Wednesday, September 16, 2009

I'm Smitten with …

Swan boy by I'm Smitten

I have to admit that while at Renegade, I barely ventured away from my booth to see the wares. I had fantastic helpers on hand, but felt the need to stay put. Lucky for me, I didn't have to go far to see some terrific things. Today I thought I would share with you one of my favorites: I'm Smitten.

Elephant girl by I'm Smitten

I only had a quick peek Sunday morning while she was still setting up, but let me tell you these online images don't do the art justice. They are so rich in person, but I think you'll get the idea. Ashley Alexander is the artist behind I'm Smitten and her drawings are available on handbags, t-shirts, stationary and as prints. Her web site has a wonderful blend of drawing and eerily charming photography. The opening flash page is also the image from her business card and I find it incredibly compelling. Check it out!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Home again, home again

Good morning! OK, so it's not really even close to still being morning. Yet here I am in my pjs at 1 p.m. after a fantastic weekend in Chicago at the Renegade Craft Fair. I had a wonderful time and am eager to update you all, but am simply wiped out. We got back in the wee hours of the morning and I am taking the day to rest a bit. I'll give you the brief recap: gorgeous sunny, warm weather, huge crowds, helpful friends, rockin shoppin and fun all around. Major highlight: mention on Readymade blog naming Sloe Gin Fizz best shop name for day one Renegade roundup — yippers! Thanks so much to everyone for their warm wishes last week, to the terrific customers at the fair and stay tuned for details…