This is where I look around at my fellow artists and highlight some of the wonderful things theyâ€™ve been up to recently. Anything that catches my eye, rattles my brain, or drops my jaw ends up here. Things I feel I need company in oggling at and admiring. If itâ€™s here, itâ€™s good.
Please note: All the images in this post do not belong to me (except the â€˜My Creative Neighbourhoodâ€™ icon above). Each image has been attributed to its author. Please visit their webpages to enjoy more of their wonderful work.
I have a new challenge in the works and in preparation for it, I chose the topic of ‘hearts’ for this week’s Creative Neighbourhood. It has certainly been and interesting way to discover new artists. I know I’ve certainly discovered some fantastic ones this time.
First up is Madalina Iordache -Levay.
This was the image that led me to her work. In her own words ‘I don’t take photographs, I make them.’ And she makes some beautiful art. Strong colours and potent imagery make for some stunning work.
Next is my first introduction to polymer clay beadwork. I can see there are some wonderful colour possiblities in this medium.
This photo is by Shenagain (Justin) and I thought it worthy of a mention. He explicitly asks people not to distribute his work and as I’m still unsure about my rights in showing others images here, I haven’t shown it. But it is a stunning photo for the topic ‘heart’ so I think you should mosey on over and have a gander. Also check out this one, Bubbles of Love,Â which has share disabled completely (I guess it is a balance between making your work available for stealing and making your work available for sharing – it is amazing how many times I’ve had literally hunt down the artist of a work I’ve found online, posted to someone else’s website without attribution or link ::sigh::). ‘Bubbles of Love’ is by Pauline A. Yates. You can find her website here – http://www.paulineayates.com/
Christiane AlaettinoÄŸlu uses an interesting medium…she creates with driftwood.
You can find her fascinating creations on her blog – http://yalos.blogspot.com/
Now I would say more, but motherhood calls.
I hope you’ve all had a great start to the week.
(spending time looking at other people’s art can be very educational)