Thursday, May 20, 2010

Whimsical Things

Scrolling through BBEST listings on Etsy confirmed that BBEST is a gifted team of artists and crafters.  Some of my recent favorites:

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You can always count on ZudaGay to come up with elegant clay forms.  If anyone could make a black bird whimsical, it’s Zuda.  She’s quite a master of her medium.

 

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Imaginuity combines vintage beads with wonderful crocheted shapes to creative stunning asymmetrical pieces like this choker.

 

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Colours and Textures has such a lovely light touch in her watercolors and silk paintings, they always look like fairy gardens to me. 

 

 

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Vivid color and abstract shapes make this painting by Heronkate a real standout.  The collage-like textures show Kate’s skills as a trompe l’oiel artist. 

 

 

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When talking of VanFleetStreetDesign’s work, surreal is probably a more appropriate term than whimsical.   It’s a treat to see her mastering digital media.   (I also really like Two Feathers.)

 

 

il_fullxfull.105097476[1]Of course in my humble opinion, nothing says whimsy quite as well as Make Your Presents Felt’s egg cozies. I think she actually pinched these off the tiny heads of the elves that must watch over her garden.   

 

il_fullxfull.128718811[1] And when speaking of gardens, it’s mandatory to mention The Filigree Garden, whose jewelry is inspired by her magical garden.  Her work and her blog are always wonders to behold.  Perhaps Liv and Chrissie share the same elf gardeners?   Hmmmm . . . . .

12 comments:

The Filigree Garden said...

Thank you for including my necklace in this lovely group!

MagdaleneJewels said...

I must admit, that looking at just these few samples - we have a very talented group among the Bbest!

Pam said...

What alovely, whimsical selections, and wonderful descriptions! Great post!

Howling Caterpillars said...

Wonderful goodies you have featured.

thewildhare said...

Fun selections, lovely post! Thanks AltheaP!

Anitra Cameron said...

What wonderful finds! And I'm with you--those egg cozies look like elfin hats. If I had them, I think I'd soon be making little elves to wear them, lol!

Chrissie said...

Thank you Janine. What a great bunch of talent you've showcased here!
Chrissie (and the elfin ones!)
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heronkate said...

Great blog post and wonderful descriptions ! Thanks so much for including my collage !

Colours and Textures said...

Lovely collection and lovely descriptions. Thanks for including my painting.

ZudaGay said...

Janine this is such a lovely post! I love the word whimsical and all it implies. I enjoyed your beautiful selections and I appreciate that you think my black bird is whimsical. :)

Julie G. said...

Great choices....all are lovely and you're right....such talented peeps!

Judi B said...

Lovely -- so many gorgeous items to check out! Love this talented team -- and thanks for including my crocheted choker.