Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Michelle Duckworth: Wood Art

Memphis based artist Michelle Duckworth graduated from the Memphis College of Art in 2006 with a BFA in Illustration. She makes these whimsical ink drawings on wood plaques that are colored with wood stain. She shares on her profile here about her work "the playful art which calls to mind a dark fairy tale or half-remembered dream."

You can find her originals and wood mounted art prints based on her originals in her online store starting at only $25! Check out her store if you are looking for something quirky and unique.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Stone Art by Stefano Furlani

Stefano Furlani is an artist from Fano (PU) who makes these detailed artwork with stones found by him and his son on the beach. It all started with a simple game to finding stones and creating something with his son on their visits to the beach which was reluctantly destroyed at the end of the day. Slowly the game transformed into making artwork which became more and more intricate and started to look like real art. His pieces are made with stones that are carefully selected for their color, shape and size. In the owl image above showing the process of assembling the stones one can see how much attention is required to place the stones to recreate the owl so it resembles the real owl. His work comes glued on the wooden base so it can be decorated with and cherished for life. 

His website has his stone art categorized under animals, famous people and imaginative scenes. To view more of his amazing work go to his website Sassi d'autore and to get an update on his latest work you can join his facebook page.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Andrew Frazer Designs

"You Are Beautiful"

"A Beautiful Discovery"

"Too Beautiful Not to Share"

"Life is Better Together"

"Even Raccoons Cry Sometimes"

"Moving Forward"

Andrew Frazer is an illustrator, hand letterer and designer from Australia who is currently living with his wife in Canada. His whimsical charcaters and narrative based art is inspiring and thought provoking. His work depicts owls, birds, foxes and raccoons with whom we can connect at a personal level engaging into a conversation that discusses shared human emotions such as pain, hope, despair, redemption & contentment. His illustrations shown are done using pen, colored pencil and tea stain. The primary character is mostly in black which is decorated with lovely patterns and designs colored in soft hues which instantly adds life to his pieces.

"Some of my personal inspirations... the gift of life, cold mornings, vintage glass bottles, coffee with my wife, surfing, typography, fashion, flowers, old suitcases, cycling at night, Scandinavian patterns & furniture, interior design, the texture of cold pressed paper, forgiveness, travel, children's story books, laughing & sleeping in on a Saturday morning" - The artist shared on Australian in Front

Andrew has worked for both national and international clients including individuals as well as companies such as Corbis, Custard Co Cider, Machéll Design, The Walkley Foundation, FORM & Magnesium Media. You can view more of his work on his website and find his art prints that are available to purchase on his online store on Art Label.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Luckyjuju: Katia Ferris

Katia Ferris is an artist and a crafter from San Francisco, CA. She hand crafts these lovely dolls called "Luckyjuju" that sell out in minutes after being listed. Luckyjuju dolls are handmade from new and vintage fabrics, felt, lace, ribbon, yarn and polyfill stuffing. The faces on the dolls are hand embroidered with floss. Each doll is one-of-a-kind dressed with removable clothes for easy cleaning. You may want to keep your eyes peeled if you want to buy something you like. 

Thanks "Jenng" for introducing us to Katia's lovely dolls.

Pure Beginnings Organic Skin Care: Package Design

Pure Beginnings is a family owned business based in South Africa that offers a wide range of organic skin care products for both kids and adults. Pure Beginnings products combine traditional herb botanicals with some of Africa’s most beneficial plant ingredients and are organically formulated with certified organic ingredients. Besides producing some of the award winning products they have also made a great package design.

The labels have fun animal graphics in a clean and simple design that will be enjoyed by kids as well as parents. The kids range feature endearing characters like owl, monkeys and bee that will keep your little ones enthralled at bath time.