Clare Elsaesser

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Clare Elsaesser

Today I’m excited to kick off a special holiday series I’m starting this season called “Handmade Holiday”.  Before I begin and a special note —I’m creating this series pro bono as my contribution of giving back to such an important creative community I’ve embraced over the years.  

For those of you who have been around with us these past 16 years online, you’ll remember our Poppytalk Handmade online marketplace (perhaps we were ahead of our time— in light of the now pandemic and all the online marketplaces popping up these days). Our support to the handmade community over the years has not waivered, and I’m proud to continue this tradition with this season’s series. Fun fact: Our tagline since inception (2005) has been “The beautiful, the decayed and the handmade”. 

I’m also starting a little early (for those asking about posting anything holiday before Remembrance Day) due to the well-known fact of the possibility of shipping congestions, supplies, etc) due to the Pandemic. Back in 2008 we posted 101 Reasons to Buy Handmade, and this year that post seems even more valid than ever, but I’m adding one more to it that I came across the other day from @snakeoakfarm on Instagram  —  Because “The work of artisans is not sitting on cargo ships”. 

I can’t wait to share more throughout the days ahead, and to start, I’m proud to feature one of my most favourite artists, Clare Elsaesser. Check her work out below!

Clare Elsaesser

If you were to do a search on the blog for Clare’s work (and if you’re an OG of reading Poppytalk), you’d find or remember our posts on her beautiful work going as far back as 2010 (or that’s as far back as my search would find).  She used to go by the name of Tastes Orangey, which always intrigued me back in the day, and I’m continually pulled into her work and style still today. She’s also an amazing supporter and raises awareness of anti-racism, driving donations and sharing information in support of justice and equality. 
So when I found out that she was offering a holiday sale on her large format prints from now through to December 1st/21, I had to quickly share! I mean, how beautiful to gift someone one of her gorgeous prints? I’m imagining them hanging over a bed or dresser in a bedroom, or anywhere really where daydreams and dreams are encouraged.  Here’s her links:
Check out more below:
Clare Elsaesser art
Clare Elsaesser print

Jan Halvarson

Jan founded Poppytalk in 2005 while a student at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design (now ECU) to catalogue inspiration from typography to interior design. Since then she’s collaborated with Target (creating a limited edition glamping collection), a wallpaper collection with Milton & King, as well has written as a contributor at Wired, Martha Stewart and Huffington Post.