Friday, October 11, 2019

3Dimensional Artwork by Leif Erik Johansen





 







Leif Erik Johansen is a painter and a paper artist based in Asheville, NC. He was only 5 years old when his parents got divorced and that's when Leif began to first draw as an escape from his troubles. He loved that how freely he could express himself through art that not necessarily can be explained through the medium of words. Instead of a degree, Leif decided to travel the world and find his own ways to self-educate himself. But it was not until he was 40 years old he dedicated himself full time to begin his career in art.

He creates three dimensional paper cut light-boxes and dioramas. He hand-draws illustrations and hand-cuts each one individually, sometimes hundreds for a diorama. Each piece comprises of layers of illustrations stacked to create a 3D artwork. The inspiration for his work comes from nature, places he has visited, art and culture from all around the world, and "strange abstract face I see in the grain of wood" artist shares in his profile.

You can visit his online store for prints and originals.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Paper-cut Artwork Transformed Into Stunning Greeting Cards












Chau Art was founded by 24 year old artist Chau Nguyen in 2016. It's a brand that specializes in paper cut greeting cards and luxury paper goods. Every piece is meticulously hand-drawn and cut by Chau. Her online store has over 12 categories including wrapping paper, notebooks, planners, tote bags and cards for almost any occasion you can think of.

"Chau is a sixty-something years old trapped in a twenty-four years old body who prefers smelly old books over Kindle, calligraphy brushes over ballpoint pens and stacks of paper over the computer screen... These feels of nostalgia and romantic resonance are thus apparent throughout the designs" shared on her website.

Her products are stocked by several boutique stores and galleries through out the UK and internationally. If you are looking for the perfect card to send to someone special in your life then hop on to artist's online store.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Artist Paints Stunning Designs on Healthy Smoothie Bowls


Base smoothie: Mango, apple, kiwifruit, coconut cream, soy milk, Cosmic brew, spirulina. On top: Coconut cream, mesquite powder, activated coconut charcoal, cacao and carob syrup, turmeric elixir 

Base smoothie: Banana, butterfly pea flower powder, ginger, almond milk, coconut yoghurt, spirulina, spinach; On top: Coconut cream, activated coconut charcoal, mesquite powder, cacao & carob syrup, spirulina, turmeric

Base smoothie: Mango, apple, blueberries, almond milk, coconut yoghurt, Cosmic Blue (coconut, blue spirulina & ginger) On top: Coconut cream, Pretty Brew (maqui, butterfly pea, rose), Detox brew (cacao, charcoal, cayenne)

Base smoothie: Blueberries, mango, apple, oat milk, coconut cream, butterfly pea powder On top: Base smoothie ingredients, coconut cream, pitaya powder, turmeric, spirulina, activated coconut charcoal, raspberries

Base smoothie: Mangoes, peaches, almond milk, coconut cream, spinach, butterfly pea tea, spirulina On top: Coconut cream, coconut water, kale, mixed berries, cocoa & carob syrup

Base smoothie: Mango, banana, almond milk. On top: Mango, spinach, almond milk, coconut cream, tumeric, mixed berries, spirulina, butterfly pea tea from

Base smoothie: Mango, apple, cauliflower, coconut cream, beetroot, almond milk .On top: Boysenberries, kale, coconut cream, spirulina, turmeric, freeze-dried plums

Base smoothie: Banana, mango, coconut cream, almond milk, dragonfruit powder & ashwaghanda. On top: Coconut cream, mesquite powder, activated coconut charcoal, spirulina, dried blueberries

Base smoothie: Mango, apple, banana, soy milk, coconut cream, spirulina On top: Coconut cream, carob and choc syrup, raspberries, activated coconut charcoal

Base smoothie: Mango, turmeric, almond milk, coconut yoghurt On top: Coconut cream, boysenberries, freeze-dried plums, activated coconut charcoal

Base smoothie: Mango, apple, soy milk, coconut cream, pitaya powder On top: Base smoothie ingredients, coconut cream, activated coconut charcoal, butterfly pea flower powder

Base smoothie: Blueberries, banana, soy milk, coconut cream On top: Coconut cream, coconut water, raspberries, blackberries, spirulina, choc and carob syrup


New Zealand based artist Hazel Zakariya creates stunning art using food. She uses her nutrient packed smoothie bowls to "paint" breath-takingly beautiful artwork. The common ingredients that are used to make the vegan smoothie bowls are cream, milk, fruits, and berries for base and, flowers, spirulina, almond milk, spices, herbs and vegetable powders to create design. She uses only a table knife and skewers as her tools to achieve the realistic end result. Each bowl can take anywhere from one to five hours depending on the complexity of the design. 

Her work has been published on websites including Vogue, Martha Stewart, ABC News, Shape, My Modern Met, Daily Hub, News Mail, Metro, Well and Good, Elle, Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, and Flow to name a few. She has amassed over 36,000 followers on Instagram where you can join her on her creative journey.

Friday, October 4, 2019

Intricately Embroidered and Hand Painted Brooches by Jane Mitchell-Finch














Jane Mitchell-Finch is a graphic designer and a self-taught textile artist. She makes beautiful free machine embroidered brooches of animal and people portraits, vegetables, fruits, and landscapes on vintage linen. Each piece is hand-painted by the artist and intricately embroidered using a sewing machine.

Over the years she has designed birds, owls, popular characters like Frida Kahlo, sardine tins, cameras, typewriters, sewing machines and many more! These lovely embroidered pieces can be worn on a jacket or framed to hang on a wall. She has exhibited her work at several local markets and fairs. She also teaches workshops at her cottage in Brampton, near Beccles. For dates and more information on upcoming workshop, click here.

You can find her unique brooches in her online stores here and here.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Driftwood and Found Objects Turned Into 3-Dimensional Artwork















Kirsty Elson is a multi-media artist working and living in Cornwall, UK. She creates three dimensional artwork using driftwood, shells, and other found objects from her neighborhood beaches. She loves to work with driftwood since every piece is unique so whatever she creates with it is one-of-a-kind. 

Her work is inspired by her surroundings, but mostly inspired by the materials she finds. She also receives wooden scarps from friends and family which she wouldn't have otherwise found. This works as a challenge for her to create something that she has never created before, and keeps her work ever evolving and fresh. To make an owl she would use rusty nails for a branch, metal nuts for feet, and washers for eyes. You can find more of her unique pieces on Instagram.