Mia Mala McDonald and Catherine Tipping…

  Why doesn’t she crack a smile? is a collaboration between photographer Mia Mala McDonald and needlework artist Catherine Tipping. Each portrait in the series is about a personal experience, but as a whole the work aims “to evoke questions around the underlying tensions and reactions to the politics of the feminism.” Love it! Powerful […]

Izziyana Suhaimi…

Wow! Stunning pencil and embroidery illustrations – I just love the line drawing with the brightly coloured thread. This is the work of Singapore illustrator and mixed media artist Izziyana Suhaimi. On her website Suhaimi says… “Embroidery for me is a quiet and still act, where each stitch represents a moment passed. The building of […]

Andrea Castro…

Ooh! These portraits fill me with joy. I love how the added abstract elements set the figures free. This is the work of Spanish artist Andrea Castro. Castro enjoys studying other languages and says… “I consider art as another language, another way to express yourself. I’m fascinated by the idea of reaching everybody around the […]

Ilaria Margutti…

Love this! Reminds me of another incredible artist I have posted about. This is the work of Italian fibre artist Ilaria Margutti. Margutti was born in Modena, and studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence. She used to restore old paintings, and now she teaches drawing and art history. Margutti has exhibited all […]

Aníbal Vallejo…

    Ha! I love the Arbus-inspired twins. This is the work of Colombian artist Aníbal Vallejo. Vallejo has studied both fine arts and fashion design. His work is very material based, he uses different fabrics, thread, jewelry and embroidery in his mixed media paintings. To see more check out Vallejo’s website. Images found here.

Ashley Barlow…

    This is the work of mixed media artist and graphic designer Ashley Barlow.  Barlow uses collage, paint, embroidery, and illustration to create her pieces.  On her website she says: “My art is of the quirky whimsical nature, I am drawn to playful, light imagery with a graphic nature. I’m always trying new things and […]

Hagar Vardimon-van Heummen…

      I just love the shapes made with this thread! Artist and designer Hagar Vardimon-van Heummen runs the Amsterdam-based creative studio Happy Red Fish.  Working in mostly collage and embroidery art Heummen says, “Photographs are the basic foundation of my art.” He explains: “My creative process rarely begins with a blank canvas.  Preferring […]

Amy Dawson…

      These little embroideries bring me so much joy!  I can’t get enough of that zebra girl! They are made by New Zealand artist Amy Dawson, also known as, Cheese Before Bedtime.  Ladies with flowers in their hair, bunny masks, and more.  So darling! At this time Dawson’s etsy shop, Cheese Before Bedtime, […]

Maria Aparicio Puentes (again)…

      Yay!  A new series from mixed media artist Maria Aparicio Puentes, called Be Brilliant.  And it is brilliant! I wrote about Puentes a few months ago (read it here), and I was excited to see some new images when I visited her website yesterday.  In this series she collaborates with photographers Tatjana Radičević, […]