Hello, my name is Nicole Ray.
You can find me at Sloe Gin Fizz
This image comes from Andy Kehoe. It's called "Desolation Afflicts the Greedy".
It inspires me because it has such a strong narrative quality, but conjures a different story each time I look at it. I just discovered this artist in the past year and looking at his paintings always makes me want get to work!
I particularly love the contrast of the very decorative, bright blue feathers against the rich, earthy painting of the landscape. And the slightly creepy, but wise owl eyes.
It makes me feel curious and reminds of landscapes in the Western US. But it's cleverness also makes me chuckle.
The 3 words it conjures up are moody, humble, patience.
I met Nicole at Renegade Craft Fair and love the style of her prints and cards. Here, take a look at a few...
Check out more of her work at her etsy shop (where I've already started keeping a holiday gift file- I have decided that it's never too early to start keeping track of gift inspiration!) and have a wonderful weekend!