Veeptopus (Jonathan Crow)

Well, I’m pretty sure I just lucked into one of the greatest things I’ve seen in awhile on ye old internet. The creativity of others never fails me. I may have mentioned this before, but one of my favourite blogs is the Jealous Curator, and I think her title is perfect. I love things and also feel a flash of jealousy at the fact that people come up with such fun ideas. Where’s my creativity? But it doesn’t bother me too much, because I still get to enjoy everything. Art is the best.

ANYHOW, Jonathan Crow is fantastical. A history buff (as evidenced by this project), writer, and artist who works out of LA. He does a variety of work, most notably (to me), a series of portraits of every single U.S. Vice President, hand-drawn, with an octopus on his head. You heard me. I’m just going to leave this here, and start saving up the $900 CAD it will cost to get a complete set of his prints on Etsy.

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Bernhard Lang Aerial Photography

Summer is basically over.  It’s time that we face the gloomy, gray, drizzly music and just accept that fact right now.  But before we say goodbye to my very favourite warm, sunny, unseasonably dry season of the whole year, let’s check out some photography.  Aerial photography, that is, by Bernhard Lang.  Most of the photos featured here are from an Adriatic beach resort, and when I look at them, I feel the sun warm on my shoulders and my feet in the sand. Join me, won’t you?

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Richard Silver Photography

Wow.  Wow wow wow.  There are times that you look at photography and go, “oh, that’s nice,” or “oh, that’s pretty.”  And there are other times that you are just captivated.  I’m so glad to be making time to search out beautiful things again, and I stumbled upon the amazing photographer Richard Silver.  I originally heard about his “Time Sliced” collection (featured at the bottom of this post), wherein he takes photos of well-known landmarks over time and splices them together, and those wowed me enough.  Then I discovered that Silver is the master of “Tilt-Shift” photography, which makes the subjects and their surroundings look to be of a scale on par with an ant.  I was collecting photos for this post, and just kept going and going and going.  He sells prints through many different places (links are all on his website), and I wish I could afford one.  My goodness, they took my breath away.  Enjoy!

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Hyemi Jeong

Holy cuteness, Batman!  Hyemi Jeong is a Korean-Canadian artist based out of Toronto.  She excels at combining everyday objects and adorable doodles to make precious little works of art.  She posts her creations on Instagram, and I’ve already followed her.  You should too!

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Help Ink

Hello, all you beautiful readers! I suppose you thought I’d perished, but FEAR NOT! I have just been Fringing my little heart out. So here I am, back with more artistic things that I adore.

Today’s post is about a site I discovered called Help Ink. For every five dollars you spend on their site (they make prints, notebooks, cards, and other paper goods with designs from a variety of collaborating artists), they will donate one dollar of it to one of several charities of your choice. The charities provide such things as books to African children, medical supplies, and clean drinking water. It’s such a great idea, and a way to get some beautiful art and support others.

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Jerome Berbigier Photography

Greetings, children of the universe! I have been pretty busy these last few weeks, and as such there was no way for me to keep up the rate of posting I was making during my extended sick leave from work. But don’t you worry, dear readers. I have certainly still been following my favourite art and design blogs, and have a lot of really neat things to share with you, if I can just find the time to do it!

Today’s post is about Jerome Berbigier. Jerome is a French-born, Sydney-based photographer who specializes in landscape photography. As I have probably mentioned before, I am mildly obsessed with Nordic countries and the northern climates. Far from his only work, my favourite photographs by far are those he has taken of Iceland. Colourful, quiet, and natural, I feel like I’m there when I look at them.

Danmala

Kathy Klein is an Arizona-based artist who adores nature. Possessing a profound love for plants, animals, and people, she creates Mandala art (a traditional Hindu and Buddhist art form) out of flowers and other natural substances such as fruits and vegetables. Her work is colourful, meditative, peaceful, and simply stunning.