If you haven’t discovered the work of Elsa Mora and her shop Elsita, you
are definitely missing out on a beautiful magical journey. Not only is
Elsa a brilliant painter, but her paper cutting artwork is incredible. Lucky
for us Elsa sells prints of her original paintings in her Etsy shop. If you
ever wanted to try your hand at paper cutting she also offers diy patterns
like the one below. One of my favorite blogs, Art is a Way happens to be
written by Elsa too!
My favorite images from the iPhone Photography Awards 2014. It’s
interesting that most of my favorite images are in black and white. I never
think to photograph in b/w with my phone. These images prove the
iPhone has quite the camera and of course it helps to be a talented
jill missner, cocu liu, jose luis barcia fernandez, michael o’neal
Back in April sisters, Lorna and Jill Watts did some pretty damn good
yarn bombing at the San Francisco Ferry Building. As a lover of
monsters I am especially fond of these. Lorna and Jill call their
monster benches Buttmunches!
The Street Art Project was recently launched by Google’s Cultural
Institute. Images culled from Google Street View are now curated in
over a 100 different collections. The images above are from 5Pointz
which was whitewashed November 2013. Luckily for us, Google
Street View has kept them alive.
via studio 360
Portland based artist Catherine Zacchino aka Junker Jane creates the
most wonderful soft sculpture monsters and paintings. Catherine uses
recycled fabrics which she often stains for an aged effect. Her main
inspirations come from childhood, including Beatrix Potter characters
and Peter Rabbit mixed in with other-worldly, supernatural elements.
Commissioned by the likes of Missoni and Bill Gibb, Kaffe Fassett
is known for his brilliant textile / knit designs and his love of color.
Kaffe is American born, but has lived in England since 1964. I
recently discovered Kaffe while reading about his exhibit The
Colourful Works of Kaffe Fassett at the American Museum in Bath,
England. Kaffe is a craftwork expert. His work covers a range from
quilting, knitting, and needlepoint to fabric, ceramic and rug design.
The exhibit is on until November 14, 2014. The needlepoint
pillow kits are available through Ehrman Tapestry.
I knew I had to try cross stitch when I discovered Hanks Pattern Place
on Etsy. My first project was the cat skull, and I was very happy it came
out exactly as shown. I also stitched a skull on a shirt which was harder
for me to complete. I think the fabric on the shirt was too delicate.
Next time I stitch on clothing, I’ll try a sturdier fabric, maybe a sweatshirt.