Munieca

October 27, 2010 | by admin in handmade, illustration

Andrea Sardo, the artist known as Munieca loves to draw, paint and make collages with paper. The name of her Etsy store means “doll” in Spanish. She creates unique accessories using her soft and sweet illustrations and is inspired by the Asian culture, anime, kawaii and folklore. Her cute little character dolls, birds and flowers are ever present in her handmade crafts.

If you want to see more of her work, visit the Flickr photostream. Follow @muniecas on Twitter.

* Images and content used with permission from artist.
Please do not distribute without first contacting the artist.


El Costurero Real

October 25, 2010 | by admin in Costume

El Costurero Real (the Royal Tailor) specializes in gorgeous Medieval, Renaissance and Fantasy costumes, jewelry and complements. At the CostureroReal Etsy shop, you will find many made to order gowns, cloaks, and corsets. The photography is so stunning and that these pieces become true works of art!

Alassie was born into a family of seamstresses in Granada. She began her studies of Textile Art, where she learned great quantity of textile crafts as the woven of tapestries and carpets, natural dyeing, traditional silk-screen, basketry. After studying pattern creation, fashion design and styling in the Art School of Granada, she decided that costume design was going to be her purpose. She moved to Barcelona where she took a Master in Costume Design for Theater, Movies, Opera and TV at the Instituto Europeo di Design.

El Costurero Real blog, thought at first to be a logbook of her works in design, but as it had a great acceptance and many visits it became her registered trademark. After appearing in some media, as the newspaper El Mundo, Granada Hoy, 20 Minutos, and many online media, she was awarded by the Junta de Andalucía for the Best Idea of Young Company 2009. By the Spring of 2009 she worked as costume designer for El Muro, the audiovisual adaptation from a comic by Alfonso Azpiri, what allowed her to join at last the cinematographic industry.

Nowadays, moving between Granada and Barcelona, she has her own atelier which includes its production team, centered in costume design for audiovisual ends and the marketing of her collection.

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Danita Art

October 18, 2010 | by admin in art

The artist known as Danita Art is a self-taught mixed media folk artist who makes adorable original art, dolls, collages, jewelry ACEOs and more. Because art exists in her life in many different forms, she must have an amazing boost in creative energy every day.

She experiments with different techniques and media to let her creative spirit express itself. She is always looking for new variations of her favorite theme: the female portrait. Each colorful painting depicts a woman in an instant of her life. There’s a story behind her that is left for the viewer to imagine.

Check out the Free Motion Personas online workshops at Crescendoh Creative Lab guides you through weekly videos on how to fuse papers and fabrics with free motion stitching techniques to create an exquisite mixed-media art quilt.

Links:
DanitaShop on Etsy
DanitaArt Flickr Photostream
Follow @danitaart on Twitter.


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Cutesypoo Toys

October 17, 2010 | by admin in toys

Jocelan Thiessen and Jayson Thiessen of Cutesypoo Toys work day and night imagining cute toys with names like Musseloom, Ice-Kimo, Mr. Hot Dog Bun, Little Miss Egg Tart and Miss Rocket Pop. Jocelan draws inspiration from the squirrels on her patio, trips to Tokyo and her personal life. She make the quirky Chinese bakery toys based on what her grandmother would bake when she was a child.

Hopefully I can get my hands on Little Miss Egg Tart!

Links:
Follow @cutesypoo on Twitter.
Cutesypoo Etsy shop
Cutesypoo Flickr Gallery

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Please do not distribute without first contacting the artist.


Roadside Projects

October 17, 2010 | by admin in illustration

In the Three-Dimensional Design class at SCAD, we translated 2D forms into 3D foam core models. So, I know firsthand that the materialization of a flat piece of paper or board into a 3D form is a difficult process and takes quite a lot of patience. After starting over several times and leaving class to get stitches, I gave up on this particular artistic endeavor for a few years.

In 2008, I stumbled across the illustrations of Jayme McGowan at Roadside Projects. I am in awe of her ability to focus and control herself to transform her magical collages into stunning 3D works of art. She constructs her intricate cut paper images from an ever-growing collection of new and re-purposed paper. She cuts each piece individually with steady hands and tiny scissors and carefully glues them into place – often with the aid of tweezers. The most prominent themes throughout the works are roadside attractions. She crafts her stories inside box frames and sometimes sells the originals as well as prints. I really want to know how she photographs her work for them to be sold as prints. :)

You can see her works-in-progress on her Roadside Projects blog, her Flickr gallery and you can purchase her work through Etsy. Enjoy!

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Julia Galdo & Cody Cloud

October 6, 2010 | by admin in photography

I like different images for different reasons. Sometimes I like an image for its visual strength, sometimes for its content. When you’ve got both in one photo, it’s exquisite. There seems to be something of an enigmatic aura that surrounds the photography of Julia Galdo and Cody Cloud. The style and emotional stories grab you and just won’t let go. They work on her own and in collaboration as Team JUCO. Together, they have the ability to convey emotion as an underlying message… subtle, elegant and sensitive.

A few months ago I came across the “House Wife” series, and from the moment I saw the photographs, I was drawn into the empty boredom of the housewife. It felt like I was peeking in on secret, intimate moments that I shouldn’t be witnessing. I love photography that captures a feeling of an ordinary, unstaged slice of life just as the events are occurring. Take look at the entire series and more at Team JUCO.

Peruse more of Julia’s stunning portfolio at the Flickr gallery. Follow @juliagaldo on Twitter.

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Dilka Bear

October 1, 2010 | by admin in art

Dilkabear creates dreamy worlds filled with delicate doll-like characters, wee pet friends and arcadian landscapes. Her characters are at the same time beautiful and unsettling. Her vision translates into a feast for the eyes, mind, and soul. I love looking through the Flickr gallery to see the evolution of her style.

Dilka’s artwork is available on prints, originals and ACEOs in the DilkaBear Etsy shop. Check out her artwork on Polarity’s interchangeable magnetic lockets on Etsy and the kokeshi doll that was made for the 2009 Kokeshi Show at the LATDA museum.

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Website Bakery is an exhibition and inspiration showcase gallery that aggregates art, design, web design, illustration, handmade, products, etc. Curated by Kimberly Coles, Creative Director, Illustrator and Web Designer.

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