Friday, June 29, 2018

Beautiful Fold Out Cards by Mark Hearld

Happy Friday! I hope you had a great time at My Owl Barn the last week because I did. I enjoy finding all the owl-some things to share with you here. When you stop by and leave me a comment it means the world. There are so many talented artists and illustrators out there who deserve and have been featured on the blog. One of them is Mark Hearld (blogged previously) whose work you can spot from miles away. 

I'll wrap up for the week with the beautiful cards by Mark Hearld. The fold out, die cut cards are inspired by the birds and display the artist's fondness for vivid color palette. Each card is a piece of art that the recipient will love to display on a windowsill or a book shelf to admire for a long time. Available here and here.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Illustrated Ceramics by Lisa Naples



Lisa Naples is a ceramic artist with an experience of working with clay over 40 years. She creates whimsical pots, plates and mugs illustrated with animals and sculptures. Her pieces are sculpted in shape of a rabbit or a bird in her studio in Doylestown, PA. She has a distinct style of using the medium of clay and sculpting techniques to make mammal forms to tell stories.

She has exhibited in number of shows all over the country and has been awarded with many awards over the years. She was awarded the Jane and Leonard Korman Prize for Excellence in Contemporary Ceramics at the 2012 PMA show. In 2010, she was honored with the “Best of Philly” award in the category of “Best Gallery Artist”. Her work has been published in various books and magazines including Splendid Settings The Art + Craft of Entertaining by Jane Korman, Masters Earthenware: Major Works by Leading Artists by Matthias Ostermann, Ceramics Monthly, Philadelphia Magazine and many more.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Awe Inspiring Paper Cut by Pippa Dyrlaga

Pippa Dyrlaga creates amazing paper cut artwork with intricate and complex patterns that will leave you in a complete awe of her craftsmanship. She combines her original paper cut with natural objects and floral which spark life into her owl, birds and swans. She uses all kinds of different papers including washi paper that gives delicacy to her work as well as the strength for long term durability.

She was included in the "10 Inspiring Women from the Pages of Lagom", an article celebrating creative and inspiring women on the occasion of International Women's Day 2018. She was also interviewed for her work in Create Magazine and Impression Originale.

You can find more of her work that I blogged previously here.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

One Miniature Bird A Day For 365 Days by NVIllustration



Nayan Shrimali and Vaishali Chudasama is a team of paper artists who are well-known for their paper cut art. If you have been reading my blog regularly then you must have seen their lovely paper cut necklaces

The duo has been creating elaborate birds for the 365 days of Miniature Art series. It was originally a 30 days project but the immense love and support they received made them decide to extend the project for the whole year. Each bird is made with paper that's hand cut and arranged layer over layer. The sculptures are painted in watercolors to resemble the bird the artist originally had in mind. It can take anywhere from 4 to 6 hours to finish a bird. One can only imagine the patience and attention to detail it takes to make the stunning birds that look so real! 

You can follow them on Instagram to get a daily update on the new work and to purchase their original bird sculptures visit their online store - NVIllustration.