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Felted Animals by Victor Dubrovsky.

* I love Victor Dubrovsky's needle felted animals.  Each of them has such a unique personality. I want all of them in our new farmhouse.  🙂 I invite you visit Dubrovsky's blog to learn about how he makes these felted characters. All images © Victor...

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 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...

Fabric Sculptures by Natalia Lubieniecka.

* Natalia Lubieniecka is a textile artist based in Austria. She creates one-of-a-kind birds and other curious animals using vintage fabric, lace, and other materials. The result is fascinating and intriguing.  Her sculptures seem to belong to some old cabinet of...

Our Maple Tree Farmhouse. Work in Progress.

* Dear friends, family, and specially Bill who's working on an exciting project in Spain at this time (we miss you Billy!), Here's a report about how things are going regarding our Maple Tree farmhouse remodeling. Long story short: we're right on schedule and super...

Carlo Zinelli. And Turning the Art World Inside Out.

* I want to thank Elizabeth Fens for directing me to Turning the Art World Inside Out, an important documentary that every creative person should watch, specially visual artists. This link will take you to a series of 5 videos (they split up the documentary into 5...

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...

Erin Dollar’s Paper Collages.

* I love these collages by Erin Dollar. Erin is the owner, maker, and designer behind Cotton & Flax. Since 2010 she has been creating limited edition textile goods, as well as fine art prints on paper from her studio in Los Angeles, California. You can visit her...

Embroideries by Almas Pieters.

* Almas Pieters  is an illustrator based in the Netherlands.  She creates her work by combining diverse materials such as textile, plastic, playdough and thread. I love this series of embroideries by Almas. To see more of the artist's work I invite you visit her...

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