Back before I started papernstitch, I was an artist – a painter to be exact. And since all of my friends were artists too, we were constantly putting shows together and attending each other’s openings, instead of hanging out at bars and getting into trouble. So (obviously) art has always had a big place in my heart. Still does. Which makes today’s 5 Faves that much more special…
1. Tastes Orangey
Clare Elsaesser is one of my favorite artists. Her paintings are beautiful. And her sewn prints are just as lovely. Tastes Orangey is definitely a shop to bookmark and come back to when you have time to browse (her shop is full of drool-worthy pieces). 15% off! Now through June 29th use the code HONEYMOON at checkout for 15% off.
(above) My Love print and Favorite Place print
Swirl print and Dark Seas sewn print
2. Melissa Lund
Whimsical still life photography by Melissa Lund will catch your interest for more than just wall art. She also has a line of iPhone cases and laptop skins with her photos.
Find original art, prints (gocco + screen prints), cards and paper dolls at Benconservato. 10% off! Use code PAPERSTITCH10 to get 10% off your entire purchase. Postage excluded.
Early Monster Gouache and Eight Paper Dolls
4. Y Instead of I
Sarah Parys’ shop is filled with altered book sculptures, hoop wall art, and (my favorite) embroidered maps.
Embroidered Maps: Copenhagen Denmark and Birmingham + Manchester
Coni is a graphic designer living in Barcelona. And her work is one of my favorites for the column I write on Scoutie Girl, Art to Inspire. Each print is screen printed by hand and full of inspiration.
I Feel Good print in magenta and yellow
Do you have you own Etsy favorites?
Share where you shop for art in the comments below.
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I absolutely adore the ‘Life is Colorful’ print.
these are amazing! i love the maps!
RT @ConiDellaVedova: honored to be included in this amazing list, thanks @papernstitch 🙂(@papernstitch) (@papernstitch)
I love Conilab, love the colour! Thanks for sharing might just find something for our walls in our extension!Kathryn
honored to be included in this amazing list, thanks @papernstitch 🙂(@ConiDellaVedova) (@ConiDellaVedova)
I love Conilab’s designs! Thanks for sharing! 🙂Jia Ni
Velvetmorning, and memitherainbowsally
RT @papernstitch: best etsy art shops @MelissaLund @ConiDellaVedova @benconservato @yinsteadofi and tastesorangey http://t.co/jyCK2IQ8MelissaLund (@MelissaLund)
I love MaevChevrette on Etsy. Have one of her prints on my wall. Love her layers, mix of materials and distinctive style.Coral Lee
5 Faves: Best Etsy Shops for Art Prints and Originals http://t.co/EUFp2pkM via @sharethisvictoria castle (@castlenes)
Hi Robin. I’ll have to check out Tush Tush. I don’t think I know it. And good call on Oh My Cavalier. Great shop! Thanks for stopping by!papernstitch
You included a few of my all-time favorites! There’s definitely something magical about Tastes Orangey. I also love Tush Tush and Oh My Cavalier (though it looks like she’s only carrying a limited selection in her Etsy shop right now).Robin
Hi Steph. Yes! I love Clare’s work. I don’t think I’ve posted links to my paintings here on the blog. I don’t paint much these days. So I don’t have anything new to show, unfortunately.papernstitch
5 Faves: Best Etsy Shops for Art Prints and Originals http://t.co/KvKIPmKn via @sharethissarah (@yinsteadofi)
Thanks so much for these links- I love the look of Clare Elsaesser’s paintings!
(Having you posted your own paintings before? I’d love to see them.)Steph