Marvelous Female Portrait Photography by Kai Böttcher

New marvelous portraits by Kai Böttcher, multi-talented photographer and digital artist, who currently studies Virtual Design at Kaiserslautern, Germany. Kai shoots gorgeous beauty and lifestyle portraits with great colors, incredible bokeh, amazing tones and lights. Pretty awesome!

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Bringing Fruits to Life – Watercolour Paintings by Marija Tiurina

Marija Tiurina is a London-based illustrator & concept artist, she takes fresh fruits and vegetables and turns them into unique watercolor characters, we must say, they look absolutely magnificent! She states what inspired her the most was the mind-blowing selection of fruits and vegetables in a greengrocer in London:

two fridas

Frida Kahlo – Symbolism and Metaphor

Frida Kahlo was a Mexican artist that lived most of her life and physical pain, yet she continued to paint until her death, her artwork records her suffering and experiences as a woman. She was born to a Mexican mother and a German father.

Sew your own sarong dresses — and more vintage dress styles — with patterns and fabrics from Gertie

In yesterday’s story about sarong dresses, rompers and cabana sets ala Alfred Shaheen for Unique Vintage , a reader commented that famed pattern designer Gertie also has a sarong dress pattern — so if you have the skills, you can sew your own. Source: Sew your own sarong dresses — and more vintage dress styles … Continue reading Sew your own sarong dresses — and more vintage dress styles — with patterns and fabrics from Gertie

Erotic Mehndi model sitting on bed

“Erotic Mehndi”: The Incredible Henna Art By Mary Ginkas

Erotic henna is a new form of art that celebrates the feminine body, highlighting the natural beauty of women, usually done around the chest, belly, legs and back, it became popular when the work of the Russian henna artist Mary Ginkas

Diversity Avatars: 30 Free Icons

Description & details Here we have a nice collection of 30 free icons that capture the beauty and diversity of people and cultures around the world. All icons were crafted with great attention to details and come in multiple sizes and formats. If you enjoy this free sample, be sure to check out the full collection of Diversity Avatars. Format: … Continue reading Diversity Avatars: 30 Free Icons

Red Nude – colour palette

Renato Marino Mazzacurati was an Italian painter and sculptor and was identified with the Roman School.  During his productive career, he represented the artistic currents of Cubism, Expressionism and Realism.  I call this colour palette Red Nude.

Coco Chanel – quote

Coco Chanel had a simple philosophy from which she never departed: "There is time for work and time for play; that leaves no other time." 

16 travel illustrations from the 1960’s

I created these illustrations from a number of old newspapers from the 1960's.  The images have been isolated from travel sections of newspapers.  They are lovely and clean when viewed on their own.

that smile!

that smile! Source: that smile!

Mainbocher, spring 1958 collection: wool suit with a halter top of lace over shantung. Read more: http://www.fashionencyclopedia.com/Le-Ma/Mainbocher.html#ixzz3U4CoHidH

Such Great Heights – 25 Jan 2017 – Flickr

  Dedicated to the love of my life. Enjoying every trip we make together and full of anticipation to our first travel to Scotland in April. Btw. the title is from one of my favourite songs of all time. "Such Great Heights" from The Postal Service.

The Tear by Bob Cargin Photography

The Tear by Bob Cargin Photography Copyright Bob Cargin Bob Cargin Photography: Photos Source: The Tear by Bob Cargin Photography

Cereal – Woman Writing

Source: Cereal

The need to belong (+ a new project in the works)

When I was in primary school, a few of my classmates would start up not-so-secret clubs, and inevitably they’d have all the cool kids in it. Knowing that there was a secret club (they did a crap job of covering it up, really), I was bewildered – why wasn’t I invited? Source: The need to … Continue reading The need to belong (+ a new project in the works)

Ghibli’s ‘Ronja, The Robber’s Daughter’ Series Headed to Amazon Prime

Amazon is expanding its original animation offerings with the Emmy-winning Ghibli series "Ronja, The Robber's Daughter." The post Ghibli’s ‘Ronja, The Robber’s Daughter’ Series Headed to Amazon Prime appeared first on Cartoon Brew . Source: Ghibli’s ‘Ronja, The Robber’s Daughter’ Series Headed to Amazon Prime

Portraits and Skin Tones Part 2

Hello and Happy New Year to you all. I am going to keep the writing here somewhat brief. I will let the images do most of the speaking for me. I moved further up in Longitude with regards to the skin tones this month. Here are the reference photos I used. Source: Portraits and Skin … Continue reading Portraits and Skin Tones Part 2

Inspiration for your Home, Soul & Life // Weekend Links

Kitchen mini-makeover reveal // Jones Design Company Guest Suite Reveal // Claire Brody Designs One more image from the reveal above because it’s so good–but I’m not even giving away the best part, the bed. If you love color and pattern and layers you will love this makeover! Source: Inspiration for your Home, Soul & … Continue reading Inspiration for your Home, Soul & Life // Weekend Links

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Mindfulness – 5 blog posts to inspire and calm

Take a mindfulness break Mindfulness practise and meditation is an integral aspect of my working day. It has allowed me to take a softer and gentle approach to the way I design. As I create more space in my mind it changes the way I see. The following 'curated content' are a selection of some … Continue reading Mindfulness – 5 blog posts to inspire and calm

Girl with watering can Wilson Street, Newtown

Girl watering a fern – Newtown

Street art on Wilson Street, Newtown. A little girl holding a red watering can.