Category: Art

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?

ArtHanging Happiness: Mobiles by Starcraft

  Etsy is one of my favorite online market places for art and unique crafts, and this week while browsing I came across a talented seller creating colorful and cheery mobiles! The Starcraft, a shop dedicated to paper art, is cranking out some serious mood-boosting mobiles that caught my eye immediately. Im always drawn in by bright colors, and these hanging works of art are so vibrant I just had to share them with you. Take a look below for some of my favorites.
 
 
In showers of starry delight, the vela multi, shown above, have bright bursting colors that will fill up your home and create a conversation piece. 
 
 
 The streamlined antila multi reminds me of a string of shooting stars.
 
 
 Shown above, in curly-cues of sweet pink and red is the mingling meteors mobile. This beauty is available in colors of your choice to customize your swirling home galaxy!
 
 
I love anything rainbow and this sweet cluster of stars and spheres is the perfect colorful component to a drab white wall. The ursa minor multi with spheres might just be my newest addition to my home. 
 
What do you think of these beautiful mobiles?

ArtCalling all Barbie Fans: Mattel Channels the Great Masters

Barbie is branching out. 
 
In addition to her pink pom-pom self, we’re seeing another side of this lady’s iconic face. At this year’s Toy Fair in February, Mattel unveiled three new dolls in honor of some of the world’s greatest paintings and their respective artists.
 
 
The three dolls include the Mona Lisa Barbie, the Klimt Barbie, and the Van Gogh Barbie. Their stylings are carefully mirrored after the famous works of art and are sure to be an incredible addition to your Barbie collection. Make sure you take a good look at their makeup and clothing, because it’s spot on. These are some of the most gorgeous dolls I’ve ever seen, and their unique expressions add a little more heart and soul to the usual Barbie face.
 
Mona Lisa Barbie
 
Painted by Leonard da Vinci between 1503-1507, this intriguing portrait is one of the most famous paintings of all time. It is carefully guarded in the Louvre in Paris.
 
 You can pre-order Miss Mona here.
 
Klimt Barbie
 
Art Nouveau painter Gustav Klimt finished this portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer in 1907. It is on display at the Neue Galerie in New York City.
 
Pre-order the Klimt doll here.
 
Van Gogh Barbie
 
Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night is one of the most widely recognized Impressionist paintings ever, completed in 1887 and now residing in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
 
 Pre-order Van Gogh doll here.
 
 Images and info from these sites:
 
 
Which one of these gorgeous gals will you be adding to your collection? (I want all three!)

ArtAshley Goldberg’s Fine Paintings and Prints

Need a little weekend inspiration? Me too! Luckily, I was super excited to find the prints and paintings of Ashley Goldberg! With saturated colors and moody expressions, her simple yet stunning work is sure to be the centerpiece in a room or collection. This Portland-based artist has been drawing and painting since a child and feels as though she is creating new friends with each piece. Her imagination shines through in her work, mirroring yet altering human emotion and expression. With a shop on Etsy, you can shop and check out some of the captivating works below.

 

Two of my favorites, shown above, make you wonder what these little friends are thinking. Their eyes seem full of stories worth telling! 

 I absolutely love the detail in the bear print and the warm browns with an accent of red. The turquoise and red combination, above, are simply captivating and draw you in, making you wonder what ails this poor child.

 The above print reminds me of souls traveling to a better place, safely enclosed in a cloud of pink warmth.

Named Gaggle of Girls, the above print seems to capture the jovial moment where you see dozens of children on a fieldtrip. All wearing matching bandanas or tee shirts and lead by their teachers, you can always catch the joy the children feel being out and about at a young age. I love this for reminding me of those funny moments.

Make sure to check out Ashley’s fabulous shop and show some love! At around only $20 a print, we can all make her beautiful artwork part of our lives. If you’re anything like me, this artist will inspire you to start a collection devoted to “new friends”!