Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Cute, Quirky Valentine's Day Cards

I am not a big fan of the holiday but I love seeing all the funny, quirky and sweet sentimental cards artists design for the occasion. Sloan Fisher is an artist and a graphic designer from Portland who designed some really punny cards that you will love to give to your partner. Each card has an illustration by the artist and a cut out around it that creates a three dimensional effect. You can find more designs in her online store - Shoji Note.

Templates And Kits to Make Animal Heads by Tristan Sopp

Resident was founded by Tristan Sopp in 2015 that offers diy kits to make your own 3D animal head in the comfort of your home. The artist calls his creature sculpture a "Resident". He says "sculpture has so much personality, it's like you have someone else moving into your home with you - hence our name, Resident." Every sculpture has a name and personality- Fiona the Sabre-Tooth Tiger likes to be in charge, Beverly the Rhino is a great conversationalist, James the Owl is an old school who rides his bike.

Every kit comes with pre-cut pieces, glue and an instruction guide. If you can't wait to bring one of these guys home then you can print the template of your favorite animal from here.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Inspirational Sketchbook Paintings by Jennifer Orkin Lewis


Jennifer Orkin Lewis also known as August Wren is an illustrator and an artist who has been passionate about art since she was only 12 years old. For over four years, she has been working on an ongoing project painting once a day in her sketchbook. She gets inspired by her surroundings and translates it into beautiful art. 

She paints primarily in gouache and watercolor sometimes includes ink, pencil and the marker. Her work is filled with bright colors, lot of small details and lovely patterns. She has worked with Anthropologie, Chronicle Books, Design House Greetings, Flow Magazine, Kate Spade, Seal Press and more. Her work can be an inspiration for us encouraging to draw something, anything everyday. 

You can view more of her work on Instagram and in her online store.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Illustrator: Phoebe Wahl


It's always great to finish a week with some wonderful inspiring work. Today I would like to present to you the lovely artwork by Phoebe Wahl. Phoebe is an award winning illustrator who lives in Washington state. She graduated from Rhode Island School of Design in 2013 with a BFA in Illustration and later won awards for illustrating children's books. 

Her illustrations have a focused theme of 'comfort, nostalgia and intimacy with nature and one another." The artwork features owls, blossoms and people in folk-art inspired style in vibrant colors on tote bags, tea towels, greeting cards, stationery and enamel mugs. You can find more products in her online store.

I hope you liked her work as much as I did. Have a wonderful weekend!

DIY: Baby Owl Miyuki Beads Pendant

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you all enjoyed your visit to the blog the past week. Before I shall wrap up for the weekend let me share this diy to make an owl pendant with miyuki beads. Estelle is a French crafter presently living in Hong Kong, who shares creative projects and diys on her blog "Petit Bout de Chou”. If you like working with beads then you should certainly stop by her blog to check out tutorials on making ornaments, jewelry and for free patterns.