Saturday, August 29, 2009

The Artful Senator Ted Kennedy

The Senators boat "Mya"

This one was given to then senator "Obama"
the inscription says
"To Barack -- I love your audacity. With great respect and warmest wishes."

"Hyannis Port Compound"
The Cape Cod home of the Kennedy family

In honor of the passing of Senator Edward Kennedy I wanted to enjoy some of this art. He will be deeply missed by many people. He loved life and did his best. He let us all see what it's like to survive horrible heartache, commit sins and repent of them. He taught us what it was to be human in a unforgiving world. I've cried so hard these past four days that my eyes hurt! He loved our country so much, and I don't know if anyone else is strong enough to carry on his fight.

Driftwood Horses

These incredible driftwood sculptures are by the artist Heather Jansch. I was sent an "traveling email" from a dear friend of a selection of Ms. Hanschs work. Heather lives and creates at her Sedgewood Coach House near Plymouth England. She has a beautiful website that shows the incredible countryside where she works, and her adventures of collecting wood. She has her Book, Heather Jansch's Diary...A Life In The Year Of By Heather Jansch, available at her website. I found a great review by Richard Marcus at his blog Leap In The Dark. It sounds like a great book for the Artist and the non artist alike, delving into the artistic process while living a day to day life.
Heather Jansch's sculptures bring together her material of choice, wood and her passion for creatures especially horses and gives them a spirit of their own. Visiting her website is such a treat. Now I'm in the process of finding postcards of her work, to add to my collection.

Friday, August 28, 2009

The Puppet Master

I have to show off my cousin Lisa (and her boyfriend Neil) and her incredible Puppet stage and Puppets.
Lisa is one of the most creative people I have ever known. These pictures where taken this past summer at our Grandmothers summer cottage on Lake Michigan. I unfortuntely didn't get to go this year and see the show, bummer for me!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The Art of Hydrant Hysteria

This colorful Mosaic is the creative work of Karen at Nittany Inspirations. It was a photo from one of her Mosaic Monday's. She took these pictures where she works in Harrisburg, PA where the local artists had been painting the fire hydrants. The City of Harrisburg have been handing out maps and ballots, for the locals to vote on the 58 fire hydrants. What fun that must be.. I did find a Flickr!photostream by Jason Tromm with more hydrant photos..
I remember as a kid when I moved to the States at the age of 9 in 1977, at how amazed I was at the Colorful fire hydrants, totally American, I still think they are so cool. I'm going to start my own collection of hydrant photos, I'll just add it to my list...

Monday, August 24, 2009

Tons of Talent from Lemon Tree Tales

Sunfire Mermaid
Tami made Sunfire from an online class given by Anela Jarecki Hosted by Doll Street Dreamers
Tami made this quilt as part of the Four Seasons Quilt Swap

Tami's Version of one of Mimi Kerchners Creations

One of Tami's Dotee Dolls

One of Tami's many Flat Paper Dolls

These Delicious pieces of work are from Tami at Lemon Tree Tales . Tami Levin lives and works in Sunnyvale California and is inspired by her own muse a fairy named Lemondrop. She has a blog, 101 Fairy Lane , a website Lemon Tree Tales. and even an Etsy Store .Oh, so much fun..
Tami specializes in Cloth doll making, quilting and sewing and seems to have an endless supply of creative desire to discover more. Lemon Tree Tales is full of art and inspiration, while tami shares her artistic process and creative energy and fills every spare moment of her time making what she loves. Go visit Lemondrop and Tami at Lemon Tree Tales. You'll be so glad you did~

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Relaxing In The Sun

These adorable creations are from Kristin W Haynes blog
Kristin is a "fun in the sun" Artist who lives and works in the Caribbean. Her Artwork is of the real stuff that the rest of us just dream about. Her quirky and fun Lolitta Lizard and her Caribbean beach houses are so adorable. They remind me of a trip I enjoyed to Barbados many years ago where I fell in love with the island life. Kristin's work is available at Zazzle.
Visit Kristin's blog to see more of her artwork, You'll be glad you did~

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Shepard Fairey At Work

As the creator of the Iconic Obama Hope Poster, he is oh so talented. Check out this really cool video. I found it while blog hopping. It's from the blog Random Abstract. (to turn off the music on this blog ..go all the way to the bottom of the blog)
Enjoy..I know I did~

Shepard Fairey from Arkitip on Vimeo.

Fun In the Sun Artz Ware

These adorable creations are by Artist Nicole Englom. You can find more fun stuff at her
Etsy store, her website at Artzfolk Contemporary Folk Art, Nicole has tons to keep you busy for a while.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Things are Larger Than They Seem

World Globe
Common Clouds

Finger Print from Cassette Tape
These amazing pictures are from the Artist/Photographer Kevin Van Aeist. I discovered the apple globe while blog hopping and then found his really cool web site. His images "aim to examine the distance between the big picture and the little things in life." He seems to be a bit of science geek and brings that into his super creative art. Check out his website, there's even a fingerprint made out of Cheetos..How fun is that!

Monday, August 10, 2009

The Sweetness in Creativity

I just had to show off these super creative cakes made by Miss Muffins Cakes! I love all the creativity that is displayed in her gorgeous cakes. They are all homemade out of her kitchen in Southern New York. Can you believe she's only been at this for a couple of years. It's awesome when the dreams are followed... Check out her awesome blog, You'll be glad you did~

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Its All In The Can

These amazing pictures are from the website Inhabitant and is for the Annual International CANstruction competition that will be held this year in New Jersey. It is part of the AIA (American Institute of Architects) were architects, engineers, designers, and students design and build gigantic structures made entirely from full cans of food." The best part is it all goes to support the Community foodbank of New Jersey. How's that for some creative working functional art ? Awesome~

Friday, August 7, 2009

Tango and Tourists

These beautiful Pieces of Art are created by the Artist Anette Kraemer, who lives in Miland, Lombardia, Italy, which is in the North part of Italy and bordered by Switzerland.
All of these paintings are all from her blog Nuovi Quadri - New Paintings. I love the different interpretations of the same themes. I think it is so interesting when artists follow their creative process and experiment with different techniques and stretch their own boundaries. Anette has tons of different perspectives and styles. One of my favorite is the Leopard, but you'll have to go to her blog Nuovi Quadri to see for yourself. You'll be glad you did~

Thursday, August 6, 2009

The Art of Wackystuff

You know when you're walking along the beach for shells (I'm a huge beach enthusiast) and you come across the mother load of shells and you're put in to total bliss. Well, that is how I felt coming across
Stuff by Wackystuff. When I came across this collection of incredibly creative stuff on this awesome blog my ADHD went into overdrive. All the Visual Candy was like a creative shock to my brain and I had to just share it with all my creative junkie friends.
Mr. Wackystuff is a self described "Recovering Collector" and has a huge collection of Ephemera from his earlier life living and working in San Francisco, which is only added to his many other adventures.
There is so much to discover at Wachystuff's blogs and his Flickr photostream, there's also a list of places to check out listed under Wacky Links.
Check out all the Wackiness at Stuff by Wackystuff, You'll be glad you did~

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Thanks to ItKuPilli

Once again the fantastic blog of ItKuPilli is pouring out freebies and Information with Tutorials. There is so much fun stuff of her blog that you may stay for hours!!Not to mention all the creative candy at her Etsy store and at her Blogger shop.Be sure to check out this awesome blog, You'll be glad you did~

Sunday, August 2, 2009

All Buttoned Up

This beautiful piece is from the blog Rose Blossom Cottage where you will find all kinds of creative treasures.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Fairy From Portugal

This beautiful painting is by Artist Susana Tavares. She has a beautiful display on her
Flickr Photstream and her artwork is available on DeWanda-Products of Love. Be Sure to Check out her art work, You'll be glad you did~