Friday, July 3, 2015

Elizabeth See

I shall wrap this week with the beautiful work by Elizabeth See an oil painter from Washington. The main subject matter of her work animals and birds are painted in vibrant oil colors on a thick piece of wood rather than canvas usually with the painted sides. Each piece is signed and dated by the artist, and comes with a wire attached on the back for easy hanging. 

You can find her paintings that are available for purchase here and follow her blog for details on her upcoming shows. She will be participating in Trout Lake Festival Of The Arts July 11 and 12th, Trout Lake, Washington, if you are in the area then may be you would like to check out her work.

Have a wonderful 4th of July weekend! I'll see you on Monday.

Free Forest Animal Graphics

Download these adorable forest critter clip art graphics to use them on baby shower invites, banners, favors, party decorations and more! Also, the forest friends can be downloaded as prints to decorate a nursery or your kid's room. The printables are available to download for free from Hannah's blog here.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Printable Daily Checklist

Lists are great! They help you stay organized and on track. Jenn of Little House on the Circle designed these lovely printables so you can remain focused with the chores around the house without procrastinating. Simply download, print and make your own list of tasks that you think can be tackled each day of the week. Keep your goals realistic and doable. These can be useful in making a fixed list of few things for a day so you don't feel anxious and overwhelmed. Download the lists from here for yourself and to share with your friends!

Diamond Studded Owl Cuff by Atelier Minyon

Turkish designer Alp Sagnak makes fine jewelery to offer in his flagship store Atelier Minyon in SoHo, New York. His pieces are handcrafted and one-of-a-kind made with 24K gold and and oxidized silver embellished with diamonds, rubies, sapphires, emeralds and pearls. The stunning owl cuff is a luxurious statement piece crafted with silver and 7.81cts diamonds, and comes at a whooping $65,000! I certainly cannot afford the price (unless of course I win a lottery) but it definitely a unique jewelry item worth sharing.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Michelle Duckworth: Wood Art

Memphis based artist Michelle Duckworth graduated from the Memphis College of Art in 2006 with a BFA in Illustration. She makes these whimsical ink drawings on wood plaques that are colored with wood stain. She shares on her profile here about her work "the playful art which calls to mind a dark fairy tale or half-remembered dream."

You can find her originals and wood mounted art prints based on her originals in her online store starting at only $25! Check out her store if you are looking for something quirky and unique.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Stone Art by Stefano Furlani

Stefano Furlani is an artist from Fano (PU) who makes these detailed artwork with stones found by him and his son on the beach. It all started with a simple game to finding stones and creating something with his son on their visits to the beach which was reluctantly destroyed at the end of the day. Slowly the game transformed into making artwork which became more and more intricate and started to look like real art. His pieces are made with stones that are carefully selected for their color, shape and size. In the owl image above showing the process of assembling the stones one can see how much attention is required to place the stones to recreate the owl so it resembles the real owl. His work comes glued on the wooden base so it can be decorated with and cherished for life. 

His website has his stone art categorized under animals, famous people and imaginative scenes. To view more of his amazing work go to his website Sassi d'autore and to get an update on his latest work you can join his facebook page.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Andrew Frazer Designs

"You Are Beautiful"

"A Beautiful Discovery"

"Too Beautiful Not to Share"

"Life is Better Together"

"Even Raccoons Cry Sometimes"

"Moving Forward"

Andrew Frazer is an illustrator, hand letterer and designer from Australia who is currently living with his wife in Canada. His whimsical charcaters and narrative based art is inspiring and thought provoking. His work depicts owls, birds, foxes and raccoons with whom we can connect at a personal level engaging into a conversation that discusses shared human emotions such as pain, hope, despair, redemption & contentment. His illustrations shown are done using pen, colored pencil and tea stain. The primary character is mostly in black which is decorated with lovely patterns and designs colored in soft hues which instantly adds life to his pieces.

"Some of my personal inspirations... the gift of life, cold mornings, vintage glass bottles, coffee with my wife, surfing, typography, fashion, flowers, old suitcases, cycling at night, Scandinavian patterns & furniture, interior design, the texture of cold pressed paper, forgiveness, travel, children's story books, laughing & sleeping in on a Saturday morning" - The artist shared on Australian in Front

Andrew has worked for both national and international clients including individuals as well as companies such as Corbis, Custard Co Cider, Machéll Design, The Walkley Foundation, FORM & Magnesium Media. You can view more of his work on his website and find his art prints that are available to purchase on his online store on Art Label.