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Mixed Media

Tanaka Tatsuya

You might have come across these funny, unusual miniatures before. Japanese artist Tanaka Tatsuya has been shooting and sharing them since 2011. Every day! In his little dioramas, Tanaka uses everyday objects (like mugs, sponges and broccoli) to create completely unexpected and highly entertaining scenes. What I like the most about them, is that you can still identify the objects while imagining them as mountains, trees or cheerleader pompons at the same time. His complete archive be found at his Miniature Calendar where he shares a new shot every day.

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Embroidery, Mixed Media

Happy Red Fish

I have to say: Hagar Vardimon-van Heummen’s colorful embroideries work out pretty good on these vintage photographs. Love them! They are part of Hagar’s latest project called Bubble, for which she used found images of unknown strangers.

Hagar Vardimon-van Heummen is an Amsterdam-based artist and designer who operates a creative studio called Happy Red Fish. You’ll find many more beautiful projects on her website so make sure to give it a visit. Follow Hagar on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest & her blog for updates or visit her shop to buy originals & prints.

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Embroidery, Mixed Media, Themes

Needle & Thread

I’ve been posting a lot of embroidered art lately and I’m loving it more and more every time I do. Time to share some of my favorite creations by artists who prefer needle & thread over pencils & paint (or use both instead). Enjoy!

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Japan Project

Bathing Geishas

Japan blog project, day 10

Beautiful, elegant and skilled in many traditional art forms. Geishas used to be considered queens of their time before Japan started to Westernize rapidly. Although on most images you will find them dressed up and powdered from top to toe, these geishas from the Meiji era also posed in fashionable swimwear.

Do you notice the girl in the first and second image is the same? She is also wearing the same suit, but the colors are all different. I think these beautiful candy-colors we added by hand afterwards (but correct me if I’m wrong!) This is something that used to be done sometimes before color photographs were introduced.

I found these via The Jealous Curator. The authors are unknown. If you have information about this, let me know!

 

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Embroidery, Mixed Media

Mana Morimoto

Japanese artist Mana Morimoto likes to give old images a special finishing touch with needle & thread. Using beautifully bright colors, she gives a playful & contemporary look to all kinds of visual fragments. I love the results. Look at the eyebeams!

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Mixed Media

Brendan Fitzpatrick

The Instagram photo competition announced yesterday inspired me to share something with flowers today. Only these are not photographs..well, sort of. They are X-rays! And they’re beautiful!

Brendan Fitzpatrick is a Sydney-based commercial photographer who has a very large and diverse portfolio that includes cityscapes, portraits and x-ray photographs of creatures too! For more works and updates you can follow Bendan on Facebook of visit his website here:

www.brendanfitzpatrick.com

 

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