Category: Art

ArtGuy Laramée’s Book Carvings

 
Silly me, all these years I’ve been reading books!
 



 
Over the past 30 years, Guy Laramée‘s resume has accumulated all of this: stage writing, stage directing, contemporary music writing, musical instrument design and building, singing, video, scenography, sculpture, installation, painting and literature. Dayam. So I guess sculpture + literature = awesome book carvings. Works for me. Though, I do have a particular affinity for book mutilation.
 




 
Though the artist’s statement is all about “the erosion of cultures” and “project(ing) us into this thick Cloud of Unknowing”, I like to think of it more as, “Oh the places you’ll go!” when you crack open a book. But erosion is nice too….
 






 
(Images courtesy of DeMilkedGuy Laramee)

ArtStill In Love with Unicorns: The Art of Tamar Mogendorff

Ahhhh, there’s nothing I love more than discovering an awesome new artist and getting to share them with all of YOU! This week’s feature is on a fresh Brooklyn-based textile artist, Tamar Mogendorff, whose work will help you arrive at your intended happy place. From soft bird cages to glitter-horned stag heads, the whimsical nature of this work reiterates that old maxim that “age ain’t nothing but a number.” (At least that’s what my inner-child is saying right now.)
 

 

 

 


 

Check out this studio shot from Lena Corwin!
 
 
 
Anyone ready for a field trip to Tamar’s studio?

ArtFashion Illustration by Esther Bayer

 
The fashion-based illustrations of Canadian artist, Esther Bayer, are this week’s homage to the inevitable (right?) arrival of spring. Taking inspiration from vintage magazine covers and little trifles like “. . . the colors of two lovely soft pink carnations that were sitting on my kitchen table;” how could you not fall in love with the soft colors and keen brushstrokes that are available in print form at her Etsy shop.
 


 
Attention Readers! Do you draw or illustrate? We would love to see your work and possibly feature it on our blog! Email sienna@lulus.com with images or a link to your work!

ArtAny Scrabble Lovers Out There?

 
It’s no secret that I have a thing for Scrabble. Ever since days-long marathon games in college, I’ve harbored a secret addiction to this frustrating-yet-brainy game. AND THEN. They invented Words with Friends. Mobile Scrabble I can play whenever I want? Um…yes, please. This game will take over my life! And the world! (Are you pondering what I’m pondering, Pinky?)
 
In the spirit of promoting nerdiness wherever I go, I decided to see where else these lovable letters have migrated…
 
to the bed…
 
 
 
…on your sleeves
 
 
across your nails…
 
 
…a beverage, please!
 
 
There’s always time…
 
 
…to eat a treat
 
 
or make a toast…
 
 
…to love so sweet!
 
 
I am secretly inspired now to go out and make a ton of cool crafty things with Scrabble tiles. When you can pull yourself away from your next WWF move, check out craftster.org for some sweet DIY Scrabble projects you can make at home!
 
Nerd on!
 
(Pics courtesy of Pinterest, We Heart It, and Google Images. Awesome poem by me.)

ArtOld School Heroes: The Art of Fab Ciraolo

Ok, I seriously have to share with you this young Chilean artist I just found out about; Fab Ciraolo. Even though he is not a sculptor, this Pop Art illust-rordinare (Ok I just made that up) is able to weld juicy characters from the past with a 1980′s-slash-2000′s sense of fashion. And all within a floating stellar abyss. ooooh . . .
 
Perhaps you remember some of Ciraolo’s Old School Heroes like Jem, She-Ra and Chetara. NO? That’s Ok, the combinations of zippy patterns, washed-out colors and subtle modern details are eye candy for us all. 
 
 
 
 
The Process:
 
 
 
Did you have fun?