AvantGardenStudio

Earth-Friendly. Nature-Inspired. Art & Paper.

Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Announcement    Earthy materials and contemplative nature photos combine with the occasional bit of poetry to create inspired moments in your everyday life. Sharing is encouraged.

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Last updated on Feb 1, 2019

Earthy materials and contemplative nature photos combine with the occasional bit of poetry to create inspired moments in your everyday life. Sharing is encouraged.

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Terra Rathai

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About AvantGardenStudio

Sales 79
On Etsy since 2011

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it (Confucius)

I'm Terra Rathai, a fine art and garden photographer & Chief Artistic Officer at Avant Garden Studio. I started Avant Garden with a blog and 365 Project in 2010.

Through that year of intense experimentation, and tens of thousands of pictures (most of them very, very bad), I discovered my own artistic perspective - a process that combines an awakened eye and years of studying art history with my love of nature.

My work is fueled by a sense of wonder and a desire to express the extraordinary beauty of the everyday world. People often comment on how calming my pictures are or connect with the words I've paired with an image. Sometimes the simple beauty of a subject inspires a greater sense of wonder. I love it most when someone looks at a picture and responds with a deep breath and sigh of contentment.

Inspiration. Connection. Peace. That's the whole idea.

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  • Terra Rathai

    Owner

    Minneapolis-based artist & nature lover combining a sense of wonder with a love of words and earthy, eco-friendly materials. I strive to see & share the beauty in everyday life. My artist statement in four words: "Wow! Look at that!".

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  • Guided Products

    Kent, WA

    I purchase blank journals from Guided Products and add my original photo cover designs. The journals are 100% recycled and recyclable with vegetable inks. I love providing an American made product with serious eco-credibility plus the guys at Guided are really nice.

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Last updated on Jan 9, 2018

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Last updated on May 10, 2022

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Online at avantgardenstudio.com.