Fanny Blanc’s Illustrations of Adventure, Intrigue, and Tragedy

Fanny Blanc

Do you like a good story? I always do. Dur­ing the sum­mers when I was a kid, my brother and I would descend upon the pub­lic library and bor­row many a col­or­ful tales. I think that’s part of the rea­son why I respond so well to the illus­tra­tions of Fanny Blanc. They feel as if they’re plucked right from sto­ries of adven­ture, intrigue, and tragedy. I love the styl­ized com­po­si­tions, his­tor­i­cal dress, and her unique color choices. A blue tree? Sure, why not!

Check out Fanny’s blog, too!

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Paintings by Este MacLeod Will Make Your Day Happier

Este MacLeod

Este MacLeod is a UK-based artist whose works are full of color and per­son­al­ity. They’re cubist-inspired paint­ings that offer beau­ti­ful depic­tions of nature and still lifes, cel­e­brat­ing plants, ani­mals, and idyl­lic land­scapes. They use a flat­tened sense of per­spec­tive which makes their com­po­si­tions com­plex. Every inch of her work is cov­ered in vibrant hues and small shapes.

In her Etsy shop, Este sells prints, note­books, and cards of her art­work. Brighten up your home with some of her vibrant works! How could you look at these and not feel happy?

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My Weekly 7 Illustrated Product Obsessions


1 // Grey Cats Silk Blouse by Leah Goren
2 // Cus­tom pack­ing tape by Kate Koep­pel
3 // Sea Life Jour­nal by Sarah Jacoby
4 // Felted Cacti by Katy Pillinger
5 // White Wooden Cat by With Bear Hands
6 // Kitty Tem­po­rary Tat­too by TATTOOTATTAA
7 // Wooden Pret­zel Neck­lace by Whimsy Milieu

Happy Fri­day! Tem­po­rary tat­toos, pret­zel neck­laces, felted cacti… these are just some of my obses­sions this week. What are yours? Sub­mit a link!


Exquisitely Peculiar Garden Illustrations by Claire Mojher

Claire Mojher

Cleveland-based illus­tra­tor Claire Mojher cre­ated this exquis­ite series  that revolves around a gar­den.  Beau­ti­ful and detailed, I’m pulled in by her use of accents and multi-layered com­po­si­tions. You’ve got to look closely to see all of Claire’s handiwork.

Strange and secret things begin to hap­pen in the gar­den once the moon rises,” she writes on Etsy shop. “On tip­toe with gos­samer wings, this tiny sprite flits to and fro, red-winged play­mates in pursuit.”

Pur­chase prints of these pieces in Claire’s Etsy shop.

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Gorgeous Illustrations of Fashions You’ll Want to Wear

Marcel George

I first spot­ted the work of Mar­cel George on the blog Ape on the Moon and was imme­di­ately drawn to his gor­geous fash­ion illus­tra­tions. I love the use of water­color, and espe­cially how he mixes col­ors and pat­terns. They’re unlikely com­bi­na­tions, and it high­lights Marcel’s sophis­ti­cated eye. He also exer­cises just the right amount of con­trol with the paint. It ebbs and flows and cre­ates the areas of dif­fused pig­ment and tight lines.

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Oddly Adorable Animal Portraits by Ashley Percival

Ashley Percival

Ash­ley Per­ci­val is a UK-based illus­tra­tor whose adorable works grace cloth­ing, home decor, sta­tion­ary, and more. His sub­jects are ani­mals, and he dresses them in human cloth­ing (glasses, hats, and all) and has them do things like surf­board and ride bikes. They’re col­or­ful, bright, and seem per­fect for a kid’s bed­room walls. He’s included a bunch of great, intri­cate details in the feath­ers and fur, too.

Ash­ley has a deal going on with this his Etsy shop. Right now, buy any two art prints and get a third print free!

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Two Cat Heads are Better Than One!

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A double-headed cat is apt con­sid­er­ing that these ceram­ics are the hand­i­work of not one, but two peo­ple! The Brighton-based Etsy shop called I like CATS col­lab­o­rated with the Bristol-based sculp­tor Lit­tle Birdy to pro­duce these adorable crea­tures. Lit­tle Birdy first crafted the cat, and then the feline-loving store hand-painted the details.

Many of these whim­si­cal cre­ations are sold out, but there are still a cou­ple avail­able! (Here and here.) Make sure you snatch one for yourself.


Paper Craft

A Mural Made Completely Out of Paper by Mlle Hipolyte

Mlle Hipolyte
Not too long ago, I shared some of Mlle Hipolyte’s amaz­ing paper-crafted masks. Since then, I’ve been keep­ing an eye on her work. I was perus­ing Insta­gram yes­ter­day and saw snip­pets of her mural-sized paper project. How great! And, bet­ter yet, Mlle posted the entire Trop­i­cal Jun­gle on her website.

She explains on Bored Panda that every­thing was cut by hand, and it took two weeks to get the paper ele­ments ready to go up on the wall. After­wards, it took six hours to apply it to the ver­ti­cal sur­face. Totally worth the time and energy. I love the col­ors and all the small details.
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My Weekly 7 Illustrated Obsessions

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1 // Hand-sewn Skin Wall Hoop Med­ical Dis­play by Your Organ Grinder
2 // Tulip socks by Bonne Mai­son
3 // Geo­met­ric Pineap­ple Gift Tags by Chaos Club
4 // OK pin by Maria Ines Gul
5 // Cos­mic Cush­ions by Sofia Schizas
6 // Estelle watch by Andy Rementer for Komono
7 // Face Vase by Eliz­a­beth Graeber

Happy Fri­day! Don’t for­get — I have a Tat­tly give­away going on right now. Enter and you can win!

I want to know what you’re obsess­ing over. Sub­mit a link to an illus­trated prod­uct you love!


Kate Jenkins Crochets Anchovies and Other Delectable Entrees

Kate Jenkins

Stitched fish, any­one? Artist Kate Jenk­ins cro­chets all sorts of dif­fer­ent foods that just might make you hun­gry. Or, at the very least, in awe of her craft­ing skills. Anchovies, eggs, and bacon all resem­ble what they actu­ally are. Some­times, Kate will add some glam to her cre­ations and work sequins in with the yarn. This makes her pieces appear shiny , which is per­fect for glossy fish scales and amber-colored honey.

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