Artist I love

Artist I love: Zakkiya of Inkstruck Studio

Posted by on Mar 22, 2016 in Artist I love | 0 comments

Meet Zakkiya of Inkstruck Studio. I found her via Instagram and from there, visited her web site.


She is so talented! In her shop, she has gorgeous florals and animal prints, as well as monograms and greeting cards.


Just as impressive as her artistic ability is how generous she is with her knowledge. Zakkiya regularly posts tutorials on everything from calligraphy to easy seasonal DIY projects, such as abstract Easter eggs. She also has a blog series about learning to watercolor. These posts have lots of specific information about techniques and products – it’s like a mini class in each post.

Thanks, Zakkiya and Inkstruck Studio, for coming to visit!

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Artist I love: Carol Gillott of Paris Breakfast

Posted by on Jan 14, 2016 in Artist I love | 0 comments

Paris Breakfast macaroons

I found artist Carol Gillott through Pinterest.

She lives in Paris, where she paints dreamy watercolors of her life there. I just swooned over them, and then I discovered that she offers subscription services of her illustrations.

Can you imagine? Receiving handrawn maps and watercolors and little bits of France delivered to you?

What a wonderful idea for a gift. The New York Times thinks so, too:

THE TRAVEL GETAWAY: Browsing Boutiques Without Taking The Trip “Also, a special nod to Paris Breakfasts (, where Carol Gillott — who studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and at Parsons in New York — shares the ups and downs of life as an expat. Now living in Paris, she sells her fanciful monthly “sketch letters” (reproductions of her original watercolors) featuring Parisian breakfasts, pastries and celebrations to those who can only dream of being there.”

Such a delightful idea – getting Paris delivered to you once a month.

Paris Breakfast pets

To check out her art and her six-month and twelve-month packages, visit her online shop here.

Carol’s web site is here.

She is on Pinterest here.

I love visiting her via her artwork. She was also gracious when I reached out to her, asking permission to use her artwork in this blog post.

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