Friday, 21 January 2022

Annalisa Bollini III


Annalisa Bollini's textile illustrations have been a feature here over the thirteen years and this one popped up before me today so full of light, joy and hope, I just adore them. 

Thursday, 20 January 2022

Iwona Chmielewska VII


Above: As the flax matures...My grandmother Hulda, her sisters and brothers. 

Illustrations by Iwona Chmielewska from the book Lullaby for Grandmother, published by South Korea's BIR, which was the Bologna Ragazzi Award winner in the category of New Horizons 2020, tells a story of female textile workers from the city of Łódź. It is presented as a catalogue of fabrics from old textile factories. For this book Iwona Chmielewska has incorporated vintage fabrics and the handicraft of women who are no longer with us. Doilies, embroidered handkerchiefs - not in use anymore, passed on, discarded these scraps of incredibly skilled hand craft tell us about life and fill us with memories.

Above: Thread factory

Tuesday, 18 January 2022

Armel Barraud


There is something so wonderfully delicious about wire drawings, their fragility and the way they cast shadows, maybe the space and air they hold. These beautiful pieces are by French artist Armel Barraud

Sunday, 16 January 2022

Saturday, 15 January 2022

Friday, 14 January 2022

Alisa Yufa IV


As ever the wonderful Alisa Yufa's illustration is dynamic and fun with its line work, colour and texture and the illustration seems most fitting for the 'bring your own' week we are having here. 

Wednesday, 12 January 2022

Michael McGrath


The naive and surreal work of Michael McGrath show everything to be interlinked and yet seperate, they are fascinating. 

Tuesday, 11 January 2022

Noemi Vola


Adults are curious beings and sometimes they answer children's questions with words like "maybe..." or "we'll see..." but what do they really mean?"
'Ask your father... and other mysterious phrases of adults'  is a book that explores these anomalies written by Davide Cali and illustrated by Noemi Vola, published by Corraini Edizioni.

Sunday, 9 January 2022

Lotte Budai


Lotti's works are magical and otherworldly and yet so of this world, they are like studies of pollen and the tiny universe of creatures that live in and around flowers and fungi.

Saturday, 8 January 2022

Yoshiko Hada V


Yoshiko Hada's '100 days of happiness project' is on day 62, so there are many days to look back on and forward to. 

Tuesday, 4 January 2022

Lian-en Lin II


Lian-en Lin's beautiful collaged book 'Home' the textures, colours and edges of these images are so stunning.