Friday, January 20, 2012

The Artimals of Happiness

Who: Noelle Dass of Artimal Studio
What: Original Paintings, Prints, T-shirts and Tiles
Where: Eugene, OR
Why: Noelle is all about bringing light-hearted joy to others...just check out the whimsically clever titles of her pieces (above, left to right):

• Hippo Doing Handstand on the Beach
• Don't Fence Me In
• Human Watching
• Shark Contemplating Viewer
• Hippo Gazing at the Moon
• If the ball fits, eat it!
• The Grass IS Greener on the other side!
• Young Bee on Date
• Rabbit with hands in pocket wondering why you are looking at him.

I'm lovin' those happy hippos!
She donates generously to people- and animal-nurturing charities, paints murals in kennels so the dogs can sleep better, and arranges for sponsored donations of her pieces to pediatric hospitals. Woohoo!
She says "I feel to make someone feel good inside means more than anything in this crazy world." Yep, that's all it needs to be about.



Blogger Cindy D. said...

This is a great find! It's crazy how many thousands of shops are on etsy. I'm surprised you don't get more visitors (although I didn't really get many until I started doing Illustration Friday and visting TONS of other folks). In your case, I wonder if it has something to do with the "missing year". ;)

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