Monday, August 13, 2012

Billy & Brigid (Art I Fancy: Kelly Packer, Part I)

I bought a print on Etsy a couple of years ago that I haven't tired of one single day. And (for a good reason, that I'll mention later) I realized the world just has to know about this artist. Back to my art for a second. Spot it on my bookshelf?

Kelly Packer's "St. Billy on My Birthday" - via ME! (Dwell & Tell)
There he is. Hello, handsome.
Kelly Packer's "St. Billy on My Birthday" - via ME! (Dwell & Tell)
Introducing: St. Billy on My Birthday, by Kelly Packer. I rarely call him "Billy" or short-hand the name. Quite surprising to some of you, who know that I have a habit of either making words longer, or making them shorter. Because I own the English language. Or something. The phrase "St. Billy On My Birthday" just feels good on my tongue. And (even better) St. Billy on My Birthday feels wonderful on my eyes.
Kelly Packer's "St. Billy on My Birthday" - via ME! (Dwell & Tell)
So, I was recently scrolling through some favorites I bookmarked on Etsy. There are too many empty walls in our home. And it's driving me crazy. So when I saw this saved item... 

Brigid, by Kelly Packer
...I just had to have her. I love how Kelly uses color (colors I'm immediately drawn to: magenta, teal, yellow, brown... Brigid just wouldn't seem the same without her teal leg. 

Look what I found in the mail today?


 I bought her for a spot in our living room, but our bedroom loves these colors too. So we shall see!  

Part 2 will feature a few of my favorites from Kelly Packer.

Are there any colors that particularly appeal to you when looking for art? Or any features that appeal to you when looking for art ? Have you purchased anything recently? Any advice for some that are looking?

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    Someone once told me to NEVER buy a piece of art that you don't absolutely ADORE - so it's not always easy for me! I know I will have to look at it everyday, so I wait and wait to find a piece I LOVE!

    I am trying to collect at least one piece of art from every country we visit. So far I have some batiks from Swaziland, embroidered tapestries from India, and two of the most GORGEOUS original watercolors from Burma. Oh yes, and 5 5x7 vintage black and white prints from Paris (okay, okay, they are technically postcards, but they will look so good framed on my wall someday!)

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