Friday, June 2, 2017

5 Printable Coloring Pages For Adults

Detective Owl coloring page #1

Little Owls coloring page #2

Night Owl coloring page #3

Owl Paper Toy coloring page #4

This weekend why not take a break and have some fun with these owl coloring pages. They are designed specifically for adults with some intricate designs. Coloring is a great way to relax yourself, simply let your mind wander and concentrate on coloring the little dots and lines.

The shown coloring pages are free to print so go ahead and print what you fancy to color today! The direct link to the sources are given under each image. Happy coloring!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Textile Dolls Made Using Recycled Fabric

Mimi Kirchner has an experience of over 30 years as an artist and has been making textile dolls since 2000. How it all started has an interesting story behind it. In the Fall of 2005, when Mimi was cleaning her mom's sewing fabric accumulated over fifty years she was inspired by the patterns and designs, so much so that she started to make dolls. She handmakes the dolls at home in Arlington, Massachusetts using recycled materials.

Each dolls is one-of-kind made with vintage, recycled fabric, buttons, lace and antique trims. Her online store offers owls, fish, human figures and even patterns if you would like to make one for yourself. To see more of her work and to learn about the process go to her website.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Elegant Planters For Your Succulents to Thrive

UK based ceramist Emma Jo Alford of Minty Mountain hand-sculpts animal planters in owl, panda, cat, rabbit and bear shapes. The planters are glazed in high gloss and lovely gold accent that gives the adorable planters an elegant twist!

Emma's planters are ideal for cacti, succulents and air plants. They will also make a sweet little trinket dishes. She is happy to take a custom order, so if you have an animal you would like her to make then contact her with your request from here.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Exquisite Enamel Art by Janine Partington

Janine Partington is a Bristol based artist who makes beautiful enamel crafts with fresh and contemporary design. She gained degree in BA at Sheffield Polytechnic in History of Art, Design and Film and an MA at Leicester University in Museum Studies. Later, she took up a course at Filton College, Bristol in enameling. Now as a full-time enamel artist she creates panels, sculptures and jewelry using the technique of dusting powdered vitreous enamel over hand-cut stencils onto copper. Her work is inspired by nature around her, often featuring animals, flowers and trees. 

She has participated in craft fairs such as the Contemporary Craft Festival at Bovey Tracey, the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair in Manchester and Origin in London. She will be a part of the exhibition from June 9 through 11, 2017 at Contemporary Craft Festival. More details on the event can be found on this page.

Janine's work is shown in several galleries and shops throughout the UK including The Devon Guild of Craftsmen in Bovey Tracey, Gallery on the Square in St Ives, The Cider Press Centre in Dartington, Castle Gallery in Inverness, Cambridge Contemporary Crafts in Cambridge and The Rostra Gallery in Bath.