Friday, October 6, 2017

Detailed Animal Mask Patterns by OxeyeDaisey


Daisey of OxeyeDaisey is a maker and designer from Wellington, New Zealand. She went to college to study costume design, and later worked as a costume designer and patternmaker. She now creates beautiful masks and costumes as she "firmly believes creative play and dress-up are an essential part of a happy childhood."

Her online store has a whole range of mask patterns that certainly make something unique than a printed animal mask. The patterns are easy to follow with precise instructions so you get a detailed mask. If you are looking for a mask to go with your Halloween costume then check out her online store that offers different animal mask PDFs including owl, wolf, fox, cat, raccoon, hawk and more.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

5 Must-Try Halloween Crafts

Halloween Lantern with free printable

Glow in the Dark Owl Plaque, Mod Podge

These 5 Halloween crafts are fun for the whole family to make together to commemorate the occasion. Besides being a fun activity, homemade holiday decorations are less expensive and can be customized based on the theme of your party. The hand-picked owl crafts have something for everyone from adorable pom pom critters to easy glow in the dark owl plaque. Whether it's for your next Halloween party or to decorate the house for your trick-or-treaters these crafts are perfect!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Intricate Beaded Sculptures by Susan Horth

Susan Horth is an artist based in Cockpit Arts in London amongst a community of artisans. She is a wildlife passionate and makes amazing beaded sculptures depicting insects, flowers, birds and other creatures that look amazingly real. To construct her sculptures she uses wire, glazed paper, metal foils, beads, pearls, antique adornments and semi precious stones. Her pieces have layers of textures and detailed stitching.

"Every sculpture she creates is completely bespoke and ‘alive’ with its own distinct personality. Owls peer languidly through heavy lidded eyes, embellished bees are poised mid-flight, lizards flit, a bejewelled grasshopper is bright in brilliant green."

She won the prestigious Gold Award at Goldsmiths’ Craftsmanship and Design Council Awards in the Gallery Fashion Jewellery category and was ‘Commended’ by Goldsmiths. Her work is available through boutique galleries and stores such as Liberty London, Bergdorf Goodman and The Harley Gallery Shop.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

The Daily Zoo by Chris Ayers

Chris Ayer is a Los Angeles based character designer in the Hollywood film industry who has worked with DreamWorks, Disney TV and Sony Pictures Animation. When Chris was diagnosed with leukemia in 2005, he took upon himself the project "The Daily Zoo" and began to draw an animal every day as part of the healing process. 

After more than a decade, the sketches from "The Daily Zoo" are collected to publish into three volumes from Design Studio Press. The pages are filled with colorful characters from owl to zebra, from pandas to hyenas. The images are accompanied by a commentary by the artist about his cancer experience "the sources of my artistic inspiration, and some of my creative methods. Regardless of your artistic experience, I hope this book will inspire you to get creative and feed your soul!"

You can find the books on Amazon as well as on his website.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Gorgeous Ceramics by Shannon Garson


Shannon Garson is an Australian ceramic artist. In 1985, she started her career as a painter. After gaining a degree in Bachelor of Visual Art from Queensland University of Technology in 1993 she worked for Brisbane Gallery Amfora. While working at the gallery she got interested in throwing and making vessels. She combined her skills as a painter with her newly found passion for making porcelain and soon started to make ceramics for herself. The jugs, mugs, plates, vases and bowls feature range of designs from owls to foxes, to butterflies and paddocks in gorgeous colors. 

Her work has been featured in lifestyle magazines such as Country Style and Inside Out. There are many galleries and stores where her ceramics are available for purchase. You can view more of her work on Instagram and Facebook