Tribal Adventure Whale Totems

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.

tribal whale totems by le animale and jessica swift / featured on dearestnature.com

About Donaville Herrick

Donaville is the Founder of Dearest Nature and also Co-Founder and Creative Director of Hello Hello Hi. When visions of nature and web design aren't dancing in her head, she enjoys spending time with her three munchkins, baking cupcakes, and trying her hand at various crafts. Follow her on Twitter to stay updated with her day-to-day musings.

One Ripple Photography

Dried peppers print by One Ripple Photography

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.

flower and food art by One Ripple Photography / featured on dearestnature.com

About Donaville Herrick

Donaville is the Founder of Dearest Nature and also Co-Founder and Creative Director of Hello Hello Hi. When visions of nature and web design aren't dancing in her head, she enjoys spending time with her three munchkins, baking cupcakes, and trying her hand at various crafts. Follow her on Twitter to stay updated with her day-to-day musings.

Inspired by Jellyfish Art

Flying Fish by Rodrigo Porfiro

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.

jellyfish art / featured on Dearest Nature

Aren’t they magical and mystical? They remind me of parachutes, gently darting along in the ocean.

About Donaville Herrick

Donaville is the Founder of Dearest Nature and also Co-Founder and Creative Director of Hello Hello Hi. When visions of nature and web design aren't dancing in her head, she enjoys spending time with her three munchkins, baking cupcakes, and trying her hand at various crafts. Follow her on Twitter to stay updated with her day-to-day musings.

Keely Finnegan

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?

artwork by Keely Finnegan

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.

About Donaville Herrick

Donaville is the Founder of Dearest Nature and also Co-Founder and Creative Director of Hello Hello Hi. When visions of nature and web design aren't dancing in her head, she enjoys spending time with her three munchkins, baking cupcakes, and trying her hand at various crafts. Follow her on Twitter to stay updated with her day-to-day musings.

Tierra Sky

Listen by Tierra Sky

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.

artwork by Tierra Sky

pottery by Tierra Sky

Hop over to Tierra Sky to see more of Ericka’s intriguing art.

About Donaville Herrick

Donaville is the Founder of Dearest Nature and also Co-Founder and Creative Director of Hello Hello Hi. When visions of nature and web design aren't dancing in her head, she enjoys spending time with her three munchkins, baking cupcakes, and trying her hand at various crafts. Follow her on Twitter to stay updated with her day-to-day musings.