Sunday, December 07, 2008

sugarloop- favorite thing #3

What can I say about Bernadette Sipkes? Well she is a print maker and illustrator from Auckland, New Zealand, she sells totally affordable art on Etsy and if she had any idea how much I idealize her, she would be a little weirded out.


Sugarloop prints are the epitome of beauty in simplicity.





This is what Bernadette has to say about her work:
I find inspiration in mid-century kitchenware, furniture and
textile prints; vintage wallpaper; Scandinavian design; Florence Broadhurst; Lotta Jansdotter; Marimekko and; Lefor-Openo. My drawing tool of choice is the humble pigment liner! Lately, however, I've been having fun using my digital pen and tablet therefore giving a "hand drawn with ink" look and feel to my digital art/giclée. I also like working with the Gocco (a type of toy serigraph printer from Japan) - its imperfections and unpredictability are part of its charm and
it won't be around for long so I am making the most of it.




I've got plans for a trio of her prints in my house. I just need to pick which ones.


"The Owl and the Pussycat" is my current favorite in her shop. If you love it too, leave a comment, you may just be lucky enough to win the drawing on Dec.15th and receive it in the mail all the way from New Zealand.


If after you peruse her shop, you are as obsessed with her as I am, check out her blog to see what she is working on.

59 comments:

s zuklich said...

again, you have THE best taste.
beautiful stuff!

Kameron said...

Love these! I'm SO glad I stumbled upon your blog (though I don't know if my budget is...). I think my favorite is the Striped Bird in Tree.

Amy said...

I love her illustrations! They are super un!

demmi said...

I love this one the most Metallic Turquoise Rooster Original Art LIMITED EDITION Screenprint (Gocco) con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

Tessa Nelson said...

Her art is so fun/unique! Love all the little birdies! I think my fav is the owl w/ the cat at the bottom of the tree:-)

Bridget said...

I was just looking at your etsy shop, and though I'd pop in on your blog. I really like these prints! I think the owl/cat one is my fave, too. I have a thing for bird prints, and I love anything with kitties!

Ashley said...

Wow, what a gorgeous shop!

Shellbells said...

oh what a find she is divine talent!!! fingers crossed again!!

Robin said...

How fun are her illustrations ! I love them all.

Sara said...

again, I love the sellers you choose.. I keep browsing their work.

Amazing work! I love owls and cats.

artcsara@gmail.com

dogwood said...

What a great find!

threemoonbabies said...

Thanks for sharing her artwork with us! It is so wonderful:)

Terri Fisher said...

Another great find! Thanks for sharing this fabulous artist!

tfisher83 AT myexcel DOT com

Digital Misfit said...

I have had some sugarloop prints wisted for awhile now. Just looking at them makes me feel happy.
I love the Three Birds and the Deer ones best, but really, they are all fabulous.

heidig@gmail.com

BonTons said...

these are too cute, thanks for sharing!

heather w said...

beautiful! i would love to win =)

p.s. saw you on the front page! Congrats

House of Telsa said...

I love me some Jungle Boogie in Pink....too, too cute!

This is a fabulous find!

Jill W. said...

Sooooo Cute!!! Wouldn't mind one of these!

Thanks April!

Kimberly said...

dude. i have spent about 16 million hours on the computer today (updating my etsy) even though it was with only a few things. it wasn't planned but just sort of happened. ANYWAY....i tried to email you (but, well...you know...i can't locate your email address) so i'm leaving this message here.

i hadn't planned on doing it, but i did upate my shop. when/if you're looking for a 'giveaway' on your blog let me know and i'll donate something. convo me. lookin' to spread the word about my shop.

Deb said...

You have marvelous taste!!! I, too, love the owl and the pussycat, since I love, love, love anything owlish. Keep up the wonderful blogging you're doing, and keep on showing the cute things!!
Hope you and your family have a very blessed Christmas!

Amber said...

Wow - these are super cute. I would be totally thrilled to win!

hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

maggieandpaul said...

Makes me want to have a little girl's room to hang it in.

Natalie* said...

simply enchanting prints - would love to win!

Kari said...

I have loved her for a while, but she never has my favorite print in stock. Maybe if she sends me this one, I will forgive her.

Justin said...

These are stunning. What talent. The simple elegance of these is wonderful.
You do have great taste.

claire said...

so beautiful! i love them all!!

beth said...

i love the whimsey of these prints.

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Super cute print! You are sharing all the etsy treasures! so fun :)

Julie said...

Wow, really nice work. I like all of them!
Will write you soon.

KPP said...

I really like the Tan Scandinavian Horse Signed Open Edition Giclee Original Art Print.

Guinevere said...

Fresh and beautiful-- I want to repaint my kids' room using to complement these fun pieces!

Kelli said...

So colorful! I love the rooster!

Crazy Lifferths said...

I LOVE the green bird with flowers! So cute!

HandbagsbyJen said...

I love these prints. They are super fun and appeal to both the kid and adult in me.

Maggie Sue Designs said...

Adorable! I wish I could draw; even my stick figures are ugly...
~~Meredith aka Maggie Sue
maggiesuedesigns@yahoo.com
http://www.maggiesuedesigns.com

Randi said...

I hate such talented people. Okay, not really, but I sure am jealous of their creativity!

Angela said...

So lovely! Thanks-

Karen C. Brown, MS said...

I think my kitties woudl love this print almost as much as I do.

David & Becky said...

She is so talented, she's been in my favorites for sooooo long.

dianag said...

This print would look perfect in my daughter's bedroom!!

dubya said...

I am LOVING The first two! Thanks so much for sharing all your loves! :)

Amberly said...

super cute

S and E Frazier said...

These are fabulous! I would love to hang "The Owl and the Pussycat" in my daughter's room (who is due the day you are drawing the winner!)

Pecos Blue said...

You have great taste! Will you become my shopper!

JuliaA said...

she has a wonderful aesthetic!

Jessica Levitt said...

Ooh that would look perfect in my daughter's room!

Hyla Waldron said...

Oh Oh Oh, this would be a cute theme fora baby room also!

- Marybeth I. said...

total cuteness. I am not sure how you have such great taste and maintain a budget.....

Artsy Momma said...

I love everything! My after Christmas spending list is getting longer!

Jess said...

It's so cute! I love it! I mean, how much better can you get than cute owls and cats?

ChelMo said...

I LOVE that print!

ihchicky said...

Beautiful! I especially like this: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=18538008

Thanks!

H.S. said...

Those are sweet!!

H.S.
tan.huishan@gmail dot com

mel*~reachforthestars~* said...

Cute!!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Cheers,
Melody

Inspired... said...

Such beautiful work!!!

Anonymous said...

Count me in!

Crystal(manhattandolls[at]gmail[dot]com)

Mel said...

I love that all the art illustrations are so cute!

dancerinthemaking(at)gmail.com

annie said...

Oh, these are wonderful. I would love to win that print!!

Luck Happens said...

I love the retro, crisp, and clean feel of her graphics. Fun stuff! Thanks for the giveaway.

kellifrobinson2 AT gmail DOT com