Friday, September 8, 2017

Happy Friday! + Birthday Cards by Egg Press

In the age of e-cards, I still love to send and receive hand-written greeting cards. A tangible card that's hand-picked always feel special and thoughtful. I am going to leave you for the weekend with these quirky cards that are perfect to send birthday wishes to someone special in your life. I have selected only a few designs for the post but you can find many more by Egg Press here.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Peanut Butter Celery Owls: A Healthy Snack

Good morning, friends! You would agree when I say one needs to be creative with food if you have kids who are fussy when it comes to eating. If you are one of those who like to play with food then I have a quick tutorial to make Peanut Butter Celery Owls that'll make kids' snack time fun. It's a clever idea to feed the kids a healthy snack. You can find all the ingredients and the simple 5 step instructions here.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

New Wonderful Paper Sculptures by Helen Musselwhite

Helen Musselwhite is a well-known (and one of my favorite) paper artist whose work have been featured on the blog before. I am always curious about the latest work by the artists I love, and visit their website from time to time in hope to find owl-some creation. 

On my recent visit to Helen Musselwhite website I discovered many more amazing paper sculptures she created for number of projects since the last time I shared her work with you. Her sculptures consist of many layers of colored paper layered on each other to give the piece a three dimensional feel. Her work is often nature inspired and filled with decorative detail  that you can stare at all day. "As you’ll gather from my work, a lot of my inspiration comes from the British countryside. The beauty of it never ceases to amaze me."

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Piñata Inspired Paper Bird Sculptures by Roberto Benavidez


Roberto Benavidez was born and raised in South Texas and is presently living in Los Angeles. In 2009, he professionally started to work as a sculptor and made a piñata as his very first project. Over the years, his art has become more intricate and complex. He crafts paper bird sculptures inspired by the traditional craft of piñata making.

"I was intrigued by the idea of taking the piñata form, something seen as cheap and disposable, and moving it into the arena of fine art. I feel that my sculptural forms and fringing techniques set my work apart from what most people think of as a typical piñata and the themes are more complex than is typical."

His piñatas consists of multiple layers of different colored papers and have lovely texture. Birds are often the primary subject matter in his work, however Benavidez has also crafted other creatures, sugar skull and even painting piñatas. Visit his Instagram to see more pictures and videos of the process of making these amazing sculptures.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Finnish Textile Brand: Lapuan Kankurit


A husband and wife team Esko Hjelt and Jaana are the fourth generation weavers who own Lapuan Kankurit a Finnish textile brand. They work closely with designers from Finland and Japan in creating fresh and sophisticated designs suitable to be used everyday. While using modern techniques they are conscious of the importance of natural materials and environmentally responsible practices in making the products.

They offers a range of products including kitchen textile, towels, blankets, totes, hot water bottle, spa pillows and much more usually featuring natural elements. Lapuan Kankurit was awarded with Taito-Finlandia for producing beautiful linen and wool textiles. Their products are available through their website and at the fairs, more information can be found here.