Monday, January 25, 2010

Bee Love, Bluebird & Hearts and a Cupid Valentine

I have put some new items up for sale in my Etsy store, including three Valentine card designs:

bee themedBee themed Valentine
Mini side fold card in vellum envelope

Bluebird & Hearts Valentine card
Bluebird & Hearts - inside message: You make my heart sing

You Stole My Heart Valentine card
You Stole My Heart inside message  Inside message: You stole my heart

There are some non-Valentine items as well:
Vintage paper key tagsVintage paper key tag packets
Vintage paper key tags - packet of 6

Bird wall decor artwork
Bird wall decor artwork detail
Butterfly wall decor artworkButterfly wall decor artwork detail Paint Chip prints - click images to view larger (recommended)

Stop by and pick up a Valentine card or gift of artwork for your sweetheart.


Friday, January 15, 2010

Peg Fetter's steel and gold jewelry

I recently had the pleasure of chatting with St. Louis-based jewelry designer Peg Fetter:

Peg Fetter dish ring
Dish ring

Peg Fetter steel snap ring
Snap ring

Peg Fetter steel toggle bracelet
Toggle bracelet

Peg Fetter Street Cleaner ring  
Street Cleaner ring

Peg Fetter wrap rings
Wrap rings

I love the juxtaposition between steel and gold, industrial and refined in these pieces. You can purchase her work here.


Friday, January 1, 2010

Bleeding for the art of paper

Anyone who works in a paper studio, especially paper studios involved with bookbinding, will tell you it can be a dangerous business. Awls, punches, drills, Exacto knives, utility knives, stack cutters, needles...injuries waiting to happen. But in exchange for the privilege and joy of being an artist in the studio...totally worth it.

Map Album

I've been making this Map Album by hand for several years without incident. But on this day, I got careless. I was snipping the ends off a vintage brad with some utility snips and...
Bleeding finger
Bleeding finger 2
Drop of blood
Oh well.

Here were the results:Stack of unbound Map Album covers

France, Spain, Italy, NYC, Washington State, Caribbean

France Washington State

Map Album France

Map Album Italy

Map Album New York New Jersey

These Map Albums will be available at the soon-to-open Paper and More, 3802 S Lindbergh Blvd, Saint Louis, MO (314) 729-0220.