Legitimate paint splattered pants, acquired only through large-scale frenzied paint sessions.
I came across this photo earlier today and found it so striking. At first I thought it might be one of those fake houses that cities use to hide various parts of its infrastructure (so fascinating – see here), but it turns out it was a farewell art piece for the building which was set to be demolished. Called Haus in Schwarz (House is Black), the house was painted matte black by artists Erik Sturm and Simon Jung in Möhringen, Germany.
Previously the building was used by street artists which made for an equally stunning facade:
And here they are side by side:
I'll take one of each, please ;)
via This is Colossal
Now that our intended recipients should have received their cards, I can finally share what we sent out this year! We are definitely of the handmade type, and this year we thought it'd be fun to make a list of our favorite Christmas things. We ended up sort of ordering them by how Christmas day actually pans out, so it seems a little gift-centric in the beginning, but hopefully you can overlook that ;)
I wrote out this lists (nothing special, just my handwriting which got more hurried as my wrist started to protest), and Konrad painted a little something for each item.
Even though we followed the same format for everything, each card definitely has its own details.
Our cats even make a mini feature in two of the cards! Be still my heart!
I'm curious, do you send out Christmas cards? Handmade, or are you a Christmas photo type? (both are good!)
Coco Noir is the dark to Mademoiselle's light.
UPDATE! Now through December 8th at midnight PST, you can get $5 off everything in the shop plus FREE SHIPPING by using this link. Unfortunately, free shipping does not apply to Framed Prints, Stretched Canvases or Throw Pillows with inserts.
In addition to my Etsy suggestions for your online Black Friday shopping, I'd like to throw my hat in the ring and remind you that myself, Taylor, and Konrad have art up in our own Society6 shops (and there's free shipping through Cyber Monday!). Below is a piece from each of us: Irie, Goons
Because pomegranates aren't around long enough each year and they are always, always worth the time involved for a bowl full of ruby red jewels. Am I right??
UPDATE! I'm now selling this illustration in my Society6 shop. Enjoy :)
For anyone who's been reading Estate for awhile, you may remember back to my 14 goals by 2014. One of those goals was to finish sewing a maxi dress I started well over three years ago. At this point the straps are seemingly unfixable, and the project has been set aside for a future more-enabled me to deal with. Until then, I'd really like to up my (non-existent) sewing skills and at least sew a small something.
So! Today I signed up for a sewing basics class on Craftsy. Craftsy is super cool because it's an online community offering both free and premium classes in a huge variety of crafts. The sewing class is totally free and I can follow the instructional videos at my own pace (the course is available forever). I also signed up for a figure drawing class, which is perfect because I've always found drawing people the most difficult part of illustration to master.
Would you sign up for an online class? I'd love to hear!
A few months ago I shared these photographs of mine with you, and I wanted to make good on my promises and share a few more! These images were a part of a show I had in April, Long Legs, as a part of my senior thesis at Warren Wilson College in Asheville, North Carolina.
If you like what you see, please check out my Society6 store for printed goods you can buy! Many more items coming soon! I'll also be relaunching my website soon, so keep an eye out for a post with info on that!