Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The Art of Don Pendelton

New York Skyline

After the Storm

Geometry of Light

 Lost in the Kingdom

Uncloudy Day



American artist Don Pendleton is a considered a legend for his work for skateboard graphics, murals, conceptual art and installations. His signature cubist*, expressionist** style is a perfect combination of simplicity as well as chaos. His pieces often have characters, animals, insects in his unique, distinctive style, colors, geometric shapes and lines that appear to be hidden at first glance. His fans will instantly recognize his triangle owls an iconic design used on several surfaces from sporting goods to apparels. 

*Cubism= a style of painting or sculpture developed in the early 20th century characterized by the reduction of natural forms to their geometric equivalents.
**Expressionism= a style of painting, music, or drama in which the artist seeks to express emotional experience, rather than impressions of the external world.

He is currently a freelance  artist who has worked with Alien Workshop, Element Skateboards, Zero Skateboards, Mountain Dew, Heroin Skateboards, Oakley, Nike 6.0, Gravis, Burton, K2, DVS Shoes and Etnies to name a few. He has participated in exhibitions across the globe and his work has been featured in Slap Magazine, The Skateboard Mag, Transworld, Color, Streetwear Today, Lodown Magazine and other online publications.

You can learn about his work and read more about him on his website -

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

"Everyday Party" Fabric Collection

"Everyday Party" is a sweet collection of nursery fabric designed by Emily Isabella. She is an illustrator and textile designer whose products can be seen at Target, Birch Fabric, and Tigerprint. 

'Everyday Party' is her second designed collection for Birch Fabric. The collection was designed around the idea of turning everyday life's ordinary moments into celebrations and features ten designs (three of them also come in knit option). The fabric is made of 100% organic cotton featuring featuring owls, strawberry, meadow, ants, birds, bears, mushroom etc. It's perfect for nursery, clothing, quilting or any other craft project that you could think of. You can find all the products for the collection here.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Cecelia Webbers: Owls and Flowers From Human Nudes


'Night Owl'

'Cherry Blossom'

Detail of "Cherry Blossom'






Good morning friends, I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Last night, I had a pleasure of discovering the amazing work of a Los Angeles based artist Cecelia Webber. Her Human Bodies Artwork is a series of the digital photographic images of owls, butterflies, flowers, plants composed entirely with photographs of naked human body. Each composition may take up to 700 layered images to get the desired results and two months of painstaking process of cutting digital cutting, rotating and coloring the images before they are assembled together. 

The artist says: “I began creating my compositions after noticing that a photo I had taken of my back looked like a petal. From there, I became fascinated by the practice of trying to create organic imagery with greater and greater accuracy.” With her artwork, she wants to make people aware of their complex connection to nature and understand their responsibility towards it by making environmentally friendly choices. Also, she hopes that her work will inspire humans to create a positive image of them and cultivate an ability to look at nudity as comforting, vulnerable, and beautiful.

Friday, August 15, 2014

The Magic Spectacles and Other Easy-to-Read Stories by Arnold Lobel

I'll end this week with these sweet illustrations from The Magic Spectacles and Other Easy-to-Read Stories by Lilian Moore, illustrated by Arnold Lobel (1965). The book is a collection of seven short stories for children which are accompanied by fantastic illustrations. There are 70 pages in the book that are dedicated to the following stories: The Magic Spectacles, The "Now Really" Time, Janey's Boss, The Pet That Benjy Wanted, The Silver Bird Express, Wait For a Windy Day, and Little Will. All of the images are a delight for the eyes but the owl with the glasses makes me smile ever time I look at it. Available here.

You can find out about more books by Arnold Lobel that I blogged previously here.

Have a great weekend! 


DIY: Pipe Cleaner Animals

Wow!, now that's an out-of-the-box idea. Rachel Hinderliter has a blog called Line Across where she shares wonderful tutorials. One of the many such tutorials is how to make owls with pipe cleaners! This is an easy, quick and fun tutorial that you can make with your kids and watch them enjoy playing with them. 

Also check out her other tutorials on how to make pipe cleaner bunnies, chameleons, elephants, frogs, and birds. Links to the tutorials can be found on under the same link given above.

For this project you'll need:
- Pipe cleaners
- Googly eyes
- Scissors
- Glue