Lovin' What You Do
This is Liu Bolin, also known as 'China's Invisible Man,' who specializes in camouflage body-paintings. The seamless blending-in with his environment is the result of hours of painstaking work. See his other amazing works:
Crayons and colored pencils are not just for kids - this is proven by illustrator Jim Kilmartin. Jim is a friend and fellow graduate of The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. You must go to his on line portfolio http://www.jkillustration.com/portfolio-colored-pencil-artist.html view his Barack Obama illustration - it is fantastic! The detail in his artwork is amazing.
This artist has a very special way of displaying your little artist's masterpieces. Heather Reid is a mixed media artist who creates a lot with fabric. She has come up with the clever idea to recreate your child's handdrawn artwork as a quilt. What a wonderful idea! http://www.etsy.com/shop/heathers3stars
Playing with yarn - this is a skill I have never been able to master. I am always amazed by people that can crochet and knit with ease. You have to check out Cathy Vick's creations on her Etsy site http://www.etsy.com/shop/cathyvickcreations. Her hats are incredibly cute and even cuter on a round faced sweet pea. I love the colors that Cathy uses - they are so sunny and cheerful. Here is one of my favorites...
In today's world you have got to LOVE recycled art. Angela Statzer is was of those amazing artists that turn trash to treasure. We are talking really really cute treasure. Button Bird Designs is the name of her company and being cheerful is her game. Angela is super sweet and always very helpful and supportive of other artists. You can read all about her and her handy tips on how to make and paint all kinds of great things on her blog http://buttonbirddesigns.blogspot.com/ . Angela's fine talent is showcased at The Sanctuary in Davidson, NC where you can purchase her one of a kind pieces. Below is a photo of one of my favorite items she makes - don't they just make you smile?!
Here is a very talented designer who definitely LOVES CREATING! Her name is Devon Freud and her company name is Jelbel Designs. Devon takes women's and children's clothing and "upcycles" them into something new and TRENDY. Along with her clothing line she also repurposes furniture, pillows, scarves and much much more! She has two locations that currently sell her creations - Black Lion in Huntersville, NC and The Light Studio in Cornelius, NC. The best thing about her work is everything is reused, recycled, or repurposed.
Check out her work: www.Jelbel.com