via Jenna Sue Design
Friday Fact No. 9: I am feeling super overwhelmed. Let’s hope Jenna Sue is right.
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via Gareth Coxon
I had plans to photograph some new items for the ThePaperGnome Etsy shop today, but when I woke up it was gray skies and rain puddles all around. Not optimal conditions for photographing, so I will have to put that off until the weather cooperates with me. In lieu of my scheduled post, here are some rain-related prints from Etsy.
I am absolutely smitten with this letterpress calendar of vintage handkerchiefs by Nicole Lissenden of Mink Letterpress in Asheville, NC. What a lovely idea, and it is executed so well. Everything has finally started to settle back down for me. The insurance companies worked out their issues and I got a rental car today and my car was towed off into the sunset to undergo appraisal. I’m not sore anymore from being in the accident, and my pirate-like Bells Palsy has gone almost completely away. I was pretty down in the dumps for a while there, but things are starting to look up.
Today is a pretty slow day at work, so I’ve been perusing Etsy for new obsessions, and I found one. Catherine Palmeno of the Etsy shop cpalmeno sells prints of her papercraft illustrations, and her style is fabulous. I did a design project on John Waters in college, and I am a big fan of all things Divine. The top illustration is of the two main characters from the graphic novel and movie, Ghost World, which I have not read, but have had in my Amazon wishlist for quite some time now. Anybody else a fan?
You guys know I love it when things are made from paper, but I actually don’t like when things are made from book paper. It seems… disrespectful almost. I love to read and I love books and I just couldn’t bring myself to cut one up, even a book I disliked. I can’t imagine what the author would think to see their words dissected and transformed into “art”. I don’t mean to belittle the work featured above. It’s a snake necklace by PaperStatement that was featured on the Etsy homepage. I just feel that this is an interesting jewelry piece that would be just as interesting, if not more, if it was made out of maybe colored paper, and not an unnamed book. Anybody else with me? or am I being too sensitive about the printed word?
Fact No. 3: I have a maple syrup phobia. It’s an irrational discomfort at the thought, the smell, and particularly the feel of maple syrup. Makes me queasy just thinking about it. I cannot stand to touch anything sticky in general, but maple syrup is the worst. That being said, I fundamentally disagree with this line from Twin Peaks, as illustrated by Agnes Barton-Sabo of the etsy shop Betty Turbo. Her shop is great, full of these lovely typographic prints and fun pop culture illustrations.
In other news, I’ve been dragging behind this week. Work has me swamped and I still haven’t finished the papercraft cats or photographing my graduation announcements properly. Hopefully this weekend will be refreshing and give me some time to play catch up so next week can be full of original content. Until then, thanks for stopping by.