My latest crush: magical collages by artist Kendra Binney. Rich of colors, details and mystery, these gorgeous pieces make it so inviting to put my computer aside for a bit and get lost in a pastel-colored daydream.
Animals & Art
I did a little happy dance when I stumbled upon these delightfully illustrated ceramics by artist Alex Sickling. Totes, plates and oh my, those little worm ornaments are the cutest thing I’ve seen in a while. Love!
Have you visited the Instagram account of illustrator Clare Youngs? If not, I’d strongly recommend you to have a peek and absorb the many lovely, colorful animals you’ll encounter there. All created with tiny bits of paper that are filled with beautiful, playful patterns. The monkey is my favorite!
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!
Iga Kosicka gets inspired by everyday objects, situations and living things, and loves to paint them in colors that are just a tad brighter than the real thing. The result; a collection of beautiful, eye catching still lives and portraits that have such a lively character. I can’t keep my eyes off those cute little dachshunds!
I’m so incredibly smitten with the gorgeous details in these miniature birds by Nayan & Vaishali. Using hand cut & hand painted layered paper, they create colorful and charming little birds that will easily fit in the palm of your hand. the blue and green European Magpie in the first image is my favorite!
There’s something about these beautiful, rich illustrations by artist Stacey Elaine that I can’t seem to keep my eyes away from. So rich of colors and details.. Such a soft, friendly and festive character.. love!
Stacey Elaine creates highly detailed, hand cut illustrations with layers of tissue paper which she carefully applies and seals onto heavy hot press watercolor paper. I’m drawn to the bold contrast between the saturated colors of the tissue paper and the bright white background upon which they are adhered. Although Stacey has a background in the art world, it wasn’t until she became a mother that she felt a strong need to pursue her passion, which was when she started creating these precious paper made pieces.