I won’t pester you this week about how much nicer it is to support independent artists rather than going to the mall. You should already know that. (Granted, Lasik surgery is usually nicer than going to the mall. But you know what I mean.) And to prove it, here is some fun and unique craftsmanship for you via Etsy‘s eclectic group of artists.
First up this week, we have some great silkscreen designs from Scatterbrain Ties. These Easter Island Moai ties are Widge’s personal favorite, but Michael Phipps’ ties have something for everyone, from apocalyptic DÃ¼rer figures to circuit boards. If you have to wear a tie to work, at least make it an interesting one.
Next up are frighten’s mixed-media altered antique portraits. Shop Owner Mari’s work is oddly fascinating with plenty of whimsy, and while I’m not usually a huge fan of animals dressed in clothes, her animal portraits are my favorite of all of her altered photos. These charming meerkats are a great example, but there are all kinds of elegantly twisted portraits here. Nothing says dignity like a deer in a suit.
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