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City Artist Spotlight Series-Nashville, TN!

Every Friday artists will be chosen to represent the craftiness of their city. This week the selected city is giving some love to Nashville! I have selected Nashville artists from Etsy to share. Feel free to comment if you would like your city or favorite artist to be chosen for a Friday spotlight.

~Peak

Twistgallery-Plummy

Twistgallery-Plummy

Maryink-Silkscreened Votives

Maryink-Silkscreened Votives

Pagemesweetpeas-Green Damask Cake Plate

Pagemesweetpeas-Green Damask Cake Plate

Artbystephanie-Circles

Artbystephanie-Circles

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City Artist Spotlight Series-New York, NY!

Every Friday artists will be chosen to represent the craftiness of their city. This week the selected city is giving some love to New York! I have selected New York artists from Etsy to share. Feel free to comment if you would like your city or favorite artist to be chosen for a Friday spotlight.

Bluesugarpress-Personalized Sahara Stationery

Bluesugarpress-Personalized Sahara Stationery

imcreations2-PECKLED BLACK n RED - Set of 4 Glass Magnets with Tin Container

imcreations2-PECKLED BLACK n RED - Set of 4 Glass Magnets with Tin Container

Heathercollins85-Macey 6x6 Layered Wedding Invitation

Groffs Graphics-Heathercollins85-Macey 6x6 Layered Wedding Invitation

Paperpumpkin-Tango. . . Set of 36 Tags on a Ring

Paperpumpkin-Tango. . . Set of 36 Tags on a Ring

~Peak

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Custom Work and New Design

A friend of mine asked me to make custom designed tea towels for her kitchen. My only instructions were, “any design you like. vintage inspired…. maybe tattoo inspired.”

I will admit I was a little nervous with this request. I have never had someone ask for custom work so I had a lot to figure out. Primarily following my design instincts and running with it with confidence and of course figuring out what the design should be. She told me that she wanted black tea towels and that I should use “artists discretion” for the other colors. I made a list of possible images to paint, mostly kitchen oriented such as an old malt machine, or milk bottles etc. Nothing really felt right and I was not sure how to make them look tattoo inspired. I love tattoos so I wanted to make sure I included it well in the image choice and execution.

Then I decided that I should focus on the tattoo design instead of kitchen design. What are typical American style vintage tattoos? Top of my list barn swallows, nautical stars, banners, hearts, anchors, and pinups. I opted for two barn swallows with a nautical star in the middle, and I hope that she likes them too! I also decided to add the design to my etsy shop, click on the image below to purchase.

If you would like custom designs done, please visit my etsy store or send an email to peaksboutique@gmail.com.

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Erica

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Kick Back and Relax

Lately it has been quite chilly here in the Windy City. I find myself so cold at times that I can barely function when I get home from work. What better way is there to relax after a long cold day at work by creating my own little spa at home? Here are a few things that I cannot wait to get my hands on.

Karmacrochet-Handmade Washcloths

Karmacrochet-Handmade Washcloths

MookaSoap-Moisturizing Bath Bomb - Jasmine and Calendula

MookaSoap-Moisturizing Bath Bomb - Jasmine and Calendula

Dennis Anderson-Elements Shea butter Soap bar Gardenia (Vegan Friendly)

Dennis Anderson-Elements Shea butter Soap bar Gardenia (Vegan Friendly)

Mireio Spa Pillow -- Montana Sky -- Lavender and Buckwheat Hulls

Mireio Spa Pillow -- Montana Sky -- Lavender and Buckwheat Hulls

SpaLuxuries - Spa Luminary Candle with Tea Lights

SpaLuxuries - Spa Luminary Candle with Tea Lights

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