The following are the best shops on Etsy that I found this week. I was particularly facinated by the strong illustrators on Etsy, so that was the theme that developed---check these shops out and let me know what you think
Simply beautiful, decorative illustrations with watercolor, pencil, and ink, and then "digitally tweaked." Very creative use of materials.
The work in this shop is very well executed and conjures up feelings of lost, but treasured, childhood memories--these are digital collages, so interesting use of modern materials
This shop showcases stylized, whimsical illustrations. There is a stylized, very linier, character that appears to be in his pajamas and exploring (holding a star, riding a paper airplane)...a lot of fun
This shop, likewise, has stylized, whimsical illustrations. These illustrations remind me of illustrations done with cut paper (very deliberate shapes and colors). Cute images of owls eating ice cream or birds spotting UFOs
Very well executed watercolor illustrations of animals (in hats or taking care of babies, and such)
All of these shops also have great names!