We’re completely charmed by Bernadette Pascua‘s pencil and watercolor illustrations. Her work has been published in numerous magazines such as W, Vogue, and Glamour and soon, she will be launching an online shop selling her prints. I, for one, can’t wait to finally adorn one of my walls with her work. But in the meantime, I’ll continue to be inspired by her beautiful blog, Decade Diary . . .
Coco de Paris, a mixed media designer, paints charming and humorous creatures on antique french paper. This series in particular was illustrated on “La Petit Illustration,” a weekly French literary journal that published plays, novels, and short stories in the 1920s. So in addition to owning an incredibly unique piece of art, you’ll own a little bit of French history. Cool, huh?
Believe it or not, what look like photographs of microscopic moss or trees laid against a snowy landscape are actually aerial shots of dried up, spiny rivers in Baja California, Mexico. The images, taken by photographer Adriana Franco for National Geographic, capture nature’s most wondrous beauty.
I love and appreciate Nick Brandt’s photography even more after learning more about his foundation Big Life, a non-profit organization dedicated to conserving Africa’s wildlife and ecosystems. Since its inception in September 2010, Big Life has hired over 120 rangers, built 14 outposts, and purchased 13 night-vision equipped vehicles in an urgent response to the recent dramatic escalation in poaching across much of Africa. All the proceeds from the sale of these stunning prints are being donated to the foundation.
With the help her assistants, make-up and body paint, Peruvian artist Ceclia Paredes seamlessly blends herself into her own intricate, botanical paintings. Unlike Liu Bolin, she carefully chooses her poses and leaves her hair unpainted, which adds an element of mystique to each piece.
Pep Ventosa‘s style of deconstructing and reconstructing photographic images to create new mosaic-like works is like nothing I’ve ever seen before. His process involves taking as many as 101 photographs of a single subject and then piecing them together like a jigsaw puzzle, creating an entirely new visual experience. I am in love with the image of La Pedrera in Barcelona – I think Antoni Gaudí would be proud.