&&& by Teagan White
Earlier this month on Paper Crave, Kristen shared the brilliant work of Teagan White, a designer and illustrator who recently graduated from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Teagan’s illustrations are warm and whimsical and something I could easily envision in children’s storybooks.
I browsed through Teagan’s portfolio (which I recommend you do for a good dose of inspiration) and spotted her exceptionally beautiful typographic work. I was (and still am) especially smitten by Teagan’s ampersand illustrations that she created with ink and Photoshop.
Want to own some of Teagan’s artwork? Head over to her shop on Society 6 and treat yourself to prints, stationery cards, iPhone cases, and more.
Allergy season is upon is in my household and our noses have been running as if to prepare for a marathon. Tissues have almost become a decorate part of my home now, so that had me thinking about decorative tissue holders. I remember first spotting whale tissue holders by Sparkly Pony early last year on Making it Lovely. I had a peek at their shop recently and fell in love all over again with whale tissue holders and a new favorite: an elephant tissue holder. Visit their shop for cuteness and cleverness overload, and if you’re shopping around for kids or kids at heart, theirs is a shop I highly recommend perusing.
Cloudy Days and Sunny Thoughts by Fiona Watson
It’s been nearly an entire month since my last Wild About post and it’s not that I haven’t been wild about anything these past four weeks — quite the opposite, I’ve been wild about everything that’s been posted on the blog and other findings across the web. This week I wanted to share the works of Fiona Watson, who does a tremendously inspirational job of combining art and nature. I’ve been wild about her work since before the launch of Dearest Nature and I’m sure you can see why.
Check out more of her artful nature arrangements in a set called “playing with the pieces” from her flickr stream.
Other highlights around the internets
One thing that comes to mind when I think of nature, apart from the word “green”, is antlers. I think they embody a lot more than “nature” and can be identifiably rustic, tribal, and altogether beautiful. In the shop of MaeLo, whose name is derived from shop owners Matthew and Allison LoBasso, you’ll find a heap of finely crated naturally-shed antler jewelry. They’re the right amount of boho-chic, great accessories in warm colors perfect to wear with a summer outfit.
An endlessly enjoyable pastime of my little ones’ is looking up at the sky at a sea of clouds and imagining different shapes and forms they can see in the sky. It’s a pastime I enjoy on long drives, freeing my mind of any worries or schedules, if only for a short while. I haven’t had the privilege of viewing clouds from above very often as I seldom travel by plane, but when I do, the clouds and colors are always a beautiful sight to behold.
Here’s a small compilation of blankets in the sky: