Friday, April 23, 2021

Wedding Dresses, Vintage Chairs and Tapestries Hand-Embroidered in Otomi

When I lived in Arizona many years ago, Mexican culture had a great influence on my creativity specifically embroidery. When you live in a culturally rich neighborhood, like mine, it's almost impossible to miss traditional art forms. They are everywhere and on everything! One such traditional embroidery was Otomi which is a beautiful Mexican folk art.

Recently I came across this etsy store - ArteOtomi which is founded by Martha Aguilar. Tijuana based brand specializes in textile goods and clothing embroidered by her talented team of embroiders. The brand makes a wide range of hand-embroidered products such as cushions, bed covers, wedding dresses, blouses, tapestries, and even vintage chairs. Their store has been a favorite Otomi shop for four years on Etsy.

Their products have been published in several magazines like Architectural Digest and HGTV Magazine and featured on many Instagram accounts such as @Sabrina_Soto @Disfunkshionmag and @GabbyZapata. For one-of-a-kind products you can visit her online store.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Rustic Hand-Carved Shrines, Birds and Angels by Popielnik

Gra┼╝yna Przysucha is the artist and designer behind "Popielnik" a studio founded in 2006 in Poland. They specialize in creating rustic home decorations including shrines, angels, birds, and paintings. The pieces are hand-carved out of old wood that are then individually hand-painted and patinated, look like something found in grandmother's attic.

These one-of-a-kind pieces come signed by the artist and has a wall hook in the back ready to hang. You can find the available artwork in her online store.

Monday, April 19, 2021

Realistic Drawings Of Wildlife On Recycled Wooden Boards

Martina Billi is an Italian artist who is presently living in Madrid. She studied painting in Fine Arts Academy in Florence, Italy. She draws animals on wood, her work is inspired by the natural world and animal wisdom.

"I'm interested in the connection and ancient knowledge of animal kingdom, creating a visual dialogue between the paint and the observer. These animals talk us about our origins like human beings and push us to reflect on respect and peaceful coexistence."

She creates realistic animal drawings with pen, ink or pyrography on big pieces of recycled wooden boards. The subject matter in her work is often drawn in dark which pops on a natural colored wood. The detail work in her pieces is jaw-dropping, the fur and feathers of her creatures are formed by thousands of hair thin lines and tiny patterns work.