Justyna Wołodkiewicz from Szczecin, Poland is a self-taught embroiderer, polymer clay and mixed media artist. Her work is made with a mix of traditional embroidery techniques plus 3D polymer clay shapes. She utilizes vibrant colors and takes inspiration from her surroundings resulting in sculptural embroideries that are technically complicated and definitely unique.
You can see more of her designs on Instagram and Behance. A few of her patterns are available on Etsy.
Images: Courtesy of Justyna Wołodkiewicz.
Our interest in gardening has introduced us to the botanical watercolors of illustrator and Fine artist, Aaron Apsley. The artist graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Georgia and currently lives and works in New York City. It is only fitting that the artist should describe his work:
“I’ve been painting and drawing my entire life, usually just observing and depicting things around me that I find interesting or beautiful. When I moved to New York, I was limited by the amount of workspace in my apartment so I decided to focus on working mostly in watercolors. I am working on an ongoing series of watercolor street scenes of New York, because I am so amazed by the great variety and scale of the architecture in the city. Inspired by a lifelong interest in botany, I have recently been concentrating on the field of botanical illustration. I began by painting my own houseplants from life and now I am always scouring the city for interesting tropical and desert plants to use as reference.”
More of his work can be seen on his website, Behance, Instagram, Facebook and Tumblr. Original work and prints can be purchased on his website and on Etsy,
Images: Courtesy of Aaron Apsley.
Admiring the intricate collages created by England based artist, Helen Ahpornsiri. She studied illustration at the university but was inspired by paper cutting and collage which led her to experiment with fern collage. The images are made by using only pressed flowers, petals, stems and leaves. The pressed pieces are cut and delicately positioned to create the illustrations.
More of her work can be seen on her website, Facebook and Instagram. Prints of these illustrations can be purchased here on her Etsy shop.
Images: Courtesy of Helen Ahpornsiri.