Sunday, February 24, 2013

Ivan Alifan


Tears of the Moon 

Artist Ivan Alifan 
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Monday, February 18, 2013

Postcard Giveaway!!

And the winner is Brandi!! Congrats =)

 And here is the link to the listing if you'd like to read more about it: Owl Postcard-4x6

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Andrea Rapisarda


Dancer in Red  

Artist Andrea Rapisarda

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Saturday, February 16, 2013

My Art Teacher/Mentor: Norman McGuire


Just thought I should introduce you all to one of my favorite artists of all time, Norman McGuire. During high school I learned oil painting from him for two years and he's been one of the most inspiring people I've ever known. These are just a few of his many paintings, and who says Christian art is dead these days? The first painting is of Jesus showing compassion to Mary Magdalene right after she was nearly stoned by a mob of self-righteous men, some of which had slept with her and who just wanted to put the blame on her for the sins. The second is of the crucifixion, which is easy to identify. The third is my personal favorite, where the Pharisees and Sadducees  are verbally attacking Jesus and he walks through the crowd without reacting to their words.  

Painter Norm unfortunately doesn't have a website where you can go check out the rest of his work, but if you want to get in contact with him for any reason just let me know.  

Friday, February 15, 2013

Chicks in Hats: Photography by Julie Persons



Julie Persons from the Etsy store Chicks in Hats  talks a little bit about the chickens behind all this and the reasons behind why in the world she would want to photograph them wearing hats. Make sure to like visit her shop and like her Facebook page! 

Who's chickens are these!? 

These are our family pet chicks, we raise them as egg chickens here on our farm and we love them dearly.

What inspired you to take pictures of chicks in hats? 
My (then)8 year old daughter first made tiny hats for her pet gerbils and then decided to try little hats on our newest batch of baby chicks and we had such fun we decided we needed more hats.

Where do you get the hats from? 

My daughter and I make many of the hats, either from fabric or paper or needle felted wool  and the rest are vintage doll hats we find along the way. 

Some of her favorite music at the moment: 

Patty Griffin - Rowing Song

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Agnes Cecile

This Thing Called Art is Really Dangerous  

Artist Agnes Cecile 
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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy V-Day!


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Happy Valentine's Day to everyone, make sure to check out Lena's travel photos of France! And don't forget about all the people you love and who love you


Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Brooke Shaden

The World Above 
 Artist Brooke Shaden 
Fine Art Photography 

 See the rest of Brooke's work here.
Her blog is also super cool, so make sure to check that out too!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Supakitch and Koralie


I found this video on Stumbleupon a couple of years ago and I always come back to it whenever I'm craving some artistic inspiration. These artists go all out! I wish there were more videos on projects of this size out there. The music for the video also goes perfectly, and if you're into it then here's the iTunes link: 

If I was going to take on a big project similar to this, I'd probably want to paint an airplane.

Amanda Mocci


Artist Amanda Mocci  
Gouche and Pencil on Paper 
The Nebula Series 

Shop Amanda Mocci in her Etsy shop.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Cheese Before Bedtime: Embroidery Art by Amy Dawson



Amy Dawson from the Etsy store Cheese Before Bedtime brings us answers about her unique hand-stitched works of art, all the way from New Zealand. Make sure to like her Facebook page!!

What got you so interested in making embroidery into art? 

My stitching began a few years ago when I was asked to make a large piece of art for my sisters Birthday present. I was a little un-enthused by painting and wanted to do something a bit different. I had a light bulb moment (no doubt at night after a cheesy pizza) and decided to stitch a picture and wrap it around a canvas. After a lot of hours, needle pricks and all-nighters I got it done and thoroughly enjoyed the process (she liked it too!). From there it grew into making some stitching’s of my own and experimenting with processes as I went. Due to the time it takes to do each piece I decided to make smaller pieces that were more affordable and Cheese Before Bedtime was born.

What are your inspirations? 

I am inspired by interesting people in the streets, fashion blogs, kid’s blogs, hipster magazines and vintage sewing pattern illustrations .Or anything bright, cute and different!

Do you have a philosophy behind your work? 

I like to create quirky embroideries that are one of a kind and definitely not like your Nana would make. I love to use bright colours and unexpected fabric combinations. Most of all I want people to smile when they look at my work.

How did you come up with your shop name? 

I find that most of my inspiration comes just before I fall asleep. Sometimes I can lie awake for hours with images or new ideas running through my mind. I wanted a shop name that reflected that crazy, inspiring time for me. I love the myth that eating cheese before bedtime gives you funny dreams. I also liked the fact that it was a memorable name and could grow with my shop if I decided to expand into different products. 

Some of her favorite music at the moment: 

Sola Rosa - Turn around (feat. Iva Lamkum)

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