Every once in a while I run across work that can best be described as yummy! I’m not exactly sure why but there is something about the work of artist Niki Buckley Crosby aka Happy Clay that is just so lush and fresh to me that I had to share it. As someone that personally struggles with any sort of two dimensional imagery in my work – it’s just not a part of my vocabulary and skill set – I’m quite draw (not an intentionally pun!) to it in others work. I particularly love the smudgy drawing quality of Niki’s work. It’s such a nice cross between a charcoal drawing, a rich color painting and a reference to beautiful old dishes with lustered designs.

This work is just so much fun. Check out more at her Etsy shop Happy Clay, or her blog – which has links to a flicker photo set that includes pictures of her amazingly colorful studio.