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Glow

15/11/2013 — Leave a comment

Rather like how this image almost seems to glow. Or is that just me (Am I nuts? Hope not.)? Anyway, even though I tend towards darker palettes, I like how this turned out— the glow of the softer colors helps add lightness and depth to what could’ve turned into a rather gloomy piece. What do you think?

Untitled | AmandaMuses

Update: Like this illustration? Now it’s available as a matted archival print here in my Etsy shop.

Crazy

24/10/2013 — 1 Comment

Crazy about the colors I caught in this photo. It was such a dark, overcast day full of downpours so capturing this makes getting soaked pretty worth it.

Untitled by AmandaMuses

How’s your week going, folks?

Update: Like this photo? Now it’s available as a matted archival print here in my Etsy shop.

It’s also available printed on shirts, pillows & totes here on Print All Over Me and on a few other products from Society6.

Palette

20/10/2013 — Leave a comment

There’s something about this photo, I don’t know what it is. I guess it’s the colors; their combination and proportions. Perhaps they remind me of Vincent Van Gogh’s work while he was in Arles. One of his variations of Augustine Roulin as ‘La Berceuse‘ (1, 2,3, 4)? Or maybe Crab on its back?’Or maybe one of his self-portraits? Maybe I’m completely off base with Van Gogh. Perhaps its Little Jerry from Sesame street? I don’t know, what do you guys think? Does this color palette remind you of anything? Just curious.

Untitled by AmandaMuses

Update: Like this photo? Now it’s available as a matted archival print here in my Etsy shop.

Fuel

15/10/2013 — Leave a comment

Sleep patterns always seem to get erratic when the seasons change and with that energy levels can fluctuate too. Today, I could do with a little more energy so this picture seemed rather appropriate. Found it the other day while exploring a train yard.

Fuel | AmandaMuses

Update: Like this photo? Now it’s available as a matted archival print here in my Etsy shop.

It’s also available printed on shirts, pillows & totes here on Print All Over Me and on a few other products from Society6.

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Rainbow

10/08/2013 — 1 Comment

Some days you just need a rainbow. A little color to perk you up and brighten your day.

Today, I need a rainbow. And this is my idea of a beautiful, rainbow-y thing. Not a field of daisies or a pink cosmopolitan or a wiggly little puppy. Nope. Oily old machinery on a rainy day is all the rainbow I need today.

Untitled--AmandaMuses

How ’bout you guys? What brightens your day?

Update: Like this photo? Now it’s available as a matted archival print here in my Etsy shop.

Pink

15/07/2013 — Leave a comment

I’m not really a pink person, but the contrast of the bright pink against the pale blue and the almost violent abrasions to this surface work for me.

Untitled by AmandaMuses

Update: Like this photo? Now it’s available as a matted archival print here in my Etsy shop.

Registered

10/07/2013 — Leave a comment

Found this forgotten shot of mine while organizing my hard drive over the weekend. Really really liking the color palette in this one.

Registered by AmandaMuses

Update: Like this photo? Now it’s available as a matted archival print here in my Etsy shop.

Day 170.2

19/06/2011 — 1 Comment

Day 170.2

A quiet Sunday full of coffee..

Update: Like this piece? Now it’s available as a matted archival print here in my Etsy shop.

Day 119.2

29/04/2011 — Leave a comment

Day 119_2

Update: Like this portrait? Now it’s available as a matted archival print here in my Etsy shop.

For Tom

12/09/2010 — 1 Comment

It doesn’t matter whether you won or lost…. just that you tried your best. So just keep trying.
Try

Update: Like this photo? Now it’s available as a matted archival print here in my Etsy shop.

Today I was featured on the Internet Sends Me Cake! Check it out!

The Internet Sends Me Cake

If you want some of your own tasty baked goods to enjoy from my kitchen to yours, a few of my more popular items are listed on Etsy.

Special thanks the Jessica Hische for her original idea behind the Internet Sends Me Cake Web site and for plugging my work/site as a result. I’m so delighted she and the Studio 612a crew enjoyed their goodies.

Living in the Balto/D.C. metro area and looking for something to do this weekend? Well then head down to D.C. this Saturday (19 Dec) for the fourth annual Holiday Booty Market! Featuring the work of twenty regional artists and crafters, the market is a great chance to find last-minute holiday treasures for your loved ones all while browsing among the beautiful furniture available at Design Within Reach. A few of the vendors featured Saturday include:

60 bugs

60 bugs

de*nada

de*nada

Mary Ellen Doran

Mary Ellen Doran

Goshdarnknit

Goshdarnknit

Red Prairie

Red Prairie

Jaime Zollars

Jaime Zollars

The event will be held in Washington D.C. from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Adams Morgan Design Within Reach showroom. Checkout the event Web site for more details.
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Images: 60 bugs, De*Nada Design, Mary Ellen Doran, Goshdarnknit, Red Prairie Press, Jaime Zollars

For whatever reason, I’ve been looking at a lot of letterpessed work lately. I’d like to share the work of an Austin-based couple, Heather & Thomas hollifield, also known as Letterpress Delicacies. The precision and clean lines of their design style is exciting.

Taking a peek at their charming work available for purchase online via Etsy.

Images: Letterpress Delicacies

Today I would like share the work of Portland based, Mexican illustrator/designer, Alberto Cerriteño. Inspired by the pop surrealism movement, his work is densely packed with dreamlike whimsy.

Prints of Alberto’s beautiful illustrations are available for purchase online at his Etsy boutique. And for those as enamored of his work as I am, he has a blog here.

Images: Alberto Cerriteño

For as long as I can remember, art has been a profound source of joy and is something for which I maintain a healthy appetite. The portion of my brain relegated to art is no doubt the majority which might explain my distaste for all things trigonometric or vacuum-related. Anyway, I tend to spend a lot of time seeking out new work, artists and sources of inspiration. While I visit museums and galleries as much as possible, there are so many online sources from which to derive inspiration these days that it is almost staggering.

Lately, I’ve been looking at illustration more and more. Today the work of Iveta Abolina, also know as OneSweetOrange has caught my eye. I tripped over her by way of Etsy.com and immediately found a number of her pieces that I would love to hang in my home. The graphic quality of her work and the organic flow of the compositions excites my eye. Here are a few of my favorites from her Etsy shop:

Sonnet by OneSweetOrange

Sonnet

Forbidden Thoughts by OneSweetOrange

Forbidden Thoughts

Little Bird by OneSweetOrange

Little Bird

At $20-$50USD, most of her work is terribly affordable; the only question is, which to buy? Take a look at Irena’s Etsy Shop and more of her illustrations and design work at OneSweetOrange.com.

Images: Iveta Abolina/OneSweetOrange

Poppytalk Handmade

16/06/2009 — 1 Comment

Checkout the latest “street market” over at Poppytalk Handmade. Running through July 10, this month’s theme is “here comes the sun.”

If you haven’t checked out the site before, Poppytalk curates a monthly online showcase of international design talent; beautiful handmade items are available in this fun and diverse arena. If you haven’t already taken a gander at all of this month’s goodies here’s a peek at some of the things that caught my eye:

    Stockholm by Stephanie Levy

    Stockholm by Stephanie Levy.

    What a fun collage! This piece reminds me only too well of my old apartment in Stockholm.

Pink Lemonade
Pink Lemonade by Roll and Tumble Press

    Whisper Necklace
    Whisper Necklace by Mama’s Litttle Babies
    I have been a fan of Mama’s Little Babies for ages! I tripped over her work on Etsy.com last winter and have been tempted time and again to treat myself to some of her delightful jewelry.

M sign

Custom Monogram Sign by Signs by Diane

Ever the sucker for random letterforms and typography, it’s no surprise that I’m drawn to Diane’s signs.

Simmer by Yellena

Simmer by Yellena

Yellena is another artist whose work I discovered on Etsy some time ago and have delighted in her work ever since; I love the density of her work.

Golden Plover

Golden Plover print by Sarah Ahern