There is one moment, when you look at a piece of art and know that you love it. It’s the moment when you feel a rush of uplifting inspiration — and total soul-crushing jealousy all at the same time. It’s when you walk away thinking, “Damn, I wish I thought of that.”
The Jealous Curator, an artist and designer herself, has taken this creativity-halting, soul-crushing feeling and turned it into something positive. She finds work that makes her feel like she’s been punched in the creative gut, and then writes about why she loves it. She may not have actual gallery walls, but thanks to her blog, she has all of the white space any curator could ever want.
Every day I write about artists that make me jealous, but my favorite part of the blog is bringing those artists together to create “jealously curated” shows. Well, today I’m going one step further — I’ve planned an intimate gallery soiree, and you are on the guest list! So, where does a curator begin when putting together this kind of artsy evening? In the closet, of course! Oh, so many lovely possibilities:
[1. PATENT DRESS and OBI BELT by duende74, 2. GEM – Multi Faceted Ring by arosha, 3. Cirque Party Dressouma, 4. There’s no place like home clutch purse by cathiemercury, 5. Vintage Pink Enamel Floral Brooch from homeandvintage, 6. High Shoulder Womens Jumpsuit by EllaLai]
Hmm, what to wear, what to wear? While I’m deciding, let me get you a refreshment. What’s a fancy gallery opening without champagne, right? Right! Here’s the thing — I can’t serve you any real champagne, but I can most certainly search for it! Oh, and look what I found:
[7. I would rather have champagne print by dearcolleen, 8. Prosecco. Dangle Leaf Earrings by ThreeWishesStudio, 9. Bubble Me Necklace by crazy4jewels, 10. Champagne and Spice Moisturizer by BettyHula, 11. Pure Organic Mineral Glow (pink champagne) by orglamix, 12. Chiffon Flower Hair Clip or Brooch, by VieModerne]
Alright! Well, I look fabulous, we’ve had some champagne (sort of), and so it’s finally time to unveil the art. I’ve titled the show “x2” because it was absolutely impossible for me to choose only one image from all of these ridiculously talented artists — so I’m showing two pieces from each of them! I hope you enjoy the show:
What type of show would you curate with Etsy items? Tell us in the comments below!