medium /// paper




meghan stratman



Ok, I’m not a trekkie, but American artist Meghan Stratman and her layers n’ layers n’ layers of brightly colored, perfectly cut paper might just convince me otherwise! Ah yes, cut paper and pop culture, an excellent combination… she lured me in with that first piece {a tribute to “Step Brothers” starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly, which is titled “Did we just become best friends?” – so awesome!}, and of course who can resist a little Wes Anderson tribute!? Not me.





lotta olsson

Oh my… where do I get the magical seeds to plant one of these beauties!? Sigh… these stunning tree collages by Swedish artist Lotta Olsson are helping me believe that spring is on it’s way. So delicate, so detailed and just lovely enough to distract me while that last bit of snow melts. Gorgeous.

ps. She might not have the seeds for sale, but you can buy her prints in her online shop.





becky joye

Oh, I love this work so much! “Amusement” is a mixed media series {acrylic, pencil, and thread on board} by American artist Becky Joye. They are just so fun, and I love how those bright colors pop on that black background! Gorgeous. This is her most recent series, but I have to say, I also love these acrylic and pencil pieces that she did a few years ago from a series titled In Search of Lightness:

Love. And speaking of love, I’m off to watch my little sister get married tomorrow! Bridesmaid dress? Check! Have a great weekend, see you on Monday!

{Thanks so much to Jeanne Heifetz for a link to Becky’s work}





jill kleinhans

Yes! This might just be the ultimate Valentine’s Day gift… although I’m gonna need a drink first. Ready for this? You can send a nudie shot of yourself to LA based artist Jill Kleinhans, and she will turn you and your birthday suit into a custom block print… for $100! My friend, Melinda from Good Eye Gallery, may or may not be one of the subjects shown here {hint: she’s not the one on the bear skin rug}, and she may or may not have her custom nudie portrait hanging in the front entrance of her house… one of the many reasons she is my friend {so hilariously awesome!} Ok, are you gonna do it?! I’ll pour the first drink.





scott albrecht

Oh boy. Vintage ads. Gorgeous shapes. OCD-like precision… I’m in! Yes, I love these found paper collages by American artist Scott Albrecht. So graphic, crisp, and perfect… yet, if you look closely, you can see the handmade-ness {not a word, but you know where I’m going} in them at the same time. Love! Ok. I gotta go buy some new scissors immediately – see you tomorrow!





hale güngör oppenheimer


I have to say, I don’t think these photos do this pop-up book, by Stockholm based artist Hale Güngör Oppenheimer, justice. I wish I could hold it, flip through it, have a really close look… which I’m quite sure would then inspire me to attempt my own little pop-up house! Thick white paper, found bits n’ pieces, paint and patterns. So creative, and oh so fun! {that washy water reflecting through the photographic jug on the last page… oh, so lovely!}

ps. this work will be in a show that opens on February 15th in Istanbul, at Pg Art Gallery





elizabeth amento


Gah! It’s like a whole bunch of colorful, little celebrations exploding on heavy, white stonehenge paper… love, love, love! These are bits n’ pieces from the pages of Ladies Journal and Good Housekeeping, placed carefully in a sea of white space, drizzled with vivid, flowing gouache. They are the mixed media collages of San Francisco based artist Elizabeth Amento… they are also exactly what I needed to get this weekend started! KA-POW!





charlotte hardy




The mixed media of UK based artist Charlotte Hardy makes me want to eat pastries, surrounded by flowers as I re-wallpaper my front parlor… and I don’t even HAVE a front parlor! Sigh ~ so, so, so pretty!

{via Artsy Forager on Pinterest}





amy alice thompson





Um, I need that giant golden triangle hovering over that vintage lake. Not want… NEEEEEEED! Vintage landscapes, big cut-away gold shapes, and a few old cars?! Yep, this work, by Canadian artist Amy Alice Thompson, has everything I love. Each piece is fantastic, but I love the shots that show the work on the walls together. What a beautiful grouping… like a camping trip from the 70s that has been dropped into the future… a geometric, golden future! Love.





aaron skolnick



Now that is a lot of Jackie O. … and I love it! American artist Aaron Skolnick clearly has a thing for the former first lady and has used paint, mylar, colored pencils, graphite, paper, and thread to show his love. When I asked him “Why Jackie O?”, this was his answer:

I was very interested in the affect of the JFK Assassination and felt that Jackie was the final affect of that moment. I was also interested in her stoic nature and how she held herself together in front of the nation. It became an obsession that I couldn’t quit.

And I’m so glad that he didn’t.