Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Award Winning Artist and Illustrator: Martin Haake

Award winning artist and illustrator Martin Haake has been working as a freelance illustrator for over 14 years. Based out of Germany, Martin’s has worked on several art projects all over the globe. He creates detailed illustrations of landscapes, animals and maps using found paper that gives his work rich texture. My favorite part about his work is the color palette and the collage component. His work is inspired by surrealists and DADA artists of the last century, as well as 50s children’s book illustrations.

He has received numerous international awards for his work including the Yellow Pencil from the British Art Director’s Club D&AD and two silver awards from the German Art Director’s Club. He has worked with clients such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Barnes & Noble, The Royal Society of Arts, Penguin Books, The Boston Globe, Travel & Leisure, Elle and the Shangri-la Hotel, Hong Kong.

Monday, September 17, 2018

A Series of Cute Pompom Tutorials and the Delicious Pom Maker



Good morning, friends! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Let's start this week with the adorable series of pompoms by Pom Maker. Mr P makes adorable pompoms from owl to ghost, to flowers to tiny houses and from jewelry to fruits using the Pom Maker. When Mr P started to make tutorials he felt the need for a tool that makes the task easy and quick. He designed the tool Pom Maker that does just that and looks absolutely delicious! You can buy the Pom Maker and find many tutorials on their website that teach how to make pompoms using the tool.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Woodland Animals Mini Embroidery Hoops: Fall Craft For Kids

Is it just me or you too have noticed a whisper of the new season's crisp evening breeze. I think it's safe to start talking about our favorite time of the year- Autumn! Yes, it's here! I keep seeing Autumn inspired crafts and stuff popping everywhere on the web. In the coming posts, I'll be sharing my favorite finds that will help you get prepared for the season.

Today, I present to you the fun tutorial by Sarah Wilson of One Savvy Mom for making woodland animals mini embroidery hoops that's perfect for kids. The kids will love this activity of making something by hand to decorate the house. You can make an owl, a deer or a fox with the help of the tutorial that comes with printable template.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Palm Size Stone Paintings by a Talented Japanese Artist


Japanese artist Akie Nakata started to work as a stone artist in 2010. She specializes in painting on stones that are of a palm size or smaller. She works with the natural shape of a stone without processing it which means she would never cut off an edge to alter the shape of a stone. It's the organic form of the stone that inspires her to paint a specific animal on it. "I want to paint the life of the being I feel inside the stone.

She has participated in many exhibitions and has won awards including Toronto. Art Fest 2011, Your Favorite Award, Grand Prix and Koji Mori Special Award at "2nd Berlin Art Festival, Charlottenburg Palace Exhibition.

She is on a break till the end of the month but make sure you watch her Instagram to get an update about her new work and join her on Facebook where she announces any work that's available for purchase.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Greeting Cards That You'll Want to Hang on the Wall

Kayleigh Radcliffe is an illustrator and designer based in Preston, Lancashire. She earned National Diploma in Art and Design at Southport College, afterwards gained a BA Honors degree in Graphic Arts in Illustration from Liverpool John Moores University.

She makes paper goods and ceramic goods featuring anthropomorphic animals inspired by German Expressionist silent films, the Victorian and Edwardian period, the countryside and folklore. "I like to play on the make believe idea of animals being part of the human society and not much different from ourselves."

The collection of cards is based on her original artwork. Owl with the cat, dalmation the birthday dog, family of lambs and cat in an autumn costume are some of the characters that adorn the cards. You will find cards for all sorts of occasion in her online store.