Thursday, October 29, 2009

Introducing Shawna Stobaugh {illustration & design}

Cheerful designs by Shawna Stobaugh are sure to make your day a little brighter! Her soft, sweet colors are calming and whimsical. I also love the added sense of humor! Here is what Shawna had to say about her creative journey, "I always knew I loved art, but didn't have a personal style until I was 23 years old. It came from what was going on in my life at that time. My sisters had all had kids, and everything around me was cute and sweet. It really influenced my art and what I enjoyed working on. As their kids grew up, I found that my personal style did not. I was still working on things that were cute and juvenile. I finally realized when my surroundings changed, and my art didn't that I had found my personal style. I loved what I was creating and how it made me and others feel. I had finally found my niche."

Click on the above images for more information. To see more of Shawna's work, browse through her Etsy shop or check out her blog.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Introducing Kris Haas {drawing}

The blending of colors, the details and the imagination put into the colored pencil drawings by Kris Haas is absolutely intriguing. As she stated in Touched Creatively's second issue, "I feel as if our modern life has forgotten how to tell a story non-verbally." Click on the "Dancing Spoons" or the "Ancient Fire" images to see more information about the work. More drawings and paintings can be viewed in Kris's Etsy shops HERE and HERE. You are also welcome to check out her website and read more about her in Touched Creatively's fall issue.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Introducing Paul and Kate Archie {pottery}

Wow! Some of the most interesting and unique pottery creations I have seen are created by husband and wife, Paul and Kate Archie. Truly one of a kind and never duplicated. "Paul focuses on the tactile qualities of clay-basing most of his work on pinch formed shapes and burnishing for a natural and organic feel. He enjoys the unpredictability and randomness of pit firings. Kate's work is biologically inspired. Sea life, microorganisms, and anatomy all visibly influence her choice of shape, texture, and color."To see more information about the pieces above, click on the images, or browse through Paul and Kate's Studio shop to find your unique treasure! Enjoy!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Introducing Maleah Mathews {photography}

Happy Monday! I hope you are all staying warm and in good health! I figured today would be a great day to share the beautiful photography by Maleah Mathews with you. We often overlook the beauty that surrounds us. Maleah does an amazing job of capturing simple forms of nature and making them look truly magical. Maleah is featured in the second issue of Touched Creatively and there she tells us how she changed her original etsy shop from jewelry to photography. Her photographs have been quite a hit and some will be shown an upcoming film in 2010! Browse through Maleah's Urban Design Photography shop for more incredible images and read more about her in Touched Creatively!

{Click on the above images for more information.}

Monday, October 12, 2009

Live Like There is No Tomorrow

Sorry there will be no creative posts this week due to an accident in the family. We are never guaranteed tomorrow, so live with no regrets; follow your dreams, your heart and never take loved ones for granted!
Hope to be back next week to share more amazing talents with you.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Introducing Mary Jane Dodd {jewelry}

I love when artists have a story to tell through their creations. Sometimes the viewer needs to look beyond what lies in front of them to see the deepened meaning... the feelings that are being shared. The talented jewelry designer, Mary Jane Dodd had this to say about her work, "I am inspired by nature, issues, feelings & words… I am entranced by myth and legend… things that have connected humans over time… my creations are rarely purely aesthetic in execution… there is something behind them… as I learn about and explore new techniques and media, my involvement grows… " What a wonderful connection between the beautiful handmade jewelry and the world around us!

'not all those who wander are lost' - j.r.r. tolkien

{finding your center earrings}

'to receive everything, one must open one's hands and give.'- taisen deshimaru

For more inspiration and jewelry creations be sure to visit Mary's Etsy shop!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Introducing Branden Collins {illustration and design}

Promotional flyer for Brittany Bosco by Branden Collins

For a brilliant mix of graphic design and illustration, meet the talented artist from Atlanta, Georgia, Branden Collins. His creative imagination makes his work stand out with originality. Below are a few of Branden's collaborative pieces with the talented individual, Alex Goose.

Project: Brittany Bosco "Spectrum EP"
Design and Art Direction by Branden Collins and Alex Goose

Illustration/Typography by Branden Collins and Alex Goose

Published in BONES Magazine

To view more designs and illustrations by Branden please visit his blog and check out his portfolio on Behance. You can contact him by emailing Enjoy!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Clothing by Mnemosyne Designs

{Photo by John Cowie Photography}

If you haven't seen the clothing by Mnemosyne Designs in Touched Creatively's fall issue, you've been missing out! The talented clothing designers Amy Mathews and Heather Russell tell their story of coming together and how Mnemosyne Designs began. The beautiful and unique model, Adriane Ehmann displays the clothes perfectly in this modern elegance issue. The best part of ordering clothing from Amy and Heather is they are more than happy to work with you on getting the perfect fit for your body so you will look amazing!

Here are a just a couple more of my favorites from Mnemosyne Designs...
Beautiful and creative, right?! To see more clothing by these talented ladies please visit their Mnemosyne Designs shop and read more about them in Touched Creatively's fall issue HERE. A download is available for $1.89 and the printed issue is available for $6.29 plus shipping. Enjoy!