Fill My Pot
This collaboration was born after I realized I enjoy decorating the little pots I paint, even more than painting the plants them selves!
Najada Is, up to this point our most long-distance Artist! She hailed from Malta, a tiny island in the Mediterranean Sea. (I'm not going to lie, I had to google it!) Najada specializes in work containing buttons which she has expertly chosen for this fill-my-pot collaboration.
Nicholle claims her self to be "a little crafty and a little crunchy". She certainly dabbles in a bit of everything and I love her treatment of the pot! Teeny tiny knots and weaving embellish this pot with contains some stag-horn cacti. See what else she has been up to @momhatandmargaritas on Instagram.
Abigale Mc Murray
Abigail is our only collaborating artist whom has participated twice! Her amazing paper-working skills never fail to be fantastic! Find more of her work on Instagram.
As you can see HERE, Lindsay is a very talented calligraphy and watercolor artist. Her lovely plant is simple and to the point! (And just happens to look like a plant I have already!)
Sarah, a Graphic Designer, created some forget-me-nots and marigolds inspired by lyrics from Motion City Soundtrack. The amount of detail in her flowers and table are topnotch! I had fun shooting her piece as it matched the setting so well. See more of her work and beautiful pet photos here: @sarahpakay.
This artist has a beautiful knack for painting glaciers. She might know a thing or two about them, she hails from Alaska! I can't tell you how much I admire her technique of expertly painting a range of values of blue in order to achieve this effect. I highly recommend you take a look at her collection of work, it is wonderful! Find her here: @alestergard.
These wee little flowers are just asking to be touched! Embroydery is not something I have patience for. Luckily, others including this artist does! Daniela specializes in tiny little pendants which are hand embroidered. She sells them on etsy- see more here: @cincowildflowers
I started following Chris on Instagram because he posts shots of these awesome little portraits he does around town (town meaning Columbus Ohio....my roots!) . I was happy when he told me he wanted to participate and couldn't wait to see what he came up with! Check out his jungle lady with the coolest hair-do I've seen in a while! Then, go see his portraits over at @cwilz305
I've you've ever met Madalyn, you know how friendly and upbeat she is. This piece fits her personality quite well and shows her excellent craftsmanship using vegan friendly leather. (Look at that hand stitching and use of brads!) Her trade is making vegan-friendly clutches. They are a big hit around here, catch a glimpse jon instagram: @madalynnaultaccessories
Abigail is a paper-crafting extraordinaire! She has hand cut and tied each leaf to a teeny tiny string! I can't imagine the time this took her. Also, a sweet little surprise was included in her package....YAY! It was perfect tinning, as I received this on the last day of school! Find her paper creations here: @yeioupaperobjects.
This lovely plant has great pattern and texture!. Cynthia dabbles in watercolor as well as hand lettering. You can find her here: @pearlsandicicles
Jennifer Lind Schutsky
These pots have been filled with beautiful plants created from Henna! A first around here! The gold paint is lovely in the light. Jennifer is a talented photographer and Henna artist. Find more of here work here: @jenniferlindschutsky.
April usually spends her time painting large beautiful animals. For today, this clever gal has filled my pot with some bubbly! She is a close artsy neighbor-friend and knows that we share more than one hobby! Go see her fantastic work at howlandstudios.com or follow her on Instagram at @howland_studios.
Ana has a great view for flower and fauna. Go check her beautiful photos of various vegetation at: @Alfjn316.
She has chosen to filter pot with a sweet little song bird in colored pencil.
LaurieAnne is the first to return to me a set of double pots! Double the beautiful texture and variation of watercolor touches! You can find her at @laurieannart. Her delicate paintings are not to be missed!
Here we have a sweet little fairy garden created by Aubrey Allison. Go check her Instagram page @blossomsandbillows to see her lovely hand lettering and illustrations!
Sari has a unique way to look at life! Check out her Instagram: @sariphilipps . Her pot has been filled with a cactus made of darling stitches. The texture of the stitches echo the spikes this plant is known for! Very clever and unique!
Kristen has filled my pot with wool blend felted flowers! Get a load of this load of cuteness all packed together in one spot!! Kristen is a busy lady! You can find her custom batik children's clothing here. Or, check out her wonderful felt work on Face Book here. She's on Instagram @wayifelt.
Alyssa's delicate mix of mushrooms and greens have taken my heart! Her removal of the negative space adds a beautiful unexpected contrast! Go check out what else Alyssa makes (everything from woodturning to cookies and watercolor!) She even surprised me with some hand-made felted strawberry patches! Lots of talent over at @alyssamakesomething.
This playful use of color and shape has really made me smile! Claire has used a bit of mixed media with some fun metallic paper! See her planning sketch too! You can find her over on Instagram at : @clairebarrett
Angela is a very talented watercolor artist with loads of creative and beautiful ideas. A local to Phoenix, for this piece, she has been drawn to the southwest creatures here in AZ. Go see her work for other interesting and wonderfully composed paintings: @freckledcanvas
Chelsey from @nova_woods uses nature to inspire her jewelry and artwork. Most notable (to me anyhow!) is her use of teeny little slices of wood! Her work can be purchased on etsy as well and seen on instagram. Lovely work from a lovely lady!
Leigh Anna Newell
Leigh Anna is an excellent artist in miniature! Look closely at her teeny tiny ID tag in her succulent! Even her handwriting is little and neat! See more of her itty bitty work in her feed at: @leighannanewell.
Nikki has a unique way to up cycle newspaper! Check out her Instagram feed over at @thefreckeledpearl to see lots more hand-painted foliage and beautiful hand-lettering.