Hello and Welcome! I’m Nicole and I’m so glad you’ve stopped in.
So, what is “The Artyologist”? Well, it’s a play on words, (archaeologist) which pretty much sums up both my love for enjoying and creating art, and my love for eras past. This blog is where I share sustainable fashion and lifestyle with a vintage sensibility. I also like to share my artwork (both photography and watercolour illustration) and other creative pursuits.
I have always loved fashion and dressing up (although photos of my childhood may show I didn’t have a flair for “style”!) and have also always loved “old fashioned” things. I love to mix my interest in historical and vintage inspired fashions with new styles. I love history, and more specifically the history of fashion; finding out where our clothes came from and also how to incorporate historical touches into outfits today. I also believe that ethical and responsible fashion is the only option, so I mainly shop second hand, create my own garments, or buy ethically produced items whenever I can. And I love to create my own garments (when I can find the time to sew).
I am also equally passionate about all different kinds of creativity. I love fine art photography and am a water-colourist. I love taking photographs of landscape, nature and flowers, as well as the occasional still life. I have lived in Alberta my entire life, and am constantly inspired to share not only what I see, but how I see it. I also work with watercolours and ink pens to create illustrations of whatever strikes my fancy, whether it is a flower or botanical study or a mundane and everyday object. You can find my portfolio page here and my art shop here. If you’d like to see more of my artwork, you can also find me on my instagram Studio page at @theartyologist.
I also love decorating and homemaking, and I like to craft and sew. I’m always dabbling in some sort of creative endeavour. I like hosting parties and using fancy tea cups. I love to read, especially classic novels. Jane Eyre might just be my favourite book of all time. And I live for tea. (The kettle’s always on.) I have always been interested in sustainable living (thanks mom!) and in the past few years have evolved to live as much of a zero-waste lifestyle as I can. This blog is my creative outlet, where I share my findings, creations and what I’m learning, in hopes that you might be able to learn something too!
I live in Alberta, Canada, am saved by the grace of Christ, who loved me first, and I’m glad for the chance to share this blog with all of you.
Thanks for stopping in for a visit, and I hope you enjoy!