Emily Martin’s The Black Apple is one of my longest-running blog loves. Her art is part wistful, part spooky, and part cute. And recently her circus-inspired works have been reminding me of Geek Love. Emily’s recipes/crafting/fashion/decorating skillz inspire me.
This is Emily:
Here are some of her paintings (inexpensive prints, lockets, diaries and things available at her shop)!
Lookin on the Etsy Featured Sellers List, I realized most of said featured sellers are ladies! This makes sense on lady-dominated Etsy, but I often find that even when women compose the majority of a field, like cooking or photography, men seem to always be featured. Click the link above for some nice interviews with the ladycreators too! If you need a gift for someone…
Here are some things these featured creators are selling:
from Mrs Eliot Books
wall decals!! from Pop & Lolli
plastic bag lamp from Zipper 8 Lighting
Melanie says on her website:
The Victorians kept lockets of hair and miniature portraits painted with ground hair and pigment to secure the memory of a lost love. In much the same way, I secure my memories through photographic images rendered in lines of my own hair, the physical remnants. I do not reproduce events, but quiet minutes, the mundane, the domestic, the ordinary moments.
The BBB Craft Sisters are Amy Blessing, Anna Blessing, and Sarah (Blessing?). Their stuff is simple, elegant, and clever – a bit rare of a combo in the DIY world!
I wanna make their recycled road map cork board. I found a tutorial on Design Sponge. It looks pretty easy!