Elizabeth Shriver’s Ceramics.

* Elizabeth Shriver's work is so beautiful and organic. In the artist's own words: "I work with clay to create an array of graceful, organic forms.  These pieces are made through a variety of hand-building methods such as slab-building, coiling, pinching, and forming...

Catherine Frere-Smith’s Art.

* Catherine Bennett (designing under her maiden name Frere-Smith) is a textile designer and artist based in Canterbury, England, United Kingdom. She designs textiles and creates embroidered sculptures inspired by her childhood upbringing in rural Kent. Catherine...

Alice Wellinger’s Art.

* Alice Wellinger is a very talented artist and illustrator based in Lustenau, Austria.  Her work is surreal, ironic, and it deals with the troubles of daily life and childhood memories. I invite you to visit the artist's website to see more of her paintings. You can...

Peggy Osterkamp’s Fiber Art.

* I love the delicacy of Peggy Osterkamp's fiber work. Once an apprentice to Jim Ahrens in a production studio, Osterkamp has introduced hundreds of students to weaving theory and production weaving. She is also a textile scholar, and offers individual and group...

How to Become an Illustrator.

* Today I'm sharing a personal e-mail that I wrote to a young man who's interested in becoming an illustrator. We got connected through Janet Jetkins, a super talented art director with whom I  have collaborated in different projects. First, you will see his e-mail,...

New Handmade Boxes.

* Here are 2 more boxes that I made for the new house (first one is here). Can you guess what I used for the bottom of this round box? Surprise! You can try to guess in the comments. I made the lid out of thick paper board (the one used for book binding). Then I...

Wallpaper Inspiration.

* Patterns on the wall can turn a regular space into a special one. Here are some beautiful examples of wallpaper for inspiration. I'm tempted to paint something on one of the walls in our new farmhouse. Right now it's only an idea. But if the muses really insist that...

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