Thursday, May 27, 2010

This acrylic painting by Beth Crews Rommel gets me thinking about summer. Tomorrow is the last day of school for my girls! A welcome change in routine. Staying up late. Sleeping in. Board games. Swimming. Sno-cones. Reading. Relaxing. Going to the beach...

Monday, May 24, 2010

Angel of Hope
I love these mixed media collages by Krista J. Brock. Her pieces feature a kaleidoscope of textures, mediums, and words. They are also inspired by love, life, and faith and often contain beautiful, encouraging words of scripture. This piece, Angel of Hope, is my personal favorite! I think it would make such a thoughtful gift for a friend facing a challenge.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Meet Andrea Kalis...
Andrea Kalis, a native of Orlando, is an artist, art history professor, and former museum curator who loves the arts of Mexico and other world cultures. For Artistree she designs wearable fiber art pieces like this adorable little floral purse!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Upcycled Flowers
If you've ever been in our store, you can't miss the vibrant, colorful flower arrangements. These fun flowers will brighten up any room and would even look great on your front porch! Eco-friendly artists Erin Black and Di St. Jacques-Blue of Green Art Studios create these glass inspired sculptures from recycled plastic bottles and waste paint.

Friday, May 14, 2010

New Artist!
I am so in love with these new recycled metal sculptures! Jim Lakey and his wife/business partner, Sylvia, make these whimsical sculptures from found, recycled materials. This cute little guy is part of the Rana Men Series, practicing a flawless Yoga Tree Pose! There are many to choose from, all equally adorable.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Great Graduation Gift Idea...
This totally-retro, totally-cool vintage radio is actually an iPod speaker! I purchased one of these fabulous refurbished vintage radios for my daughter this past Christmas. It is such a unique gift! Danielle Martin hunts down these treasured oldies, takes them apart, cleans them, and then magically turns them into hip iPod speakers. The store has quite a collection, so stop in soon to take a look!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Need a Last Minute Gift for Mom?
Forget the mall! Artistree Co-op has so many beautiful handmade gifts, and many are one-of-a-kind, just like your mom!

Jennifer Cora's gorgeous handcrafted artisan jewelry is made with genuine gemstones, freshwater pearls, and sterling silver.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Another Super Cute Gift Idea for Mom...
She will look forward to cooking with these brightly colored remixed vintage aprons by A Flavored Life. I think these aprons would also make a great hostess gift! Both full and waist aprons available.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Meet Alice Johnson...
Brighten up any room with one of these fun pillows by Alice, handmade with new and upcycled materials. Alice also makes these adorable pin cushions, a perfect gift for anyone who sews! Stop by to see her latest creations!