Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Paintings Inspired by Beautiful Landscapes and the Colorful City



Regina Lord was born in Northern Arizona where she received her Bachelors in the Science of Nursing from Northern Arizona University in 1999. After working for 13 years as a pediatric, she left her nursing career to embrace her true calling and became a full time artist. She now lives in Tucson. It's very obvious when you look at her art who the city and the landscapes have influenced it.

I myself lived in Tucson for more than 10 years and it's bright sun, the Mexican colors, and folk style that's visible everywhere can bring out the creative side in you. Regina incorporates all the natural beauty surrounding her in abundance in her paintings. She paints on mini canvases and wood slices in rich colors. You can find more of her paintings on Instagram and products based on her originals on Etsy.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Lively Embroidered Bird Brooches by Paulina Bartnik

Conieco is an online store of the embroidery artist Paulina Bartnik based in Poland. Those of you who have been reading my blog for a while would know how much I love her work and have featured her embroidered birds here. She embroiders bird shaped brooches with unmatched craftsmanship that makes the birds appear almost real. 

You can find updates on her new work and any announcements on Instagram. Because her work has a huge fan following, her brooches get sold out quickly. If you are on a look out for one-of-a-kind statement piece then watch her online store where they become available for purchase.

Monday, December 17, 2018

Award Winning Illustrator Draws Quirky Children's Book Characters


Gareth Lucas is an award winning freelance illustrator based in Essex. He earned a BA(Hons) in Illustration from Brighton University and an MA in Communication Design from Central Saint Martins. He mainly draws birds and animals using digital tools which gives his work beautiful textures and rich colors. He has worked on several projects but he primarily enjoys making quirky illustrations for children's books. 

He has worked with clients such as Usborne, Little Tiger Press, Scholastic, Rick Ranger Jnr Magazine, Highlights, Crocodile Creek, Macmillan, USA Houghton Mifflin, USA Silver Editions, USA Pearson Publishing, and Sandviks to name a few. He is currently being represented by The Organisation, UK. 

Friday, December 14, 2018

Sculpted Story Boxes and Miniatures of the Winter Spirits


Hollye is a mixed media artist and the creator of all the whimsical things at Willow Works. She hand-sculpts one of a kind creatures out of her imaginative mind, inspired by her fascination with anything magical. She makes tiny sculptures of the creatures who seem to be from another world and story boxes often depicting a scene. The pieces are made by hand and sanded many times before they are varnished. If you want to bring one of her magical pieces home then keep checking for updates on Instagram as she releases her pieces once a month online.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Gorgeous Hand Embroidered Collars, Berets and Brooches


Amberry Lamb is a project by a couple of artists Boris and Daria Sokolovsky of Theoretical Part. They create wonderful embroideries inspired by folklore, fairytales, witchcraft, nature and mystery. The hand embroidered collars, berets and brooches often feature owls, rabbits, deer, and other woodland creatures that would fetch you tons of compliments. They regularly post their new work on Instagram that get sold out before you could blink!