I was lucky enough to be interviewed for the great blog Such Cool Stuff. You can read the interview here. I also recommend a stroll around the site ; it showcases a variety of arts, crafts & more mainstream finds.
To celebrate, I'm going to highlight some of My Favorite "Stuff":
The Very Fine Art of Papercutting. I am just blown away by the patience, skill & eye for detail required to complete a piece. 2 of my favorite papercutting artists are Joe Bagley and LaDonna Welter Click on their names to visit blogs. Joe's work is for sale at papercutsbyjoe on etsy. & La Donna sells at Primitive Folk Art Trinkets & Treasures . She will be opening an Etsy shop soon.
Art Trading Cards: Totally addictive to make & to swap. Basically it's art the size of a playing card (2.5 "x 3.5"). You can buy them as ACEOs (Art Card Editions & Originals) at places like Etsy & Ebay
Tin Toys. Antique, Vintage or New. I can not get enough of them. Of course junk shops & yard sales are the best. Some fun places online are Tintoyarcade and Fabtintoys
The wonderful world of ReadyMade. Book, Magazine, Blog. They've borrowed Marcel Duchamp's term for their DIY world. I highly recommend taking a peek
Scrapyards: If you've never been you are missing out. This is where cool stuff goes to die. Great prices plus readymade still lifes (for you photographers). Just make sure you've had your tetanus booster.
Renningers, Brimfield and all those other gigantic Antique Fairs / flea markets.
And Paper Paper Paper.....I am a confirmed paper-aholic. New, vintage, fancy, rubbish, hand made or mass produced. I can't get enough!!
I could just go on & on....
How about you share some of your Favorite Cool Stuff ! Holidays are coming.... I can pass it on to Santa ;D