It’s been a while. Over the past few months, a lot has changed in my life. Namely, I got a promotion which involved me moving to third shift and although I’ve always been a night owl, it has taken a lot of getting used to. I think I’m finally getting everything figured out and ready to resume your normally scheduled programming.
Speaking of, if I can say I’ve been up to anything recently, it’s been marathon sprees of Breaking Bad, which just might be my favorite television show, ever. (Don’t tell Game of Thrones) When I decided it was time to make some new paper gnomes, I knew I had to pay homage to everyone’s favorite middle aged meth cook.
There were a lot of exceptionally talented vendors at Bonnaroo selling everything from artwork to clothing to handmade instruments. My favorite, hands down, was FurTurtle, hosting the work of Salt Lake City, Utah based illustrator Travis Bone, who designs and prints these beautiful show prints. There are so many to look at on his website, both current and from years past but the ones above are my favorite. I bought the Felice Brothers and the Okkervil River band posters at Bonnaroo and I can’t wait to get them framed. They are super nice quality posters, and each is signed and numbered (there’s a limited number of prints for each design). Please check out his website and if anything strikes your fancy, you can order the posters directly from the website, with most of them going for around $25.
via: Andrea Kang
To all those who have made their way to my site from The Dainty Squid, Hi! It’s nice to meet you. Have a look around. Every monday I like to feature selected papercraft works from very talented artists, like Andrea Kang, featured above. Just click on any of the photos or links to see more work by each artist.
via: Jordan Michael Gray
via: Jessica Rae Gordon
Jessica Rae Gordon has a ton of really lovely papercraft illustrations, but I had to pick this one because after Kate McClafferty of 365 til 30 featured a post on Marfa, Texas during her inspiring road trip, I’ve been obsessed with the place and one day sleeping in a teepee at the awesome El Cosmico which is even featured in this piece.
Don’t forget to check out some of the past Monday Link Love posts for more papercraft goodness and have a lovely Monday!
hand drawn caligraphy via: Molly Jaques
I am just over the moon about pretty much everything that Molly Jaques does. She posted this sneak peek into a project she’s working on with Nicole of Coral Pheasant and I couldn’t be more jealous of her talent. BRB, practicing my letter forms for hours, you guys.
(the impossible original print)
I bet you’ve all been beside yourself trying to figure out how I fared trying to paint this clusterfuck of a print on a canvas. (pardon my french). Well I wouldn’t say that it is an exact replica or anything, but I think I did okay. The girl that it is for seemed happy with it. Feast your eyes.
(my rendition of the “x marks the spot” Lilly Pulitzer print)
It seems laughable to look at that and say to myself “at least I simplified it a little.” Jeez. What a print. Anyway, on top of that (and against my better judgement) she wants me to paint a quote, Confucius style. “Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.” I get it. Maps, Travel, Clever. Also has anyone else heard of the word “wheresoever”? Seems awfully… long. That’s all I have for today. I’ll post another picture once I get that painted on top and we can all avert our eyes and pretend this never happened.