We’re starting of the week with some delightful illustrations from the super-inspiring Instagram of Marc Martin. Aren’t these lovely? There’s so much happening in his paintings; love the chaos and all the quirky little charachters!
Animals & Art
Julia Castaño’s fabulous, fish friendly fish bags are my new favorite thing on Etsy. Onder her brand called Don Fisher, Julia creates textile trouts, salmons, sardines and many more colorful slippery friends that will carry your favorite items on the go. I got my eye on the pink pufferfish! Which one is your favorite?
London based crafter Max Alexander spends her time knitting earrings, necklaces, brooches and: the cutest of moths you’ll ever see around. So many beautiful colors, such a delight to look at! In her shop you will find the moths available as pins, magnets and cards. Also, have a peek on her Instagram where you will find some nice pics of her knitting in progress.
Curret crush: hand-painted stones by Lee May Foster Wilson from Bonbi Forest. Collected during walks at Cornwall’s local beaches, adorned with vivid creatures in dreamy color palettes. They are beautiful pieces of original and affordable art that, as a bonus, bring tiny fragments of UK beach nature indoors. Love!
Helen Musselwhite’s love for arts began in her childhood days, on a day she received a vivid array of colored pens for Christmas. Immediately rearranging the colors of the pens in a way that pleased her better, it was the start of a creative journey that would lead her through studies of graphic design & illustration and a period of painting before arriving at the medium she loves the most: paper.
A while ago I stumbled upon a lovely Etsy shop called Ben Censervato and I ended up browsing through an amazing collection of wonderful, weird hand crafted animals for a long time. They’re so lovely. And there are so many! Most of them are originals, and some are available as DIY kits and downloadable files too.
Ben Coservato is run by Emma Kid; an Australia based artist, illustrator, printmaker and photographer who spends most of her time creating things. The creatures below and more are currently available in her shop.
We Have a Winner..
Congratulations, Krupali! Emmeke Eijsbouts’ wonderful card set is yours!
For all of you who joined the competition (and other blog visitors too) Emmeke has a little surpize: until the end of this month you will get a 20% discount on all the wonderful items in her shop by using the code ‘artisticmoods’! Yay! It is written in Dutch, but feel free to contact Emmeke via email if you are interested in purchasing one of her products.
A new giveaway will open Monday. Happy weekend!