Looking for a fun project? This crochet frame tutorial from DailyFix
is definitely my new project. I am always looking for fresh ways to
frame my needlework. I’m not sure if a crochet frame will be overkill
on my needlepoint canvases, but I am sure going to give it a try!
Who wouldn’t want a wall garden of Star Wars characters?
Plant sculptures of Yoda, R2D2 and Darth Vader are available from LA based
website Art We Heart. Sharon Ann Lee is the creative behind this site
which showcases her art projects and projects of her artist friends.
You can even get a wall garden of an ampersand or hashtag.
Jacqui Fink is the crafter behind Little Dandelion featuring oversized
hand knit textiles and installations. Jacqui creates the most marvelous
design pieces using unspun wool from Australia and New Zealand, with
oversize knitting needles – soon available for purchase.
Check out the video below, not only is this a fun craft, but a workout too.
With Halloween approaching who isn’t thinking about skulls or chocolate.
Spanish twin sisters, Ruth and Sira Garcia sure are with their culinary
creation; Chocolate Skulls Gone Nuts! Both work as graphic designers
and illustrators. Want to know more about them? Here are some tidbits
from their Etsy About Page:
“We are twin sisters illustrators and graphic designers, from the Basque Country.
We love the smell of damp earth, the mountains, the woods, walking around
barefoot and eating directly from the saucepan.
We listen to black metal. We are quiet as the night and smile that much, it can
be unsettling. We play drums and bass in a band that doesn’t exist.”
This Saturday I will be at the London Terrace Street Fair with kits,
and framed canvases. Come by and say hello if you’re in the neighborhood.
Billy may even make an appearance if the weather is not too hot!
I love the combination of paint, embroidery and texture in the artwork of
Mexican artist Maria Conejo. Femininity, sexuality and nostalgia are
recurring themes in her pieces. With a background in graphic, textile and
editorial training she is self taught in her embroidery technique.
Reinterpreting traditional stitching to produce thought provoking pieces full
Martin Usborne is best known for his book dogs in cars. Recently I
discovered his other dog series; nice to meet you. Martin photographed
abandoned, untrained dogs through material or a substance.
As with his previous series, the dogs “are used to reflect that unspoken,
instinctive side of our nature”.