Adorable and extremely BRiLLiANT re-purposed vintage stylings for children... handmade by Esther Croak of chinny chin chin...I'm in love love love! oxo (I'm out of time this to link every photo-but will try later today-visit her shop and blog to view it all! )
Per my usual, I'm a day late and a dollar (or more) short on the latest goings on in the art world. Thankfully, I was alerted to artist Amy Wilson this morning and the clever tote bags she's creating from the remnants of her recent public art installation. Find them here. And don't despair...many of them are sold, but she'll be adding about ten new original bags every week-the next update is tomorrow night-Wednesday, May 19th, at 7pm EST.
Jersey City artist Amy Wilson's watercolor drawings feature a cast of child-like female characters who communicate their thoughts, fears, hopes and dreams through diaristic text. Often deeply personal, the work touches on the inner life of the artist while addressing broader cultural ideas about femininity, art, science, and politics. In some instances the drawings become three-dimensional with the incorporation of cut-outs and pop-up constructions.
Amy also teaches drawing and art history at the School of Visual Arts. Her work has been reviewed in publications such as the New Yorker, The New York Times, and Art in America. View and discover more on her blog, website, and Flickr albums! xo
Needing something lovely and light to ponder...I look to the talented Holly of Golly Bard. Of course, I'm drawn to her birds and nests... but am so much more captivated by her color palette and fine details. Watercolor is very difficult for me and I have immense respect for those who command it so masterfully! Her Flickr Album is packed with treasures...looksee here. xo
While I have simply nothing going on in my life other than trying to sell our home and working out of our hot packed garage for the time being...I thought I'd share with you some magical scenes from my best friend, Amy Zurcher's life. These are photos she took last weekend at Savannah College of Art and Design's SCADStyle Party in Savannah. The amazing giant lanterns were made through a collaboration between artists, Karen McVay Butch and Martha Enzmann. Aren't they incredible!? xo
Photos by Amy Zurcher!
The lanterns appear to be made from a mix of fabric created by SCAD's