Monday, November 11, 2019

Layered Paper Animal Portraits by Hannah Ellingwood


"Inspired by printmaking and negative space but lacking the correct equipment, I began experimenting with cutting and layering paper" shares Hannah Ellingwood on her website.

New Hampshire based paper artist Hannah Ellingwood creates amazing layered paper artwork. She uses surgical scalpel to intricately hand cut feathers, skin, fur and scales of her subject. Hannah is a self-taught artist who is also passionate about wildlife. She shows her love for the animals and birds through her wildlife portraits. She spends hours observing these beings in their natural habitat and national parks.

Her work can be found in form of vinyl stickers, greeting cards, magnets, buttons and shadow lamps in her online store.

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.