Friday, January 19, 2018

Illustrator: Phoebe Wahl


It's always great to finish a week with some wonderful inspiring work. Today I would like to present to you the lovely artwork by Phoebe Wahl. Phoebe is an award winning illustrator who lives in Washington state. She graduated from Rhode Island School of Design in 2013 with a BFA in Illustration and later won awards for illustrating children's books. 

Her illustrations have a focused theme of 'comfort, nostalgia and intimacy with nature and one another." The artwork features owls, blossoms and people in folk-art inspired style in vibrant colors on tote bags, tea towels, greeting cards, stationery and enamel mugs. You can find more products in her online store.

I hope you liked her work as much as I did. Have a wonderful weekend!

DIY: Baby Owl Miyuki Beads Pendant

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you all enjoyed your visit to the blog the past week. Before I shall wrap up for the weekend let me share this diy to make an owl pendant with miyuki beads. Estelle is a French crafter presently living in Hong Kong, who shares creative projects and diys on her blog "Petit Bout de Chou”. If you like working with beads then you should certainly stop by her blog to check out tutorials on making ornaments, jewelry and for free patterns.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Surreal Hand-Painted Rocks and 3D Wildlife Portraits by Roberto Rizzo

"If you can dream it, you can do it" by Walt Disney is the quote with which Roberto Rizzo's profile begins. Looking at his work one can see how talented he is transforming ordinary rocks into three dimensional animals.

Roberto Rizzo is an Italian painter who started hand-painting rocks in 1996. He has gained over 20 years of experience under his belt working as a nature illustrations to wildlife art, from painted stones to trompe l’oeil. His animal rocks are meticulously painted with so much detail that they seem so real. The owl seems to peeking from the tree hollow and the handsome cat looks great sitting on the chair.

You can find animal portraits, painted rocks and jewelry in his online store.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Animal Murals in Pop Colors and Bold Lines by Dzia

Belgian street artist Dzia has been creating murals depicting animals and insects in bold colors. His artwork is focused on creating unique pieces using abstract patterns, geometric lines and swirls. 

He has created murals for several clients including Urban Outfitters and Converse. He has worked on projects in collaboration with other artists from around the world. His work can be found on walls in US, UK, Italy and Germany. He soon will be working in Norway, Spain, China and France. You can follow his trail by joining him on Instagram.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Hand-cut Paper Artwork With Incredible Details by Mr. Riu

Japanese artist Mr. Riu creates papercut artwork with intricate details completely by hand using only a craft knife. His work primarily consists of delicate mandalas, beautiful patterns and figures that mimick drawings made with pencil lines. The second owl from the top looks like an owl that has been doodled with fine, thin pencil lines. It's amazing how much patience it requires to create such artworks from a single sheet of paper, not to mention a tiny mistake can undo the number of hours of hard work.

You can check out the video below for a closer look at his work. To view more of his work go to his Instagram.



Monday, January 15, 2018

Folkwood Fabric Collection Designed by Rae Ritchies


Rae Ritchies is a surface designer and an illustrator based in Minneapolis, MN. Her work is inspired by nature, vintage children's books and fairy tales. She studied fashion design at University of Wisconsin Stout and later worked as an accessories designer for 8 years. She now creates illustrative print and pattern for the apparel, home and paper industries. She has worked with Los Angeles Times, Dear Stella Design, Oopsy Daisy, Peter Pauper Press, Calypso, Manhattan Toy Company and American Greetings to name a few.

Folkwood is a fabric collection Rae Ritchies designed for Dear Stella featuring owls, mushrooms, deer and rabbits in blue, chocolate, emerald and pink. It's a perfect collection for quilting, apparel or any other home project that you may have in mind.