Another guest post! This time, from Hana Kim of Supahcute, who is introducing us to the work of Vanessa Ramirez. Hana is a Curator of Cute & Expeditor of Awesome Projects. She is the founder/editor of Supahcute.com, an arts blog inspired by cute culture and the cute aesthetic. You can find her on Instagram, Twitter , and Facebook. Take it away, Hana!
Monsters Galore by Vanessa Ramirez
Vanessa Ramirez is a Serial Doodler and self taught Sculptor. A love of odd toys and resin figures led her to reignite a passion for drawing and new found passion for sculpting.
Her work tends to bounce between styles both creating soulful creatures that weave their own stories as you follow them suffering through life and a distinct illustration style that uses lines and line weight to build form.
You can see Vanessa’s newest work in the upcoming group exhibition Summerland Movie Club A Tribute to Our Favorite Summer Movies. Curated by Hana Kim of Supahcute.com, Summerland Movie Club opens at Leanna Lin’s Wonderland on July 12, 2014.
Since I’m on vacation this week, I have a couple of guest bloggers filling in for me! Today the wonderful Daniel Fishel is sharing the work of Dasha Tolstikova with us. Daniel is an illustrator and hand letterer who paints things for magazines, book covers and other things. He has a cat named Avocado who answers work emails for him sometimes.
So, without further ado, here’s Daniel!
Dasha Tolstikova is an illustrator based out of Brooklyn, NY. After receiving her MFA from School of Visual Arts, she has been keeping things steady by working with folks such as the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and the New Yorker. She’s been pretty preoccupied lately with creating beautiful Children’s books. She also has a regularly updated blog called “A Foxes Diary” where she illustrates the thoughts and feelings of a foxes day to day life. I can also personally say that not only is Dasha’s work inspiring but she is also one of the kindest people I know.
It’s that time of year when I venture out west towards Las Vegas to hike among the red rocks and try my hand at playing blackjack. Look for a couple of guest posts this week and follow me on Instagram to see my trip!
And, to my US readers: Happy Memorial Day!
I recently shared the work of Jessica Harrison, with her tattooed porcelain ladies… so how about some tattoos on real people? I am itching to get some more ink this summer (shh… don’t tell my parents), and have really been inspired by the beautiful body art that people have. So, without further ado, here you go. Tattoo fans, what are some of your favorite pieces? Let me know!
Josh Stephens… I’ve been wanting to get some work done by him for a long time!
I’m sure that by now you’ve seen Jessica Harrison’s tattooed porcelain figurines, because why not? They’re awesome and because of it, have made their way around the blogs. As someone who grew up seeing these type of antique objects and has several tattoos herself, I feel like these works are definitely in my wheelhouse. So, despite all the visual saturation you’ve probably have from them, I want to share the on Brown Paper Bag, too!
I love the juxtaposition between what’s traditionally “dainty” (petticoats and dresses) with what’s seen as “hard” or “alternative,” although now tattoos have entered the mainstream. Who’s not to say that the tattoos Harrison has depicted here reflect a more feminine sensibility (within the realm of tattoos). It’s a contemporary reinterpretation of these antiquated objects.
I was in New York this past weekend (check out the awesome Airbnb I stayed in via my Instagram), and the four hour bus ride gave the me the opportunity to get some embroidery done.
I still have a long ways to go, but I’m happy with how it’s turning out so far. Does anyone else find embroidery soothing?
Bonus! My cat Pauline (and a blurry look into my kitchen).
I can count on one hand the amount of times I’ve gotten a manicure. But, that doesn’t mean I can’t admire the heck out of all the crazy cool things that people put on their nails. Seriously, tiny works of art, you guys.
I’ve shared awesome nail art here before, so how about an encore? Do you have a colorful manicure (or pedicure?) Let me know!