I have several different things to post about and it was hard deciding which one I should talk about first but since I gave a sneak peak to the Renegade Fair last time I figured maybe you would like to see what I bought? I'm eager to show you.
There were so many booths and so many amazing things to buy but I was on a tight budget so I tried to make purchases based on work I've admired for a long time. You know, those etsy shops you could look at all day long?
The one exception was Owly Shadow Puppets. I don't think I have seen this work before the craft fair but as soon as I laid eyes on it I knew I needed something. There was no hesitation. The owner of the shop was very sweet and so talented. There were amazing silhouette puppets that I was nuts for but this heart really caught my eye. If you've seen my work you know I love hearts and drawing scallop edges on EVERYTHING! Those two factors helped me pick out this piece. LOVE!I'm not sure if I call this shop Eek Design or Fox in the Woods but either way this is definitely one of those shops I've loved since I opened my own Etsy shop. I love Erin Paisley's illustrations. The characters in her work are very haunting in a beautiful way. Read her profile in her shop, she has a great way with words and describing her work. I have a beautiful frame that was custom made for this piece just waiting to be it's final home.
I wish I had taken pictures of the booths because this one was beautiful. The shop is called Nice and the name couldn't be more true. Caitlin, the owner, was very very nice and kind and I was happy to buy this little deer plaque from her. She has more on her etsy site here and you can see her own pictures of her booth on her blog.
I've loved the I'm Smitten site for years and years and always had a fondness for this piece. So when I saw their booth I snatched it right up without any hesitation. They have other great pieces of work but this is the image I always think of when I think of I'm Smitten.
How many times can I praise Michele Bosak's work? Lets find out. I absolutely love her work and was so happy to finally have my own piece of hers. I'd been admiring these wood block drawings for quite awhile. You can see more of her work in her shop called Mimi Doodles. Also learn more about Michele and her many art projects on her blog.
I love Ryan Berkley's illustrations of animals dressed in clothing. I think they are creepyfunnybeautifulweird. My favorite combination. I also enjoy reading the blog he and his wife keep so I felt a little star struck when I saw them at the fair. I knew I wanted to get a print but I was having trouble deciding which animal I really wanted and then I found this garland and it solved all my problems. It was like I didn't have to choose just one anymore. I don't think this garland is in the shop but there are plenty of other great things just waiting to be purchased. Check it out!
I'm still getting used to my new camera so I don't think my pictures are coming out as awesome as they could be. But it beats camera phone pics, right? Have a great Sunday!