Flowers That May Brought

Well, May is almost over. What a glorious month. The sun came out. The sky rained. The flowers bloomed – and I collected some some for you!


Margaret Berg has been exceptionally successful in grabbing attention with her colorful watercolor designs.  Her illustrations have been translated onto cards, tableware, phone cases, linens, packaging, and on and on.


Aleks Gusakov combines text, illustration and graphic design techniques to create an interesting 3-D effect.


Anne Ten Donkelaar creates these delicately beautiful 3D collages from pressed flowers and cutout images.  Go see more of her work, please.

Flower construction #52 (w:120 h:80 d:6.5 cm)


Angie Lewin combines her printmaking skill with her study of horticulture to create a magical natural world. Love, love, love this work. She’s also been featured in a book that showcases her work and process.

Green Meadow - linocut print by Angie Lewin - printmaker

Bugs!

Well, hi there stranger. It’s been a while since I’ve posted. Trying to balance this whole family-baby-work-fun-life thing.

But it’s spring, and things are alive outside! Trees blooming. Storms raging. Bugs buzzing. Thought I’d post a few interesting bug-inspired pieces for you to admire!


You’ve probably seen her work before, but Kari Herer takes gorgeous photographs of botanicals. Here, she combines insect illustration with flowers in such a beautiful way. Find her work on etsy, here.

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Edouard Martinet turns found objects into incredible mechanical insects. “Wasp” below uses objects such as bike headlights, typewriter bells, and boot steel tips.

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Ingrid Dijkers is an artist and art journal maker. Very creative and fun work. Her website has some video tutorials, and she also leads workshops around the country.

butterfly - Ingrid Dijkers - love the way the butterfly wings are added as pages in this mini album!


Drooling over Laura Zindel‘s nature-inspired designs. Illustrations of the natural world translated onto ceramics, textiles, and jewelry. Just lovely.

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