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Archive for March 2008

Handcrafted Amorini from P & G Art


Amorini (ah.more.een.ee)

These diminutive and charming wall hanging sculptures are designed and handcrafted by Peter Lu and Gerrie Walker from Sebastopol, California. They call them Amorini, which translates to "Little Loves" from Greek mythology – cupid's silly and sublime younger brothers that were reintroduced into painting sculpture and decorative arts during the renaissance.

More of Peter and Gerrie's work can be found at their charming art studio, P & G Art, also known as Putto & Gargoyle, at 7202 Bodega Avenue, Sebastopol, California. The studio opens Thursday through Sunday, 10 AM to 5 PM. Telephone 707.829.8701

Sunday, March 30th, 2008


Illustrations by Katrin Schwulst

Katrin Schwulst Illustration

top left: Flowers on Mars, 8" x 10.5"
top right:
Sunset Over Harbour Island, 8" x 11"
bottom left:
I Can Wait, 8" x 11"
bottom right:
Skyscraper, 8" x 11"

The artist behind seasprayblueKatrin Schwulst was born and raised in Dresden in Eastern Germany. Katrin's ideas come while listening to music or in the moment before falling asleep. She kept these ideas and recreated them into lines and colored images.

These illustrations are available in prints with archival ink; also available as 5.75" x 4.13" folded cards. Be sure to check out Seasprayblue – Katrin Schwulst's online store at Etsy.

Sunday, March 23rd, 2008


Doodles from Bonnie Boren

Doodler Magnets

These are two 2" x 3" doodles on paper from Bonnie Boren. We received these from her as a personal gift a couple of years ago. We enjoy it just as much every time we look at it!

Tuesday, March 11th, 2008


Vintage Magnets

Vintage Magnets

We found these magnets with a vintage look, size 2.5" x 1.75", at Paperwhite. Paperwhite is located in the beautiful California wine country town of Petaluma, about 35 miles north of San Francisco in Sonoma County. At Paperwhite, you can find interesting letterpress cards, note books, wrapping papers and many other unique paper goods.

Telephone: 707.775.4200
119 Kentucky Street, Petaluma, California
Formerly known as Dauphine Press

Monday, March 10th, 2008


Artfully Doodles

Little People

Inveterate doodler Rob Dunlavey has created an alternative universe with his Little People series of Magic Marker drawings. Using geometric shapes, bright colors and most of all a very fertile imagination, these little people charm and entertain. Over the course of a year, more than 200 doodles sprang from Rob's pens while riding a train. Click here to the entire collection.

Sketch Books Collection

left: Jungle Gym | right: A Singing Bird

Visit Rob Dunlavey’s Web site at www.robd.com to see his other illustration collections and sketches. If you would like to be on top of what Rob’s is sketching up to date, please be sure to visit his blog.

Saturday, March 8th, 2008


Collage Portraits by Michelle Caplan

Collage Portraits Prints

left: To Vera Print | right: Mr Costello Print

Michelle Caplan turns her original collage portraits into 8.5" x 11" prints on Hahnemühle Fine Art Museum Etching Paper. Visit her online shop for more.

For larger scale original art and portrait collages, please visit Michelle Caplan Web site at www.michellecaplan.com

Thursday, March 6th, 2008


A Piece of Mind

Piece of Mind 2

Wednesday, March 5th, 2008