Friday, April 6, 2018

Sunday Sketches by Christoph Niemann

Christoph Niemann is an illustrator and artist based out of New York City who creates whimsical images using everyday objects. For many years, the artist has been sketching every Sunday where he combines simple drawings and an ordinary object to create a clever illustrations to share on his Instagram page.

You must have seen his work on the covers of The New Yorker, WIRED and The New York Times Magazine. He has won awards from AIGA, the Art Directors Club and The Lead Awards. His clients include Google, St. Moritz, LAMY, and The Museum of Modern Art. You can follow him on Instagram for updates on his new work.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

The Republic of Tea for Paper Source: Package Design

The Republic of Tea has launched a tea collection exclusively for Paper Source in delightfully designed tins. The colorful tins feature labels with owls, hibiscus, fruits and winged animals, and words like "owl always love you mom", "you are one in a melon", "you are a tea-riffic mom" etc. Their delicious teas like chai spices, green tea with berries, watermelon mint, wild berry plum green tea and hibiscus sangria will make a perfect gift to give to a special person in your life on any occassion. Pick a tin (or more) from here before they are gone!

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Wire Sculptures by Mel Day

Mel Day uses wire as a medium to create animal sculptures, human figures and to write poems. It all started in 1990s when she wanted her drawings to become three dimensional "a way of liberating the drawn line into free space". Wire is a addictive material for the artist with endless possibilities and to constantly learn new techniques. Her work is inspired by circus, myth, carnival, human relationships and birds. She has participated in solo as well as group exhibitions, and has worked on number of community projects. She can be contacted for commission work through her website.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Landscapes Made With Dried Mushrooms, Cloves and Flowers

It's not the first time I am featuring Bridget Beth Collins' amazing flower art. I blogged about her work here a while ago and since then her work has become even more detailed and complex. The Seattle based botanical artist makes scenes, landscapes, birds and objects with dried mushrooms from her garden, Japanese maple leaves, cloves, beets, pinecones and many more natural materials. Her floral art is available as art prints (here) and books (here) which will make a perfect gift to give to a nature lover. For daily inspiration, you can join her on Instagram.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Ethereal and Dreamy Paintings by Mary Alayne Thomas



Mary Alayne Thomas is a mixed media artist based out of Santa Fe, New Mexico. She was exposed to art early on in her life, raised by two artists. By the time she was only eleven years old she was illustrating children’s magazines. Her artwork is influenced by forest, fairy-tales and wildlife.

She was taken with the luminosity and versatility of watercolor, and after working with other mediums she discovered her own technique. She incorporates encaustic, gold leaf, India Ink, pencil and silkscreen. The watercolor artwork is coated with encaustic and the media are layered between the wax washes. The result of the process is soft, dreamy and ethereal artwork which has a beautiful depth.

Her work has been featured in New York, Seattle, Portland and her home state of New Mexico. You can see her work in person at the ongoing show at the Lotton Gallery, Bloomingdale's Building, Chicago, IL from April 1 through April 30, 2018. For more details on the event go here. Her paintings are available as limited edition prints on her online store Dream Squirrel.