Category: Blog

audrey and illya

Devoted as I am to finding beautiful art on a strict budget, that often means my clients’ options are limited to prints. And I love prints, I do. But every once in a while it’s nice to find original pieces within that petite budget. Audrey and Illya are actually Amy and Leanne, two British friends [Read more]

stacie green

It’s been *literally* months since I’ve posted anything here, but Stacie Green brought me back. Her paintings and prints are washy and detailed at the same time. The North Carolina artist also paints on wood; those pieces are truly gorgeous (but a little beyond the price range of Blue Locket).

bill armstrong

For his Mandala series, Bill Armstrong creates collages, then photographs them totally out of focus. They seem to shimmer just out of the viewer’s grasp.

ebenotti on etsy

Some ceramic love today: Elizabeth Benotti‘s work is just right. I love her use of herringbone pattern–and how small and precious (but functional) her objects are.

gary komarin

I can’t believe I didn’t know about Gary Komarin. His cartoony, colorful abstract paintings definitely remind me of Philip Guston (who was his mentor), and I see some Cy Twombly in there as well. But Komarin’s paintings and works on paper have a life and charm all their own. (Especially the cakes. Of course I [Read more]

adrift in my mind on etsy

Beachy and chill: Bri Land’s reclaimed wood pieces, which she sells on Etsy under the shop name AdriftinMyMind, are like summer on a wall. (Incidentally, they’re the exact vibe of this song, which I can’t stop playing.)

susan hable smith

I’ve always liked the cheery, Marimekko-ish textile designs from Hable Construction, but I never connected with them on a must-have gut level…until I discovered that Hable’s cofounder, Susan Hable Smith, also creates paintings and prints. Beautiful, floral, girly but minimalist (and often rendered in shades of blue), they speak directly to me. You can find [Read more]

jose francisco borges

I discovered Brazilian artist Jose Francisco Borges back in April during our trip to Austin. We let our kids pick out a print for the kitchen, and I just now got around to sourcing more of his work online. I love their straightforwardness (and the boldness of his signature, incorporated into the design). You can [Read more]

artetmanufacture on etsy

These delicate, modern blue-and-white ceramics are the work of ArtetManufacture (Art and Manufacturing, in French, get it?), a Quebecois artist. They’d look beautiful for serving or just display on a shelf or grouped on a wall.

page jones davis

Page Jones Davis made these punchy paintings and they’re really speaking to me today. Maybe it’s the vivid colors—or the fact that her website bio lists one of her occupations as chauffeur to two boys. (Camp started today and I’m feeling the chauffeur role myself.)