11.06.2009

Amanda Atkins and her portraits

I just discovered the artwork of Amanda Atkins and I am in love. Her portraits are simple and yet full of meaning and her style reminds me of cubism and Picasso and Edward Gorey.







(Not that you can see any of my interests through my choice of her work to share, or anything ;)

She sells prints of her original work at her Etsy Store at a very reasonable price and will even print on silver rag paper by request. And for the month of November, her birthday month, she is giving a way a custom portrait to one lucky winner! Make a comment on this post on her blog to enter.

Amanda is also a fellow vintage fashion lover and an animal loving member of Etsy for Animals.

4 comments:

Amanda Atkins said...

Hey Amy!
Thanks so much for writing about my giveaway on your blog! You will be entered twice. I looked through your posts and saw some neat things - I love the picture of the black cat in the window!!! I hope all is well, good luck in the give away!!!
Amanda :)

Amanda Atkins said...

Hi Amy!
That's so awesome! It's definitely the kind of show worth flying to another state for! It's so hard to explain, but I know that when you see it you will flip out! haha. Have fun!
-Amanda
PS-I'm picking the giveaway winner from a hat when I get home tonight, good luck!! :)

Amanda Atkins said...

Hey Amy,
I was just wondering if you ever got to see Sleep No More, and if you did, how you liked it! Hope all is well. :)
xo
Amanda

Amanda Atkins said...

Hi Amy!
How exciting. Boston is awesome. I'm sure you'll find lots of awesome things to do on your own, but here are some places I enjoy:
1)The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Fenway area (she was this insanely rich woman in the 1800s who spent her money on tons of art from all over the world. Her mansion is now a museum that's open to the public. Isabella had pet Tigers that she would walk down Newbury Street!)
http://www.gardnermuseum.org/
2) The Friendly Toast, a diner in Kendall Sq. in Cambridge (RIGHT next to boston). It's famous for its first location in Portsmouth, NH. It's just a diner with amazing food and walls covered in really weird thrift store art! The Cambridge location is also right across the street from the Kendall Theater, which plays all the indie movies if there was anything obscure you wanted to see!
http://www.thefriendlytoast.net/
3) The North End. You can get off at the Haymarket stop on the green line. It's the old Italian part of Boston, and the streets are literally filled with dozens and dozens of family-owned Italian restaurants.
Have so much fun!!! Let me know what things you did when you return back home! I love hearing about Boston from a visitor's perspective!!
xoxo
Amanda