December 4, 2013
London-based artist Paul X. Johnson definitely has a way with the ladies - painting them, that is. He uses a beautiful muted color palette to set the tone for his moody raven-haired vamps, who always seem to have something on their mind. Whatever that may be, they look good doing it, and his restrained technique with the brush really brings them to life. I would kill to have a portrait done in his style! After I get my eyebrows done of course. See more from Paul here.
Cats. Plants. Put the two together. I don't know why Chicago-based artist Stephen Eichhorn decided to collage felines with flora, but quite frankly I don't need any reason to enjoy these amazing portraits. They are ridiculous and delightful! Check out more from him here.
I just came across the quirky illustrations of artist Catalina Bustos Mendoza, aka catalinabu, who hails from Santiago Chile. Everything in her work has such a sense of humor and playfulness, and I like that her quick and loose style shows that she doesn't over-think things too much. Her characters in particular have such a funny quality about them, I can only imagine that she must be a cool girl to hang out with! You can see more of her work here, and her tumblr is pretty entertaining too.
November 13, 2013
Hooray - 2013 holiday cards are now up in my Etsy shop! Hopefully there's a little something for everyone, from Christmas to Hanukkah to happy holiday animals (yep, that means a Santa cat). Get them while they're hot here!
October 25, 2013
I'm excited to kick off my return to the blogosphere with a preview of the new collaboration between fashion powerhouse Nike and classic Oregon textile company Pendleton Woolen Mills. The Nike N7 Holiday 13 Collection all started with a design for a gorgeous wool blanket - and while I'm normally more of a color girl, I love that they took a less traditional route and kept the palette tight in grays and black. Once complete, the blanket then inspired the other items - a his and hers tee, a windbreaker with tonal embroidery, and two sneakers with wool piecing - all incorporating the monochrome geo pattern in different ways. Not only does the collection look good, but a portion of the blanket proceeds goes to the American Indian College Fund. For now, my eyes are on those Air Force 1 Highs. See more about the collaboration here.