Photo via le animalé
I was delighted to hear from Laura Johnston, creator of le animalé where she sells adorable animal totems. Handcrafted from clay and painted to charming perfection, the animals measure under two inches and are great gifts for wearing or decorating.
Earlier this year, Laura along with pattern designer Jessica Swift worked on a collaboration called Tribal Adventure Totems, and last week Laura and Jessica launched a limited edition series of ten colorful whale totems (six totems and four totem necklaces) that I — pardon the pun — whaley love!
Did I mention they’re a limited edition? In less than a week, a number of the whales have already been scooped up, so make haste and head over to Laura’s or Jessica’s shop to see which whales are still available for purchase.
I’m blown away by Michigander Adva Ringle’s vibrant and crisp photos of flowers and food. Head over to her shop One Ripple Photography to see a heap of various other inspirational photos.
How about some electrifyingly cool jellyfish art to kickstart your Friday? Any of you ever have a close encounter with a jellyfish? Thankfully, I’ve never, though my oldest (soon to be four — where does the time go?) once nearly stepped on one at the beach.
Aren’t they magical and mystical? They remind me of parachutes, gently darting along in the ocean.
The hills are alive … with the breathtakingly beautiful artwork of Tennessee-dwelling artist Keely Finnegan. Keely’s landscapes are definitely a sight for sore eyes. Don’t you just love the way she blends lines and colors so splendidly?
I think the technicolor tree is incredible and almost looks like it’s reaching out behind, beside, above it. Somewhere there is a home with a wall that’s waiting (yearning, possibly) for colorful new art.
I’m completely smitten by Ericka O’Rourke’s style of art. The way the earthy colors blend together and the organic, abstract forms that take shape in her work are breathtaking. Ericka sells a variety of abstract, earth-inspired artwork and ceramics in her shop Tierra Sky.
Hop over to Tierra Sky to see more of Ericka’s intriguing art.