Argh the cuteness that comes from Maja Säfström’s Instagram account is just crazy. Maja creates some of the sweetest little characters with some of the quirkiest (and funniest) captions. Check out her feed. You’ll adore it!
Paper cutters like this week’s IOTW Annabelle Williams would have to be the most patient, steady-handed people ever. It must take ages to create these beautiful and fragile pieces. She must have nerves of steel. I don’t think I could work with something so fragile – I am a super klutz – so it’s safer for me to stand on the sidelines and just stare in wonder.
How amazing it must be to be able to pluck an image from your imagination and recreate it on a page? I admire artists like today’s Instagrammer Elise Hurst. She captures a world of anthropomorphic animals, fierce females and other fantastical beasts.
Snail mail lovers, the Dear You Project’s Instagram feed will fill you with inspiration and perhaps a little mail envy too. Created by the very talented Beatrice (who lives in a small town in Italy), it’s a visual diary of incoming and outgoing mail as well as requests for pen pals. Paper nerds will love this feed!
I have saved so many images from The Workspace Stylist’s Instagram feed. I just can’t get enough of the clean and pristine spaces, clutter-free desks and carefully ordered tchotchkes. I aspire to have a nice office but for now I’m fine with looking at other peoples.
Jenny Sjodin is an illustrator, story teller and graphic designer from Stockholm, Sweden. I really like her graphic style. The use of different textures is such a good way to add extra dimension to a piece. She recently created images for the UNHRC, depicting the lives of refugees and they are so beautifully done, so respectful and dignified. She’s definitely someone you should follow.
Everything on the Cloth and Paper Instagram feed fills me with so much joy that I can’t adequately convey how much I love everything they do. I’m obsessed with their black and white, classic style.
Small things can be incredibly beautiful as the art of South African, Lorraine Loots shows. Lorraine spends anywhere between three to seven hours painstakingly painting her miniature works of art on 10 centimetre-squared pieces of paper. Despite the small physical size, Lorraine is able to capture the essence of each subject beautifully. Her art may be small but her talent is anything but.