Thursday, September 29, 2016

Dr. Propolus Treats Fashion Magazines into Fun Collages

Ilias Walchshofer who is also popularly known as Dr. Propolus is an Austrian-Moroccan illustrator who creates unique collages. He finds photographs of models from fashion magazines as his canvas and dresses them up by drawing cool doodles, or gives them an owl companion or monkeys to hang out with. 

He shares with the magazine called The Commission how he uses "his pen to toy with our era's endless stream of fashion photography. A nude gets a nun's habit, a nonchalant femme fatale poses next to a  sleepy goat. A lonely model with pouty lips won't stay lonely in Ilias' world: in his kindness he adds two poodles to cheer her up." 

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Stunning Embroidered Bird Brooches by Julia Gorina

Russian artist Julia Gorina creates magical birds with fabric, beads and lace. I admire her work and have featured it on the blog earlier. She started to design textile things in 2007 and now has become popular for her handmade brooches in her country as well as other parts of the world. She uses these hand embroidered birds to make brooches, hair clips, earrings and other accessories. You can see more of her work on Instagram.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Sur La Table AW16 Woodland Collection

Sur La Table has just launched their newest Autumn collection titled Woodland inspired by forest creatures and festive fall colors. The collection features owl, fox, squirrel and raccoon on a wide range of products such as mugs, dinnerware set, glasses, storage jars, kitchen towels, aprons, cocktail napkins, owl shaped candles, egg molds, cookies cutters and much, much more. You can view and order the products shown above plus more from the collection from here.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Life-like Needle Felted Sculptures by Olga Lai

Olga Lai is an artist from Russia who creates these unique life-like animals and fantasy creatures. I first saw her work on Deviant Art where she has a gallery filled with the amazing sculptures. Her work is full of fine details and an amazing result of labor of love. For a second I thought the owl was real. To construct the sculptures she starts felting on wire using Russian and Italian merino wool and for features like eyes she uses clear glass cabochons. She can be contacted if you have something in mind that you would like her to custom create for you. You can visit her online store where some of her sculptures are available for purchase.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Owl Tree and Door Hanging Tutorial

I can't help but notice all the fall tutorials and projects that are popping up on the internet. The owl tree is a cute project by Sarah of Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls that will make your home ready for fall. It's a simple project that kids can enjoy making all by themselves with a little help from parents. The things that you'll need for this project are easily available at any craft store. You'll need wood slices, buttons, felt, pipe cleaners, glue, wood burning tool and a pencil. The owl tree will look perfect with the rest of the fall decor inside your home and the owls door hanging will get the guests in the holiday spirit right at the front door.