The art and jewelry by Japanese born Shinji Nakaba makes me weep with its pure perfection... Using a variety of materials including classic gold, silver and gemstones but also beer cans and plastic water bottles, Shinji's pieces appear to be plucked from an otherworldly garden of delights! Pure Perfection and Total Wonder!!! Be sure and check out his Blog HERE for more wonderful images of his work, his inspiration and his process.
A lovely album preserving ten delicate and meticulously prepared cut paper flowers. The album is inscribed on the front fly leaf "Souvenir à Mlle. Heloise Bigaud / Hector de D. Juin 1848" and was almost certainly specially prepared as a gift of friendship (or courtship). The front cover displays the gilt initials "H. B." in gothic letters framed within a decorative gilt border. The flowers themselves are cut from various multi-colored papers. The minute detail and perfect composition of several of these flower "collages" make these exceptional examples of this popular genre.
I absolutely adore the folk-art style painting of English artist Anna Pugh! Her attention to details, love of nature and ability to tell stories within a frame are amazing! Her enchanting artwork mesmerizes and demands a second look. ENJOY!
Where does the time go??? I've been overwhelmed with classes, events and projects, and seem to have neglected my blog. I'm so sorry! I promise to catch you all up as soon as I get some more rest. Yesterday and last night was the CASTLE'S Christmas Transformation . I was the first to arrive at 9:30 am, but not the last to leave! At 11:30 pm, 14 hours later for me, I had to head home, and leave the rest of the Castle Christmas Magic up to the remaining elves... Do come and visit soon!!!