Sunday hikes leave me recharged and amazed at all the beautiful stuff nature makes every day. The inspiration nature provides lead me on a mushroom hunt through the world of Etsy, where beautiful stuff gets made everyday, too. Here are a few artists who draw mushrooms as creatively as nature makes ‘em. Emma Klingbeil is prolific and darkly whimsical, and leaves me daydreaming about a childhood I don’t have to let go of. Jessica Doyle shows a simple graphic style, while Block Party Prints pairs that graphic quality with a sense of brevity. Ashley G and Drew has captured the quiet intensity I often feel when lying on the forest floor to get the perfect angle on a tiny mushroom I am photographing. All of these artists have many more wonderful works that aren’t about mushrooms, so be sure to check it all out.
Here’s a “best of” collection of mushroom pictures from this Summer’s Sunday hikes (so far).