Sunday, February 28, 2010

A Day of Rest and So Relaxed with Rae's Shoppe


It's Sunday and time to slip on those slippers, put in a movie, kickback and relax! If you are looking for some new slippers then swing by Rae's Shoppe and check these out! They are just so much fun!

What movie will you be watching?

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Let's Play, It's Saturday!


Lunch is a key element to any outdoor adventure!  And why not take the extra step and pack your lunch in these reusable bags by Bells and Unicorns? The bags are eco-friendly, colorful, exciting, and not only speak to your want to reduce waste, but can speak to your style sensibility as well! 

Well, I am off to go on a hike!


Friday, February 26, 2010

On the Homefront with: Lilac Ave


You mean that I can custom order these candles? That is so neat! 

Lilac Ave is offering these Mod Square candles with choices! You can choose the color of the candle container, the scent of the candle (I counted 31 different types! Wowee!), and even the type of wick you prefer: cotton or hemp. 

These candles would make great party gifts and are the perfect gift for the new homeowner - you never know when you will need a candle!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Thursday and Undiscovered: Iddy Biddy

Some days, I will browse and browse searching for the perfect undiscovered shop to share with you all, but this morning I found this shop in under five minutes! My response upon discovery: "Too cute! I am featuring this one for sure!" 

iddy biddy is an Etsy, undiscovered shop currently focused on the making of these adorable iddy biddy baby bonnets. They come in a variety of colors and the yo-yos are so bright and vibrant! They would make a great baby shower gift!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Fun and Wacky Wednesday with Craft-Tastrophe


When I find items like this on Etsy, it always makes me wish that I was more outgoing and willing to make a louder statement with my style - these shoes rock! Craft-Tastrophe offers a variety of hand-painted heels, boots, flats and sneakers. They are often bright and vibrant in color and are great for adding some interest to your wardrobe! 

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Tuesday Talk - Dahlias

Dahlia Photography available at Art Whims Paper.

Some of my favorite flowers are Dahlias. Not only do they come in a variety of styles, shapes, color combinations and hues, they are tall and strong. They are well loved by the community in my area, as they grow annually at Point Defiance Park one of my favorite places to visit with my husband in the summer months.

If you are interested in growing dahlias you may want to check out the American Dahlia Society or for tips and resources. I am looking forward to someday enjoying these flowers in a garden that my husband and I will grow together.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Must Have Monday - The Perfect Clutch

I must say that Sveika is an awesome shop! If you are looking for some amazing clutches to compliment your wardrobe, you should swing by! The clutches are made of linen and leather and supported with a hidden layer of double canvas to keep its shape. These are definitely on my wish list this year!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

A Day of Rest and So Relaxed with Osayin Holistics

Yum! The smell of lemongrass has always had a soothing quality for me. So, I started asking some of my favorite bath and body shops on Etsy if they could make a soap with this wonderful scent. Osayin Holistics came to the rescue! In the next couple of days I will be ordering my bars of soap; I am very excited! The best part is that I have shopped with her before, and the experience has always been wonderful. I look forward to trying this new product!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Let's Play, It's Saturday!

On Saturday's when it is pleasantly sunny and the outdoors are beckoning you to take a walk in the park or head to the waterfront, you should always be able to do so in a stylish way! MiMS offers these beautiful convertible backpacks that are perfect for transitioning from that walk in the park to a date night. You can start your day with the backpack (as pictured above) and then with a tug of the straps go to dinner with a shoulder bag (as pictured below). Such a great idea!

Friday, February 19, 2010

On the Homefront with: Curls of Sunshine

All I can say is "Too cute!" Curls of Sunshine is a great shop to stop by for a variety of Amigurumi Crochet patterns. There are little ladybugs like the one pictured above, birds, cupcakes, monkeys and rabbits! If you are looking for a new project to work on this may just be the shop for you!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Thursday and Undiscovered: With This Rose

With Spring around the corner and Summer weddings on their way, there is much planning to do for the bride. From the cake to the flowers every detail should be perfect on her wedding day, and With This Rose on Etsy can help with those flowers! The bouquets are beautiful and definitely affordable currently ranging from $17-$45. If you are looking for your flowers, or know someone who is swing by this shop and forward the link. Looking at these bouquets makes me want to marry my husband again!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Fun and Wacky Wednesday with A Planet Named Janet


I absolutely love A Planet Named Janet's fish prints! They are colorful, fun, unique and a must have! A Planet Named Janet also offers original paintings that celebrate life. If you are looking for a new piece of art or are redecorating, you should swing by this shop and see if it fits in with your decorating plans!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Tuesday Talk - Love Grows


When I married my husband a little over a year ago, after nine months of dating, I was so deeply in love with him! Not only was he the man I had always hoped would be in my life, he was so much more. Now, as we work toward our second year of marriage I can honestly say that my love for him has only grown. I did not know that it was possible to love someone this much, to have a deep love overflow and spread into my everyday life. My husband is my best friend, my encourager and my source of strength. Running Art Whims would not be possible without him. I am so thankful to have him in my life! I love you Drew! 

Monday, February 15, 2010

Must Have Monday - A Red Dress


 Some time ago I was chatting with my husband when he mentioned that he had a dream of me in a red dress, and so I started the hunt on Etsy for the perfect red dress. I have come across several that I absolutely love and wanted to share those with you this Must Have Monday

 Dress by  Ananya 

Dress by Nata Jane

Sunday, February 14, 2010

A Day of Rest and So Relaxed with Quilt Lover

Relaxing is made easy through the beautiful quilts of Quilt Lover! Full of color and measuring 58"x77" these quilts are great to curl up in and take a well deserved nap on Sunday. You should definitely swing by this shop and check out the variety of styles and colors being offered!   

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Let's Play, It's Saturday!


We are still in the world of pretend with Let's Play, It's Saturday, and what better way to pretend than with a sock monkey from The Monkey Factory? These adorable and fun sock monkeys are great for play and come in a variety of colors. Each monkey comes with its very own name (Marvin is featured above) and is made with tons of love and care.


Marley and Fiona

Friday, February 12, 2010

On the Homefront with: Jen's Craft Corner

If you are looking for a place to shop for your little one or a friend's baby shower then you should definitely swing by Jen's Craft Corner to see the large variety of attire and accessories for the little one and mom. There are onesies, shirts and skirts, headbands, bows, key fobs, coffee cozies and much more!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Thursday and Undiscovered: A Girl and Her Brush


I have to say that Thursday and Undiscovered is one of my favorite blog columns to create! Not only do I get to find fresh and new Etsians, I get to share those finds with you! 

Today's Thursday and Undiscovered is truly an artist! A Girl and Her Brush is a shop you must see! She uses a variety of mediums to create this beautiful work - crayons and acrylics to name a couple. If you are looking for something bright and full of color swing by this shop; you won't be disappointed!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Fun and Wacky Wednesday with TECO ART


Upcycled, unique, colorful, fun and yes wacky - in all the good ways! When I came across this clock by TECO ART in the geekery section on Etsy, I was drawn in by the bright colors and its modern feel. Some even hold paper clips like the one above or business cards! These would make great gifts for teachers, coworkers, the tech savvy, or dads!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Tuesday Talk - Tooth Fairy Boxes

Recently I started carrying these adorable tooth fairy boxes, and what a hit! People seem to love them! To my great joy, they have been featured in treasuries and have brought fun into the homes of others! They measure 1-9/16” in diameter and 1"high. Custom orders are always welcome and a pleasure to do.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Must Have Monday - Custom Family Tree Painting by Jellybeans

Like many of us, my family means more to me than anything; family comes first as they say. With the love on my family always on my heart and mind, finding this custom family tree offered by Jellybeans was only natural. And what a great idea too! For about $90 you can get a 12 x 16" custom tree painted just for your family on 140lb watercolor paper (that is good stuff!). If you are looking for a unique piece of art to put in your family room, this is it!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

A Day of Rest and So Relaxed with Luckhurst Photography

There is nothing more peaceful then taking a walk in the woods. Why not bring that feeling of peace into your home with the lovely art of Luckhurst Photography? In this wonderful Etsy shop you will fine a variety of peaceful images such as woodland landscapes, lighthouses, waterfalls and much more! These images are bound to make you feel relaxed and refreshed for the coming day!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Let's Play, It's Saturday!


Oh how I love pasta! And this is such a wonderfully unique idea! This felt pasta by Becky M is perfect for your kid's play kitchen! Other items in shop include fruit, cupcakes, olives, and cauliflower. Please stop by and check out Becky M's shop, you will not be disappointed! 

Friday, February 5, 2010

On the Homefront with Farm Girls Fashions

How cute is this!? This adorable toddler's backpack by Farm Girls Fashions is made from a flightsuit and you have your choice of lining the backpack with green camo, digital camo, pink camo, or pink princesses. I know that when I was a child I would have loved to carry one of these around and brag about my mom or dad!

Farm Girls Fashions also sells a variety of purses and aprons! You have to check this shop out!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Thursday and Undiscovered: Bliss Things

Of the many great products found on Etsy, a favorite of mine is the wide range of handmade washcloths. One of Etsy's newer shops, Bliss Things sells the lovely washcloths pictured above. What makes me really excited to share these washcloths with you is that they are hand-crocheted with 100 percent cotton yarn. If you are looking for a new shop you should definitely swing by this one and see all the great products!

Blog Remodel

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I was looking through my Blog, wondering how I can make it better and more interesting for my readers, followers, and fans. And one thing that I came to realize is that the Blog is in need of a remodel and this makeover needs to have a schedule! Starting today Art Whims will be commited to the following blog schedule:
  • Monday: Must Have Mondays - This column will feature some of my favorite Etsians and new gadgets for creating.
  • Tuesday: Tuesday Talk - This column will focus on all things Art Whims and Art Whims Paper. There will be new product features, insights to creative visions and processes, and opportunities to get to know the creator better- that's me!
  • Wednesday: Fun and Wacky Wednesday - This column will explore the world of the unique, wacky and fun on Etsy, featuring artists that capture such fun elements in art, jewelry, sculpture, and much more.
  • Thursday: Thursday and Undiscovered - The goal of this column is to feature "undiscovered" artists found using the pounce function on Etsy and get them discovered! Having an online presence is the key to Etsy success after all!
  • Friday: On the Homefront with... - As a proud Army spouse and daughter of a Navy Seabee, I was naturally drawn to become a member of the Homefront Team on Etsy! Each Friday this column will feature a Homefront team member, their shop, or a collection of work following themes for the season or holiday.
  • Saturday: Let's Play, It's Saturday! - This column will feature toys for kids and adults alike, things needed for the exploration of the great outdoors, games, and ideas for fun activities.
  • Sunday: A Day of Rest and So Relaxed - And now time for some rest. This column will feature all those wonderful things that help us relax: bath products, bedding, a sense of peace found in art and scents, and much more.
I hope that you will join me as I embark on this Blogging journey. If you would like to be featured in a column, please feel free to Contact Me . And be sure to include a link to you Etsy Shop.

Have a great day!
Art Whims

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Kind Stones Jewelry - A Must Have!

The other day I was in Etsy Chat, browsing the shops and came across this amazing one: Kind Stones. This leather bound jewelry is perfect for any attire! You can wear it with a cotton dress or a pair of jeans with ease! Please stop by this earth inspired shop and see what great gift you can find for a friend, or for yourself!

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