Monday, February 7, 2011

Nidhi - Desi (and not) art I love

I have a big, gaping hole on my pretty gray wall (that most people think is purple, and that I usually feel the need to correct them that it's gray, even though what's the big deal). I've shared my many rules about artwork and I've also shared how I'm cheap. So, mostly, I browse Etsy for cute things, then decide I can make it myself.

Not this time.

This time, I fell so in love with something that I can NOT do myself that happens to meet my rules. (Specifically, that it can't just be pretty - it must be sentimental or meaningful).

Let me introduce you Nidhi, my new favorite artist/illustrator and her amazing Etsy shop.

Nidhi was born in Calcutta and raised in California, and her so much of her work reflects the beauty of Indian culture. Her characters are adorable and her artistry is impeccable; things like lighting and coloring and all those things that if I knew more about, maybe I could draw things like this myself. (probably not, though)

Anyway, do you want to see what I just bought?

and


I wanted to buy more, like:

and


(My birthday's coming up.)


Well, if you hurry over there, enter the code LOVING for 10% off before Friday.
What do you think? Do you love this as much as I do? Which one is your favorite? Do you have other favorite Desi artists?





6 comments:

DelhiBound said...

Oh I DO love those! my favorite are the two middles .... beautiful!

Sheena said...

I love them!They are so all so cute! I will definitely be buying some! Maybe even send some to a few friends....;)

Kristy M said...

I had so much fun looking at her stuff.. I really love the sketch of the couple "spooning" on the bed. So cute!!

The Lembright Family said...

I've got to look as her stuff---LOVE the ones you chose. (...but that train one is calling my name...although stirring up some crazy delhi to mumbai memories too!).
I want to see your gray/purple wall too...I bet it looks great! :)

Dugi said...

Thanks for blogging about Nidhi's prints. They are just beautiful.I bought 2 prints today. Was too late to get the discount but glad I got was able to buy them. :)

Angie said...

Ditto the thanks! Love them all. And my hubbs was good enough to take the hint and order me the bamboo print for Fakey-Love-Day.