Pick of the Week: Mel Stringer
Girliepains is the store run by Mel Stringer a freelance Illustrator and visual artist from Brisbane, Australia. She offers amazing little goodies in her store like art zines, stickers, custom pins, postcards, paper project, and more. Her style is adorable and I love her confident and sexy characters not to mention the cute factor that she gives all her store items. I am really hoping to buy a few prints when she has a store up on and running for them but in the meantime I ordered a custom pin and some postcards and stickers (the postcards and stickers were a different order and haven’t arrived yet). The custom pin is gorgeous; it was only $10 when I bought it (I believe the price has gone up recently but understandable as it takes an artist time to draw individual custom pieces). I asked her to draw Butter for me as I thought Butter would be really cute in her style. I couldn’t be happier, I’ve never had an artist do any custom work for me and I was really blown away at how great it turned out. As well she sent extra goodies with the pin, a card and two cute stickers (shown in the photo below). I really appreciated when Etsy stores show so much care and included little things like this with their orders. If you want more information about her art, check out her blog.
As well if you are in Montreal, pieces of her artwork are included in the Artist for Animals show this Saturday (check out more information about the show here)