My friend Kyle is an incredibly talented artist that I met at church when we first moved to Greenville in November, 2008. She paints vibrantly colored oil paintings on the most unusual surface–canvasses that she makes using patterned fabrics.
Kyle leaves some of the fabric showing, but it blends seamlessly with the painting. If you like my paintings, you would love hers too as we have similar styles/color palettes.
Besides painting, Kyle also creates the cutest creatures she calls “Famsters.” Her famsters each have a name, and are made from the same fun, funky fabrics she likes to paint on.
On March 1, 2010, Kyle began a quirky project that I just love. It’s called “FAMSTERVILLE. 365 famsters, 365 days, 365 places – beginning March 1, 2010 YOUR GOAL is to figure out the location of each daily picture!”
Every day she posts a photo of her new Famster shown in a different location. You can guess the location on her blog, or even just bid on the new daily Famster through Kyle’s E-bay store.
Just a TIP: during March the bidding starts at only $4.99! Starting in April the opening bid is $14.99 (which is still a steal for a handmade piece of art.) Bid on yours today! I bid on “Liam” on Sunday… my Famster needed a friend, so hopefully I will win the auction, and then have two Famsters in my life!
If you fall in love with Kyle’s Famsters like I have, click here to join her Facebook Fan Page.
Below are some photos of a trip we took in Mid-February. I knew the Famsterville would be soon starting, so it inspired me to photograph my Famster on our long journey. In nine days we went from Greenville, SC, to Milwaukee, WI, to Cedar Key, FL and back to Greenville. Through many plane rides and miles in the van, my Famster was quite the easy travel companion.
PS. One last FAMSTER plug. I just saw Kyle had made one for a baby gift — you can order them “baby-friendly” without the button eyes. SO CUTE!!!
I think the artist made this one JUST FOR YOU. It’s perfect.
And such a fun post. 🙂
She DID actually make it just for me! Speaking of Famsters… I won my e-bay bid, so now I have two! The new one is named LIAM.
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I love Famsters. WHAT are they? Who knows? – but they’re the best! =D