I remember falling in love with Julie van Wezemael’s work in 2014, when I had had only recently started this blog. I still gaze et every new piece I see passing on my Facebook feed. Julie’s illustrations are so full of life and adventure! Although you may not see it at fist sight, Julie includes embroidery in her work too. In the first image, notice the little stitches around the gentleman’s head and in the top right corner? Perfection!
We have a winner..
Congratulations, Anna! You are the winner of this week’s giveaway!
A big thanks to all for joining this week’s competition. Still want to give emboidery a try with one of these lovely kits? You’ll find them all in her shop.
A new giveaway will open Monday!
I love color. And I need some too. The Dutch grey winter months left me in need of good dose of happy tones to remind me spring is on its way. So for this week’s roundup I gathered 14 richly colored artworks by my favorite color-obsessed artists. These paintings, sculptures, embroideries and other colorful creations will pop off your screen and brighten your day. Enjoy!
Utah based artist Walker Boyes stitches plants, florals and many more loveliness in every imaginable color. I Love the potted cacti and ADORE his hand-embroidered fashion! In his shop called True Fort Haus you can find many of his creations available for purchase. Or: you can make your own cactus party and work with one of his lovely patterns instead.
Stitchaholic Amy Jones has a passion for making cute, whimsical embroidery. Based on photos and images that interest her, Amy uses those images as outlines before embellishing them with clothes, colors and accesories. These beautiful portraits of people wearing colorful bird maks are some of her recent works and, pretty much like all of Amy’s stitchy creations, I love them!
I’m currently crushing on these stitched wooden bags by Grav x Grav; a wearable wood brand based in Istanbul. These are so gorgeous! Grav x Grav creates unique handcrafted items using natural materials like walnut, oak and beech. The vintage stitches of roses, cacti and other colorful flora & fauna make these bags the perfect combination of traditional crafting and modern design. Want!
There’s something special about putting an original piece of up on the wall. More details to admire and more structures to absorb. Owning something beautiful that someone dedicated time and effort to feels great!
For this week’s roundup I gathered together a collection of original artworks, created by my very favorite artists. Paintings, papercuts, collages and embroideries, made with love and all currenty available online.