I'm loving Danna Ray of Groundwork's series of pieces with camping themes. To me, the colors are exactly right. The mystery and excitement of being out in nature, the invitation to be slightly wild, are really coming through.
Sandra Juto's work has been appearing in lots of places lately, and I had fun taking a few minutes to get better acquainted with her asthetic this morning...it's so great to see her unique color sense reflected in the types of photos she takes, and the shapes she is drawn to. I especially love her simple shots of just one or two things, like these up here. It's so interesting to see how her world is joined to her work.
As someone who has tried water-based media many, many, manymanymany times, I can really say that it is indeed "harder than it looks"...as you've no doubt heard people claim. So, it's good that people like Tina Berning are around, keeping us all up to speed. It's so much harder than it looks.
I love the way she uses simple shapes and gestural line to communicate through her illustrations. There is a flow and laissez-faire in her brushstrokes that contrasts really beautifully with the haunting images she chooses as her subject matter. Her illustrations remind me a lot of the painter Marlene Dumas, whose work I adore.
Hi Everyone! Hope your weekends were marvelous. I went over to the Brooklyn Flea this weekend (for the first time!) to celebrate the in-person launch of Marichelle and Ez's new line, Nice Package. I also got to see Melissa there...what a treat to celebrate a new creative venture among friends! More on that later!
Now, you know that I tend to be snooty about what paper gets facetime here on HS* (basically, I only show m-i-n-e mine.) But, I thought this new Paris Series were so right on, and they're from Norway, and selling at one of my soon-to-be-retailers, Greet Q. And so, well, they had to go up. You can find these, and more cards from the Darling Clementine line right here.
To me, Kat Hayes is an illustrator and artist in the tradition of Alphonse Mucha or even Egon Schiele. There's a delicious languor in her line. While I love the more girly, commercial style that she's so good at, these are a great, new exploration. The simplistic treatment creates a really dramatic silhouette that uses the white space and color on the page in a really compelling way. I'd love one of these, huge, hanging in my house (say, life size?)
Hello lovelies. I'm so, so busy today...so I am just popping in for a minute or two. Looking at these illustrations by Frenglish Illustrator Coco Pit reminds me that a still life can look just as lovely as a picture of a pretty girl...and it's probably harder to capture. I particularly love the image at the bottom, of the clutch and the fabrics. Somehow, the way she's rendered tweed and twill is just so true.
Kurt can tell you that I watch more Antiques Roadshow than anyone should. The other day, there was a lucky fellow on with two...count them...two...Audubon prints.
While I have always known about John James Audubon, I never really took the time to understand why his work is so important. After looking more closely, I could clearly see why I have always loved it...especially the pieces where his distinct style is at it's zenith. The spirit of exploration, the twisting, otherworldly shapes, and the incredible use of whitespace invoke a kind of exploration and observation that makes the world seem like a giant, magical oyster.
Personally, my favorites are his drawings of larger birds-- there is just something so weird about them, and I love how Audubon is celebrating birds athat are not quaint and dainty.
But really I can see hanging these beautiful studies up in a space with contrasting, modern/industrial furniture. While I love their conservative feel...there's a part of me that wants to accent them by opposing them.
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Yaaay, everybody!! I'm back to my normal posting schedule...hurrah! No more days spent at the Javits...watching my feet balloon through my shoes, lunching on unsatisfying, overpriced empanadas, and wondering if I'm allergic to cheap carpet.
So, here's something of note...Anna from Rifle stopped by and she is wonderful... (and also has the best eye makeup). Anna, if you're reading this, I totally know your work, and didn't make the connection when you were in my booth...I am like a deer in the headlights sometimes! If I had known it was you, I would have probably jumped around all excited and crashed my booth.
Anyhow, readers, if you'd like a sweet, interesting treat today, check out her site and blog-- here's what I love about all of it: The signature style which is present in every piece...the art direction of the photos which accents the asthetic Anna works with, and, on her blog, the wonderful mixture of design, illustration, and technical aspects, like packaging and printing. It is clear how she creates such beautiful things-- a LOT of work, and a LOT of expertise, experience, and thoughtfulness.