Friday, October 25, 2019

Stunning Hand-Sawn Jewelry by Appaloosa Designs



Chelsea Born is a self-taught jewelry maker based in Athens, GA. Her designs have a delightful raw and rustic feel which goes so well with the theme - nature, in her work. The rings, necklaces, and bracelets feature feathery creatures and enchanting forest scenes all made by hand in the artist's home studio.

Chelsea studied ecology in school and later on found a job at a wildlife zoo where she spent time around native wildlife, she now works at a wildlife rescue. These experiences of being around animals influenced her jewelry design.

Her work is primarily done in solid sterling silver and gemstones. She has a huge collection of stones, she starts her piece my picking up a stone and working a design around it. She uses a hand saw to carve out designs, hand cuts and pierces the metal for texture and detail.

To find out about her new work, upcoming shows and event follow her on Instagram. Her pieces sell very fast so if you want to buy something then keep an eye on her online store Appaloosa Designs.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Disfairy: Textile Sculptures Inspired by Nature and Fairies

Ilaria is the mastermind behind all the amazing creations at Disfairy. Italy based artist IIaria makes textile sculptures combining her love for nature, art and fairies. The sculptures are made using vintage fabric, embroidered to add detail and hand-painted to bring these characters to life.

For future events and you learn more about her whimsical sculptures follow her on Instagram. To purchase her one-of-a-kind pieces go to her online store.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Woodcut Artwork in Fierce Color Palette by Jenny Pope



Ithaca, New York based artist Jenny Pope is a full-time artist who creates artwork inspired by the natural world. Her woodcut prints are a stunning combination of her love for animals and passion for art. She finds inspiration for her work in the scientific journals. Hallucigenia, wiwaxia, opabinia, flying squirrels, sabretooth cat and owls are only some of the creatures featured in her work. Her unique designs are colored in fierce color palette in limited edition.

"I enjoy the company of animals in life and in artwork. Invasive, endangered, and mythic animals uncurl from my imagination in the form of woodcut prints. I am constantly dumbfounded about how animals and the environment are treated but my hope is that education and understanding leads to respecting and attaching importance to our own backyards and beyond" via Plywerk.

You can find originals and prints in her online store JPOP Studios.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Hyperrealistic Combinations of Flora and Fauna by Lisa Ericson

Lisa Ericson is a Portland based painter who creates hyperrealistic animals that seem to be from a different world. She studied painting at Yale University before starting her career in illustration and graphic design.

She uses acrylics as the medium to paint on wood panels with precise point brushes. She paints multiple layers upon layers to get the rich texture and realism in her work. Her subjects are whimsical hybrid creatures and surreal animals carrying an ecosystem on their backs. From owls perched on a turtle surrounded by birds to deer half submerged into water growing coral from hooves. She chooses the dark background to paint corals, animals and fish that stand out in their striking colors. Depending on the detail and size, it can take Lisa anywhere from 2 weeks to a month to finish a single piece.

She will be exhibiting her work at "Scope" Miami Beach Art Show with Antler Gallery in December. For more details and announcements related to her new work go to Instagram.

Monday, October 21, 2019

Limited Edition Halloween Dolls by Kayleigh Radcliffe

UK based designer-maker Kayleigh Radcliffe has created limited edition Halloween ornaments. Each of the figures has been designed and hand-crafted by the artist using raw materials from her collection and not store bought. Harold the owl, Vincent the wolf, Jack the cat and Peter the pumpkin are constructed from ceramics, wire, cotton and fabric. They are all hand-painted to add details and dressed in impressive costumes. These heirloom pieces are perfect to add to your halloween decorations to cherish year after year.

You can find the ornaments and other seasonal products in her online store here.