Category: Art

ArtChalk of the Walk: Edgar Müller’s 3D Sidewalk Art

 
Remember those wonderful summer days when Mom would let you bust out the big bucket of sidewalk chalk and go to town on the driveway? This is nothing like that…
 

 
Edgar Müller is a self-taught German street artist who’s been creating mind-blowing street art since the age of sixteen, and has held the title of ‘maestro madonnari’ (master street painter) since 1998. He’s travelled the world, sharing his captivating talent with a welcoming international audience. I could try to explain all the tricks and angles, but isn’t it more fun to just stare in awe?
 
Duality (Moscow)
 
Ice Age (Ireland)
 
Lava Burst (Germany)
 
The Cave Project (Germany)
 
The artist at work
 

Waterfall (Canada)
(Images courtesy of demilked.com)
 
Learn more about Müller and his amazing street art (he does more than just three dimensional landscapes) at Metanamorph.
 
Impressed? Which works are your favorites?

ArtWeekend Inspiration: Dreamy Photos

Weekends in the summertime should be filled with fun and festivities! In my head, summer days have a hazy and warm feeling, filled with bright colors and dreamy lighting. While browsing around online, I came across these gorgeous photos that embody my idea of warm, lazy months. With carnivals, beaches, good food, and travel, these photos are definitely a picture-perfect vision of summer. Take a look below for my favorites from shop owner Happeemonkee on Etsy!

Make sure to stop over to HappeeMonkee on Etsy for more amazing travel, nature, and still-life photography!
 
What makes a perfect summer day for you?

ArtCurrently Obsessed: Christopher Bush Photography


 
I recently stumbled upon photographer Christoper Bush on tumblr, and now I cannot get enough. His grainy black & whites and desaturated colors of beautiful women have a minimalist and effortless style that keep me wanting more. But enough from me; I’ll let this New York native’s work speak for itself. Check out his work below.
 
 
 
 
 
What do you guys think of these photos? If you want to see more, head over to his site to check out the rest of his work.
 
Are you a Christopher Bush fan now!?

ArtPerfect Prints by Kitschy Kitschy Cool on Etsy!

If you are looking for a way to spruce up your living space or even your office at work, a print by Kitschy Kitschy Cool is the way to go! With vintage-inspired images mixed with a modern twist, these prints will create a sunny and cute mood in any room of the house! Kitschy Kitschy Cool has super low prices that allow everyone to make their home more beautiful with affordable art! Check out some of my favorites below!

Bird in the Hand Vintage Illustration

 
 
 
 
 
Make sure to check out the shop for more fabulous prints! 
 
What kind of prints do you have on your walls already?

ArtResume Art: Spring Clean Your CV

The rains have (mostly) gone, and the flowers are officially here, so you know what that means…it’s time for a little spring cleaning!
 
Many of you may be graduating from school soon or ready for a summer break between semesters, so it’s the perfect time to bust out that resume and spruce it up for your next interview! No matter what job you’re applying for and no matter what industry you’d like to enter, the competition has definitely gotten much stiffer recently. More and more, it’s become increasingly important to stand out from the crowd and be remembered in order to interest future employers.
 
Now, while some very creative people have taken this advice to the extreme and come up with the unique and engaging resumes below. Many of them are for graphic design jobs, but others are for more mainstream positions like serving and freelance writing. 
 
Take a look:
 
 
 
 
This is certainly a little different than your average restaurant resume!
 
 
These resumes above are hand-stitched!
 
 
 
Want to see more creative resumes like these? Check out Hongkiat.com (where I found these pics) for inspiration.
 
Now, here’s the real question:  while these resumes are definitely eye-catching, do you think they are as effective as a simple black and white one in Times New Roman? Some people claim it depends what job you’re applying to, others say go all out on the design and cross your fingers, and still others are die-hard traditionalists. It seems to be a fine line between terrific and too much.
 
Not into the crazy and uber-creative? Check out this site and this site for some basic resume-boosting tips. 
 
I personally have never veered beyond the wild black & white yonder, but have you? What kinds of resumes have you found to be the most effective?