August 23 2016

A Japanese Forest is Bathed in a Rainbow of Colored Light

“A place with mysterious lights spread out over a Word Heritage Site forest.” One of my favorite art collectives, teamlab, is up to it again, this time bathing a Japanese forest in a rainbow of lights. Near Shimogamo Shrine, they present Resonating Trees, colored lights that shine on individual plants before subtly fading away. As visitors or animals approach the trees, the lights change color and a musical tone emits from the forest. This satisfies both my love for art and rainbows. See it in action by watching the video, below. This breathtaking installation can be seen from now through August 31, 2016.

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teamLab website
via Designboom

August 22 2016

Mother’s Shadow Art of Her Daughter is Adorably Imaginative

I’m loving these magical photos by Kelly Tan. The full-time mom, part-time photographer is the digital artist behind these pieces called I Have a Dream. Amazingly, she creates them using only her iPhone. In the image above, Kelly took a photo of her daughter on a rocking horse and then added in other elements. Her pieces take anywhere from three to four hours to complete. As she told iPhone Photography School, “Searching for the right raw images is important and also the most time consuming.”

Here are some more imaginative images from her I Have a Dream series. I like how she always shares the iPhone apps she uses as well as gives the photo credits. (Not that we could easily replicate her work.)

🔴I WONDER… ================================= •Apps used: ArtStudio, Snapseed, PS Express. •Photo credit: Personal stocks (my daughter with her blocks, wall 1), subziro (floor), sxc.hu (wall 2, giraffe) •Story about: imagination •About this picture: || One day, my daughter brought the blocks instruction for me, asked me to make a boat for her according to the instruction. But I told her…"Don't play what's there, play what's not there. The instructions just inside your/my mine. Then she made a giraffe for me. 🙂 ||12.03.2014|| ————————————————– ================================= •Momentage > @Lovepaperplane •Facebook Page > Lovepaperplane •Another IG Account > @love_paper plane ————————————————– ================================= Please don't claim this picture as yours. None of my artworks can be copied to reproduce/re-edit & used as stock unless you get my written permission. Repost with credit is no problem, thanks and appreciate for your cooperation. ————————————————– =================================

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=============================== I HAVE A DREAM 6 =============================== If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it. — William Arthur Ward. ————————————————– 2016 is the Year of the Monkey according to Chinese zodiac. The Year of the Monkey 🐒 starts from Feb. 8, 2016 (the Lunar New Year / Spring Festival of China). Happy Chinese New Year to all my Chinese friends who celebrating this festival.🐵🙈🙉🙊 ————————————————– Apps used: ArtStudio, Snapseed, PSExpress. Stocks resources: Personal stocks (girl, wall, monkey toy), @ _MDDX (floor), freeimages (monkey shadow). ————————————————– Please don't claim this picture as yours. None of my artworks can be copied to reproduce/re-edit & used as stock unless you get my written permission. Repost with credit is no problem, thanks and appreciate for your cooperation. ————————————————–

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=============================== I HAVE A DREAM 5 =============================== Children do not give up their innate imagination, curiosity, dreaminess easily. You have to love them to get them to do that. • R. D. Laing. ————————————————– I know some of you feel disappointing about my less posting and interacting in IG. Yes, I’m truly sorry on this. Actually I am trying to spend more of my time with my daughter. She is growing up fast and need more attention. I still love my editing, I never give up. Many edits are with me just I have not much time to complete or post it. 😬 Anyway, as always I am appreciate and feel so great that you all still loving my works and support me. ————————————————– Apps used: ArtStudio, Snapseed, PSExpress. Stocks resources: Personal stocks (girl, wall), @ _MDDX (floor), YBsilonstock (horse shadow). ————————————————– Please don’t claim this picture as yours. None of my artworks can be copied to reproduce/re-edit & used as stock unless you get my written permission. Repost with credit is no problem, thanks and appreciate for your cooperation. ————————————————–

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================================= WHAT A RIDE! ================================= 3-year-old kid always full of imaginations. When i brought my daughter to a playground. She took a spring rider and my daughter told me she was riding a flying dumbo, flying up up in the sky…lol. So, I did this edit for her since my iPhone camera can't capture her imaginative moment. 😁😛 ————————————————– ================================= Apps used: ArtStudio, Snapseed, PS Express. Stocks resources: Personal stocks (floor, wall 1, spring rider, girl-my daughter), freeimages (wall 2, dumbo) ————————————————– ================================= IPhone shots > @love_paperplane Facebook Page > Lovepaperplane ————————————————– ================================= Please don't claim this picture as yours. None of my artworks can be copied to reproduce/re-edit & used as stock unless you get my written permission. Repost with credit is no problem, thanks and appreciate for your cooperation. ————————————————– =================================

A photo posted by K∑LLY (@lovepaperplane) on

Hello and welcome to all my new friends who recently just followed my Instagram and facebook. Hope you guys really enjoy visiting my gallery. Take this opportunity to express gratitude to my existing and old friends who already following me some times. Thank you so much for your greatest & warmest supports. Since last 2 weeks this image was shared by some amazing people and page. I found American spiritual teacher– Marianne Williamson shared this on her facebook, meanwhile Womenyoushouldknow wrote an incredible article for me to reveal I am the owner of this image. An amazing woman/ psychologist from California- Pamela Shavaun Scott was giving a Ted Talk in Spain and this image was chosen for the close. Monica from Lifeoutofbounds also writing a beautiful article for me. I gained lots of new friends from one of the incredible app — @repostapp. Thanks to all of you who love this image so much. Me and my daughter feel truly honor and grateful. Lastly, other than thank you I really do not know how to express my appreciation to all of you. Just thank you and thank you. Your greatest supports really help and encourage me a lot. THANK YOU! ( Big Hugs😘❤️)

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via Women You Should Know

August 22 2016

Museum Patrons Engrossed in Iconic Paintings by Karin Jurick

While most people visit museums and just enjoy the art, Karin Jurick is studying the whole scene. She takes out her camera and captures pictures of museum patrons engrossed in art and then goes back to her studio to paint both the art and the visitor, or as she describes it, “moments in time, people just doing their thing.”

She calls this whole series Museum Patrons. Recently, she narrowed down the work calling it ArtistZ. Jurick made a list of her favorite painters from A to Z. “When I had several for a letter, I dove into learning more about each artist and finding ‘the one’ image that I loved most,” she states. “With a few letters, I had no idea who to choose, like Q or X, so I spent a good amount of time researching artists I’d never heard of.”

One of my all-time favorite paintings is Gustav Klimt’s The Kiss. In Jurick’s version, a couple huddles closely together while enjoying the piece. The artist cleverly named her version Double Date.

If you enjoy Jurick’s work, you can buy her book, here. Called ArtistZ it’s a series of paintings which feature select works of art from her favorite and most-inspiring artists. What a great way to learn about art and appreciate all the classic artists.

What’s most impressive about this body of work is that Jurick has to closely replicate work from the all-time greatest masters. Monets, Picassos, Klimts, nothing seems too intimidating for the artist.

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Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I by Gustav Klimt

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A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by George Seurat

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Irises by Claude Monet

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Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh

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America Windows by Marc Chagall

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Summer by Frank Benson

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Nighthawks by Edward Hopper

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The Problem We All Live With by Norman Rockwell

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Guernica by Pablo Picasso

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American Gothic by Grant Wood

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Les Demoiselles d’Avignon by Pablo Picasso

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Dance by Henri Matisse

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“Close Encounter”, Chuck Close

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The Red Armchair, Portrait of Sylvette David and Femme Assise by Pablo Picasso


As an homage to one of her all-time favorite movies, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Jurick painted the scene where the three friends stopped for a moment to take in some iconic art. “There’s a scene in the movie when Ferris, his girlfriend Sloane and his best friend Cameron go through the Art Institute of Chicago – something I’d done dozens of times and even cut school to do so. The three friends stop and stand in front of the three Picassos…Well since then, many people have mimicked the pose – it became a tradition. And their visit to an art museum proved to be an inspiration for young people to do the same. That’s a good thing.”

Karin Jurick’s website

August 19 2016

Galaxy-Style Animal Tattoos by Adrian Bascur

While perusing the website Tattoo Filter, I came across these cool galaxy-style animal tattoos by Adrian Bascur. I love how he blends traditional animal imagery with the dreamy colors of space. He has a whole collection of space tattoo images over on Facebook.

On a side note, if I ever were to get a tattoo, I’d probably still get something delicate and minimalist from Dr. Woo, though I definitely appreciate Bascur’s style.

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Adrian Bascur on Facebook

August 19 2016

Fun Links of the Week

How has your week been? We celebrated Sam’s birthday this past week and mine is coming up next Friday. We’re 10 days apart so we try to live it up during those days in between as much as we can. What does that mean for the weekend? Who knows but I definitely want to get out of town.

Now, let’s get into the fun links of the week.

Funniest t-shirt I’ve seen in awhile. (This one, too.)

Best places to get a drink and a view. (Love Ace in LA.)

Modern kimono. I like.

10 Hidden Secrets In History’s Greatest Artworks. A fascinating read.

Did someone say watermelon smoothie?

Really digging this trend, patched jeans.

Wish I had a daughter so I could dress her in this. (Yes, I have a clear obsession for rainbows.)

I’m not a cat person but this embroidered bag is just so adorable.

This tiny crescent moon necklace is so delicate and pretty.

I want to pose for pictures like this.

Might need this on my next plane ride.

Going to try and say these words to my sons.

I actually like this year’s NBC’s Olympics sets.

I know I don’t need them, but I want them all.

Skiing all year round is not a dream anymore.

Enter the deadliest garden in the world. Freaky!

Do you travel alone? I enjoyed reading this blog post by artist Lisa Congdon.

Photo by Brooke Dombroski.

August 18 2016

Whimsical Illustrations of Animal Topiaries by Terry Fan

I’m always on the lookout for well illustrated, interesting books for my kids. Not only do I like visually stunning books, with beautiful illustrations, I like it when the story is captivating. That’s why I was excited to stumble upon this relatively new book called The Night Gardener by brothers Terry and Eric Fan. (It just came out in February 2016.)

Here’s the story: “One day, William discovers that the tree outside his window has been sculpted into a wise owl. In the following days, more topiaries appear, and each one is more beautiful than the last. Soon, William’s gray little town is full of color and life. And though the mysterious night gardener disappears as suddenly as he appeared, William—and his town—are changed forever.”

Sounds like a fun read, doesn’t it? Just bought the book, excited to share it with my sons. Here are some illustrations from it.

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If you enjoy topiary, make sure to check out these surrealist topiary cats by Richard Saunders.

On a side note, how awesome would it be to have that cat topiary in front of your house?

Terry Fan’s website

August 18 2016

Beautiful Photos of Audrey Hepburn Taken in Rome, 1955

I absolutely love these gorgeous portraits of Audrey Hepburn. Standing in front of bright pink bougainvillea, she looks so effortlessly beautiful. The photos were taken in Rome, Italy in 1955 by photographer Norman Parkinson for a spread in US Glamour magazine. Audrey wears a classic pink cocktail dress by Givenchy from his Spring/Summer 1955 collection. Love the pleating. With a pearl bracelet by Van Cleef & Arpels and gloves by Crescendoe, the actress looks absolutely stunning.

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Norman Parksinson’s website

August 17 2016

Gorgeous Paintings of Women Merged With Nature by Miho Hirano

Today I came across the oil paintings of Miho Hirano and immediately fell in love. The way the Japanese artist merges women with nature is breathtakingly beautiful. She is represented by Gallery Sumire which had this to say about her:

“Miho Hirano is attempting to express the fragility of life as well as its maturity and continuously changing circumstance. The flowing lines of curves and the subtle colors are signature elements in her works. She successfully composes in one frame human and natural motifs such as flowers, birds, fish or water. Her delicate oil paintings invite viewers to her world in which decorative beauty and fragility perfectly co-exist.”

Hirano will be a part of Los Angeles’ Corey Heldford Gallery’s 10th Anniversary exhibition which starts August 27 and runs through September 24. She joins a whole host of other artists including some of my favorites like Camilla D’Errico, Haroshi (his skateboard pieces are insane), Kukula, Luke Cheuh, and Paul Frank. This is the ultimate exhibition for art enthusiasts, students of art, art collectors and anyone else interested in a large and awe-inspiring overview of what is currently happening in the New Contemporary art scene.(My favorite genre of art.) Mark your calendars. This is going to be one heck of a show.

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Corey Helford Gallery website

August 17 2016

Colors Beautifully Fade in These New Ombré Wallpapers

If you’re a fan of ombré, the gradual blending of one color to another, you’ll fall in love with these new wallpapers by Murals Wallpaper. The inside of my house is painted completely white and I add in color through artwork or accessories but these wallpapers have me rethinking everything! I love spotting new trends and this is one that I think will catch on. Both calming and beautiful, the wallpapers are a stunningly stylish way to dress up your home. You can buy them here.

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Murals Wallpaper website

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