Landscapes of the thread by Indra
A talented artist and designer from Riga, Latvia, Indra enjoys nature – flowers, fog in the meadow, dew on a cobwebs, and rime in trees. And this love for nature inspires her to create amazing embroidered works, that are truly pieces of art! According to the artist, she embroiders and felts, sews by hands and also uses sewing machine. Besides, she likes to experiment mixing different styles and materials (felt, beads, wool and linen). The artist is full of ideas, and you may visit her website to enjoy her new projects.
Category Archive: Art
Landscapes of the thread by Indra
Winter paintings by Kim Norlien
Widely known outside his homeland, Norlien is a contemporary American artist. According to the artist, working on his paintings he traveled a lot in his childhood. In particular, he spent his childhood among the natural beauty of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Also, the artist grew up in the family of his grandmother and grandfather, whose house stood on the shore of the lake. After graduating from college in 1977, he worked eight years as a commercial artist for Honeywell, and then nine years as an illustrator.
The Art of Glass Blowers
A wizard that creates products from the heated glass mass by blowing and other techniques is a glass blower. Needed, in particular, eye, good coordination, artistic taste, creativity and a sense of the so-called molten glass. Of course, glassblower must know the properties of glass, to understand the technology of glass blowing tube device, and be able to use it and other tools. Besides, he must have ways of blowing glass mass to be able to dispense. However, many of the skills only come with experience. For example, the ability to form a burner flame to determine whether a sufficient temperature to melt the glass.
Hubcap creatures by Ptolemy Elrington
According to Ptolemy Elrington, things utilitarian, or which give pleasure to the eye have the highest value. Besides, all around us are things of beauty and value, but their attributes – interpreted very subjectively. British artist and sculptor comes across many abandoned things and finds something more in them than their intrinsic worthlessness. Hubcaps, for instance. Ptolemy Elrington uses old BMW and Mercedes hubcaps to make dogs, fishes, birds, dragon and other sculptures from recycled materials. “I’m a real stickler for detail and try to work as closely as possible to photographs or the creatures I have seen at the sea life center”, – says Ptolemy.
Bubblegum portraits by Jason Kronenwald
Canadian artist Jason Kronenwald creates fascinating portraits of blonde celebrities – from Madonna to Avril and Britney Spears. Noteworthy, he doesn’t use any paint or dye for his portraits, they are all 100% chewed. According to the artist, if he needs to change color he mixes gums inside his mouth! Jason Kronenwald grew up in Ancaster, Ontario, Canada. He graduated from Queen’s University in Kingston with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1997. Currently he lives in Toronto with his wife Samantha, daughter Sadie and son Milo, making portraits out of chewed bubblegum called Gum Blondes.
Junk Sculptures by James Leo Sewell
James Leo Sewell is an American artist, talented junk Sculptor, born in 1945 in Annapolis, Maryland, United States. He created these incredible sculptures from recycled materials. James Leo Sewell has produced over 4,000 works over the last 50 years. Featured in the permanent collections of 23 Ripley’s Believe It or Not! museums worldwide, as well as other museums and galleries. In particular, the American Visionary Art Museum, the Garbage Museum (Stratford, CT), the Shonandai Cultural Center (Fujisawa, Japan), Museo de Sera International (Madrid, Spain), Philadelphia’s Please Touch Museum, and the Chicago Children’s Museum. In addition, his work is in the collections of such corporations as Nike, Inc and NBC. James Leo Sewell has produced public art works for institutions including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and local state environmental protection offices.
Life Is Love
Is anyone sad in the world, I wonder?
Does anyone weep on a day like this,
With the sun above and the green earth under?
Why, what is life but a dream of bliss?
With the sun and the skies and the birds above me,
Birds that sing as they wheel and fly –
With the winds to follow and say they loved me –
Who could be lonely? O no, not I!