Saturday, January 19, 2008
Natural Historie is a fanciful collection reminiscent of the past and of nature, crafted in girlish pastels, delicately designed and prettily packaged, says Livy, the proprietor. "I want you to feel as though you’re gazing upon antique maps, leafing through a naturalist’s sketchbook, and trifling through splendid little treasures Marie Antoinette might have envied." Her expedition into the world of Etsy began this past summer, and she’s planning to concentrate exclusively on art prints and paper goods printed with her own original designs. Currently, Livy is a UCLA undergraduate double majoring in History and Art History, with the hope of a career in advertising. Her painting, “Waiting” was her first published piece, appearing on the cover of the 2007 UCLA literary arts journal, Westwind. Etsy has been such a lovely -- and excellent outlet for her creative endeavors, she says. Visit her shop and her blog.