A bit of whimsy from Vanessa McKeown, in the form of spinning painted fruit. Yes, it really is. Enjoy & Happy Friday!!!
Love this project by Philadelphia-based artist Molly Egan. She challenged herself to create a page of artwork in a small notebook everyday for 100 days. Lovely! See the whole project HERE.
You may have seen the Instagram eye candy produced by England’s Julia by the Sea, but have you noticed her perfectly crafted tea pics? So lovely, they have this coffee-lover tempted to brew up a pot of earl gray.
So I saw this image on Pinterest, but the page it was linked to was an invalid 404 kinda deal. But I had to know who created it. Which is why I LOVE the interwebs, and Google in particular. Simply upload the image on a seach page and – voila – many shiny things to follow! Which led me to discover Portland-based artist Ashley Goldberg – the hand behind this exuberantly expressive page. Totally inspired to start visual journaling again…
Inaluxe is an independent art studio in Australia, that combines the talents of fine artists Kristina Sostarko and Jason Odd. They create graphic, mid-century-inspired prints using archival fine art papers and giclee reproduction print technology.
Our philosophy is simple: Be passionate about the creative process, use the best materials possible, and be responsible and sustainable in production practice.
I’ve been on an art kick over the past few months, picking up a piece here and there to refresh and modernize my space; falling in love with a new generation of contemporary abstract fine art. I discovered the work of Salt Lake City-based artist Holly Addi while perusing Pinterest…
Her paintings are often about contact with architecture and basic living elements. Energy (heat, light, water), space and landscape are examined in less obvious ways and sometimes developed in absurd ways. In a search for new methods to ‘read the city’, she focuses on the idea of ‘public space’ and more specifically on spaces where anyone can do anything at any given moment: the non-private space, the non-privately owned space, space that is economically uninteresting.
What a fun discovery! Sidney-based Michael Pederson creates mischievious and irreverent street art that pops up around town – to what I must imagine is both the delight and bewilderment of the public lucky enough to stumble upon it.
“I like the idea of interfering with the overly familiar background blur … Ideally with something a passerby might see out of the corner of an eye.”
My collages embrace the imperfection of old, used, discarded and damaged paper. These papers depict moments in time – often bearing marks and traces of a past life and the human hand. I ‘rescue’ these unwanted fragments, creating layers and building connections into some sort of new, elusive and unpredictable thing. The process is wholly tactile – nothing is digital. I like the restrictions that this creates… the hand-cutting and gluing down, the use of only original papers and ephemera. Elements are added or removed, or covered over and reworked. Ideas and narratives may emerge, but often a series is initiated through the acquisition of a certain type of raw material – an old photo album, a stash of old maps, a pile of old postcards…
It’s only February, and I’m already getting a bit impatient for the coming of spring. To tide me over, these lovely watercolors by bay area artist, Elise Morris.
Finding beauty in the unexpected, Elise works from a deep desire to learn her natural surroundings. She begins each piece with a simple line drawing, and adds layers and layers of translucent paint. The resulting paintings and drawings explore concepts of nature, at the edge of abstraction.