Sunday, October 23, 2011

Fan-Slam: Pet Art

Today, I am starting a new series called Fan Slam! Every Sunday I'll post some of my favorite, new-to-me Etsy artists. I'm going to try it out for a month, and see how it goes. I hope you enjoy it. If we both like it enough, I'll continue with it after the month is up.

Today's theme is pet art. These folks are doing it in a way that I find is so fresh and fun! I'm a new fan of...

Image: © Indigo Twin

These two ladies, sisters out of Maine, make paper mache folk art sculptures that run the gamut of animals, paople, and characters of all kinds. They do custom pet sculptures, which are really outstanding—so full of personality, complex and quirky. They also do other custom commissions as well. I'm nuts about Indigo Twin!

Image: © John W. Golden

John Golden has a well-developed, unique signature style. He manages to make his really modern, crisp, clean pet portraits feel very organic, alive, and, well, sort of folky too (that's a compliment!). I love his line, texture, and the character he is able to capture in his doggie faces. 

Image: © Mark Poulin

Simple, organic shapes with minimal but well-considered details are what you'll find in Mar Mar's whimsical line of silver cast and enamel art jewelry. I'm particularly fond of Tom Tom (above)! What a cutie! Mark's two separate styles are complimentary, and he's got lots of cute stuff to choose from.

Image: © Sara Pulver

I can't get enough of Sara Pulver's wacky sense of humor and fun critters. She depicts her original characters in some pretty odd, bizarro situations. The results are completely refreshing, charming and, at times, disarming! Check out her work for yourself... I guarantee you will laugh and smile.


indigotwin said...

Fab picks!

Brian @ PWYJudges said...

As someone who is completely overwhelmed by the world of Etsy, I'm looking forward to reading about all of your finds! These pet artists are so great!

Anonymous said...

Hey Kathy- man, I didn't know you had so many blogs- you are a wild woman! thanks for the comment over at my site, good to hear from you!

xo desha

Kathy Weller said...

Hi Desha! I have a lot of blogs in my blogger list but only have one active blog (this one) plus I contribute to the Picture Book junkies blog once a week! :) So, officially, 2. Technically, maybe 15. LOL. Thank you for visiting me too! :)

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