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Leslie Vigil

Not so sure that we could cut into these incredible embroidered cakes by Leslie Vigil who labels herself as cake artist, flour child and buttercream enthusiast.  The Southern California-based artist is inspired by nature and has a deep passion for baking.  On an article in Better Homes and Gardens she says this about her inspiration:

“Inspiration for the kind of cake art I create comes from my love and fascination of nature. I have found so much peace walking in a botanical garden or growing my own cacti and succulents in my own garden. I try to take that feeling and transfer it over to my cake art. Oftentimes during a piping session, I slip into a moment of zen. When I create botanicals out of buttercream, I always have the real ones in mind: how they grow, how they form, how perfectly imperfect they really are.”

More of her amazing creations can be viewed on her website and on Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Leslie Vigil.

Danielle Pedersen

Time for cuteness in the form of these miniature ceramic sculptures by Danielle Pedersen. Her animal and nature inspired pieces are hand-sculpted and hand-painted in delightful patterns accentuated with gold.  Her line of products include miniature ceramic sculptures, totems, trinket dishes, jewelry and small home goods.  

You can view more of her gallery of work on her website and on Instagram as well.

Images:  Courtesy of Danielle Pedersen.

Maria Prymachenko (1908 – 1997)

We’ve been remiss and haven’t posted any folk art for quite some time.  We hope to make it up to you by posting these amazing folk art paintings of Maria Prymachenko.  The Ukrainian artist has lived her life in the village of Bolotnya in the Kiev region.  She has never had formal art training but had a natural talent with an overwhelming desire to create beauty.  She is inspired by the fertile plains of the Ukrainian steppe and by Ukrainian folk poetry. On Wikipedia she tells of how her art began:  

“Once, as a young girl, I was tending a gaggle of geese. When I got with them to a sandy beach, on the bank of the river, after crossing a field dotted with wild flowers, I began to draw real and imaginary flowers with a stick on the sand… Later, I decided to paint the walls of my house using natural pigments. After that I’ve never stopped drawing and painting.”

Images:  Courtesy of a variety of sources.