Category: Art

ArtThread on Canvas: Artist Nava Lubelski

 
Artist Nava Lubelski begins by poking, painting, dripping, and generally destroying her canvases before carefully adding “mended” details to the raw and exposed edges. Using the laborious technique of hand-stitching and knotting dream catcher-like nets across the naked patches, Lubelski’s works will appeal to your crafty side, as well and draw you in with her bold color palette.
 

 
(images courtesy of navalubelski.com)

ArtCamel Art: Bikaner Camel Festival of Rajasthan, India

Who doesn’t love a festival? The food, the music, the . . . camels? Yes! Welcome to the Bikaner Camel Festival, a two-day festival that takes place every year in Rajasthan, India.
 
The festival praises the four-legged desert inhabitant with camel parades, camel racing, camel dancing (say what?!) and even contests to judge the best decorated camels.  
The best part of the festivities is how decked out these camels get with elaborate saddles, mirrors, flowers, and more! The competition looks fierce! 
 
 
 
 
 
The local residents take up to three years to master their camel’s fur design, allowing for the hair to grow in so it can be trimmed and styled in intricate patterns. Beautiful. Especially, since it doesn’t hurt the camels!
 
 
 
 
 
Check out more camels and their decor here
 
(Photos courtesy of JeannieJeannie.com)

 

ArtIllustrator: Luci Everett

 
I’d like to introduce you to the work of Australian illustrator, Luci Everett, a mistress of paper, watercolor and collage! With a curious, Indie sensibility and a soft, feminine hand, her darling little works remind me of long summer vacations spent journaling, drawing and whiling away hours with handicraft.
 
 
 
Below are a few pages from her book, Pillow Fight, which she describes as, “A visual & experimental documentation of the whimsical, illogical, curious and frightening nature of dreams. A tactile book which documents dreams collected from friends and strangers visually translated in surprising ways.”
 
 
 
 
 
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!

ArtThe Heidelberg Project


Frustrated with the run-down, abandoned neighborhoods that plague the streets of Detroit, artist Tyree Guyton decided to do something about it. The Heidelberg Project is two city blocks-worth of artwork, mainly from found objects, that has taken back a street full of empty lots and burned out houses. 26 years later, the project lives on.
 
“The Heidelberg Project offers a forum for ideas, a seed of hope, and a bright vision for the future. It’s about taking a stand to save forgotten neighborhoods. It’s about helping people think outside the box and it’s about offering solutions. It’s about healing communities through art – and it’s working!


“The HP works with neighborhood children to educate them on art, community and environment. These children walk to school past burned-out houses, rubble, debris, crime and decay. Our purpose is to offer them another view, another perspective – to positively change the environment the children see every day. In the process, we help build self-esteem, encourage cooperation and foster a sense of pride in their community.”

 
(Images courtesy of The Heidelberg Project & Urban Ghosts)

FashionHaruki Murakami Book Covers vs. Street Fashion

They say to never judge a book by its cover, but it’s hard not to want to reach for a book with a pretty cover. This is why I’ve found myself reading much of Haruki Murakami’s books. The covers, created by artist John Gall, are inspiring and match up perfectly with the surrealness of each story line, but I never thought the book covers could inspire an outfit!
Fashion blogger Sera Hur paired Murakami covers with a photograph from street style photographer The Sartorialist (a blog you should know about if you don’t already). Each outfit is meant to mirror the colors, tones, and mood of each book. Check them out!
Loving the colors!
Feeling inspired yet? What book covers would you draw style inspiration from?
(All photos courtesy of JeannieJeannie.com)