Textile artist Mariana Baertl is the creator behind a brand called Living Fibers; a name couldn’t be more striking for the beautiful works she creates. Using fibers and yarns from around the world, Mariana carefully embroiders and weaves the textiles into gorgeous, vivid artworks that have amazing textures and color palettes. Love!
Incredibly colorful and impressively similar the ‘real bugs’. I ADORE these moths and butterflies by North Carolina based artist Yumi Okita. Yumi creates her magical creatures with hand painted cotton fabric, which she embroiders with layers of threads to create texture and color. With her sculptures, which can reach up to 30 centimeters in width, she tends to capture the realism of nature then manipulated into the world of imagination.
Two of her fabric creations are currently available in her Etsy shop!
When visiting Orchid Island in Taiwan in 2015, artist Ly Yeow spent her days sitting at the shore, absorbing the changing colors of the breaking waves. It’s what made her fall in love with the ocean and inspired her to paint a beautiful collection of illustrations that are part of her LyttleSea Series; adorable little characters bathing in waters that are so rich of details and different shades of blue that they make me want to get out and visit the seaside right away. Magic!
The longer I stare at these beautiful ink & watercolor paintings, the more obsessed I’m becoming with Marcy Ellis’ botanical queens. Super fascinating, slightly bizarre and so incredibly gorgeous!
Currently based in Tucson, Arizona, Marcy is an artist and elementary art teacher who earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art and a Bachelor of Fine Art in Art Education from the University of Arizona. She has been inspired by nature from her childhood, which she she spent in both rural agriculture and a suburban planned community set in the open desert. In the beautiful pieces below, Marcy focuses on the connectedness between women and nature:
Toronto based artist Mojgan Ghare creates colorful imagery that feeds the imagination in such a delightful way. The different materials she uses (pens, colored pencils, digital edits and even wood) give her work so much character. They appear bot playful and innocent, but have this wonderfully mysterious vibe at the same time.. love!