Thursday, September 18, 2014

A Confident Handshake

I super-love artwork by Adam Hill. The happy, destructive octopus with ye-olde ships and the snakey handshake are my faves. See more here.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Creature Colors

Photo from Brisbane Insects.

I followed an "odd nature" google-trail after my colorful mushroom post and found this freaky, freaky wattle cup caterpillar. Does this really exist?! What's even better is that I found a yarn company (Cephalopod) that actually made a wattlecup-inspired colorway of their yarn. Sadly Cephalopod went out of business in July but their yarns had other great names/inspiration like "Blue Ringed Octopus" and "Violet Tailed Bluet".

Friday, September 12, 2014

Stranger than Fiction

This one's supposed to be edible… would you dare? Photographer: Jozef Pavlík

 Photographer: Dr. Orlaff

Nature has the best imagination… look at these fairytale mushrooms!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Head in the Clouds

Oh, what a great idea to have a cloud-painted headboard. Sweet dreams! (thanks, Apartment Therapy).

Saturday, September 6, 2014


I love the work of Atak (a.k.a. German Artist Hans-Georg Barber) whose work reminds me of early American folk art. This spread is from Topsy Turvy World, a children's book published by the always-cool NoBrow Books. Atak's website here.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

A Mysterious Art

This beautiful image is from a Japanese Artist named 山下由介. That's all I know. Twenty minutes of Googling tells me nothing more. If anyone knows about him/her feel free to comment. No matter who our mysterious Artist is, the work is mesmerizing. I love the perspective, the use of white and the peaceful mood.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

A Legacy

Oh my! I just discovered Alice and Martin Provensen. They were an adorable couple from the era of early animation and they became an illustrating duo. I had an awful time choosing which pieces to show on this blog — they were prolific and all their work is fabulous. Alice, in her 90s, is still illustrating. It's worth reading their Wiki bio.