As much as I enjoy finding street art gems while strolling along the streets, I cannot stand tags and graffiti on unwanted surfaces. Here's one that I saw on my street the other day. Curses to the derelict that did that. However, here's an act of 'vandalism' that I definitely approve of. Moscow-based Russian illustrator Nikita Golubev sees a canvas where others just see dirt. He uses . . .
Why draw on paper when you can do the complete opposite – draw with paper. The art of paper quilling has been around for centuries, using small strips of coloured paper to create different shapes and turning them images, decorative pieces or even jewellery. I remember getting paper quilling packs as a child and twirling and twisting the paper to create birds, flowers, and a whole range of . . .
It was a sad moment all around when Dandelion was announced to be retiring after 27 years - the bright yellow in Crayola's crayon set. This was decided in order to make room for a new blue shade. *cue sad music* "Our beloved Dandelion decided to announce his retirement early! There’s no taming an adventurous spirit! #NationalCrayonDay" - Crayola This isn't a first-time occurrence for the crayon . . .
Here's one about a fellow Aussie - Elisa Mazzone is a talented art director, illustrator and an avid fan of all things beautiful. Now based in London, she creates gorgeous visual landscapes and keepsakes, weaving mediums together with allegorical needle and thread. She explores the female form through her choice of colours, shapes and flowing lines. Purposely unfinished, the illustrations have an . . .
This week has been a good one to say the least. It started with an Amazing Race-style event that ended in a completely unexpected proposal by my boyfriend of 10 years. Then the HelloGiggles team let me know that an article I wrote has been published on their website. I've been going on their website since I discovered New Girl and started fangirling over Zooey Deschanel, so I . . .
I just stumbled across Samorost 3 and it's hands-down the most beautiful game I've ever come across. Okay, I don't exactly play many games at all - but every new scene and world provide you with some serious visual eyecandy. Samarost 3 is a puzzle point-and-click adventure game developed by Amanita Design, starring a small, white-clad humanoid with a little cap and brown boots. Each character . . .
Halloween is probably my favourite time of year. It used to be Christmas - now it's a close tie. That's because in Australia, we don't wear funny outfits and roam the streets. Come on. Dress ups, parties, creepy artwork found across Instagram - what's there not to love. Here's me. Here's a collection of wonderful Halloween posts I found while scouring across my Explore feed. From . . .
Berlin-based greeting card designer and freelance illustrator Charly Clements creates the most adorable series titled 'Real Life Lines'. She puts personality into a whole range of inanimate objects, imagining the things they said if they had a voice. The simplest of doodles breathes life into each of them and certainly puts a smile on one's face. Other than the awesome . . .
Brainpickings asked artist extraordinaire Wendy MacNaughton to illustrate Susan Sontag’s reflections on art and the results are truly wonderful. The quotes used were carefully culled by Brainpickings from more than 1,000 pages of diary entries from both the same volume and the one preceding it, Reborn: Journals and Notebooks, 1947-1963. Here they are... All aesthetic judgment is really . . .
Here's my latest hitRECORD challenge entry - The Shoe Girl. Based on a line from this poem, I created my little girl. "Sally who only just turned two, pulls a rabbit from her shoe." Magic Town - REmix, CMather She is confused. On one hand, she's (literally) holding a bunny she has just miraculously pulled out of her shoe. A trick she's learnt since a she was a year and a half. On the . . .