Friday, May 20, 2016

10 Awesome Owl Artwork by Street Artists

Happy Friday! I shall warp up this week with these amazing owl artwork done by some of the most talented street artists from all around the world. I believe art serves as a visual medium for communication and help express individuals feelings. Whether it's a large scale mural or a graffiti with a message, these wonderful artwork surely livened up the street corners and walls of abandoned buildings. I hope you enjoy these owl artwork and get inspired by them :)

Adorable Printable Art Prints

Good morning friends! Let me present to you our freebie for today. These "Whimsy Woodland Owl" and "Bohemian Vintage Caravan" art prints are available for download at no cost! Just go to Natasha's blog called Little Paper Sparrow and choose the print you want. These summer inspired prints will look great in a nursery or a kid's room. The lovely color palette and the subtle watercolor like texture make the prints suitable for a living room or an office space. What do you say? Which one do you like?

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Delicate Hoop Embroideries by Agnes & Cora

I recently discovered the stunning embroideries by Lisa Toppin. Her beautiful work is inspired by nature and vintage fabrics, and handmade at her home in a village in Fife, Scotland. She is an avid collector of old fabrics, buttons and beads that she carefully selects from to make her pieces. She creates one-of-a-kind hoops and brooches measuring approximately 6cm in diameter with owls, birds butterflies, insects and flowers embroidery. Each piece takes layering of free machine embroidery and threads to get the texture right. She adds fine details like eye, beak and legs by hand. The colors and textures make each accessory so real. She sells her products under the brand name Agnes & Cora founded in 2008. Visit this link to swoon over more of her stunning work that has been sold in the past.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Fantastic Wildlife Illustrations by Dieter Braun

Dieter Braun is a freelance illustrator from Hamburg,Germany. His eye catching illustrations are mainly digital that start with a sketch and filled in with details, textures and colors in Photoshop. He shares about his work: "While most of my work is digital, I like to make it look as though it had been created using traditional printing techniques."

His subject matter range from objects to human portraits but it's the animals that's the recurring theme in his work. In fact, he regularly travels to Africa and Australia to observe the local wildlife in its natural habitat. His animal illustrations are formed with geometric shapes, muted colors to give them a retro style. 

He studied communication design at Essen and has many international clients including Time, The New York Times, Cosmopolitan and The Wall Street Journal, and has written his own children book entitled "Wild Animals of the North."

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Bird Sculptures From Maps by Claire Brewster

Paper artist Claire Brewster creates intricate, detailed and delicate bird sculptures using outdated maps and atlases. She grew up in Lincolnshire and have been living and working in London for over 20 years. 

"Nature is ever present, even in the most urban environments, taking over wherever we neglect, living in a separate yet parallel universe. I take my inspiration from the natural environment, creating entomological installations of flora and fauna from imagined locations. My birds, insects and flowers transcend borders and pass freely between countries with scant regard for rules of immigration or the effects of biodiversity."

Her pieces are either directly pinned onto wall to create a large scale installation or captured in box frames. The beautiful shadows cast when the light is shined on her work giving her the pieces a three dimensional quality and feeling of movement. Bringing birds, insects and flowers to life!

She had an opportunity to exhibit widely from Manchester Art Gallery to Sydney, Australia. She has worked with many private collectors and her sculptures are in public and private collections all over the world. Her work has been featured in Vogue, World of Interiors, Marie-Claire Maison, Casa de Arbitrare, Paper, Tear, Fold, Rip, Crease, Cut – Black Dog publishing and Underground Maps – Lund Humphries. You can find her original artwork that's available for purchase on Saatchi Art.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Sugar Bowls, Storage Jars and More By Hannah Turner

These gorgeous handmade ceramic pieces are designed by Hannah Turner in her Bristol studio. The latest addition to her ever growing range of ceramics feature beautiful Owl, Birdy, Toadstool, Hedgerow and Birdlife design. These fabulous retro inspired designs can be found on a range of tableware including sugar bowl with lid, mugs, espresso cups and saucers, salt and pepper shakers, storage jars, plates, jugs, coasters, as well as kitchen towel and apron. They are perfect to brighten any table.

Her work has been featured in many publications including "The Herald", "Women’s Weekly", "Sainsbury’s", "The Observer", and "Cosmopolitan" to name a few. She is currently showcasing her products at Pulse London, Olympia London from 15 - 17 May 2016. For details about the show and other information you can go here.

View more of Hannah Turner's quirky products here blogged previously.