Monday, October 23, 2017

Delightful Groups of Characters in Lihie Jacob's Illustrations

Lihie Jacob is an illustrator from Berlin who studied Visual Communications at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem with specialization in Illustration. She makes paintings of animals and birds in bold colors, lovely patterns and beautiful textures. 

From her website: "I work "oldschool", meaning that all of my illustrations are hand painted and digitalized by scanning."

She often depicts the charming characters - sleepy owls, acrobatic mice and singing birds - as a group. The viewer will discover more and more details on looking at these illustrations closely. The above shown illustrations are from the previous years' calendars. For her new work go to her website.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Happy Friday! + Amazing Felt Bags


Good Morning all! Before I take a leave from you for the weekend I would like to introduce you to the wonderful work of the felt artist Natalia of MSbluesky from Ukraine. She hand felts bags, coin purses and cases for eyeglasses featuring beautiful designs inspired by nature. The bags are individually designed often in shape of animals or depict scene of a winter night in bright colors. Each bag is a piece of art which is also functional. 

Have a wonderful weekend,

Thursday, October 19, 2017

5 Best Halloween Treat Ideas

Whether you are getting ready to throw a Halloween party or gearing up to attend one, no Halloween party is complete without a ghoulish treat. I searched online and picked out some of my favorite treats that can be easily prepared and will be loved by trick or treaters of all ages. The post features chocolate covered pretzel owls, wide-eyed owl cupcakes, wicked ice cream cones, animal crackers, and owl and mice cheese balls which will certainly make a great centerpiece at your Halloween table.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Inspiring DIY Haunted Houses

Haunted House is a perfect way to decorate for Halloween and handmade house is even better for obvious reasons, it's easy on the pocket and a great fun! Think Make Share got together a team of artists who shared diys for fabulous haunted house. These houses are not your ordinary Halloween haunted houses. These miniature houses have haunted chimney, spooky tower, giant spiders, skulls, bats hanging from tree and owl perched on roof. I love textures, patterns and the details in each one of them.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Owl Jack-O-Lanterns To Inspire

Halloween is only about a couple of weeks away. It's that time of the year when we decorate our porch for fall by making the spookiest pumpkins on the block. Whether you like to carve your pumpkin or want to stick to an easy ideas of decorating one, I have some great ideas in the post. This post with 7 creative Halloween pumpkin ideas will have something for kids such as a simple felt owl pumpkin to challenging owl carved pumpkin which will be the talk of the trick or treating night. I hope you find something that inspires you to make your own pumpkin this Halloween.