May 29, 2012

Look What I Found!

I'm usually one of those typical Capricorns...practical to the hilt. So when I volunteered to write for the New York Team blog, I decided that for each post, I'd interview some kind of expert in the marketing, business or SEO fields, as a means to better serve the team, and, of course, myself! Practical, right?

So far it's been great, as each expert has offered some incredible advice, but for today's post, I decided to take a stroll through the New York Team's items, just to see what would pop out at me. As I'm always on the hunt for inspiration, I just randomly clicked on a few shops, and these incredible finds spoke out loud and clear!

"Pink Rose" by Kelley Gudahl

How could I start my stroll without first stopping at the shop of our fearless team captain, Kelley Gudahl. Wow! What a wonderful springtime gift this rose from the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens would make. It's an 8x12 matted photograph printed on high quality Kodak Endura Last paper in Lustre finish. Print is matted in an 12x16 antique white mat. Beautiful!

"Grasshopper" by Kim Piotrowski

Kim's avatar immediately caught me, so I had to look at her shop, Kipi, and it didn't disappoint! This piece, "Grasshopper," is an original gouache painting on antique book paper, measuring 7.5x5. Her whole shop is a color explosion, just like this one. It was hard to pick which one I liked best!

"Same Sex Wedding Card" by ShirlBCreations.

OK, I guess it's pretty obvious at this point that I like art. As with Kim, I couldn't resist Shirley's avatar and so had to take a peek into her shop, which is just stuffed with incredibly adorable images, like this one, her "Same Sex Wedding Card," which measures 5x7. Each piece is more whimsical than the next. Stop by for some unique finds!

"Purple and Pink Fun Owl Felt Hair Clip" by BrooklynOwl

This so-cute-it-hurts item is the "Purple and Pink Fun Owl Felt Hair Clip" by BrooklynOwl. Clip measures approximately 1.75in by 2.25in. and is entirely hand sewn with high quality USA made felt. Shop owner Annie Bruce says her items are a tribute to her little girl, who fell in love with owls at the Prospect Park Zoo. Stop by her shop and fall in love with THESE owls.

Wrist Cuffs from dslookkin

These wrist cuffs from dslookkin are just so original! I'm not even sure what they are or why I need them, but I want them. I'll let Dawn Stewart-Lookkin explain them: "Make a statement with this unusual cuff/bracelet for summer! I crocheted this original vegan acrylic pink and orange cuff with a 'rib cage' feel making it both light weight and stylish. This unusual cuff is connected in a circle though it appears to be made of multiple 'bangles' of various width. It's perfect for art openings, farmer's markets and work affairs. I made this one for medium/large hands/wrists and will stretch just a tiny bit."  Well said, Dawn. They're now in my favorites, as are all these other items! Thanks, ladies!

Until next time!
Mary Ann

The "Popgirl" Pendant by maryannfarley

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