Thursday, June 30, 2011

E is for Equality

So, today's blog post is brought to you by the letter E.  E is for Equality!  Last week, New York legalized gay marriage and I couldn't be happier for those folks.  What is the great equalizer? Love.  In the spirit of equality and love, I've posted some wonderful Etsy finds below.

Here's a pair of earrings I made which will set the mood...

Here are some listings by other great artists on Etsy...

(BTW - I bought my wedding cake topper from this shop last year and it was beautiful!)

Well, I think that last one says it all.  E is for Equality, folks.  Thanks for reading and leave me a note in the comments section about this post or if you have an idea for the F post.  :)

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Blogging the Alphabet - Here's the D!

Here's the D entry in the Bea Otch blog.  Enjoy!

When thinking of D items, I immediately thought of Dia de los Muertos.  Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is the day to remember friends and family who have passed away.  This day is celebrated on November 1 and 2 primarily in Mexico.  This holiday is known for its food, parties, and art.  Here are some great Etsy listings with this holiday theme....

Here's a pair of earrings that I made with the sugar skulls of Dia de los Muertos as inspiration...

Here are some listings from some other great Etsy artists...

This has been a fun trip through art inspired by Dia de los Muertos. Stay tuned for my next blog post where we'll uncover a topic starting with the letter E.  Let  me know if you have any good E ideas in the comments section.  Thanks for reading!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Cerulean and Colorblocking

So here's the C entry on the Bea Otch blog...

One of my favorite words is CERULEAN and it is such a great color!
I love the scene in The Devil Wears Prada when Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep) explains the fashion industry to Andy (Anne Hathaway).  Miranda says, "You're wearing a sweater that was selected for you by the people in this room, from a pile of 'stuff'."

Here's the scene:

I like this color so much that I made a necklace using it.

Here are more Etsy sellers who like this color:

Here's another C word - Colorblocking.
Colorblocking is not new, but it is back with a bang this season.
Here's an example of colorblocking on a necklace I made:

Here are other Etsy sellers that display colorblocking:

Today was brought to you by the letter C!  What've we learned today?
We've learned to go with gusto to Cerulean and Colorblocking!!

Thanks for taking a moment to read.  Let me know your thoughts on these topics or what would make a good D blog post below in the comments section. Thanks!