Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Lampshades And Cushions Collection by Fab Funky


Kelly Stevens-McLaughlan is a full-time artist who is presently living and working from the south coast of the UK. She is a huge animal lover which gets reflected in her work. Her brand Fab Funky offers cushions and lamps featuring whimsical illustrations of animals and other natural elements based on artist's original illustrations. Owls, lions, toucans, leopards, rabbits, foxes, badgers and squirrels motifs  are perfect to add a little character to any corner of the house.

The collection of lampshades are handcrafted in her workshop in Lincolnshire UK. The hand rolled edges and the elegant illustrations make the lampshades an instant luxurious statement piece.

The cushions are handmade using natural materials such as cotton and linen, and are printed with beautiful designs. Each cushion is finished with coordinated piping and a discreet zipper for easy removal. 

Kelley has shown her work in several galleries and has designed for some of the leading interior designers all over the world. Her work is sought after by the art enthusiasts for their private collection.

You can find her entire lampshade collection and cushions on themes such nautical, botanical, city prints, landmarks, tropical and more in her online store.

Monday, September 21, 2020

Steampunk Style Metal Sculptures by Andrey Of Forged Commodities

Forged Commodities is an online store that offers metal sculptures made by Andrey. The artist hand-makes life-size animal sculptures inspired by steampunk style. He has made a range of animals including owls, chameleons, beetles, iguanas, grasshoppers, ravens, rabbits etc. Each sculpture is handmade using a combination of traditional blacksmith techniques and modern methods to produce unique pieces of art. Once iron has reached a temperature at which it can be shaped, the artist hammers it by hand rendering into beautiful flowing forms.

You can view more of his work including mail boxes, door handles, candle holders, house number signs and more in his online store.

Friday, September 18, 2020

Artist Makes Realistic Owl Sculptures With Wood And Clay

Saša Montiljo is an artist and a painter born in 1978 Belgrade, Serbia. After graduating from Graphics High School, he learned to paint with professor Aleksandar Luković Lukijan. Besides painting he creates realistic sculptures out of wood and clay. He often depicts wolves, lions, moths, hyenas and other animals in his work but owls are a recurring theme. It started when the artist saw an owl sculpture made out of firewood, ever since whenever he sees firewood he sees owls. He carefully picks up a piece of wood that resembles his subject and sculpts onto it giving it feathers, beak, ears etc. before painting on the details.

"I have always been fascinated by nature’s predators. The intelligence they possess causes me to think of them as creatures very similar to humans. And isn’t man part-beast himself? It may be that only if we were to look at ourselves realistically that we could change and become better. Owls are the only species of birds whose eyes are set directly in the plane of its face, like human eyes are, and since my visual poetics seldom feature humans, it may be that the owls are there to take their place." via

He has participated in several solo exhibitions and is a member of the Association of Applied Arts Artists and Designers of Serbia.

 You can visit his website to view his paintings and more his sculptures.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Illustrations With Imaginative Characters by Ulla Norup Milbrath

Ulla Norup Milbrath is an illustrator and a paper-cut artist based in California. After gaining degrees in Art History and Textile Design, the artist was teaching art in private and public schools in Northern California.

During her childhood days, she had a great opportunity of traveling the world with her parents. Her work is both whimsical and nostalgic inspired by the folk-tales and fairytales as well as her travels to the new countries. Her characters in her work seems familiar with certain qualities from an imaginative world. The artist uses ink to drawn the illustrations which are then filled in with handmade watercolors. 

“Art keeps me sane, when everything else looks hopeless. I try to pour my daily stress into the creative process in hopes that my experiences expressed through my art will add beauty and joy to others who see it.” from her profile.

You can find her originals and art prints in her online store. While you are there make sure you check out her halloween cards based on her original paper-cut.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Everyday Ceramics With Vintage Charm by Chris Hudson

Crazy Cat Lady Ceramics is a brand started by two talented artists Chris Hudson and Shelly Hail. Chris has an experience of over 16 years in the world of clay. She gained masters degree from the Royal College of Art in London in 2007 and has exhibited all over the world ever since. Shelly when not sculpting is glazing and taking photos of the finished products.

They handmake everyday, functional pieces that'll bring a little bit of joy and a little bit of magic to people's lives. They offer vintage style ceramics including mugs, cups, plates, bowls and vases that seemed to have spent sometime in an antique shop. There is a timeless charm in the pieces, built with light clay and decorated with bright quirky illustrations.

Each piece is hand-thrown or hand built, and decorated with decals inspired by photos, drawings and texts collected by the artists. You can find their one-of-a-kind pieces in their online store.