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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...

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...

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...

Whenever I think of doughnuts, I usually think about the waxy chocolate Entenmann's doughnuts that my parents would sometimes buy for us on Sunday mornings. I would put them in the microwave and watch the chocolate coating turn liquidy and then eat them while they were...

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 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...

I'm a huge fan of painted portraits. After photography was invented, and became increasingly more popular, many assumed that portraiture would simply disappear, but there are many, many artists out there still painting pictures of people, whether real or imagined. One...

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