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When I first started working on this post I was torn with indecision on where to start! Mickalene Thomas is such a prolific artist. Her work includes collage, sculpture, paintings, drawings, films, and installations that explore themes of femininity and identity in bot...

Pattern layering is a technique that always fills me with awe. Whether it's clothing or artwork, I'm always amazed by people who can mix patterns and colors in a way that seems so effortlessly cool. Today's contributor, Russian-born artist Sasha Ignatiadou, is one of t...

Today, I'm so excited to share the work of embroidery artist Chloe Gordano! I first discovered Chloe's work about four years ago and I continue to be inspired and awed by her work. Each piece is almost too beautiful for words. The way she combines different thread colo...

With an absurd and highly conceptual aesthetic, like images plucked from our dreams, Italian-born artist Toni Hamel presents powerful and humorous paintings, which illustrate the ridiculousness of human behavior. When I first discovered Toni’s work, I was instantly dra...

As summer begins winding down, I find myself longing for the comfort of cool evenings and comfy blankets. It's a feeling of warmth and coziness that I get every autumn or whenever I look at the work of today's contributor, Oakland-based artist Meghan Bogden Shimek. To...

The Internet is a strange place. For every angry and rude comment, for every group spewing hate, for all the people who downvote your Reddit comments for no good reason, there is a another space where people come together to support and encourage one other, to share th...

Today's contributor, Amanda Michelle Smith, is an Ohio-based ceramicist whose work combines highly ornate textures and colors with a mischievous playfulness and otherworldly quality that I can’t get enough of. I love the way she combines painting and ceramics, using th...

I don’t know about you, but around here, people are pretty much done with the cold weather and the endless snowstorms. Spring is officially here, but the temps seem to be stuck in the thirties and forties! I'm so ready for winter to be over. I've been longing for color...

Spring is finally here! Woo hoo! I love this time of year so, so, so, so much! The days are getting longer, the weather is getting warmer, and soon we'll all be spending a lot more time outdoors! It's the perfect time of year for checking out murals, graffiti, and inst...

Vesha Parker is my crafty gal hero! A graduate of Cornell University, she spends her days as a software engineer at Etsy. On nights and weekends, she embroiders, knits, makes pottery, and bakes fancy desserts! She's using both the right brain and the left brain on a da...

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