As I wandered through the city at lunchtime today I followed a whim and wandered up some stairs into a small gallery. I was not disappointed. Local artist Yvonne Zago’s work is a m a z i n g.
Perusing the collection, I was taken back to Year 8 Art and the moment that it really clicked around how artists draw their influences from other artists. It sounds rather naive, I know; but it really was a pivotal moment for me. “So artists can inspire artists! And it can all tie into movements!” I remember thinking.
How lovely it feels to be moved to create.
I was super excited when Kurt Perschke visited Perth a with his big red ball. Surprising, aesthetically amusing and totally pointless… It somehow embodies a style of art that I find very pleasing.
In other matters, I am trying to stay less on top of the housework, choosing instead to fully embrace three-year-old activities and baby babble… Just over two weeks until I am back at work. *sigh*
I am currently in the midst of absorbing the plethora of information in Ellen Lupton’s great book Thinking With Type (images above). Highly recommend it for anyone interested in the origins of typography and understanding the principles behind it. It’s clear, ridiculously well researched and often quite humorous.
In a similar vein, Design for Mankind pointed me in the direction of a spiffy site today. For those of you with a soft spot for the ampersand I am pretty sure it will make you smile.
Just came across Ann Wood‘s blog. Howfreakincool.
Been freshly inspired to make a terrarium and newly inspired to make a paper mache ship. She has instructions! along with a bunch of stunning examples *sigh* love a lady with talent.
P.s. Cardboard CASTLES!
If you love letterheads, check this out.
For stunning illustration/design work, have a peek at Monique Kneepkens. Just marvelous. Love this image (the stockings are real!). And this fish makes for postmodern office viewing pleasure…
Enjoy your weekend!
These make me happy. Fish and a ball.
And for something different again, read this article. Mo just send me the link and I agree with his comment that accompanied it – some people are just brilliant at putting words together. Love love love. So wise.
“A bookstore is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking”.
Jerry Seinfeld via here.
I was going to leave it at that.. And then came across another great Seinfeld quote:
“A two-year-old is kind of like having a blender, but you don’t have a top for it”.
Ahh – yes. I agree.
I came across this site today via lost. Photos of people crying always tug at my heart strings.