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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...

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 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...

Wall hangings are having a major moment in design right now. Over the last few years, I’ve seen a lot of pieces that draw inspiration from woven hangings from the 1950s and 1970s. They are updated versions on a vintage style: lovely but with a retro feel. I completely...

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...

Collage is a medium that I've really grown to love over the last few years. It’s a part of the art world that I didn't pay much attention to in my younger days, but, more recently, I've really started to appreciate the work that goes into creating such pieces. I've alw...

I recently discovered the work of today’s contributor, Mona Chabli, in the most roundabout manner. I won't bore you with the details, but it began with a tweet from a random stranger and ended with a New York Times piece Mona wrote about the age gap between men and wom...

Happy Saturday! I’ve been feeling a bit lethargic lately, with the change in seasons and the general unrest in the country right now, but today I’m trying to pull myself out of this funk with some beautiful floral paintings by today’s contributor, Edith Rewa! Her...

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...

Scrolling through artist Carrie Shryock's Instagram feed is one of my favorite pastimes. She is always up to something creative and fun and her feed is a wonderful window into her many projects. Whether she’s painting lovely landscapes in one of her sketchbooks, creati...

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