vintage finds for a modern world: pretty portraits.

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if you’ve been following along for a while, you’ll know i have a fairly large collection of vintage portrait paintings, including the infamous rico suave. i’ve been in a bit of a conundrum over them – do they stay or do they go? maybe i just need to rearrange them somehow for a more dramatic effect, or revamp the collection with some new pieces of art.... 
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curated collections.

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miniature portraits. tiny little portraits painted onto tiny little bits of enamel, copper and canvas. i had no idea how many of these little things existed, until a few weeks ago. i was lucky enough to be invited to do an interview & guest curation on “the inside source”, ebay’s blog. my task was to pick any ten items that caught my eye. i started browsing around... 
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if you loved lucy…

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i recently posted about the adorable painting marisa haedike of creative thursday painted of miss lucy. many of you were quite enamored with it, so i’m happy to say i convinced marisa she should add the lucy print to her etsy shop. many of you also asked if marisa took on commissions for portraits of your own pets, and the answer is, yes she most certainly does. i love... 
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style maven: emily henderson.

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you might know interior stylist emily henderson from a television competition called Design Star (which she won), or perhaps you’re looking forward to her new HGTV show called Secrets From A Stylist. me, i don’t have television, so i just found her surfing around the web, and instantly loved her taste – style with a sense of humor. i quite like that her... 
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the commission project.

just in time for holiday gift ideas, san francisco-based artist paul ferney has an awesome project going on. the commission project — you send paul a photo of your most beloved and he’ll paint you your masterpiece! what a unique gift, don’t you think? paul painted this adorable portrait of lucy, and i really love these shoes, too! for more details, visit... 
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