Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Stunning Watercolor Paintings by Stephanie Law

Stephanie Pui-Mun Law is a painter and an illustrator based in Oakland, California. After finishing her graduation in Computer Science, she worked for a software company for about three years. She used to look forward to get home so she could pick up a brush and paint, she enjoyed getting herself lost in the imaginative worlds over the job where she was staring into the computer screen.

Her work is a fusion of rich texture, watercolor, gold and silver leaf, and ink, using these materials she creates the most intricate layered pieces with resin before housing them is custom designed frames. I was equally fascinated by the frames as they work as the extension to the paintings, for example: the painted wings of a raven continue to be the part of the wooden frame.

She is inspired by the mythology, legend, and folklore, and her own experience as a dancer for over two decades influences her artwork too. "She uses that experience of how the human body moves and emotes to create a bridge into her artwork so that not only do the humans dance across the page, but the branches of her trees move with a sinuous grace, and the arrangement of inanimate elements has a choreographed rhythm and flow."

Her paintings have been featured by numerous game clients and publications including HarperCollins, LUNA Books, Tachyon Books, Alderac Entertainment, and Green Ronin. She has authored and illustrated Dreamscapes, Dreamscapes: Myth & Magic and Dreamscapes: Magical Menagerie. She has also illustrated the best-selling tarot deck - the Shadowscapes Tarot. 

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Ceramic Artist Marina of Everhood

Marina is a ceramist and the creator behind all the beautiful things at Everhood. Marina is based in Kazan, Russia and before she started her own business she worked as a potter in local shops for years. She uses clay to bring her cute illustrations to life that are functional. She handmakes bowls, planters, sculptures, treasure boxes, pins, and trinket dishes in organic shapes. 

Don't forget to take a peek in her online store for one-of-a-kind ceramic pieces.

Monday, January 25, 2021

Autumn Skye and Her Mesmerizing Paintings

'Sophia's Gift'

'Wild Abandon'

'Secret Garden'







'Mycelium Dreaming'

'Freedom Cry'

Autumn Skye Morrison grew up traveling and getting inspired by the majestic landscapes and rich nature of North America. Ever since she could hold a pencil, she has been expressing her fondness for the natural world through her paintings.

Autumn is a self-taught artist who has dedicated herself exploring the art and created her own unique style. Her artwork is a beautiful combination of "realism, iconic imagery, profound symbolism, and subtle geometries.' The paintings often feature animals, women figures and symbols painted in acrylics that seem to illuminate the canvas.

“Each Canvas Takes Me On A Journey, And As My Paintbrush Follows, Each Time I Am Led Back To My Centre. I Believe That The Role Of The Artist Is Especially Crucial At This Challenging And Exciting Time. While The World Is At The Precipice Of Momentous Change, Artworks Have The Potential To Be Maps, And These Maps Can Help Guide Humanity Forward Into New And Positive Ways Of Seeing And Being. Through Creativity We Have The Opportunity To Transmute Shadow And Pain Into Visions Of Healing And Wholeness."

She now lives in Canada, teaching and showing her work all over the globe. Her paintings have gained her a world wide recognition and attracted fine art collectors. You can find her originals, art prints, tapestries, cards, stickers and clothing in her online store - Autumn Skye Art.

Friday, January 22, 2021

Package Design of Wellness Brand: The Owl and The Apothecary

I am a huge fan of minimal product packaging design. When I saw the collection of wellbeing products of the brand called The Owl and The Apothecary it instantly caught my attention. Katy Theakston is a healer and an alchemist among many things, living with her son in the wilds of Dorset. She makes products that make women heal and empower. She calls herself "a modern witch who is working with ancient rituals and modern-day practices".

The package design of the products is any woman's dream come true. The little owl on a muted background with a little pops of colors and gold gives a very fresh feel to the brand. I came across to one of the posts by Katy where she explains the significance of the owl to her brand. "The owl is the harbinger of change and transformation. She represents ancient wisdom, the divine feminine, the energies of the moon, rich intuition & magic. It's no coincidence this beautiful animal features in all our work - we want you to tap into this wild & wonderful energy. And if you look really closely, we've laid little hearts in her wings for a little extra love."

The products are vegan and cruelty free, made with the delicious ingredients such as lemongrass, pink grapefruit, sage, lavender and rosemary. Katy sources from the small producers in England and uses 100% recycled, recyclable materials when ever possible. All the packaging is printed with vegetable ink dyes which are environmentally friendly. All these details put into creating a brand which helps heal gets complimented by the modern though subtle package design.

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Wallpapers, Bedding and Home Decor Designed by Fleur Harris

Fleur Harris is an artist and an illustrator based in Melbourne, Australia. She is a self-proclaimed 'creator of whimsical things'. In her artwork Fleur creates a world where imagination knows no boundaries, where anything is possible. Her work feature whimsical menagerie of woodland creatures such as - deer, foxes, racoons, squirrels, rabbits and owls peering through a lush foliage. She spends a lot of time selecting color palette for her artwork, making sure it pleases kids as well as adults.

Her work is not restricted to just one kind of product category, she has designed an array of children's range with well-known brands. She has worked in collaboration with Adairs and Jimmy Cricket to design wallpaper, dinnerware, bedroom decor, furniture and bedding for kids. For new products and to know what she is currently working on, follow her on Instagram.