Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Beautiful Folklore Card Series


Terese Bast is a freelance artist and illustrator who designs paper goods with lovely illustrations. She online store has a variety of prints, notebooks, and postcards that can be purchased individually or as a set. The shown cards are from the "Folklore" series featuring animals like owl, bear, swan, butterfly, fox and more! Her style is a great combination of traditional and contemporary patterns, and bright colors.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Vibrant Paintings By Olga an Artist From Israel

An Israel based self-taught artist Olga also known as Rayne Cold Kiss makes these striking paintings on wood panels, leaves and paper. You can view more of her work on Instagram or follow her on Facebook. If you have a piece in mind that you would like her to create for you then she also welcomes commission work. Send her an email I am sure she would love to work with you.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Free Printable My First Recipe Book

Today's freebie is for the special little ones in your life. Jen of Pink When has designed the recipe book cover, dedication page and the cards to make a recipe book. If you have children in your life who enjoy helping you in the kitchen then make them their first recipe book with these printables which they will cherish forever!

70 Feet Mural of Burrowing Owls In Arizona

Teresa Dendy painted this wonderful burrowing owl mural in Phoenix, Arizona that's 70 feet long and 10 feet tall. Her mural features burrowing owls in their natural surroundings teaching people about their diet and habitat. Mural displays facts like they tilt heads to get better view of an object, eat sandsnakes, and sometimes live in man-made things like drainage pipes.

Teresa wrote, "My daughter and I helped relocate burrowing owls through an Audubon Society program. It has an over 90% success rate and we got to see the chicks. In honor of this program, the lovely dedicated people at Audubon, and these wonderful birds, I painted a huge burrowing owl mural along the Salt River in Phoenix. This is only part of the mural. I don't have a camera that captures all 70 feet of it." Visit the Naturalist's Notebook for more pictures of the mural and information.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Hari and Deepti Paper Cut Lightboxes

Harikrishanan Panicker & Deepti Nair are artist couple originally from India who moved to Denver. Hari & Deepti create intricate paper cut light boxes to build fascinating narratives. Every piece consists of multiple layers of cut watercolor paper installed inside a shadow box and backlit with an LED light strips bringing the story scene to life.

They believe “Paper is brutal in its simplicity as a medium. It demands the attention of the artist while it provides the softness they need to mold it in to something beautiful. It is playful, light, colorless and colorful. It is minimal and intricate. It reflects light, creates depth and illusions in a way that it takes the artist through a journey with limitless possibilities.”

They were recently invited by the United Nations to contribute to the art series symbolizing the “Agenda for Humanity” for the "World Humanitarian Summit". Their work is available through Black Book Gallery. Take a closer look at their work in the short video below.