ken omom

The designer and collage artist in me are both very happy! Architectural yet loose … drawing mixed beautifully with collage… AND vintage match box covers!? Love, love, love! These pieces are the work of UK based artist Ken Omom, and it’s safe to say that I love all of them very, very much. I think those are the actual striking strips pasted on there! So cool… but don’t let your kids near them #safetyfirst #striking

{via Saatchi Art}





joe webb



Sometimes, it’s what’s not there that truly matters most! I was in a collage-ish {not a word, but just roll with it} mood today, and voila, the portfolio of UK based artist Joe Webb. An x-acto blade, gorgeous color choices, and a whole bunch of perfect {and romantic!} negative space… SWOON!





abigail brown




Sweet, and weird… yep, easily one of my favorite combinations! These are one of a kind, paper mache “creature” masks by London based artist Abigail Brown. Each one is so special, and funny, and cute, and yes, kinda weird. I love each of them, but hung together in a cluster? Oh boy… it’s like a beautifully bizarre zoo hanging on the wall! LOVE. ps. that happy little sloth is killing me with his cuteness. [Available in her shop]

{via art is a way}





thank you, and a leafy gift to say so

Congratulations to Heidi Neilson! {Heidi I’ll send you an email to get your address so Kiana can send you this lovely, leafy print!} … and thanks to everyone else that participated! The artists of GALLERYONE and I thank you!

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You guys are amazing. For lots of reasons, but the reason I’m saying thank you today, is because of how supportive you are of artists! You are also ridiculously supportive of me, which I appreciate so, so much! Two months ago, when I opened GALLERYONE, my little online gallery shop, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Would it just sit there quietly? Nope… you guys have gone crazy! Lots of prints, quite a few originals, and my book have found new homes with so many of you. Thank you. That thank you comes from me, and all of the artists that you support every time you buy pieces from GALLERYONE.

And so, to really say thank you properly, I’ve teamed up with the very talented watercolor painter, Oregon based artist Kiana Mosley. She has donated a gorgeous 11″x14″ print {valued at $65} of this exclusive piece she made specifically for me! I’m going to keep an eye on my gallery over the weekend, and I’ll pick a name from everyone that buys something (there really is so much affordable art over there!) between now and Monday morning at 9am … I’ll announce the name, and then Kiana will ship out this lovely, leafy piece! Have fun, I hope you find something you love! And again, thank you!

{Art above:  1. Kiana Mosley 2. Heidi Leech – camera / chair 3. Lisa Golightly 4. Becky Kemp 5. Jaime Derringer 6. Kiana Mosley 7. Elsa Mora}





erin fitzhugh gregory



Sigh. Sometimes at the end of a very long, busy week, there is nothing I love more than a giant, expressive, insanely-colorful bouquet of flowers. Thank goodness for American painter Erin Fitzhugh Gregory… these are exactly what I need today  ♥





éric hibelot & jean-marc fondimare



Dots and stripes and wonky shapes! Oh, boy. I really really love these ceramic bottles – they sort of look like strange drawings, brought to life! Éric Hibelot & Jean-Marc Fondimare are French ceramic designers that together are, l’atelier des garçons… their work is so much fun, and what I wouldn’t give to spend an afternoon surrounded by all of these pieces in their gorgeous, light-filled shop/studio, a few hours south of Paris in the French countryside. Sigh…





custom piece by holly farrell!

* Well, that’s done… ?! It took about 30 minutes for Holly to reach her goal! You guys are amazing! xo

Yes. You read that correctly! Put in your bid for a custom still life painting of one of YOUR beloved objects! Toronto based Holly Farrell is not only an insanely talented painter, she’s also an amazingly kind person. Here’s the deal, and the reason she decided to do this auction, in Holly’s words:

“This is for a little ballet dancer named Megan: She is 10 years old, and from Orillia, ON. My sister has known her since she was a baby, and is very close with the family – so close in fact, that due to Megan’s mother being ill, my sister Lorie has been asked to accompany Megan to Poland for a dance competition. Megan must be an amazing dancer as she has been asked to compete with two teams! Lorie has been making casseroles and selling them to friends and family to raise the much needed $6000 for the trip – I am hoping you will help me reach their goal – 100% of the winning bid will go towards Megan’s trip.”

Isn’t that the sweetest thing? So, if you have a pair of ballet slippers (how appropriate would that be!?), or your childhood skates, or a favorite piece of pottery that belonged to your grandmother, etc etc… and you’d like Holly to paint it (approx 16″x12″, valued at $2600) then just email Holly at hfarrell@hollyfarrell.com, and make your bid! Bidding starts at $1 and closes on September 1.





philippe weisbecker


Oh. I love these so much! They are from a little book, titled “Accessories”, by Paris based interior designer, turned illustrator, turned full time fine artist Philippe Weisbecker. These gorgeous pages are a little bit scrapbook, and a little bit sketchbook – found vintage illustrations snipped, cut, glued, and then paired beautifully with Philippe’s own drawings. Oh boy, I’m gonna need a trip to the thrift shop, a pair of scissors and a very sharp pencil… and maybe a big ball of pink yarn, just for good measure.

{found on sfgirlbybay, and this lovely book can be found here}





david samuel stern


Fun. Weird. Beautiful.

“Each of these portraits is the result of physically weaving together two photographic prints of the same sitter.” LOVE! This is the work of Brooklyn based photographer David Samuel Stern, and if you didn’t pick up on my subtlety, I LOVE it all! And now I’m a tiny bit dizzy.

{thanks to Jeanne Heifetz for the link to these pieces!}





erik mattijssen


This work by Amsterdam based artist Erik Mattijssen makes me want to set up the weirdest collection of things I can find, and get to work on my first ever still life painting! So many  stunning colors, so many bizarre bits ‘n pieces. I love all of these paintings, but it’s those grey, wooden table tops covered in plants & linens that are killing me. Fantastic!

{discovered via Artsy Forager}