Saturday, August 28, 2010

Lovey in Blue

I found this picture while browsing on picasa.It is one of the most stunning pictures ever!
(Click on the picture to see it larger).

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Just Peachy

Ah,I love this color!Especially for fall.Saw this dress on modcloth and that's what started this whole post.I really wish I could get this peach silk dress.Peach..and silk..mmm.I think it would make good bridesmaids or Matron-of Honor dresses.
Hello,Marilyn Dress in Peach

What a cheerful thing to wear around your neck!
Rope Necklace in Yummy Brights

There are more of these headbands in other colors,love this etsy shop!So nice and delicate looking,with a splash of bling.And I have a feeling those crystals will not fall off anytime soon like they often do from other stores.
Savannah - peach swarovski crystals in antiqued copper flowers

I searched a long time to find some oak leaf earings like I imagined,and finally found these.....

Real Lacey Oak Leaf Earrings in Iridescent Copper

These vintage shoes are on sale for $10 right now.
Coral vintage heels

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Shop Feature-Kelley of Drawworm

Today's feature is about Kelly,an artist who has a shop on etsy.She draws custom portraits from photographs,and her bridal drawings are really lovely.I got to ask her a few questions,and she shared some photos from her wedding,as well.

(Kelley's self portrait)

Me:Tell us a little bit about you and your shop.
Kelley:In high school my mom gave me a book called "Draw Real People!" and my life was never the same. I especially liked drawing pictures for my friends and seeing their expressions when I gave them the drawings. Two years ago I opened up my Etsy shop, "drawworm," where I draw custom pencil portraits from people's photographs. My customers so far have been awesome, and working closely with them is a lot of fun.

Me:When did you first start drawing?
Kelley:There has never been a time in my life when I wasn't drawing. Seriously, I can't remember a time when I didn't feel a need to have some paper and pens nearby.

Me:Story behind your shop name?
Kelley:When I was young, my father saw me with my nose buried in a book and said, "You're such a bookworm!" My little brother, knowing my love for drawing, added, "Yeah, and you're a drawworm, too!"

Me:Are you married?What was your wedding like?Any favorite vendors?
Kelley:I got married two years ago in a quaint, white chapel. We had a small reception in the church courtyard, and were blessed with mild, sunny California weather. We had the caterer serve bubble milk tea at our reception. Our younger guests loved it, while our older guests (who had not yet been introduced to the recent bubble tea trend) were a little befuddled. Either way, people really remember the bubble tea at our wedding!

(Guests drinking bubble tea)

Me:I know this varies,but about how long does it take you to draw a Custom Bridal Portrait from Photo 9x12?
Kelley:I usually finish a 9x12 drawing within two weeks, but I can do it in one week, if needed.
(Custom Bridal Portrait from Photo - 9x12)

Me:One of your favorite drawings so far?
Kelley:My favorite drawing is this one:Angel Portrait

I like the "bokeh" effect in the background.

Me:One or two random facts about you? :)
1. I am left-handed
2. I hate the feel of egg cartons

Me:Do you have a twitter,facebook,or blog?
Kelley:I do have a blog, where you can see other drawings I'm working on, cool stuff I find on Etsy, and other artists I find inspiring.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

A Beautiful Song

Ok,I have not dropped off the face of the earth.I went to Bend for a week and half,and there was no time for blogging.So I am back!I had a lot of fun there,visiting friends and family,but I'm glad to be home.I will have a blog post featuring some amazing headpieces up today or tomorrow.And there's 3 artists I have yet to feature.But for now,I leave you will this simply gorgeous song.I discovered Audrey Assad just last night while on a blog that said something about Brooke Fraser.I wonder why I didn't find her before,she's just amazing.SO glad I did now.I will just have to post the link,since there's no embed code.
Audrey Assad "Ought to Be"
There's lyrics on the video,and check out the rest of her songs!I've only heard one other so far.I thought this song would be perfect for somebody's wedding. :)