Announcement Featuring the nature-inspired artwork, handmade crafts, ecclectic calligraphy of Kristen Gilpin
Featuring the nature-inspired artwork, handmade crafts, ecclectic calligraphy of Kristen Gilpin
Megan Kennedy on Jan 18, 2017
The picture doesn't do it justice-- the print is absolutely gorgeous in person. Bought for my boyfriend for our anniversary and he loves the hell out of it. Great, unique fan piece!
Ellen Pearlman on Oct 6, 2016
Love it - perfect gift for a book lover! Arrived quickly
CurlyChristine on Sep 26, 2016
My Husband cried a bit when I gave it to him! Perfect description for our family!
Illuminated Sand Worms and Butterfly Wings - A Winning Combination
Jill and Kristen work together in Tampa as professional "butterfly ladies" at the Museum of Science & Industry. It's an interesting job, sure, but it doesn't pay all that well, so Jill encouraged Kristen to make her amazing artwork available online in 2011.
The shop began with a focus on nature-themed jewelry and home accessories, but really hit its stride when Kristen created her first illuminated pop culture piece, featuring an illuminated sandworm and the Litany Against Fear from the classic novel Dune. She quickly added more pieces from pop culture, including Doctor Who and The Princess Bride.
Kristen is always looking for new inspiration, both from nature and her Netflix Watch Instantly list. Visit her blog, A Little Ink More or Less, to see more of her work. Our shop is happy to accept custom requests, and we invite you to visit often to see the latest creations.
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Owner, Maker, Designer
Kristen Gilpin is an illuminator, botanical illustrator, calligrapher, gardener, writer and foodie, with a penchant for butterflies, gin, strange fruits and antiquated art supplies. She's often inspired by small details others find insignificant.
Jill Staake runs Currant Thoughts to showcase the artwork of her friend and fellow lepidopterist Kristen Gilpin. She's a freelance writer with a focus on nature, with a day job as a professional "butterfly lady".
Tampa, FL, United States
Tampa Printer Pro-Copy of Tampa Florida is a USF area printer providing full service printing and graphics 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
At Currant Thoughts, we find daily inspiration in the natural world. We feature the artwork and handmade crafts of Kristen Gilpin, who spends her days among Florida's butterflies and wildflowers, and her spare time mastering the crafts of medieval artisans, including illumination, calligraphy, and textiles.
The name "Currant Thoughts" was inspired by the Victorian Language of Flowers, in which currants mean "You Please All". We want you to be pleased with your purchase, so don't hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards