katie runnels

The Constant Gatherer

The World of Nathalie Lete

"artists"Katie Runnels3 Comments

Nathalie Lete is one of my greatest sources of inspiration. She is a French artist living and working in Paris. I found out about her a few years ago through a series of her postcards my friend Amy sent to me while she was living in San Francisco. Her work - her colors, her subjects (dolls, vintage toys, birds, flowers), and her carefree style sing out to me! I bought her book shortly thereafter (now missing its cover and covered in glue and paint), and I refer to it often before starting a new project. Her work gets me excited about art all over again- every time. I am most impressed and inspired by her use of so many different mediums. She paints, prints, sculpts, creates jewelry, designs rugs and other accessories with her images. Each relates to the other and it was a delight to see them all come together in her artful home-featured here recently in Italy's Elle Decor. I can only dream about owning one of her big fluffy rugs. Can you make out the varying depths in its pile? I try to think of Nathalie when I get down about trying to work with too many different mediums. Really it would be easier to simply paint and not drag all my various materials around all the time... and store them... and source them... and keep them organized, etc! Find her sweet website here and enjoy visiting her magical world!