Melissa Pavlovic’s ceramic pieces are delicious….candy colored glazes atop silky white ceramic sculptures of owls, rabbits and teapots to name a few. Magical and enchanting, a delight to wear and admire.
The Poodlebreath etsy store can be found here.
Fellow doll artist Kamila Mlynarczyk‘s creatures and critters exude personality, style and more than a little creep factor. However, these little ones will make you want to bring them home and give ’em some milk and cookies…..MAYBE some raw meat. Watch your fingers.
Check out her store here!
“El Club de Los Cuerpos”
Gifted to me by a friend, I am the proud owner of one of Fable and Fury’s Vincent Price portrait necklaces. I was instantly smitten by its simple, yet beautiful, design and choice of material (black stainless steel). F&F stocks a variety of designs to suit most tastes (or rather, the tastes of those who enjoy things of a rather dark nature). Alfred Hitchcock, jackalopes, ravens, Tom Waits, pirate ships (!) all vie for your attention, looking to find a home on your body…. Visit Fable and Fury here.
Yup. The Christmas decorations have been invading stores since mid October, and the floodgates will open come Monday. Retailers desperate to stay in the black will attempt to lure you into their stores with outrageous sales (if you’re willing to get up at 4am and claw your way through a mass of fellow shoppers, that is) and promises of a more beautiful life (for you, or the loved one/coworker/friend you’re buying for) if you only buy this or that cheap trinket made in China that will be tossed away and break within a week.
This year do something different. Buy something that matters.
Until the end of this year, twice a week (perhaps more) I will highlight independent artists, craftspeople, shops that I have either personally bought from or that tickle my fancy.
What could be better? You get something unique, handcrafted with love and care, AND help an artist achieve their dreams/pay the bills/feed their family.
You want to stick it to the man? Tired of corporations ruling our lives? Put your money where your mouth is and buy from an independent artist this holiday season. They’ll thank you for it.