday, November 19, for the opening!!

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The sweetest sentiments…

Another Etsy find that I just have to share. So incredibly sweet, too. “Artist & poet, Fréya Eté creates work with a purity of vision and a forever optimistic view of the world. Her quirky, heart warming and thought provoking pieces are much loved and sought after and held in many public and private collections around the world.” Visit her Etsy shop to see all of her work — I had too many ‘favorites’ to choose from!

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