Jan 7, 2011

Inspirer Feature - Sweet Elk of Red or Gray

Hello Lovely iStudio Friends.  How are you?

Today's feature is all about our sweet inspirer.. the oh so lovely Elk.
I know, I know... she is not ours... but gosh we do love her!

Do you ever click on a site and feel an instant connection?  A certain peace washes over you? And you feel as though, you are home? 

That's how I feel with every image Elk shares, every lovely piece of Art she creates, every visit to her site.... 'sigh'
Peacefulness.....

I invite you to view a few of her lovely pieces....and then to explore her beautiful world a little further.
Be sure to visit her site, Red or Gray...and her lovely etsy shop, Red or Gray Art

I have always loved Elk's art.  And I have no idea, what I was waiting for...why had I not shopped her shop?..
and just recently a lovely little package arrived in my mailbox... a gift from Elk....  and oh my word...  her art is even more amazing in person!!
I am now super excited to say...I own a sweet little piece of her lovely art....Thank you my friend... I love my little birdie and hand made card....
and as of just a few moments ago.... I am officialy a Red or Gray customer.
Yeppers, I just shopped Elk's etsy shop .....  'sigh' 
Check it out.... it's soon to be.... all mine... 



I can not wait til the postman delivers this sweet little 'Elkified' Moleskin.... Don't you love it?

Oh and, that lovely gift I mentioned.... included a sweet note card....with Elk's oh so artful hand writing.....  honestly it's just so perfect....

Check it out...as displayed in her shop...



I'm telling you, Elk... you need to have a font made with your hand writing!!

just a few more lovelies...

a sweet little red bird mobile...  LOVE. 


a little brown paper mobile....  perfect!!


Be sure to pop over to Red or Gray..just in time... for Elk's new series... 
each friday for one year she is going to end the week with a photo of one of her sweet paper birds with a word tucked into a quirky wing.. to end the week on a special encouraging note.. it will be called

simple birds .simple words

How perfectly, perfect....

And if you wanna moleskin too...  here's a little piece of fabulousness from her shop.


Here's to you and all you do, sweet Elk...... We love you!!

xxo, kim
p.s. click the pics to go directly to the etsy listing...

12 comments:

d smith kaich jones said...

we do love her!

the emma tree and the walls at work are calmer with her lovely white birds, and as i head out on a long road trip, one of these lovelies will hang from my rear view mirror, reminding me to breathe, to go gently. and her blog? one of my favorite places to visit - i, such a wordy girl, always amazed at how much she can say in so few words.

love you, elaine!!
Debi

Jill said...

She is special and her work reflects that...I agree I would love her handwriting in a font!

maureen said...

I am also lucky to have a piece of Elk's lovely art in my home. And her packaging is as beautiful as her art. It's certainly a treat to get a package from her in the mail.
xo
maureen

Anna said...

Elk's art is very charming! Great photos too.

Suki said...

Oh I love her shop.

deb said...

I adore Elk.

and I agree about the handwriting.

dbalyoz said...

oh wow. I adore Elk's art...and I adore the name of her shop. And I adore her handwriting. :) What beautiful things. :) xxo Denise

Riki Schumacher said...

Thank you, love the items, so calming. Riki

Prairie Girl Studio said...

indeedy do, we love you!

i am so excited about your new feature here, dear elk ... you exude such calm and simple joy through your work ~ thank you so much! : )

and um, yes pretty please ~ it would be way too cool to have your penmanship in font ... each stroke is thoughtful and artful ... : )

smiling smiling smiling ~
pg
xo

ELK said...

thank you . i am humbled .

Jamie said...

I couldn't agree more, a stop at ELK's site always makes me feel a sense of peace and grace.

kelly@thebluemuse said...

Yes, that is exactly how i feel when i visit her blog, i am forever telling her just that. and a month or two ago i ordered one of her sweet little mobiles and it hangs now in my office...such a tiny thing, but it add such sweetness to the space.