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Etsy finds

I thought I'd share the work of two talented artists who have set up shop on Etsy. Strangely I found their work through Flickr. The first is Erin Tyner. Erin is a self taught photographer and I have been following her beautiful work on Flickr for a year. Then I realised I could buy her work...and I did and have again. Here is her Flickr page and her wonderful website. I'm totally blown away by her Half Awake series but don't miss the rest of her portfolio.
(Update - I forgot to mention Erin's new photoblog here.)

Monkfish is Robert Chunn. I found my way to his work just today when he made me a contact on Flickr. So off I went to investigate. "I mostly paint clutter. I like how objects cluster together on tabletops, in kitchen drawers, on my printer, etc. I try to take a documentary approach to the subject by painting things as I find them. Or, sometimes, I'll just pile up a bunch of old tins and cigar boxes in a haphazard way until something interesting happens. I see painting as an intuitive and sensorial process of balancing pictorial elements to reveal the poetry of color and form in the everyday objects around me. In other words, I just paint what I like." Check out more at his blog Alla Prima Painting (painting from life in one sitting). I love the beauty he finds in the mundane.

Reader Comments (9)

you have such a knack for sourcing out the best jo! how beautiful, i am off to have a look at those sites now px

29 Feb 2008 | Unregistered Commenterpia

Both of these artist's work are so creative - GREAT FINDS!

29 Feb 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkim.

Jo, Desire to Inspire is a daily read for me and when I saw my photos on here this morning I had to do a double-take. Thank you so much for being one of my Etsy customers and for sharing my work on your blog!

29 Feb 2008 | Unregistered CommenterErin Tyner

VERY cool. i love these. wow, thank you so much. xo

29 Feb 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJoanna Goddard

Erin's photos are beautiful. It's like imagination personified. Thanks for finding it!

29 Feb 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

Erin you're welcome :)

1 Mar 2008 | Unregistered Commentermidcenturyjo

Be still my beating heart. As if monkfish's everyday objects weren't beautiful enough I have fallen in love with Erin's scale model dreams. Thank you!

1 Mar 2008 | Unregistered Commenterpompom

Negative comments require a name before they are published. Anonymous just doesn't cut it.

2 Mar 2008 | Unregistered Commentermidcenturyjo

I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

10 Apr 2009 | Unregistered CommenterConrad

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