Artist Spotlights

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.

Gunvor Nervold Antonsen

Holy crap, do you feel the energy immediately in Gunvor Nervold Antonsen’s work. It’s big, it’s loud, it’s full of materials, it’s bold, it envelops you. I wanted to feature this artist next, right after Virginia Melnyk, to compare the…

Virginia Melnyk

I love me some good installation art. The idea of creating this BIG physical experience, that changes the way people interact with the space it inhabits- is so powerful. Virginia Melnyk’s Summer Igloo first caught my eye because it is…

Heather Sundquist

Heather Sundquist makes work that’s both quiet and screaming with nostalgia. I was first taken in by the humor of the characters in her paintings, and then the more I scrolled, the more I enjoyed the irony of the soft colors…

Lauren Humphrey

It was SUPER HARD for me to choose just a few pics to include in this post. I just want to show you all of Lauren Humphrey’s illustrations and we can all sit back and laugh and enjoy the hilarity, the…

Sumptuous Linen Goods by Rough Linen

Am I mistaken in thinking there are ‘linen people’ and ‘non-linen people’? Rather than being just a fabric, linen symbolizes a lifestyle. That sounds so trite, eh? I still feel like when I wear linen I’m one of those gorgeous…

Squishy, Funny Clay: The Art of Alexandra …

Alexandra Standen has all sorts of cool stuff going on with her work. What kept popping into my mind as I looked through her site was that she makes a lot of work, and she makes various styles of work,…

Julia Lillard

Where did I find Julia Lillard? I’m losing track of how I find these artists, but maybe somewhere in Pinterest-land. Here I am on Pinterest if you want to follow along. So, Julia. Her work is completely surreal collages and…

Ariele Alasko

I’m smitten. Ariele Alasko is a genius with wood and I want everything she makes. Do you even see those salad servers? That’s humor mixed with amazing talent. And this link sculpture- you can feel the passion she has for working…

Jerome Maillet

I don’t know what the hell is going on here- the site is in French, so I can’t really read anything. But that may actually be a good thing. When you aren’t distracted by a bunch of reading you can just…

Naomi Taitz Duffy

I was initially drawn to Naomi Taitz Duffy’s work because as I get back into art-making, I was Pinteresting art I liked and wanted to emulate for warm-up paintings. I’m finding instead of leaping back into art and just winging it, it’s much…

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.…

About You

I want to know about you. I want you to tell me anything about yourself, because I like to know who’s reading my crap here, and I want to be able to invite myself over to your house for a white…