Monday, January 17, 2011

Brite things are coming...

Hello Lovelies~

I hope you are all doing well this fine Monday! A lot to share as usual. First, I've had people ask me in the past where I get my inspiration for new pieces (because my work is obviously pretty unique). Of course, literary sources and movies, but I also love junking and I've picked up a ton of bright, colorful things for my studio that make me happy when I'm working and/or inspire me. I just posted some of these things to my Flickr stream. Take a peek!


These pieces have also inspired a new art photo series that I will be releasing in roughly 2 weeks time. It's bright, it's fun, and it's perfect for spring. I think you're going to love it Kiddies!


And lastly, I am working on a little set of cupid paintings for the shop that I think you will love. Only one set will be available for V-day, and they'll be cute, so standby. I will let you guys know first, because you're my favorites...

Inspired by this evil little guy. Yikes.


So, speaking of inspiration, I found Flora Fauna World recently while perusing the web and I fell in love. They are a design studio that also creates art posters and letterpress. Combining organic shapes and design elements with a clean, modern aesthetic and a mastery of typography seems to be their signature. Take a look. I love that snow globe card.


And speaking of flora and fauna, artist Iori Tomita combines specimens and art in a new and beautiful way. In her New World Transparent Specimens series, she utilizes a method of specimen preparation developed by the fisheries field, that breaks down proteins, rendering the specimen transparent. She then injects dyes into the bone structures, creating beautifully preserved and brightly colored aquatic specimens. When science meets art, great things happen people. Wow.


And holy smokes you guys. I sometimes post strange news stories and it's been awhile, so I dug up this doozie for you. Did you read about the poor guy on the NY city subway that was sleeping and had a giant rat crawl over his face? Yeah. Holy. And the worst part is, someone video taped the whole thing instead of waking him up. What the?! Poor man. I can't even imagine.

And we thought this was creepy...

Until next time: unpleasant dreams...

2 comments:

Becklee Cottage Designs said...

you have a unique "twist" to your site for sure. :-)

The Stapelia Company said...

Thank you Becklee! :)