Artist Sarah Young: Textile and Pattern Design

Browsing through Etsy today, I came across English artist Sarah Young.  Her unique and quirky fabric designs immediately sparked my interest.  I love the way she has incorporated a DIY tea towel kit that you can cut and sew into wonderful little folk art dolls.  Her style reminds me of old world Europe and has that cottagy feel. I love them! Here is a little background about Sarah…

We started out as a very small traveling puppet theatre. In winter months we printed linocuts with the back of a wooden spoon and made all sorts of things out of papier mache. Now I mostly print, paint, illustrate and make, if I’m lucky all at the same time! The tea towels have been a lovely way of combining my 3 dimensional work and prints.

To see Sarah’s lovely work please visit her main website here. For more Fiber and pattern design visit our Fiber Arts Gallery.

Artist Misato Suzuki: Acrylic

Allegro by Misato Suzuki: Acrylic on canvas Early Summer Rain by Misato Suzuki: Acrylic on canvas

Japanese artist Misato Suzuki is on the top of my list this week! Her excellent bold and vibrant acrylic paintings pull at my graphic designer heart-strings! Wonderful composition, color and texture make her paintings a pleasure to look at. You can find Misato on her personal website alittlepainter.com and she is also represented by Sam Lee Gallery in Los Angeles. To see more of her paintings visit our Acrylics Gallery.

Minted.com: My New Storefront

I am very excited to share my new collaboration with Minted.com today! If you are not familiar with Minted, it is known for its wonderful paper products like greeting cards, invitations, art prints, business cards etc., all designed by a family of independent talented indie artists across the globe. You can now purchase some of my original artwork in limited edition print runs, framed or unframed, as well as a variety of sizes. 

 

Abstract Photography

 

I love portrait photography especially when it is made into an abstract form. These lovely pieces from Saatchi Gallery artists are a great example of how to manipulate existing photographs into something abstract and beautiful.

PLU/SH by Vasilisa Forbes

People, by Jerome Santiago

Distorted #8 by Ash Reynolds

From Serbia with Love by Bojan Jevtic

Milada Mladora, NY 1939 by Claire Pestaille

Bloom (2) by Brian Oldham

Red Amazon by Eva Kunze

Click on the photos for a larger view.

Exhibition: What’s Up, Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones

We all grew up watching Saturday morning cartoons with Bugs Bunny and the gang. The cartoons by Chuck Jones shaped our childhood and always brings a smile to our faces. In a career spanning three decades, Jones directed more than 300 animated films, and was given an Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement. The new exhibit at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, NY features 23 of Chuck Jones’s animated films, interactive experiences, and more than 125 original sketches and drawings, storyboards and photographs, demonstrating how Jones and his collaborators worked together to create some of the greatest cartoons ever made.

Artist Alex Brewer aka “HENSE” – Mixed Media

On such an overcast day here in Georgia, I was inspired to post some bold bright colors! I came across internationally recognized contemporary public artist and award-winning painter Alex Brewer, known as HENSE, who creates colorful works of art combining techniques of street art and abstract paintings. His mediums range from silkscreen paper compositions to massive works of art on buildings. His retro 80’s feel is right down my alley and I can’t get enough of his cheerful and vibrant work. Above are a few of my favorites, but you can see more of his monumental works on his website here or in our Other Mediums Gallery. Enjoy and have a great creative weekend!

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