Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Macramé Owl Dresses by RED Valentino

RED VALENTINO Sleeveless Macramé Owl Dress available here

Macramé Owl with Taffeta Skirt available here

Teepee Owls by Inga Wilmink

Inga Wilmink is a freelance illustrator and a surface pattern designer born in Germany presently living in London. She has been working in the design industry for over 10 years now and some of her clients with whom she has worked include Sainsbury's, Tesco, Walmart US, Walmart Canada, and WHSmith. The above illustrations are from her "Teepee Owls" collection which is available for licensing or purchase. You can visit her website to know more and to contact her with your questions related to her work.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Incredible Photorealistic Drawings by Karla Mialynne

Good morning, friends! I hope you all had a restful weekend. I would like to start our week here with these drawings by Karla Mialynne that'll bring more cheer in your day. Karla Mialynne is an artist based in New York who creates these incredible photorealistic illustrations using watercolor pencils, colored pens and acrylic paints. At the end of her work she photographs all the tools she used right next to the drawings. Her work is just amazingly textured and filled with realistic details that it'll make you forget that what you are looking at are not photos.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Joseph Bradley

I shall leave you for the weekend with the lovely work of Joseph Bradley a nationally known artist from Greenville, South Carolina. He graduated in 2007 from Bob Jones University with degree in B.F.A. Studio Art.

Joseph Bradley was the youngest of four children and grew up in Greenville, SC in an old, ramshackle farmhouse with no heat or air-conditioning.  “I was really embarrassed by what my house looked like.” His life experiences plus a tragic incident during his internship in college where he was held up in a bank robbery made him evaluate and energized him to understand and develop his unique concept of beauty. 

“My work is about noticing and appreciating the things around us and discovering our relationship to our environment and our emotional responses to it.” He considers intuition and experimentation to be primary in his process. “I need variety to stay fresh, so it’s natural for me to change what I’m doing, sometimes drastically.” His paintings have been published in a book by Chronicle that was carried at Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters.

Have a great weekend!

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Easy Needle Felted Owl DIY Tutorial

It will be fun to try this wonderful tutorial on how to make a needle felted owl. The tutorial is so simple to follow that it really doesn't matter if you are only a beginner and have no experience in felting. Just go to Donni's blog The Magic Onions for the entire step by step instructions which are super clear and come with pictures. 

Things that you'll need for the project:
Wool roving
Wool roving string
Needle felting needle
And, a protective board