Friday, January 13, 2017

Funny Valentine's Day Greeting Cards

Tessa Worley an owner and an illustrator of Fox and Bear Paper Co. designed the most adorable cards for the Valentine's Day. She home prints the cards on recycled paper with her own watercolor illustrations. The cards have funny texts such as : ""I really, really love you. And cats. I really love cats", "I'll share my treats with you", and "There's a spot in my heart for you." These are perfect for any animal lover. You'll can find the cards shown above and more for other occasions in her online store.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Surreal Paintings by McKenzie Fisk

Los Angeles artist McKenzie Fisk's surreal paintings depict children and animals to represent the undiluted childhood experiences. She believes animals experience the life with the similar innocence as a child, no verbal language or social obligations help keep those experiences from being adulterated. This is what can been seen in her paintings where animals are curious, or joyous just as the children. 

"As kids, we are unencumbered by physical limitations and largely unclouded by pre-conceived thoughts about the world. Most experiences are new, we lived those moments in the present, and simple things brought us the most joy. There is a purity about this time that is easily forgotten." You can find over three dozen prints of her paintings in her online store.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Lilla Jizo: Hand-Painted Rocks

Good morning friends, I hope you all are having a wonderful week so far. Let's start off our day together here with an adorable work of Petra of Lilla Jizo.

Her shop's Swedish name Lilla Jizo translates in English to “Little Jizo”. The artists shares “Jizo is a Buddhist helper/bodhisattva. He appears in different countries also, such as China and Korea, but is best known in Japan. Jizo is the Japanese name for this being. He is known to be the helper of all beings, but specifically the helper and protector of children, women and travelers” via.

Her hand-painted rocks often depict bodhisattvas, owls, horses, bears, plants and other nature inspired elements. She paints on pieces of rocks that are hand picked by her, and painted with charcoal and acrylics to turn them into beautiful artwork.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Ceramic Owl Spoons and More

Seattle ceramist Tere Hurst creates one-of-a-kind animal ceramics that are hand-painted in watercolor and colored pencil style. Her online store is filled  with whimsical hand-sculpted ceramics such as owl and bear spoons, penguin sugar bowl, bunny dish and canister, bird bowl and fox teapot. 

She shares on her Etsy profile: "for me pottery is a perfect medium to achieve wabi-sabi; 'an ancient aesthetic philosophy rooted in Zen Buddhism, a ritual of purity and simplicity in which masters prized bowls that were handmade and irregularly shaped, with uneven glaze, cracks, and a perverse beauty in their deliberate imperfection'. i'm a huge fan of 'imperfect' - yet well crafted - handmade ceramic items. to me the imperfections add character and make the item awesomely one of a kind."

Monday, January 9, 2017

Valentine's Day Cards by Lily Seika Jones

Valentine's Day will be here before we know it! It's time to send out Valentine's day greetings to that someone special in your life. Here're few of the cards from Lily Seika Jones of Rivulet Paper based on her original hand-drawn illustrations. The cards feature anthropomorphic animals with text - "sending love to you", "we go together like spoons and peanut butter", "happy valentine's day sweetheart", "I mush have you", and "you're my cup of tea".

Stunning Fashion Illustrations by Diana Kuksa

Diana Kuksa (Nesypova) is a Russian artist, painter and a fashion illustrator who has studied art professionally for 16 years. Her fine illustrations are inspired by work of fashion designers such as Giambattista Valli, Viktor & Rolf, Thom Browne, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci and Alexandre Vauthier. Her illustrations are bright, bold and have a whimsical vibe to them. She is a great talent who captures even the most intricate detail on paper. I adore her backdrops as well as the use of owl, flamingos, cockatoos and ravens. You must visit her on Behance where you can find many more of her stunning illustrations.