Thursday, November 21, 2019

Tattoo Artist Spends Over 100 Hours to Tattoo a Client's Back






 
 




 
 

Makkala Rose is a internationally known tattoo artist born in New Zealand. She travels and works especially between the UK, USA and New Zealand. Her work is inspired by natural elements often featuring animals, flora and fauna in striking color palette. She has done some really dramatic tattoos on her client's back, "painting" burning candles, flower arrangement, bouquet of fruits and a hanging bat on a dark inky background. Such large scale tattoos can take up to 122 hours to finish!

She spends hours looking at pictures of flower bouquets and takes pictures of the blooms in public gardens to study them of her designs. For more complex tattoo designs, the artist collects the objects she is planning to tattoo and creates a composition with them to make the final design.

"I am drawn to and inspired by nature and connecting with the land, the beautiful fauna and flora that surrounds us and the connections we have with our precious fur children, art, people, crystals and the mood and energy these bring us, I craft all the things I make with the intention of love, beauty and healing."

You can check her website for booking schedule. Visit her online store for art prints, pocket mirror, and temporary tattoos.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

New Paper-cut Work by Pippa Dyrlaga








 




 

Pippa Dyrlaga is a paper artist who has been cutting paper since 2010. She finds the simplicity of a blank sheet of paper ideal for her work. Something that's so commonly used in several ways in our lives including to communicate with others, chosen by the artist to do that through her art. Her work is inspired by the natural world and British wildlife that she is surrounded by.

Each piece begins with hand-drawn images that are then cut using a scalpel. Her paper-cut artwork can be 80cms in length which can take days to finish. The stunning piece shown above (on the top) is called Psychopomp inspired by Greek myths. "Psychopomps are spirits or deitys, often depicted in animal form, which guide you to afterlife. Split into two, night and day, life and death. I wanted the daytime to represent life and growth, with organic patterns and plants. The second half with nocturnal animals, and more abstract patterns representing the more abstract ideas of what comes afterwards."

You can learn more about her work and see images of behind the scenes on Instagram account Bear Follows Cat.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Tiny Ceramic Pots, Ornaments and Sculptures by Bird Can Fox








 



Liz Davies is the artist and illustrator behind charming range of ceramic creatures at Bird Can Fox. She spends most days working in her garden studio making whimsical characters and homeware while listening to Nancy Sinatra. Her inspiration comes from illustration, animals, cryptozoology, magic realism and colorful patterns. Owls, lions, butterflies, and tigers are hand-painted with 22 carat gold luster making a statement piece that's suitable for everyday use.

Her pieces are completely hand-sculpted which means not two are alike, making each one unique. Join Liz on Instagram for announcements when her ornaments, tiny planters, candle holders and sculptures become available in her online store - Bird Can Fox

Monday, November 18, 2019

Holiday Tree Toppers and Whimsical Creatures by Alice Mary Lynch


Owl Dreamer

White Stag

Polar Bear Prince

side view of  Polar Bear Prince

Gentleman Zebra

Lady Zebra

Gillespie the Giraffe

Close-up of Gillespie the Giraffe

Pink Moon Lady Hare

Full Bloom Hare Couple

Pearl Princess

side view of Pearl Princess
 
Magical Peacock

Butterfly Dreamer

Alice Mary Lynch is a textile artist based in Somerset. Both her parents were artists who had a great influence on her while growing up. She use to frequent flea markets hunting for unique treasures to construct fairytale world and their creatures.

''I love imagination and humour, people who have their feet on the ground whilst dreaming, the poetry in everyday life. I like a certain vulnerability whilst standing strong, 1930's cabaret, dark shiny and mad...I like the circus, the colours when the lights go down, the trapeze artist making an entrance. I like it behind the scenes, there are stories there too, and toys and childhood and history on our doorstep.''

After she studied Fashion Design at Kingston University, London, she worked as a designer for John Galliano, Christian Dior and Sonia Rykiel in Paris. During those years she gained immense experience in stitching, beading and embellishment. She returned to somerset after nine years and started to make whimsical creatures for herself. She uses vintage and contemporary fabrics to hand-stitch each one and their lovely attires before finishing them with Swarovski crystal embellishments, and jeweled crowns and necklaces.

She has worked with Anthropologie, Alice Temperley, Anya Hindmarch, Pearl Lowe, Victoria Beckham, Merchant Archive and Marwood London. Alice's new collection in collaboration with Harrods feature one-of-a-kind and limited edition handmade decorations and tree toppers that will make for a perfect keepsake to be enjoyed through generations.