Sunday, October 27, 2013

Halloween Fun on Etsy

Happy Halloween Party Garland from Reesies Attic

 

Halloween is hands down the best holiday of them all. Summer is over. The leaves are changing. What better way to celebrate than with overdosing on candy corn, carving up over-sized squash, and participating in bizarre costume rituals over hard cider. 

To celebrate this festive time of year, I wanted to showcase the work of two of my friends on Etsy: Reesies Attic and A Love of Drawing.

Halloween Pumpkin Stickers from Reesies Attic


Reesies Attic is a new store created by artist Darice Moyer. In Reesies Attic I found some of the most stylish and sophisticated Halloween cards and decorations I had ever seen:

I need a skirt in this pattern! Happy Halloween Card with Multicolor Stripe

 

All of Darice's designs are currently available for instant digital download. I can't wait to see what she does for Christmas! Download them here:

https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/ReesiesAttic

A Love of Drawing by Danielle C. McManus-Sladek is one of the coziest stores on Etsy. Whenever I see her cards, I just want at curl-up by the fire with a large cup of cocoa.

Children's Halloween Birthday Card from A Love of Drawing


Set of Three Colorful Halloween Magnets from A Love of Drawing


 Danielle's warm and nostalgic artwork is available at:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/loveofdrawing

http://www.celebrations.com/gallery/design/happy-halloween-pumpkin-card  

and her new line of home goods is at:

http://society6.com/loveofdrawing

Happy Halloween! 



Friday, March 9, 2012

Wake Up!

More fun with morning commuters! This time it's a gentleman who's face seemed to slowly wake up as I drew:


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Friday, March 2, 2012

Morning Commuters - NYC Style

Inspired by my friend Nathaniel's current blog posts of people on the NYC Subway, I thought I would post of few of my own. These were all done pretty fast (like 1-2 minutes each) on an iPhone. What I love about quick iPhone drawing is that it's literally like taking a fast note. Like: big nose, arched eye, frown, furry hair, done. So without further ado, one morning on the E train:

A Pensive Moment


A Morning Person (rare sighting)


Lines and Frowns


Serious Day Ahead


Happy in Fur


The Big Snooze


Frantic Makeup


Dedicated to my buddy Nathaniel. May he travel well through life. You can see his posts here: http://millerocity.blogspot.com/




Friday, November 4, 2011

Paper Roses





It's hard to believe that the Holidays are right around the corner. Stores in New York like to jump-start holiday shopping with festive windows immediately after Halloween. One of my favorite window theme trends is the "handmade" look - probably started by Anthropologie (which reminds me - need to go check them out!). So I was pleasantly surprised by the tastefully simple white rose and snow flake designs Sephora created for theirs. These were shot at the new location in the Meatpacking District of NYC - which I highly recommend visiting. It's uber chic with black surfaces throughout that showcase artwork like "Flamenco Tornado", a distorted Flamenco dress-sculpture by E.V. Day, and Chihuly-inspired light fixtures (this may actually be a Chihuly piece - I just can't verify it :( ). I was asked not to photograph inside, so we will just have to make due with their windows :)




Tuesday, November 1, 2011

An Evening Commute


In between buildings, huddled under umbrellas, rushing down the street

Rush hour in New York City - usually just an unpleasant necessity during the work week. But on this rainy Fall day I stopped and looked around, and the evening's rain and fog romanticized for me the otherwise industrial landscape. These images were taken at the World Trade Center, outside the Path train. I'm sure there will be lots more of these to come!



The street opens up as I get closer to the empty space that was once the World Trade Center



In the middle of this space is the Path Train, which goes into New Jersey



A quick look up before I go down into the station - The Freedom Tower is looming above

Thursday, August 18, 2011

More From the Capital

Along the line of thinking from the last post, this one is about using Nature as an industry, through Environmentalism.

Environmentalism - America's best friend?

Our country was founded through industrialism, and it's our heart and soul. But with the outsourcing of so many industries, who are we today? What makes us strong? Again, I think we need to look to Nature.


Supporting our government through the environment

I know we are still young in this industry, and the rewards are a ways off. But I think we need to keep to this path, despite the wars, despite the economy. By developing technologies that create energy from the environment without depleting it (i.e., solar energy), we can create a place that is more in tune with Nature. And more aligned to ourselves.