Fine Arts

Rainbow of Crazy: An Etsy Shop I Love

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.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/rainbowofcrazy?section_id=10160673

I love how the artist, Joanna, captures the sweetness and quiet contemplative aura of cats. Here is another one.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/rainbowofcrazy?section_id=10160673

And another one. Her newest.

 https://www.etsy.com/listing/158889114

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.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/rainbowofcrazy?section_id=10357868

 

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!

 

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5 Comments

  • Reply GnomeLover August 13, 2013 at 12:52 am

    I love those necklaces! They are adorable! Do you own more than one?

    I thought Marcy was all by her lonesome until I read this. How many cats do you guys own? Aren't they jealous that Marcy gets her own blog? ; )

    Have a great night!

    Jenni

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch August 13, 2013 at 1:39 am

      I've just got the one necklace! As for cats… well… we've got… four. I am in cat rescue and it just happens. I plan to talk more about rescuing and TNR (trap/neuter/return) on the blog but in a way that is uplifting and productive.

      The other three are not jealous. They are easygoing and glad Marcy is occupied elsewhere and not trying to kill them. LOL

    • Reply GnomeLover August 13, 2013 at 3:08 am

      Awww. Do they all get along? My sister had three rescue kitties. One was the dominant cat. She recently had to put one to sleep (the sweetest one) and it was devastating for her. I think life is all about doing what you are passionate about. And I think if you blog about it, it will show through.

      Jenni

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch August 15, 2013 at 1:36 am

      Oh no… It is so incredibly heartbreaking to lose a pet – especially to have to put one to sleep. Oh boy… tearing up over here.

      Marcy does not get along with the most recent two so we have to keep her separated from them. Life with cats – it's never boring that is for sure!

  • Reply Loving Our Logo – Marcy Very Much May 28, 2015 at 9:39 pm

    […]  Joanna is so talented. I love her artwork and cat pendants and was so excited she agreed to create a logo for us. She was a joy to work […]

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