Cynthia: Hi! I am on Effortless Anthropologie’s Reader Outfits again this week (woo hoo!) and am wearing a lovely pendant from the etsy shop, Rainbow of Crazy.
|Anthropologie oldies: Spun Eyelet Blazer,
Miss Albright Sandals, COH Angie Super Flare Jeans
Old Navy Crepe Scoop Neck
Here’s a close-up since the pic above is somewhat fuzzy.
I love how the artist, Joanna, captures the sweetness and quiet contemplative aura of cats. Here is another one.
And another one. Her newest.
Her pendants are wood, painted with acrylic, and finished off with resin to create a luminous surface. She also does wall paintings, greeting cards, and tarot cards.We have her mesmerizing Flying Cat print hanging up in our living room.
I get an overwhelming feeling of hope mixed with melancholy every time I look at this picture. I think this reaction is partly informed by my experiences in cat rescue. I love cats but I am also always sad about them too. My husband, Freddy, on the other hand, breaks into a big grin when he looks at the black cat flying away on her balloon. He says it just makes him happy and reminds him how glad he is that we rescued our little black kitten, Penelope, from a creepy motel parking lot. And how much we love all of our rescue cats.
That is what I think is so amazing about Joanna’s art. She creates one image with so many different moods – you can’t stop looking at it and will always feel something.
Check out her shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/rainbowofcrazy, her Facebook page, Twitter, and blog. She does other critters too – flying dogs, pandas, rhinos, monkeys … mermaids. And she just completed an epic piece of work call The Animism Tarot.
It really is incredible the all the super duper talented artists you can find while trolling Etsy!