Friday, October 11, 2019

3Dimensional Artwork by Leif Erik Johansen


Leif Erik Johansen is a painter and a paper artist based in Asheville, NC. He was only 5 years old when his parents got divorced and that's when Leif began to first draw as an escape from his troubles. He loved that how freely he could express himself through art that not necessarily can be explained through the medium of words. Instead of a degree, Leif decided to travel the world and find his own ways to self-educate himself. But it was not until he was 40 years old he dedicated himself full time to begin his career in art.

He creates three dimensional paper cut light-boxes and dioramas. He hand-draws illustrations and hand-cuts each one individually, sometimes hundreds for a diorama. Each piece comprises of layers of illustrations stacked to create a 3D artwork. The inspiration for his work comes from nature, places he has visited, art and culture from all around the world, and "strange abstract face I see in the grain of wood" artist shares in his profile.

You can visit his online store for prints and originals.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Paper-cut Artwork Transformed Into Stunning Greeting Cards

Chau Art was founded by 24 year old artist Chau Nguyen in 2016. It's a brand that specializes in paper cut greeting cards and luxury paper goods. Every piece is meticulously hand-drawn and cut by Chau. Her online store has over 12 categories including wrapping paper, notebooks, planners, tote bags and cards for almost any occasion you can think of.

"Chau is a sixty-something years old trapped in a twenty-four years old body who prefers smelly old books over Kindle, calligraphy brushes over ballpoint pens and stacks of paper over the computer screen... These feels of nostalgia and romantic resonance are thus apparent throughout the designs" shared on her website.

Her products are stocked by several boutique stores and galleries through out the UK and internationally. If you are looking for the perfect card to send to someone special in your life then hop on to artist's online store.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Artist Paints Stunning Designs on Healthy Smoothie Bowls

Base smoothie: Mango, apple, kiwifruit, coconut cream, soy milk, Cosmic brew, spirulina. On top: Coconut cream, mesquite powder, activated coconut charcoal, cacao and carob syrup, turmeric elixir 

Base smoothie: Banana, butterfly pea flower powder, ginger, almond milk, coconut yoghurt, spirulina, spinach; On top: Coconut cream, activated coconut charcoal, mesquite powder, cacao & carob syrup, spirulina, turmeric

Base smoothie: Mango, apple, blueberries, almond milk, coconut yoghurt, Cosmic Blue (coconut, blue spirulina & ginger) On top: Coconut cream, Pretty Brew (maqui, butterfly pea, rose), Detox brew (cacao, charcoal, cayenne)

Base smoothie: Blueberries, mango, apple, oat milk, coconut cream, butterfly pea powder On top: Base smoothie ingredients, coconut cream, pitaya powder, turmeric, spirulina, activated coconut charcoal, raspberries

Base smoothie: Mangoes, peaches, almond milk, coconut cream, spinach, butterfly pea tea, spirulina On top: Coconut cream, coconut water, kale, mixed berries, cocoa & carob syrup

Base smoothie: Mango, banana, almond milk. On top: Mango, spinach, almond milk, coconut cream, tumeric, mixed berries, spirulina, butterfly pea tea from

Base smoothie: Mango, apple, cauliflower, coconut cream, beetroot, almond milk .On top: Boysenberries, kale, coconut cream, spirulina, turmeric, freeze-dried plums

Base smoothie: Banana, mango, coconut cream, almond milk, dragonfruit powder & ashwaghanda. On top: Coconut cream, mesquite powder, activated coconut charcoal, spirulina, dried blueberries

Base smoothie: Mango, apple, banana, soy milk, coconut cream, spirulina On top: Coconut cream, carob and choc syrup, raspberries, activated coconut charcoal

Base smoothie: Mango, turmeric, almond milk, coconut yoghurt On top: Coconut cream, boysenberries, freeze-dried plums, activated coconut charcoal

Base smoothie: Mango, apple, soy milk, coconut cream, pitaya powder On top: Base smoothie ingredients, coconut cream, activated coconut charcoal, butterfly pea flower powder

Base smoothie: Blueberries, banana, soy milk, coconut cream On top: Coconut cream, coconut water, raspberries, blackberries, spirulina, choc and carob syrup

New Zealand based artist Hazel Zakariya creates stunning art using food. She uses her nutrient packed smoothie bowls to "paint" breath-takingly beautiful artwork. The common ingredients that are used to make the vegan smoothie bowls are cream, milk, fruits, and berries for base and, flowers, spirulina, almond milk, spices, herbs and vegetable powders to create design. She uses only a table knife and skewers as her tools to achieve the realistic end result. Each bowl can take anywhere from one to five hours depending on the complexity of the design. 

Her work has been published on websites including Vogue, Martha Stewart, ABC News, Shape, My Modern Met, Daily Hub, News Mail, Metro, Well and Good, Elle, Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, and Flow to name a few. She has amassed over 36,000 followers on Instagram where you can join her on her creative journey.