Amazing Artists and Makers

This is my collection of creative people – usually makers or artists or designers of some sort, but sometimes I’ll throw in someone who is creative in another way.

I’m obsessed with the minds of creative people – from their habits to motivation and inspiration, and I love to share these finds with you.

Artist Spotlight: Alysha Chua

You! Guys! Are! Going! To! Love! This! Artist! I feel like I’m giving you an early Christmas present, because I found her on Instagram – can’t remember how; probably stalking followers or followees of some other artist, and fell immediately…

Spotlight: Julian Watts Artwork

Get ready to go all nutty for the work of Julian Watts. Husbandy the husband turned me on to his Instagram account, and now I can’t stop double-tapping each post of his with great fervor. His work has that simple,…

Spotlight on: Rieko Koga

Swoon-diddly-oon. This woman is amazing. If you like art that is gorgeous and subdued, but smart and tactile, you’ll love this work by Rieko Koga. I discovered her on Pinterest and was inspired by one of her embroidered pieces for…

Spotlight: Suzanne Sullivan Ceramics

Sometimes, you keep seeing the same image on Pinterest because Pinterest kind of sucks now, but you still have the urge to pin it over and over again because you love it so. Such is the case whenever this pin…

Spotlight on: Prettymaps

On occasion, I stumble across a designer or artist or design group, and I see prettiness, but I’m not sure exactly what is going on. It’s not completely apparent to me whether or not I’m looking at physical artwork, concept…

Artist Spotlight: Marina Dunbar

Marina Dunbar’s art is dreamlike and lovely. It’s inevitable that while looking at it, you will be sucked in to the hazy layers and immediately be transported into a trance. Am I being dramatic? Maybe. But her paintings look like they…

Discover Outsider Artists

I happened to have zero self esteem when I was a freshman in college. I mean, I knew I had some talent since I got into all the art schools I applied to, but I was insanely intimidated by the…

Creative Person Spotlight: Lisa Kokin

I discovered Lisa Kokin where all good things are discovered: The sacred halls of Pinterest. Her work caught my eye, and I thought it was one thing, but upon further inspection, realized it was something else. Those are the reactions…

Susana Teixeira Jewelry

Susana Teixeira is a Portugese jeweler I found on Supermarket. I spied her artichoke ring and went all googly-eyed. You know when you look at someone’s wok and with every new piece you just want to show everyone? Yeah, that’s…

Let’s Fall in Love With The …

source Okay, sometimes I’ll be poking around for an hour or so, trying to find new people to spotlight, frustrated by broken links, closed websites, whatever else, and then BLAM! POW! I’ll find an artist and get that burst of adrenaline and…

Monika Forsberg

Have you ever visited a website where you are so delighted to be transported into another world that you get all giggly and click around and fall in love with what the internet can give us all over again? I…

J. Personne

I enjoy how artists can make their own mini gallery pages on Instagram, and I’m assuming it’s fun for them to see a bunch of their works together in one clean, scrollable place. I happened upon the Instagram feed of J.…