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An Eye for Life #20 🎨 Artist Roundup II

Thank you for joining me for the 20th issue of my newsletter. I’m introducing you to more creatives from around the world. I did this the first time in Issue 6 and it felt right to do it again as we head into the holidays when many of these are also makers who you could support as you shop for gifts. And I hope you will! ❤️

Another Artist Roundup
As we reach that time of year that Black Friday and Cyber Monday and Small Business Saturday all compete for our attention, I find myself hoping that you will concentrate the most on that last one.
So many big businesses actually experienced record profits during the last two years while small - and individually-owned - businesses struggled to keep the lights on; yet worked harder than ever to make sure in the fog of uncertainty that we were entertained, enlightened, filled with joy and transformed by hope.
photo via unsplash
photo via unsplash
So by choosing to buy from creators, makers, and artists: you are choosing to return and continue to spread some of that joy.
That’s why I want to spend the rest of this issue, sharing the work of people that inspire and delight me. Some of them I have featured before, others I’m sharing for the first time.
Photographers
Photography prints by AitzaBCreative
Please also check out: Mutua’s vibrant prints from Kenya and beyond, Marissa Wu’s print shop and photo services, my print shop, Sophie Carr who has prints and downloads on her site and currently a 10% discount with code: NOVEMBER10, Jamie Beck’s prints and photo-covered smartphone cases that are made so well they seem to never wear out or fade, prints from my friend Javi Lorbada, prints by FotoFems, Wasim Muklashy Wall Art, landscape prints by Dan Cook, prints by Cat Holmes, palm prints by Kim Genevieve, these prints from Japan by Lisa, plus so many more in this thread of Black women photographers selling prints.
Illustrators, Painters, Collage Artists
Scottish artist Morvenna | Quirky gothic Scottish and fairytale art
Please also check out: Lisa Congdon’s colorful illustrations, digital art prints by MKobyArt, original collages by childhood friend Julia Dittberner, the Obvious State print and paper goods shop from my friends Nichole and Evan, witty or sarcastic stickers by my friend Dani, Razlyn’s colorful oil paintings + cyanotypes in her shop and on Instagram - the wildflowers are particularly lovely, animal and nature art from Little Cat Draw.
Makers
Vibrant Pottery created with sustainable practices in Lawrence, Kansas by Redstone Pottery
Please also check out: Jamini Paris textiles where Indian art de vivre meets French elegance, Scottish artist Fiona Finlayson who creates adorable felt animals, handmade coffee scoops that could also be kitchen spoons, nature-inspired and ecofriendly-packaged jewelry made in Romania, scarves and masks made by hand on Cape Cod, these From the Library Of stamps, homemade gifts for fans of Schitt’s Creek, this wall art for bibliophiles who also love flowers, crocheted goods by Christine Csencsitz, tres cute customizable doormats, and this jewelry with ocean colors handmade for the free-spirited eco-conscious woman.
Here are a few gift guides from friends that are also great:
The 2021 Legal Nomads Gift Guide
The 9 Best Travel Gifts by Travel Experts • Valerie & Valise
Great Handmade Holiday Gifts 2021 - Gift Guide - Cats & Coffee
I'll leave you with,
my latest photo essay about What To Do with Two Days in Bregenz and blog post with 17 Ways to Enjoy Vorarlberg in Austria. As they go into another lockdown, now is not the time to visit. But I hope you will plan to do so when it’s safe for them and us. It’s a wonderful area!
Feldkirch is a medieval city in the region of Vorarlberg, Austria
Feldkirch is a medieval city in the region of Vorarlberg, Austria
This has been another newsletter from Kirsten Alana that hopefully leaves you with a more curious Eye For Life! I hope to see you for the next issue. 💛 ✨
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