Friday, June 14, 2013

Jessie Breakwell

Jessie Breakwell is a talented artist from Melbourne, Australia who paints whimsical paintings in bright and cheerful colors often with animals as the main subject in her work.

“I don’t like to take life too seriously,” Jessie says. “I’m not into realism, there’s enough drama going on in the world at the moment so I prefer to take a lighter look at life. ”

I hope her work brings joy to you too. Have a beautiful weekend. See you all back on Monday!

DIY: Owl Pillow

Today's do-it-yourself project  is by Jennifer who writes a blog named Dearest Someday. She made this owl pillow for her daughter getting inspired by a pillow at Urban Outfitters and shared its tutorial with step-by-step instructions on her blog. She used an iron on transfer owl image and a few more things listed below for the project:
- iron on transfer sheets
- iron
- fabric
- sewing machine or stitch it by hand
- stuffing
- needle and thread

Freebie: Desktop and iPhone Wallpaper

Download this beautiful wallpaper created in watercolor and pencil by Virginia Poltrack. The wallpaper is available in several resolutions for desktop, iPhone and iPad. Follow this link to download the one you want and enjoy!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Low Bros: Street Art

Low Bros is a team of German artists Qbrk and Nerd who paint these amazing graffiti art pieces in geometric shapes and bold colors using street walls as their canvas. You can find out details about their upcoming event and to view more of their work go to their Facebook page.

Petit Reve: Buttons and Magnets

I have blogged about the amazing artwork by Petit Reve in the past here. While browsing through their online store recently, I came across these new buttons and magnets adorned with the beautiful illustrations of owls, birds and other animals in their distinct style. I adore the cat playing with the yarn ball and the green owl. Do you have a favorite?

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Rema Staines: Once Upon O'Clock

Rema Staines is an artist, an illustrator, a painter and a clock maker who lives in an old cottage on top of a hill on the edge of Dartmoor. She creates beautiful paintings on rustic slices of wood of all shapes and sizes.

"Rima’s inspirations include the world & language of folktale; faces of people who pass her on the street; folk music & art of Old Europe & beyond; peasant & nomadic living; magics of every feather; wilderness & plant-lore; the margins of thought, experience, community & spirituality; & the beauty in otherness."

You can view more of her pieces at Once Upon O'Clock or follow her blog for updates on her new work.

Olaf Hajek

Gorgeous illustration of 'Fashion Animals' by Olaf Hajek.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Helen Musselwhite: ThreeD

Helen Musselwhite's amazing sculpture for The Boxbird Gallery paper art exhibition ThreeD In Brighton, UK. I have featured her work on several occasions but I still can't enough of her incredible paper artwork. She painstakingly cut hundreds of pieces of paper by hand to create this intricate 3D animal sculpture. Someday, I would love to see her work in person.

DIY Stitched Greeting Cards

If you like the idea of stitched cards (I do!) then you are going to love this website called Stitching Cards. This site offers a huge range of downloadable e-patterns for greeting cards and bookmarks that you can embroider yourself. Don't forget to take a peek at their freebie section with beautiful floral, animal and alphabet designs.

Monday, June 10, 2013

ShishLOOKdesign: Felted Animal Jewelry

Natasha Krajacec is a textile designer, presently working and living in capital city of Croatia called Zagreb, and the owner of the online store ShishLOOKdesign. She hand crafts miniature animals like owls, bears, sheep and many, many more using only the natural wool in cheerful colors. Check out her online store for felted animal brooches and handpainted pendants.

Pepperpot Hoot Stationery Collection

This lovely 'hoot' stationery range featuring soft hued owl print with wood pattern in the backdrop is from Pepperpot a brand based in Australia. The range includes owl memo box, 12 month calendar, magazine holder, spiral journal, sticky notes and more, all available on their website. And yes, they ship internationally.