not your average domestic goddess.

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i just love these paintings from artist kelly reemsten. i mean, c’mon, you might not really think of chainsaws and fancy dressed-up domestic divas in the same sentence, but these really work. kelly calls her paintings, “a celebration of dress and adornment of the Fifties, Sixties and Seventies”. the unexpected quirkiness and combination of every day tools, and retro style fashion just make me smile. for more information on kelly reemtsen’s work, check out her bio here.

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28 Responses to “not your average domestic goddess.”
  1. Brigitte says:

    These are beautiful and true to life (at least based on my knowledge of my own grandmothers).

  2. Kathryn says:

    I need one of these! Wonderful!

  3. pam says:

    Love these. Love them alot!

  4. Shanon says:

    Wow! I love these! Thanks so much for sharing!

  5. karey m. says:

    totally my italian grandma. gardening in a dress. killing water moccasins with a hoe. {eek.} totaly flies me to a faraway memory.

    excellent. loved this. xoxo.

  6. MrsLimestone says:

    Oh wow – gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing this find.

  7. Gali says:

    Strangely enough, those look like they could be portraits of my mum. Must be something with those dresses and those legs.

  8. kelly says:

    Love these Victoria! Great Find!

  9. Cami says:

    You scored again! I always look to your blog for the grooviest of the groovy. Thanks for making cyberspace fun and funky!

  10. tiaa says:

    That’s how I’m gonna look next time I do yard work.

  11. Sara Walk says:

    these are awesome! love it

  12. Anna says:

    these are so cool! go ladies!

  13. In LOVE. I want one in my home.

  14. malka says:

    Boy you are so talented in finding great artists and their art. I love this ones style.

  15. Morgan says:

    those are absolutely gorgeous!

  16. dirtygirl1913 says:

    oh my my my…..LOVE these…….where do I get one????? BTW~ adore your blog, after my first cup o joe in the morning I visit your site. :0)

  17. Rachel says:

    The chainsaw one is my favorite!!

  18. Elie's Papel says:

    love them all… they have a great retro feeling and the strokes give them such a great texture!

  19. luisa says:

    these paintings are stunning. i imagine a wall and 3 or 4 of them in a row. my favorites are yellow bubbles and gold dress in her gallery. the little ring on the woman’s hand is such a cute detail.

  20. Natalie says:

    How fun! Love these :)

  21. oh my goodness. these are perfect.

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