Friday, October 26, 2018

Last Minute No-Carve Pumpkins, Costumes, Treats, and More

Happy Friday! Chances are that you have already carved your pumpkin for the trick-or-treat night and it's glowing spooky sitting in your front yard. But if you need some help with the last minute pumpkin decorations then I have just the right tutorial for you. 

Snowy owl pumpkin, inspired by Harry Potter's Hedwig the owl, is the easiest pumpkin to make this Halloween. It's a no-carve pumpkin that you can make in no time! Just gather a few simple things around the house and make your own owl which will get you tons of compliments. This elegant owl pumpkin craft will be perfect for a Halloween party too!

* There are more creative no-carve pumpkin ideas I shared previously, here.

* You can still download printable banners, tags, cupcake toppers, labels etc. that can be useful for a party.

* Yes, there is still time for a last minute no-sew halloween costume. This is a great one!

* These owl masks can be instantly downloaded. You can choose one that compliments your costume.

*  Spook-tacular owl recipes that can be quickly whipped up!

Enjoy your weekend. I'll see you Monday!

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Larger Than Life Animal Portraits Painted on Vintage Wallpaper

Emily Uchytil is a Baltimore based oil painter. She studied painting, illustration, and art history at the Hartford Art School in Connecticut and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2006. In the beginning of her career, she painted room scenes with colorful patterns overlapping human figures. Currently, she is working on a series which is a collection of insects, birds and animal portraits painted on vintage wallpaper. The wallpaper used as a canvas creates a wonderful contrast to the painted subject. Her work is inspired by her love for ecology, entomology, and patterns.

"I remove natural subjects from their native habitats and place them into an inherently human space; positioned as if they are posing for a portrait session in front of decorative, man-made wallpaper. My hope is to inspire people to celebrate the beautiful life forms around us and their significant role in our lives" via.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Huggable Soft Sculptures by Poosac

These charming handmade animal soft sculptures are by Kim Smith of Poosac. Each doll is made with hand-embroidered and hand-painted linen with great amount of love, care and attention by the artist in her home studio in Edinburgh. She specializes in miniature sculptures that are so small that they fit in an empty match box. Her smallest piece that she has made till date measures approx 1.75" tall. The limited-edition dolls owl, squirrel, badger, lion, dachshund, hedgehog will be make a great huggable companion for kids for naptime and playtime. Find them in her online store - Poosac.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Animals Roaming Around in Beautiful Houses Painted by Catherine Nolin

Catherine Nolin's paintings are no less than a treat for the sore eyes. Massachusetts based artist is a self-taught painter who paints beautiful rooms decorated with luxurious furniture and stunning drapery lived in by humans and animals. The influence of Italian Renaissance is evident in her work, she incorporates objects and themes from this art period into her paintings.

She got exposed to the world of art when she was only 10 years of age. She was enrolled in a class at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston after finishing which she continued to draw on furniture pieces and chairs with fabric patterns.

Her paintings can be found in private collections throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. She has exhibited in galleries and numerous shows throughout the Northeast. Her work featured in publications such as Surrounding Magazine, Wilson Art's, The Statement Blog, Note To Self, and Shelterrific. Her work was selected for the cover of Sasee Magazine. She has also done a commission for a Grammy-winning singer.

Monday, October 22, 2018

10 Spookiest Free Halloween Printables

Good morning! I hope you all had a relaxing weekend because it's going to get very busy, very soon. Many people look forward to halloween all year long so they could dress up as their favorite character and go trick or treating. If you are planning to host a party this year or just getting the favors ready to hand out then you'll love the printables I have complied for you. 

Today's post features halloween art prints, bottle labels, invitation, candy boxes, cupcake liners and other spookiest ideas that you could use for yourself or share with your friends! If you have a printable that I missed to feature here then please leave me its link in the comment to share with all.