Category: Blog

flirting with yellow on etsy

Continuing my needlework theme, Liz Payne’s Etsy shop Flirting With Yellow is a real step up from my own needlepoint efforts. The Australian artist embroiders these amazing spirograph-inspired designs by hand on paper for an effect that’s modern and daintily old-fashioned at the same time.

billygrrl on etsy

I’ve always loved needlework—on clothes, pillows, art—but it can cross the line from cute to precious. BillyGrrl makes finished pieces and needlepoint kits that have a little edge to them but keep their sweetness and refined detail. Doing her kits is a fun, easy way to take part in the creative process—especially if, like me, [Read more]

very marta

It’s been a while since I put something up here that’s just plain pretty, floral, girly, soft. Marta Spendowska was born in Poland, came the the US looking for a better life…and stayed and became an artist. Her original watercolor paintings are just as pretty in print reproductions.

me elsewhere: fab and fru

Thanks to a Facebook connection with my husband’s middle-school classmate, Fab & Fru is featuring me on its site today. Be sure to check out the whole site for clever, affordable decorating ideas and general life advice. Thank you, Stephanie!


Otherwild is an Echo Park retail space, graphic design firm, and community center (hosting a regular feminist book club, plus workshops in things like weaving, pom-pom making, and shibori). I’ll be sure to stop in the next time I visit LA. In the meantime, these prints will fill my California craving.


Anewall (“a*new*wall,” I guess) has its share of fairly static landscape reproductions…and a really appealing bunch of vintage-style animal prints. I could see this in a playroom (as the site categorizes them), but they’d work in an office or kitchen just as well as a kid’s room. They’re also the rare sets that don’t feel [Read more]

citizen atelier

Citizen Atelier is little different from the usual online curated gallery; founder Alessandra Salituri mixes affordable photographic prints with one-of-a-kind splurgey paintings. I love her taste and her vision, and I love the fact the she runs the company cross-country (country being Canada) with her cousin.

the ghostly store

The Ghostly Store sells music downloads and small leather goods and Warby Parker glasses—all good things—but I’m here to tell you about the prints. (And speaking of ghostly, the weather and school closings and general late-winter suckiness have kept me from posting, but really I have no excuse.)

made by girl

Just a few sweet little prints by Jen Ramos of Made by Girl (blog, shop, consulting). I like her scrawly style. And her subject matter, of course.

warming it up

The temperature is in the single digits this morning, so I’m getting warmth and inspiration from this warm weather art.