Category Archives: Art

Dreaming of Spring…Butterfly Gallery

  1. Wood Nymph Photograph by Raceytay:  Wood nymph and blossoms printed on Fujifilm Crystal Archive paper, for saturation and colour that are stunning and will last for years to come.
  2. Vintage Glass Butterfly Earrings, by Ben and Oliver:  The cutest little vintage Japanese glass stones with sweet little butterfly decals have been securely adhered to silver plated post earrings with butterfly backings.
  3. Pink Butterfly Brooch by Pennyglassgirl:  Made with a beautiful antique brass butterfly, a fused glass cab in sweet pastel pink with tiny pink crystals for accent.
  4. Barnwood Keepsake Box by Paradise Hill Designs:  A piece of quiet, natural beauty, this box is handmade by us from reclaimed aged pine boards with lots of character.
  5. Yellow Chenille Baby Bib by PaisleyBaby:  Sometimes a baby needs a “dress up” bib. That’s what a Paisley Baby chenille bib is for. Each bib is made with a 100% cotton print and classic stripe chenille in a coordinating colour. The bibs close with a matching snap and measure 38 (15″) long x 24 cm (9.5″) wide.
  6. Purple and Pink Butterflies Pillow by BStudio:  features three butterflies in shades of purple and light pink silk ribbon fluttering around a stalk of white flowers. This original design is hand embroidered in silk ribbon and cotton embroidery floss on sky blue silk dupioni fabric.
  7. Red and Black Butterfly Clips by Barefoot Clips:  Adorable set of 2 hair clips. Cute red butterflies, and black ribbon make these clips the perfect accessory for any girl. Clip is 45 mm long.
  8. Butterfly Tote Bag by Kootsac:  Screen printed by hand, this image of a butterfly’s delicately folded wings reminds us that the earth is vulnerable and needs our care and attention.
  9. Night Dance by OlaDesign:  This is a limited edition fine art print of an original color ink painting. It’s been printed on “Hahnemuhle” fine art archival paper. Prints come signed and numbered from 1 to 100.

Fantastic Stamps from Stamped by Diana Evans

Today I’m featuring a new business adventure from my favourite Canadian illustrator, Diana Evans.  Diana has been a professional illustrator for quite a while now, but after being contacted quite a few times by people asking for her artwork on stamps, Diana decided to take the plunge and opened Stamped on etsy.

  1. Ice Cream and Scoop
  2. Wise Guy the Cute Owl
  3. Sweets for my Sweetheart


This is a special illustration that can be used for all kinds of projects.

This listing is for a polymer stamp that is to be used with an acrylic block. All you do is peel it off the sheet, place it on your acrylic block and ink and stamp. Once you’re finished you can store the stamp in the same package it arrived to you in…and store them for your next set of projects.

The stamp will fit on a 3inch x 3 inch block so you can get a sense of the size….all the stamps at Stamped are detailed and beautiful and will make your projects look very proffessional and mostly make them fun…..

Artwork created by published illustrator Diana Evans

NOTE: These stamps require a clear, acrylic mounting block — NOT INCLUDED.

© 1999-2009 Diana Evans – ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

The image below explains much better than I can how to use these fabulous stamps from Stamped.

Come see some stunning photography from Emma Love!


I always love to feature businesses who run in “The Real World” rather than online, and I have really enjoyed checking out Emma Love Photography.  Chatting with her in email has been just lovely…Emma has a fun, gentle personality that seems to shine through her photos…she really seems to be able to capture the *real* beauty in the simplest moments…I had a great time poking about her website.  Emma Love Photography is located in Rural Saskatchewan, so if you’re in that area(and yes, I know it’s a big area :) ), I encourage you to go have a peek at her work…I know you’ll love it!

As for Emma herself, when I asked her to write a blurb about her company, she sent me the “about me” blurb from her website, and then cracked me up by saying “I said it well once, so why try to change it?” lol.  I couldn’t agree more!  So here it is…all about Emma Love Photography!

“I love people.  As a photographer I cherish being invited into people’s sacred moments. My desire to capture honest, beautiful photos leads me to approach the traditional with an eye
for the serendipitous.  I lend direction to my clients only to the point of keeping a shoot well-organized and enjoyable, knowing that the best photos are often captured mid-sentence,
or mid-moment.  I strive to capture the essence and  feeling of a moment through careful attention to detail and a true love of beauty.”

Go check out her galleries…they’re just so fun!

Fascinating Photography from Tease of Optical




The Inspiring Artistry of David Rankine


The Art of David Rankine” is one of those websites that I can get lost in for hours.  There is just such a fascinating array of mind blowing artwork, musical surprises, and all kinds of nifty places to explore there.

Says David Rankine:

“The art is part of a larger project that includes writing, workshops, interactive music, and generally opening creative space for people. I have a devoted Indie perspective to everything — I want to facilitate experiences for everyone to create their own art.”

I love it!  Go check out The Art of David Rankine, and be prepared to be fascinated!

  1. Echo:  Can be found in the Mandala Gallery
  2. Colouring BooksThe best  mandalas are those that you create yourself. Mandalas co-created with another are even more powerful.
  3. Portrait of Grace
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