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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...

I love when art and design forces me to look at things in a completely new way. When I first laid eyes on Alice Lindstrom's brightly-colored illustrations, I assumed they were paintings. After digging a little deeper into her work, I was floored to discover that she is...

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...

I've mentioned before my fondness for artwork that reminds me of childhood. Whether it’s a beautifully illustrated picture book or a cute animal painting, I've always been drawn to artwork that has a slightly childlike feel. I'm sure it has something to do with my love...

Every now and then, a piece of artwork gets stuck in my head and I cannot let it go. At times, it may be something innocuous, like a cute animal drawing or a pretty fashion photograph, but, more often, it’s a picture that speaks some sort of truth, that reveals a side...

Every once in a while, I read a piece of writing, or look at a piece of art, or listen to a song that leaves me feeling completely and utterly dumbfounded. This past winter, it was the novel Lincoln in the Bardo, written by the incredibly talented George Saunders. The...

One of the reasons that today’s post is so special is that the artist sharing her inspirations was recommended to me by my sister! After seeing one of Marine Edith Crosta’s oil paintings at my sister’s house over the holidays, I immediately went online to look up more...

Growing up, I was obsessed with fairy tales. Not the romantic bits. I never really cared about the kissing and the weddings, but I loved the magical elements, the surreal and the strange. As an adult, I often find myself drawn to artwork that reminds me of stories from...

From a hair-covered woman leaping with joy to a genderless figure with a scraped, bleeding knee, I’m a huge fan of Russian-born artist Polina Tereshina's whimsical, pastel-colored paintings! Each image is a visual treat filled with quirky characters who may come across...

I am so, so honored to have Lisa Congdon on the site today!! Lisa is not only an insanely talented artist, illustrator, and writer, but she's also known for being a really kind and supportive person, often speaking to groups across the country on topics such as mak...

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