ART, DESIGN, CRAFT, AND CULTURE.

matthaytonillustration:

I’m a super geek so i decided to draw my boyfriend and myself as classic Universal Monsters from Hallowe’en. Adam is the the Wolf-Man from the 1941 film of the same name and I’m the Gill-Man from the1954 film The Creature from the Black Lagoon. Creeping it real!

In other news, I post a bunch of progress work as well as random geeky stuff on my Instagram account if you fancy checking that out.

Plus. here’s a bunch of places I also post my stuff - EtsyTwitter, and Facebook

(Source: fawnlorn.com, via fawn-lorn)

By Iris Grace, in a remarkable feat for a young girl of just five, all of the amazing paintings shown here have been painted by Iris (with a little help from her cat it seems), as a way to express herself — something that her autism can mean is challenging. Iris’ mother says, 

I make up some cups of very watery paints, she chooses which one she would like to use and gets me to make more when she needs it and she mixes her own colours from mug to mug. Her autism has created a style of painting which I have never seen in a child of her age, she has an understanding of colours and how they interact with each other.

(Source: mymodernmet.com)

By Morgana Wallace, these beautiful hand cut paper mix media illustrations are detailed with paints to create energetic, vivid characters full of mystical storytelling. 

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By FawnLorn & Myself, this little fellow is the first of our collaborative project and is called Broin the forest Mage. The entire fully articulated armature has been sculpted by FawnLorn and myself; from the handmade clothes, sculpted hands and head — even the silver necklace, and staff. I am also selling the small embroidered patch of Broin’s head on my etsy store which would look perfect on a backpack. Next we will be working on Broin’s familiar and faithful helper, watch this space!

By Takashi Kuribayashi, installed at the Sapporo Art Museum in Japan this expansive installation made from Japanese washi paper allows the viewers to walk beneath the vast white forest and pop up through holes to see the landscape above. Aiming to help the audience consider their relationship to the landscape. 

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By Junior Fritz Jacquet, each little face is formed by squashing a toilet paper roll into a face and fixed with a variety of shellac and pigments to give each one their own character. They have a lovely origami effect, and I can just imagine them talking and moving like little puppets. 

(Source: thisiscolossal.com)

By Olafur Eliasson, this breathtaking installation at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art of a river running through the museum is astounding. It is such a realistic, natural landscape the museum could have been dropped on top of the river itself for how pristine it looks. This site-specific installation is a focus on experience, and how the viewer senses their surroundings. 

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By Dean Bradshaw, gorgeously filmed and an insightful look into the work of hatter Nick Fouqet, who works making specially crafted hats from beaver fur felts. This is another in a current trend of talented film makers artfully documenting the skills of traditional crafts people that would normally struggle to reach a wide audience with their work. 

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By Cedric Laquieze, perfectly combining and morphing wings, seeds, bones, and body parts (mostly from insects), these incredible mystical faeries are born in all variety of forms. They have a wonderful magic to each individual with the vibrant colours and elaborate headdresses.

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In an effort of self promotion (and motivation to keep it going), I wanted to make a quick post about The Old Needle, the sewing blog, Instagram: @theoldneedle, and Etsy shop I recently set up. 
On a personal note, I, like many other people I know, struggle to keep their craft and art going while juggling a full time job. Working in a school gives me the time and opportunity to have a whole summer to make things — so as it has just begun, I plan to make it one of creativity! 
Feel free to check the blog out, it would mean a lot to me! (I am aware most of the things on there are knitted scarves and therefore not very seasonal, but hey, a guy has to start somewhere!) I’ll be posting some of my more recent sewing projects shortly, and some embroidery I’ve been working on. Thanks guys! 

In an effort of self promotion (and motivation to keep it going), I wanted to make a quick post about The Old Needle, the sewing blog, Instagram: @theoldneedle, and Etsy shop I recently set up. 

On a personal note, I, like many other people I know, struggle to keep their craft and art going while juggling a full time job. Working in a school gives me the time and opportunity to have a whole summer to make things — so as it has just begun, I plan to make it one of creativity! 

Feel free to check the blog out, it would mean a lot to me! (I am aware most of the things on there are knitted scarves and therefore not very seasonal, but hey, a guy has to start somewhere!) I’ll be posting some of my more recent sewing projects shortly, and some embroidery I’ve been working on. Thanks guys!