I'd like to interrupt my usual budget-fashion programming with a brief spotlight on my sister, Chantal Baros, who just set up her very own Etsy shop: Chantal Baros Fine Art. Aside from being a bargain queen, beauty maven and fashion diva (I'm always bugging her to start her own personal style blog), Chantal is first and foremost a ridiculously talented painter whose work focuses mainly on hyper-real portraits with a surrealist twist. Whereas original oil paintings sell for thousands, Chantal has just joined the Etsy community where she's offering affordable giclee prints of many of her most recent works for just $75 each.
Chantal has also inspired me to start a regular weekly feature here on The Budget Babe where I will spotlight various other Etsy shops because Etsy is truly an incredible phenomenon and a remarkable avenue for talented artists to reach a wide audience. And for us shoppers, it's a great place to find unique, one-of-a-kind pieces for our closets and our homes.
Ok, enough gushing from me already (I'm just so darned proud of the kid!) Check out all of Chantal's fine art prints here. And if you have an Etsy shop you'd like us to check out, drop us a note in the comments!