Friday, July 22, 2016

Free Printable My First Recipe Book

Today's freebie is for the special little ones in your life. Jen of Pink When has designed the recipe book cover, dedication page and the cards to make a recipe book. If you have children in your life who enjoy helping you in the kitchen then make them their first recipe book with these printables which they will cherish forever!

70 Feet Mural of Burrowing Owls In Arizona

Teresa Dendy painted this wonderful burrowing owl mural in Phoenix, Arizona that's 70 feet long and 10 feet tall. Her mural features burrowing owls in their natural surroundings teaching people about their diet and habitat. Mural displays facts like they tilt heads to get better view of an object, eat sandsnakes, and sometimes live in man-made things like drainage pipes.

Teresa wrote, "My daughter and I helped relocate burrowing owls through an Audubon Society program. It has an over 90% success rate and we got to see the chicks. In honor of this program, the lovely dedicated people at Audubon, and these wonderful birds, I painted a huge burrowing owl mural along the Salt River in Phoenix. This is only part of the mural. I don't have a camera that captures all 70 feet of it." Visit the Naturalist's Notebook for more pictures of the mural and information.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Hari and Deepti Paper Cut Lightboxes

Harikrishanan Panicker & Deepti Nair are artist couple originally from India who moved to Denver. Hari & Deepti create intricate paper cut light boxes to build fascinating narratives. Every piece consists of multiple layers of cut watercolor paper installed inside a shadow box and backlit with an LED light strips bringing the story scene to life.

They believe “Paper is brutal in its simplicity as a medium. It demands the attention of the artist while it provides the softness they need to mold it in to something beautiful. It is playful, light, colorless and colorful. It is minimal and intricate. It reflects light, creates depth and illusions in a way that it takes the artist through a journey with limitless possibilities.”

They were recently invited by the United Nations to contribute to the art series symbolizing the “Agenda for Humanity” for the "World Humanitarian Summit". Their work is available through Black Book Gallery. Take a closer look at their work in the short video below.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Stunning Masks by Camille Chew

I have featured Camille Chew's hand-painted jewelry and illustrations on the blog previously. Today, I am thrilled to share with you all her another talent of making beautiful masks based on archetypes found in numerous mythologies. These masks are made with paper, and painted by the artist in striking colors and beautiful patterns. Each mask is embellished with mono prints, paper, stamps, ribbon, beads, wire, glitter, etc. She is so good at creating such fascinating creatures and characters out of paper that she is also known as 'Lord of Masks.' Take a look at more of her wonderful work on Instagram and Behance.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Resin Dioramas by Drew Mosley

Drew Mosley is a painter and an illustrator from Ottawa. He paints owls, rabbits, foxes, birds and landscapes in custom-made wooden bowls filled with layers of resin. His pieces are given depth created with detailed environments made with twigs, leaves, eggs and other objects he finds at thrift stores. His wild animals are often seen to act like humans, carrying flags and traveling packs. He is also a carpenter with exhaustive studio practice and projects in various woodworking around the Ottawa Valley. He has participated in exhibitions and his work has been featured in magazines such as Herd magazine and Guerilla.


Monday, July 18, 2016


Macheanimal is an online store of an artist from Latvia who creates amazing faux taxidermy using paper mache technique. Each one-of-a-kind sculpture is handmade using recycled paper and hand painted to give details. It can take from several hours to days to make a single animal head. The pieces come with a hook in the back all ready to hang. The paper mache animals are perfect to decorate any kid's room or a nursery.