Happy Wednesday blog world! I wanted to share another artist with you that I discovered at Renegade this summer...see, slowly but surely I am getting around to featuring all the cool artists that I found (see the first feature on Shannon Gerard). Today I want to introduce the lovely work of Shannon Kennedy (another talented Shannon) and her shop Sass & Peril. Sass & Peril specializes in screenprinted paper and textiles, all unique and handmade. Her booth definitely caught my eye at the fair because of her use of bold colors and geometric shapes. Her work definitely has a youthful spirit to it and as she says on her website, she designs for "both kids and kids at heart." I must be a kid at heart then because Shannon's booth was a favorite of mine at the fair. It was hard for me to choose a single print but I ultimately settled on this "Love Above All" design:
The font lover in me was super happy with this choice. What I love about this print is the simple design, great colors, and the strong message. Artwork at its best!
Along with a bunch of prints (some printed on paper, others printed on wood), the Sass & Peril shop sells screenprinted cards, journals, pillows, totes, and baby onesies. Here are a few of my favorite designs:
The animal prints would be so perfect as baby shower gifts. And or gifts for myself...that yellow lion tote is awesome. The heart print reminds me of the snowflake craft you learn in elementary school. The one where you fold paper a couple times, cut out some shapes in the middle, and when you open it up it looks like a snowflake. Do we all remember doing those in school?!
Screenprinting is a really fascinating art to me, one which I don't know much about yet. I would love to learn more eventually and try my hand at it. If you are interested in the process like me, I think you will enjoy this photo series on Shannon's Flickr, showing the various steps in the screenprinting process. See the full set here.
I love when artists share the process that goes on behind the scenes. It reminds me just how special my print is...how it is completely unique and that Shannon put a lot of time and love into each piece. This is the reason for shopping handmade.
I hope you enjoyed seeing Sass & Peril's fabulous work today. Please visit their site and blog to see more.
I adore my new piece of artwork. I really need to work on hanging all my stuff. I have so many pieces propped up around my room, waiting patiently to get a spot on my wall. Am I alone in this? Why does it take forever to hang stuff?
Happy Wednesday everyone!