Friday, May 19, 2017

Vibrant Artwork of Birds by Geninne

I shall wrap up for the weekend with the beautiful artwork by Geninne D. Zlatkis an artist based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her watercolor illustrations often feature birds and flowers in vibrant colors and fine detail work.

You can find her prints and originals on her online store. 

Printable Get Up & Dice

'Get up & Dice' is a fun printable by Tiny Me that will get your little ones in action. There are two designs to choose from - Geo Circus and Woodland. Simply print, fold and get those little legs jumping and dancing in no time! Great activity for a birthday party or just something silly to do with your kids.

To see how you can download the template to make your own game, go here.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Objects and Animals Created with Paper

A series of amazing paper objects designed by paper cut artist Anton Thorsson for Cederquist. He has created paper sculptures for clients in advertising, editorials, and beauty. His work can be seen at

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Storyboxes and Sculptures Created Using Reclaimed Objects

Mixed media artist Claire Read creates whimsical worlds using reclaimed objects. The one-of-a-kind storyboxes, sculptures and wearable art is made entirely inside vintage and antique boxes, objects, bird cages and tins that are decorated with vintage textiles, embroideries and jewelry pieces.

“I love to give life again to unloved or unused objects from the past. It doesn’t bother me if an item is far from perfect in condition – for me that merely enhances it’s story. Somehow I connect emotionally with the objects I choose to work with, almost like secretly, they know what they would like to be. I love the thought that, as an object reaches the end of it’s valued life, someone like me still sees value in it, and decides to rework it in to some thing new – and so it begins life again, in a different form.”

She has participated in exhibitions, shows and talks in the past. Her work can be seen in person at The Contemporary Craft Festival, Mill Marsh Park, Bovey Tracey, Devon from June 9-11. For more information and timings go here.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Endangered Animals Cut From Paper by Patrick Cabral

Patrick Cabral is an multi-disciplinary designer and an artist based in Manila, Philippines. His ongoing series features endangered animals through delicate papercut. Owls, tigers, pandas, elephants and other threatened animals are hand cut and their faces are formed with beautiful lace-like patterns. The multi-layered paper cut are assembled such that it give a wonderful depth to each piece.

The project aims to support and raise awareness about endangered species, done in collaboration with World Wide Fund for Nature and Acts of Kindness. The artist is donating fifty percent of the sales from his sculptures to WWF Philippines. To see more of his work you can visit his profile on Behance and Instagram.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Decorative Pillows by Banana Finn

Caitlin Clarkson of Banana Finn is an artist living in Los Angeles. She handmakes pillows that are individually printed on 100% linen using inkodye light reactive dye. (You can learn more about the technique by visiting this post on Caitlin's blog.) The one-of-a-kind pillows are printed multiple times, one color at a time and then handpainted to fill in the details. The use of dark colors with washed out texture and pom pom decorations will make them noticed on your couch by your guests. 

The animals shaped pillows come in many designs including owl, toucan, butterfly, unicorn, rabbit, quail, llama and elephant. You can visit her online store for totes and pouches.