I haven’t done an ‘Etsy Favourites’ post for quite a while, and I did stumble across quite a few today, so why not?
Creating treasuries on Etsy are always fun – however, it usually takes a bit of time to come up with a really beautiful treasury. I had a bit of spare time today after quite a productive morning, so I created this ‘4th of July’ treasury – just because. Haha! And also, I’ve just listed a red-blue-white pretzel necklace in my shop – it’s been hanging in my studio for quite a few weeks now; and it reckons this week is a good time to meet the world!
There’s a new necklace in my shop that I like very much! The idea of an acorn terrarium first came to me when I was sketching in my sketchbook – and I liked it so much I immediately turned it into a necklace! Similar to my pretzel and mountain necklaces, this acorn terrarium necklace is handpainted on wood – on both sides – and is now available in my Etsy shop! Grab one for the woodland-fan in you!
I am super over-the-moon today to discover that my pretzel necklace has been featured on Frankie magazine’s website! Such a great cheer-up from such a gloomy, rainy day (although the sun did come out in full force for less than an hour!). Below is a screengrab of the feature – click here to read the whole thing on Frankie! Love the title! 😉
For my recent exhibition, I painted a piece called ‘Cat-tus’ – it’s a combination of cat & cactus – I’m sure you guessed it right? 😉
It has become my favourite thing, this cat-tus (I have tried googling it, but I don’t think anybody else has come up with this idea yet – so hereby I proclaim that this cat-tus idea is mine and no copycats allowed! There! Haha!)
Well, I have designed some cat-tus enamel pins to spread the joy around – they arrived this morning and I wasted no time in photographing them and listing them up in my shop. Grab one, pin it on your outfit – it’ll feel like you’re taking your cat & cactus out for a walk! How charming!
A few mornings ago, I was walking home and came across some oak trees. The ground beneath the trees were covered with oak leaves and acorns (most of them already consumed by birds) – two of the most charming little bits of nature for me. I know of no other tree that has leaves as adorable as the oak leaf, and seed/nut as endearing as the acorn (disclaimer: my knowledge of trees is very shallow haha). Thus I am very pleased to stumble across these acorn finds on Etsy today. After some research, I also found its popularity in heraldry and embroidery – ah, even more beguiling! Enjoy!~
I love mountains and I cannot lie haha. There are so many mountain-related pins on my Pinterest board, and also my Tumblr is full of them. There is just something so majestic and mystic about mountains that just makes you realise how small & insignificant you are (and all your problems too!)
And since my mountain ring was the best-seller on my Etsy shop, I decided to make some mountain necklaces…just so those who don’t like wearing rings can wear them too! Like the mountain ring, each of these mountain necklaces are handpainted with love…making each one unique! Hope you like it!
Winter is (almost) upon us here in the southern hemisphere…and the cold weather often means more eating (more like bingeing!) to battle the cold & to keep my tummy cosy. Here are some of my recent favourites from my Pinterest board, Treats for the Palate. Enjoy~
And with a blink of an eye, Animaginarium came to a close on Sunday. My artworks at the exhibition are now up online for viewing on the Corner Store Gallery’s website. I am truly grateful for such a lovely response to my first ever exhibition.
And guest what? I’ve listed the remaining paintings from the exhibition onto my Etsy shop. I’m going to leave you with my favourite piece from the exhibition.