I don’t think I’ve ever seen any art that is more beautiful than these diamonds by South African artist Kurt Pio. They are breathtaking and I want them all.
Because sometimes you just *need* an illustrated account of the Single Ladies dance, right?
It’s a beautiful, rainy day here in Perth. We don’t have a lot of rainy days so when they happen I make sure to really soak in as much wet weather awesomeness as possible.
While these prints from Yao Cheng aren’t about rainy days they have a kind of melancholic-winter’s day feel don’t you think?
Two years ago I featured the gorgeous animal art of the super talented illustrator Ashley Percival. His animal illustrations have a kind of laid back, magical quality that would work so well in a nursery or kid’s room (or grown-ups room too – I’m a big fan of this one!).
I was so happy that Ashley got in touch last week to let me know that he had a bunch of limited edition prints available on his Etsy store. They are, of course, so lovely and would make a great inclusion in anyone’s art collection. Oh and they are perfect Christmas pressies too. Want to win one? Keep reading!
Christmas cards too!
Ashley has also designed a range of Christmas cards featuring his animals that will be sold online and off (the range will be hitting Paperchase very soon).
Win! Win! Win!
Ashley has graciously offered to send 4 limited edition prints (of your choice) to one of you very lucky readers! There are a few ways to enter so get cracking! (Ashley will send the prints anywhere in the world too. Thanks Ashley!)
Sometimes, when you’ve had a bad day, you just need a few words of encouragement to pick yourself up and dust yourself off. Kim Welling’s sweet little Instant Comfort Pocket Boxes will do the trick. Oh and she also does Christmas postcards too!
You’re never to old to play with dolls, especially when they are as pretty as these ones from Wool and Water. They are designed and created by Amy Earles and I think they are the sweetest things I’ve seen all week.
As you all know, I love art. Art is transformative. It helps us to see the world in different ways. Art can move people, it can rally people, it can be the catalyst for great change.
Creating social awareness through art is something I believe in and support which is why I want to share the work of Winsome Easel with you.
“Winsome Easel believes that beautiful words and authentic relationships can transform this world. Because of this, 10% of all proceeds go to ending human trafficking and modern day slavery through an End It Movement partner organization called Made in a Free World. Your purchase is helping make a difference in the global story of freedom!”
Oh and it also helps that Kristin’s work is gorgeous too. You can buy beautiful art and help change the world. Win win!
We went for a drive into the hills over the weekend and saw the gorgeous tulips at Araluen Botanical Park. Spring is everywhere, all around us, at the moment. From the new shoots on our grape vine to the warm easterly breeze that carries the smell of the bush into my office window. It’s my favourite season.
I thought these prints by Beloved & Co summed up our little weekend escape.