Jul 31, 2012

by English Muse

Often I post about artwork that is more inspirational than aspirational. Today I am so excited to feature an artist who sells prints of her work on Etsy.  You too, can have these beautiful images hanging on your wall.

Yellena James is the artist, currently living in coastal Oregon, but she is originally from Sarajevo.

In her featured seller interview on Etsy she writes about how her art education helped her through the dark days during the siege of Sarajevo.

“I was born in Sarajevo and lived there until the end of the civil war, in 1995. During the war, I had to sneak past numerous snipers to attend a high-school that was dedicated to the arts. That’s where I really grew passionate about my own art. The school had electricity most of the time, which meant heat and music, and similar-minded people who just wanted to create and get away from the horrible outside world.”

I love how complicated her work is, the line work draws me in and my eyes keep traveling.

She sells the originals in galleries but has a wide selection of prints on Etsy. Right now she is running a sale on her prints buy 2 get one free! Happy Shopping! All images from Yellena’s shop


Have a lovely Tuesday,

Sarah from Design Flourishes


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4 Responses to “Explosions of Flowers”

  1. Wendy says:

    Oh! These are stunning! Thanks for the link. 🙂

  2. Luli says:

    wow, these are lovely. Thanks for the link. I’m heading over there right now.

  3. Katie says:

    Oh, these are beautiful, and what a story behind her work! These prints speak of happiness. Knowing it was a fought-for happiness makes it that much more wonderful.

  4. Maria says:

    I love the artwork, but I think her story is even MORE compelling.

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