Sunday, 28 June 2009

Queensland artist: Katherine May

Check out Queensland artist Katherine May's Australian themed Christmas cards!

Her Christmas 2009 range should be online soon.

Thursday, 25 June 2009

Molas: folk art of the Cuna/Kuna (Tule) Indians (South America)

Molas are the folk art of the Cunan Indian women, in South America. Vividly colored panels are used to adorn blouses and are made from pieces of multicoloured material, cut and sewn into narrative and fantasy scenes:

See here for a closer look.

Here's a great article about Molas, at Fashion-Incubator - which even shows a Mola bikini!

You can even buy a "Mola mug" here - & here - at cafepress - take a look!

Because I love Etsy (international handcrafted marketplace) here is what is offered on Etsy as molas.

There's a great article about the Kuna people of Panama, along with some very colourful Mola photos, here.

Sunday, 14 June 2009

Textile Artist, Yinka Shonibare

Yinka Shonibare MBE, contemporary artist, has transformed paintings (from the Victoria and Albert Museum in London) into (Dutch wax African print) fabrics. See more & learn more here.

Thursday, 11 June 2009

Nail art

Just for fun: here are my birthday nails:

These were hand painted, using a wooden toothpick with a blunted tip.

Take a look at this Nail Art Gallery. One of my favourite's is Keiko's 4th.

Here's a tutorial for some easy dotted nail art.

Lastly, another easy tutorial for flowers (the white flowers look the best, imo).