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.

Monday, October 16, 2017

The Crazy Plate Lady: Jacqueline Poirier

Toronto based artist Jacqueline Poirier also known as The Crazy Lady makes amazingly realistic hand-painted plates. She graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design in 2004 with a Bachelor in Fine Art in drawing and Painting. She has been painting on porcelain and ceramics for about 7 years and is currently the Resident Artist at The Ritz Carlton in Toronto. As a server for TOCA, the hotel's restaurant, Jacqueline created one-of-a-kind, hand-painted charger plates.

Her designs range from animals, food, landscape and characters. The paintings are so detailed that her pizza will make your mouth water and trees so real that they seem to be a part of the background.

She has worked with Facebook, Molson Canadian, Samsung, Celebrity Cruises, Hewlett-Packard, and the Toronto International Film Festival. Her work has been featured on many publications in the US, UK, Australia, Africa, and Malaysia. More of her work can be viewed on her website.  

Friday, October 13, 2017

6 Free Halloween Printables

Printable halloween cube garland, from here.

Halloween paper mobile with printable templates, from here.

Hi friends, I hope you all are gearing up for Halloween. What are you going to be this year? There is only a couple of weeks left for the spookiest night of the year, so get your costume and crafts ready! For now, I have some super cool printables that include Halloween tags for treat bags, trick or treat printable bags, cube-y monster garland, owl-oween art print, lunch box printables and owl and spider paper mobile.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Hand-Torn Pieces of Paper Used to Make Amazing Artwork


Karla Schuster is a Georgia based collage artist who creates amazing artwork using found paper, hand-painted paper, colorful paper, and any paper with interesting pattern or texture. Each piece of paper is hand-torn and mixed with other tiny papers before being placed methodologically one by one to make an animal or a bird shape. Her work is vibrant and has lot of amazing details created with thin strips or bits of paper.

"Each bit of paper has its own personality and character. It’s a brush stroke waiting to be placed on the right piece of art. This inspires me to transform common bits and pieces of paper into unusual pieces of art that attract from a distance and surprise from up close."