Friday, November 8, 2019

Quirky Illustrations by Cynthia Cliff

Cynthia Cliff is an artist and an illustrator currently living in Washington DC with her husband in an historic warehouse in old-town Alexandria, Virginia.

Ever since she was a teenager she experimented in various art fields including pottery, painting, collage, embroidery and paper making. She is now focused on children's book illustrations, editorial illustrations, food and cooking art. Her work is inspired by the folk art and vintage things she grew up surrounded with in the historic village in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Also, one can see her love for nature, travel, and nature in her work that's quirky in style. She likes to draw food, animals, scenes, and portraits that are rich in texture and beautiful patterns.

She has created illustrations for Honest History, The Washington Post, Hudson Valley Seed Company, Washington Lawyer, Psychology Today, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).  

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Ceramics Decorated With Hand-Drawn Illustrations by Lindsay

Lindsay is a designer and a ceramist from England, United Kingdom. She creates wall plates, tiles, pitchers, teapots, trinket dishes and cups that are decorated with watercolor paintings based on the recurring theme of feathered and furry creatures, and florals. Her illustrations are inspired by the birds that visit her garden studio in the historic market town of Beverley in East Yorkshire. Each illustration is printed to be transferred on ceramic surface, hand-cut and applied before the ceramic is fired fusing the transfers into the glaze revealing a durable smooth design.

These functional one-of-a-kind pieces are perfect for a nature and an animal lover. You can find ceramics in her online store - Little Birdy.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Woodland Illustrations on Wood Slices by Meni Chatzipanagiotou

Meni Chatzipanagiotou is an illustrator and a graphic designer based in Northern Greece. She earned the degree in BA(Hons) in Graphic Design from University Of Central Lancashire and AAS.

She creates beautiful nature inspired drawings using black micron pens, acrylics and gouche. Her work is filled with intricate patterns and details featuring animals, birds, landscapes and woodlands. Besides paper, the artist draws on wood slices and eggs. Her work is mainly monochromatic but she uses yellows, blues, greens and accents of gold to add pop of color. "I want to create worlds where people can escape for a few seconds or minutes. To travel, to dream and to get inspired." via

You can find her originals, limited edition art prints and paper goods in her online store.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

One Hoop Embroidery A Day For 100 Days by Sophia Drescher

Sophia Drescher is only a 25 years old embroidery artist from Germany. While studying ecology and biodiversity, she got intrigued by embroidery and started to create designs inspired by nature.

"I think our blue planet is truly magical and I absolutely love learning about all organisms that we share it with - plants, animals and everything in between. The multitude of colors, sounds and shapes of nature is endlessly inspiring to me..."

The above shown season inspired hoop embroideries are from her ongoing series 100 days of nature embroidery. She stitches one design everyday for hundred days! Her pieces features owls, foxes, toadstools, snowflakes, and rain drops. You can join her on the journey by following her on Instagram.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Giant Sculptures Made With Pumpkins at Jucker Farm


Jucker Farm is one of the prominent producer and distributor of pumpkin in Switzerland. They also host biggest pumpkin festival in the country in collaboration with a freelance artist Pit Ruge.

The festival features woodland creatures, fairy-tale inspired characters and other objects, new theme every year for the last 20 years. The sculptures are made up of wooden and straw frame which are then decorated with an array of bright, colorful pumpkins. The above shown are some of my favorite sculptures created for the Jucker Farm Pumpkin festival in the past.

The farm annually celebrates the pumpkin season with a exhibiting giant pumpkin sculptures, pumpkin carving events, a pumpkin show and much more. It's the place for the entire family to visit from September until the end of October to delve into fun activities. You can read more about the event here.