liz tran

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I think what I enjoy most about Liz Tran‘s work is her color palette. Those vibrant colors paired with the dreamy feel are enough to get me hooked! See her portfolio on her site.

bird dogs

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I can’t decide if these are kind of cute or rather creepy. I’m torn – maybe somewhere in between… Either way, they’re really interesting, and original! They’re made by Emily Valentine, and you can see them all on her site. It’s worth looking at, there are quite a few and they’re all different – I had trouble picking some to show you!
I will say that it would be fun to have a dog with pretty wings! He he!
I saw these on NotCot!

Grace J. -Apr 20, 2009, 9:52PM
I think they're really cute! The art itself is interesting, but if I had this hanging up in my house-it would be creepy.
lorraine -Apr 20, 2009, 8:38PM
Kinda sad looking if you ask me. Where did the feathers come from. I just see pain.

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wolf & pig

I love this little stop-motion video! I don’t want to bombard you all with videos, but it’s really darn cute and it’s really clever – it’s put together using developed photos! Watch for yourself to see what I mean!

Via.

Shelley -Apr 17, 2009, 11:46AM
too much fun!

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this will blow your mind!

Althea Crome knits things so tiny, you will hardly believe it even after you watch the video below.

Adding to her claim to fame is that she hand-knit all the little clothes that appeared in the movie Coraline. Awesome!

Lucy -Apr 16, 2009, 11:04PM
That's so neat! She must have an excellent eye for details
Jaime Melfi -Apr 16, 2009, 9:11PM
WOW!! I've seen an interview with this woman before but never a video like this with the close ups!! Unbelievable!! my mind is truly blown!

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doily art

I love these heart, brain and lung doily drawings by Lisa Solomon. I had never seen her work before, and though I was initially attracted to her site for the organs, her other doily drawings are really cool too!

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So pretty and delicate! Check out Lisa’s site for more.
Via Poppytalk.

Liz -Apr 16, 2009, 11:52AM
these are so lovely!!

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thomas doyle

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Thomas Doyle, the creator of these incredible dioramas, says in his artist statement that he feels work done in such small scale allows for the intimacy one might feel peering into a museum display case or dollhouse. I completely agree – and I think that is one thing that is so appealing about these pieces! It is quite like looking into a dollhouse for me, except rather than wanting to jump in and join the scene, I am worried for the little people in these dioramas – they seem like they are in peril! Still, amazing work, and you can check out Thomas’ site to see more.

Osvaldo Coggin -Dec 02, 2010, 4:11PM
nice post , thank you for your efforts.
Lizzie -Apr 18, 2009, 6:10PM
cool, kind of reminds me of margurite keyes http://mossstories.com/marguerite/collections/whenwillwe/3.html

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pop-up trees

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These tree pop-up books are wonderful! They’re made of paper and a bit of wood by Lizzie Thomas of Brighton, UK.
Via.

monsieur/mademoiselle

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These simple little prints by Blanca Gomez are part of a cute set she did called Monsieur/Mademoiselle. I’m especially enjoying the rainy ones, since it is so so rainy here today! See the whole happy set here.

rawlyn -Apr 14, 2009, 9:42PM
aww i like the last one
fpkate -Apr 14, 2009, 5:16PM
Oooohhh...I just bought a print from this series! It was so hard to pick just one.

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tara donovan

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These pieces by Tara Donovan are both minuscule and immense! As always, I love to see small objects put together to create something huge, but even cooler that the small objects are so normal – buttons, pencils, styrofoam cups… That stuff never ceases to amaze me. See many more of her pieces here.
Via beautiful/decay.

Nani -Apr 13, 2009, 6:59PM
Really really cool!

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painted frames

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I love these brightly colored frames that TotallyJuliaRAd paints. So clever! I love the old ornate frames with such eye-popping colors! She sticks illustrations from children’s books in them for the pictures. I think I feel a DIY coming on…

chickie bookmarks!

I downloaded these awesome chick bookmarks from JinJurup, and I love them so much! I glued the printer paper to card-stock before I cut mine out, just to make them more sturdy. They are so cute! Get yours here, for free of course!
Via Folding Trees.

fire-tagging

Can you believe this graffiti? It’s called ‘fire-tagging’ and the way it’s apparently done is the artist writes their signature in lighter fluid and then sets the area aflame. Well for a moment anyway, presumably they put the fire right back out, he he! It looks awesome! Reminds me of those high-school days playing with hair-spray and a lighter on the pavement…
Via Nylon blogs.

-Apr 21, 2009, 8:18PM
This is a great way to inspire little arsonists to burn down buildings.
Jaime Melfi -Apr 15, 2009, 6:18PM
I'm in no way a pyro, ha, but that is soooo cool!!! kids don't try this at home ha

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