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Women Only: Folk Art by Women

22 Jul

Women Only: Folk Art by Women

Wish I were walking in the door of the American Folk Art museum today. The current exhibit, Women Only: Folk Art by Female Hands, looks wonderful. When looking back at the naive, outsider art of untrained creative women I’m always pleased to see that needlework is considered Art. It seems to be marginalized now, set aside in the stepchild category of “craft” and looked down upon as a lesser means of expression. Beauty of color, design, and execution come in many forms.

Woman in Veil

Woman in Veil

Brian Dettmer: Book Autopsies

19 Dec

These sculptures were made by carving through layers of books. Love the illustrative effect, and use of the page edge color as a design element. Some have the feeling of M.C. Escher drawings. Artist: Brian Dettmer.

Photo of carved book.

Flip Book Animation

29 Oct

Action-packed, hand-rendered sketches compiled into a flip book. Lots of stories could be told: this is one of them.

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Share Some Candy:

28 Oct

Creative alphabets via sharesomecandy.com. Endless ideas for repurposing the everyday can be triggered when we pay attention to what’s around us.

Doll Hospital Photos

16 Aug

Heads in glasses, piles of arms, cracked faces. There is little in life more creepy and bizarre and cool than piles of old doll parts. This series of photos taken in a doll hospital, Docteur Poupée, on the stock photo site tofz.org, has it all. The site is peppered with whimsical and artistic photos from European and US locales. A great resource of off the beaten path images. Have fun exploring.

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