medium /// paper




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.





anna see



Ooooh, shoes! These beauties are the work of Las Vegas based printmaker Anna See. I found them when I was “buying art for Carrie Bradshaw” as part of a new series I’m doing over on SF Girl By Bay, and just had to show them over here too. Granted, the Chanel flats are the only pair I could actually walk in without twisting an ankle, but I could definitely hang every single pair with no trouble at all! ♥





rachel levit

Ooh, these portraits are so lovely, and simple, and odd, and fantastic. She could have stopped right there. But she didn’t. Nope, Mexican born – Brooklyn based artist/illustrator Rachel Levit went ahead and added a whole bunch of perfect little gouche-ie dots, making these portraits even more lovely, and simple, and odd and fantastic! Love, love, love, love!

{These were created for a group show, titled “Momentum for Tormentum”, in which Mexican Artists living in NY auctioned pieces to benefit the victims of the double hurricane that hit Mexico in September 2013 ~ via Artsy Forager on Pinterest }





jose romussi


Another day, another post featuring contemporary embroidery! I have written about Chilean artist Jose Romussi a couple of times already {here and here}, but when I saw his new, flowery/fashiony work, well, how could I resist? Gorgeous!

ps. Jose is 1 of the 30 artists featured in my second book with Chronicle {on shelves Fall 2014}… it’s called COLLAGE, and I’m so excited to tell you more! Wait til you see what Jose made for it! ♥





jared yamanuha

Ahhh, it’s day two of my week in Maui… and the odes to Hawaiian artists continue:



Ah. Mazing. The labels of famous Hawaiian brands, cut meticulously into colorful, paper lace. Jared Yamanuha is the talented artist behind these gorgeous pieces, and I have made it my mission to find all of these labels while I’m here. Clearly, I’m going to have to drink some “Hawaiian Sun” … here I go!