I wanted to share these beautiful watercolur prints with you on this sunny Wednesday morning. Yao Cheng is from Columbus, Ohio and she started her design studio in 2012 after working in the fashion industry. She says that she has always had a fondness for creating beautiful works of art. “Painting and drawing has always been an extension of who I am. Ever since my mom took me to my first drawing class at the age of 3, I knew this was it. This has remained the best and most enjoyable way for me to connect with the world.”
Yao’s work is so beautiful. I’m captivated by the Santorini print below. Be sure to check out Yao’s Etsy store too.
Floral Movement in Orange
I’m mesmerised by these prints from Amanda Marino. Space certainly has a way of making us feel so very small. I love the descriptions Amanda uses to. I think this one – for her print of Jupiter’s Moons – is really beautiful.
“Sometimes when problems come and they try to take my peace from me, I sit and I pay attention to everything around me. Then, I remember … I’m a tiny little creature that we call it “human”, on a floating space rock, surrounded by many other floating space rocks, in a very VERY distant place form the next universe. And yet, the Creator made all of this for me? What’s there to worry about? When you look at this art print I want you to be reminded that sometimes, things are not in our control but they always end up the way they were meant to.”
Check out Amanda’s beautiful work.
You really can’t go wrong with black and white. It’s a classic combo that can be both elegant and emotive. One of my favourite new (to me) artists is New Zealand-based Maiko Nagao who does black and white so, so, so well.
Be YOU tiful
You and me against the world
But first, coffee
It is no secret that I love Blacklist; I’ve written about the store before. There is something about the simple yet striking prints that really captivate me. If I could, I’d buy these six immediately. Do you have any favourite Blacklist prints?
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
I am smitten by these cards from Felicity French. Her illustrations are all so magical and bright and full of happy thoughts and messages.
Not only is she a card and print designer extraordinaire, but she also illustrates children’s books and colouring-in books. How awesome!
Here are some of my favourite designs by Felicity. Be sure to visit her website to see more loveliness.
You can follow Felicity on Twitter and Facebook.
I am obsessed with space. There are very few things that are as humbling as looking up to the heavens on a cloudless night. I don’t think it’s possible for us mere humans to fully grasp the magnitude of the universe because there no words to adequately describe it. If you get a chance, take a walk tonight and look up. Marvel at everything you see.
“All these illustrious worlds, and many more,
Which by the tube astronomers explore:
And millions which the glass can ne’er descry,
Lost in the wilds of vast immensity;
Are suns, are centres, whose superior sway
Planets of various magnitudes obey.“
– Sir Richard Blackmore, The Creation
The Op Spot
I find collections of things really fascinating. I collect old, old letters (I think my oldest is from the late 1800’s), vintage postcards of bears, sugar skulls, crucifixes and magazines (I lost count at 500). I think that’s why I love these prints from Typologies – they show how things can be the same but so very different too.
So, what do you collect?
Writers and Their Typewriters
Evolution of the Surfboard
Great American Novels
If you have a love of retro’ish art you’re going to love these prints from Dewey Howard. I’m getting a really heavy 70’s vibe from these ones. So much beautiful colour!
Because sometimes you just need so cute deer art, isn’t that right Oana Befort?
Fawn and Flora>