These intricate Tribal-inspired wooden sculptures by Portland artist AJ Fosik recently caught my eye, and it’s not hard to see why! Rich and vibrant colors make the fearsome creatures feel surreal in a way that is both majestic and absolutely terrifying at the same time – this is the stuff that beautiful nightmares are made of!
via Laughing Squid
If this woman’s worst nightmare involves being chased by an obscenely cute dog-monster with a collar made out of a pair of jeans, then I am totally envious of her subconscious. Come visit me, dog-monster! Photographer Jan von Holleben was commissioned to create this whimsical photo series for a feature about dreams in a German newspaper, and it immediately put a smile on my face. The way these scenes are crafted out of ordinary household items is amazingly clever, and the project really inspires me to push to boundaries of my own imagination!
Check out more Dreams of Flying Revisited photos here.
Lotus | Gerbera | Sulfur Cosmos | Peruvian Lily
I’ve always been fascinated with the art of taking things apart, so it’s no surprise that these stunning photographs of deconstructed flowers by photographer Fong Qi Wei would make my head turn! Seeing all their colorful petals laid out in this manner makes me appreciate the beauty of flowers in an entirely different light, and they remind me a bit of a fireworks display! Check out the rest of the series here.
Neville | Rosie | Barnaby Rudge | Jarra
I’m totally in awe of these spectacular portraits of wild cockatoos taken by photographer Leila Jeffreys – it’s hard to believe these vibrant colors and patterns are a product of nature! This series took two whole years to complete due to the rare nature of some of these birds, all of which are native to Australia. Leila captures the beauty of these feathered creatures perfectly, along with a bit of their personality, I think! Doesn’t the one in the bottom left hand corner (Barnaby Rudge) seem like wise old soul?
I was doing some font research for a project yesterday and somewhere along the way, I ended up picking up a few lovely and whimsical (and free!) fonts to add to my collection. They took a bit of digging around to find, so I figured I’d share the wealth and get your creative juices flowing :-) Enjoy!
A HUGE portion of my childhood was spent sprawled out on the floor, reading and re-reading Calvin & Hobbes books until the covers fell off, and the pages were ripped and tattered. I was always a bit envious that my stuffed animals never went on wild adventures with me (something I’m not quite over yet), and I even painstakingly made a clay mobile of Calvin, Hobbes, Suzy, and bully Moe once in art class. Seriously, I was a die hard fan. And so I must thank freelance photographer Michael S. Den Beste for bringing these BFFs to life by photoshopping the two frolicking against real-life scenery – that first image makes my heart burst! Monday morning just got a whole lot brighter. Check out more here!
In keeping with my mantra of creating more this year, I’ve made two desktop wallpapers to get you in the Valentine’s Day spirit! One features a pair of chatty conversation hearts, while the other one is of all the smooches I’d lay on every one of you for visiting Little White Whale each day (Is this awkward now?). This is my first foray into downloadable goodies, and I’m already excited to make so much more :-) Enjoy!
PS. A big site redesign is coming down the pipeline, so hold onto your britches!