Abigail Halpin is a designer/illustrator living in Maine. Graphic design is her background but illustration has always been her first love. She illustrates by hand using watercolor, pencils and gouache and then makes final adjustments in her computer. She is “inspired by vintage textiles, all things Slavic, mystery novels, the ocean and long-forgotten ephemera.” The artist is known widely for her intricate paintings but today we are focusing on her embroidery enhanced illustrations.
More of her work can be seen on her website, Facebook and Instagram. Some of her work can be purchased in her Etsy shop.
Images: Courtesy of Abigail Halpin.
In awe of these large scale paper cuttings of Ukranian artist, Eugenia Zoloto. Her creations are quite intricate and magical with twisting vines, large blooms, birds and flying insects. On an interview with Strictly Paper she says this about her work and inspirations:
“I discovered paper cutting a few years ago, and was impressed by the tender tiny cuts and different ways of using paper. So I immediately tried to do one with simple knife and not the correct paper, the result was ugly, but I loved the process so much – so I began to struggle with this hobby more and more. Soon after I saw a lot of interest from other people and finally turned my hobby into my profession.”
“I’ve read a lot my entire life and I think the main images and ideas were formed from romantic and at the same time dramatic, noir Russian literature. I am still amazed by it. Of course there are many other factors – my life, art, and society influence me as well. I take on inspiration from everywhere – strange dreams, spots on the wall, beautiful songs, etc.”
You can find the artist on Facebook, Behance and Instagram. Some of her designs can be purchased in her Etsy shop, ArtHeartsShop.
Images: Courtesy of Eugenia Zoloto.
Found these great knitted play veggies on the Etsy shop, Maple Apple. They are the creations of mother (Jelena) and daughter (Anastasija) design team from Riga, Latvia. The beautifully knitted vegetables are made from wool and acrylic yarn and are available as individual pieces or sold as large sets.
You can follow the duo on their blog and purchase their designs on Etsy.
Images: Courtesy of Maple Apple.