Okay, so first of all, there’s Dudley.
I mean, really. Look at that mug.
He’s the mascot for Cottage Grove, Wisconsin-based artist Leah Raisbeck‘s Booth 121.
And her work just makes me happy.
I don’t know Leah personally, and since she lives about eighteen hours’ drive away, I guess we’re not super likely to start hanging out any time soon. But I’m pretty sure we’d be BFFs and braid each other’s hair on a bi-weekly basis if we lived closer.
Ahem, but I digress.
My fantastic mother-in-law Janet introduced me to her work, and I’m a fan.
Of course, we know my affinity for curvy-faced, chunky-legged, white-painted pieces like these.
But, if you are feeling a little more adventurous, Leah has a fantastic knack for making a piece feel at once fresh and young while also worn and old.
Her take on stripes had me at hello.
I mean, seriously, can I be a kid again just to have this in my nursery?
And don’t think this doesn’t get my wheels turning on a girly-colored version for Sis’s table and chair set.
And then there’s her color blocking choices. Subtle. Brilliant.
They’re kinda genius, I think.
I love to peruse her projects for inspiration. Talk about breathing new life into something.
Here’s what happens when you give her a bag of Sprees, oyster crackers, and a Diet Coke.
And ombre? I mean, come on.
Those shutters. That dresser.
You better just hush.
If you like what you see, you can like Booth 121 on facebook and see her lovely little projects brighten your newsfeed, too. Enjoy!