Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Hand-Pulled Linocut Prints by Illustrator Meg Tannehill Justice

Meg Tannehill Justice is an illustrator and a print maker born in Georgia and now lives in the beautiful Tennessee Valley of North Alabama. She has created art ever since she was a little girl, from making clay animals to drawing horses for endless hours. She earned her graduate degree in Bachelor of Fine Arts from Auburn University and completed major in illustration.

Her prints are all originals from beginning till the finished piece. Each intricate design is first hand-carved into a linoleum block and printed onto paper with the help of a gentle rubber roller. Each design is pulled by hand off the block individually and dried in the artist's studio.

Her illustrations are inspired by her love for mountains, rivers and countryside where she lives. She is an avid gardener and is the happiest when she has her hands dirty. Her work reflects her passion for nature, often depicting animals, plants, and landscapes that she sometimes take photographs for reference.

To learn more about her process and to take a closer look at her work, visit her on Instagram. Her one-of-a-kind linocut prints can be found in her online store

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Illustrations By Freelance Artist Alexandra Finkeldey Of Scatterbee

Alexandra Finkeldey of Scatterbee is a freelance artist and an illustrator based in Ottawa, CA. Self-taught artist's work is inspired by her travels around the country and abroad. Her work often feature plants, and animals in playful style and in vibrant colors. 

The shown illustrations are from the series she did last October, I thought this is an appropriate time to showcase them considering the time of the year. The owls, cats, witches, and ravens are painted in the seasonal color palette of orange, black, and red. Her characters are anything but scary, they are sure to bring smile to anybody's face. She uses traditional mediums including watercolor, gouache, pencil, and ink. You can follow her work on Instagram for new work this season which she makes available on her online store.

She welcomes commission work, if you have something in mind please contact her through her page.

Monday, September 28, 2020

Ceramic Wall Art Pieces by Marina Bauguil Will Create Calm Around You

Ceramic artist Marina Bauguil was raised in France, Africa and England, and currently living in Manchester. She creates amazing figurative ceramic creatures and animal heads inspired by her relationship with Nature. 

"It is her belief that human beings need a strong relationship with the natural world in order to live a balanced life. It is her understanding that we were once deeply connected, through our hearts, to forests, rivers, mountains, plants and animals and that through our modern way of life we are loosing this deep connection."

Her animals are generally depicted with their eyes shut who seem to be in deep meditative state. They are decorated with moon, sun, stars, flowers, snow flakes, or berries. The creatures are painted in peaceful colors - whites, greens, and blues - radiating calmness. The artist carves the facial features and hand-paints intricate details. They look almost real as if they will come alive at any moment. 

These animal heads can be used to decorate the walls of your house. You can find Marina's available pieces on her online store or you can follow her work on Instagram. If you are interested in buying any of her work, send her a direct message through her Instagram.

Friday, September 25, 2020

Hand-Crafted Music Boxes Decorated With Miniature Woodland Creatures

Ivania of Autumn Forest is an artist based in Porto, Portugal. She creates beautiful music boxes inspired by nature and the woodland creatures. Each box is handcrafted and is unique. All the elements inside the box such as miniature owls, hedgehogs, pumpkins, snow, mice and field of poppies, are sculpted by hand by the artist. The artist is a nature enthusiast, loves to decorate the inside of the boxes with the natural materials collected from the woods.

These whimsical boxes are second best thing to an actual walk into the woods. Anytime you feel like taking a walk to the woods simply open the box and let your senses soak in the magic. These boxes are fitted with glow emitting blinking fireflies and play music of your choice. It's a great gift for a nature lover and an animal lover. You can find these pieces in her online store and see a brief video of it in action here.