Friday, March 30, 2018

Flora and Fauna Paintings by Bari J.

Bari J. is an artist and a designer who loves to create paintings that are bursting at seems with colors. Her paintings are inspired by nature and are filled with beautiful patterns that are layered on top of the other creating something unique and intriging for the viewer.

Her artwork can be found on rugs, wallpaper, dishes, stationery and fabric. She has been featured in both national and international publications including "Where Women Create", "Romantic Homes", "Studios" and "Uppercase". For originals and prints visit her website.

Free Embroidery Patterns To Make Custom Projects

While I was on a look out for an easy embroidery pattern I came across a brand called DMC a brand that makes thread, yarn and other tools. They have hundreds of patterns that can be downloaded for free! Yeah, that's right. Just go to this page with free embroidery and cross stitch patterns, and download want you want. They have the patterns categorized by the level, stitch style and the time to make. The downloaded pdf comes with the instructions on stitches and more information. You can use the patterns to make one-of-kind shirt, baby blanket, wall decor, pillow and more!

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Quirky Bird Doodles With Funny Captions by Kate Wilson


London based freelance illustrator Kate Wilson creates all sorts of amazing birds among other things for her blog called "Little Doodles". She graduated with first class honors in BA Illustration from the University of the Arts. With passion for doodling she made her career out of it, and aren't we glad!

Through her creative and quirky style of doodling she brings birds and the little things like their hair-dos, clothes and pastries to life. To go with her work are the funny captions that she puts under her drawings such as "Stella always had cake on the brain". She uses pencil, black pen, watercolors to make her work on a beautiful textured background.

She has worked for a range of clients including Marc Jacobs, Marie Claire, The Guardian, The New York Times, Liberty of London, Marie Claire and Links of London. You can find more of her work here and on Instagram.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Giant Wooden Art Installations From Burning Man

Burning Man is an annual event that takes place in the Black Rock City in Nevada. For a week a temporary city is erected and inhabited by tens of thousands of people who get together for the festival from all around the world. As a tradition, a large wooden sculpture of a man is burnt to culminate the event. The global cultural moment supports interactive artwork and large sculptures which will I would love to see in person. For now, I am sharing some of the pictures of owl sculptures that were part of the event in the past. 

The next Burning Man will take place from August 26 through September 3. For more details on the event go to their website.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Embroidered Owl Purses by Japanese Artist


Just when I was starting to think I have seen all the cute owl purses, I discover gorgeous embroidery by Kumasanmania a Japanese artist. She has created a series of embroidered owl purses on Instagram that are an evidence of how much she loves to work with needle and thread, and owls. " I am addicted to embroidery" she shares in her profile.

The purses are embroidred with lots of patience and dedication featuring barn owl, snowy owl, great horned owl and screech owl in array of cheerful colors. It's impossible to pick just one! It seems like her creations get sold out in blink of an eye, so if you like something for yourself then you can get updates on her new products here.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Incredible Fruit and Vegetable Carving by Vincenzo Scuruchi

Owl carved out of avacado but there is something behind that seed...'s a baby owl!


Vincenzo Scuruchi is a self-taught artist who carves mind-blowing sculptures out of avocado, watermelon, banana, ginger, pumpkin and more. Using only a carving tool he would transform an avocado into an owl, watermelon into an alligator, pumpkin into a scary face.

"I love to sculpt and carve fruit and vegetables, I like everything that's creative. I enjoy instilling passion for sculpture and fruit carving. It's not important whether it's marble, wood or a vegetable, because a sculpture is a sculpture regardless of the material."

You can view more of his amazing sculptures on Instagram.