There’s something about the beautifully illustrated characters in Nadia Valavani’s drawings that makes me stare at them for a long time. Curious for a story behind their faces, making stories up myself. Nadia draws under the name Old Brown Shoe Stories, which connects to the stories “that each human being carries with.” In this interview at Pikchur Magazine you can read more about Nadia’s beautiful work. To stay up to date of what she is working on, follow her on Instagram.
I wrote about the colorful work of artist Roeqiya Fris some years ago and have been adoring her new creations that have been passing on my Instagram feed since then. Inspired by Arab culture, fashion and nature, Roeqiya’s paintings are rich of countless colors, patterns and details that carry a magical, wanna-be-there kind of atmosphere.. Love!
I remember sharing the wonderful work of illustrator Chloé Joyce some years ago. And as I was scrolling through her Instagram feed today I loved seeing how since then, Chloé has created countless new pieces and her characters are evolving into stunning, charismatic women that are surrounded by pattern and details (and the occasional pet). The gorgeous girl in the third image is my favorite!
I recently stumbled upon the most whimsical drawings that I ended up staring at for quite some time. Charmed by this mythical, friendly looking figure I discovered these charcoal illustrations are part of a narrative series by Mexico City based artist David Álvarez. It’s called I Dreamed I Was the Night and follows this being – the night – wandering through the country side and contemplating its surroundings. So magical!
With countless colors and details to absorb, artist Sofia Moore paints magical worlds that I would love to get lost in. Her beautiful work leaves me curious about the delightful characters she portrays, blending into their surroundings so perfectly. And those little white paintings on their dresses and wings.. love!
I can’t believe it has been more than more than a month since I last posted something. So much happened in the last weeks of the year and after that horrible and exhausting Instagram hack I have been putting all my time in my pottery for a little while, which felt good. But opening my computer and writing these words feels even better<3 Happy to be back!