29.10.11

Alicja Dobrucka

Polish born photographer Alicja Dobrucka is featured in this year's New Contemporaries exhibition. In her series of images 'I like you, I like you a lot' (2008 - 2010), Dobrucka explores both the emotional and philosophical facets of grief, mourning, human fragility and family following the sudden loss of her younger brother.




25.10.11

Going Dutch...Etsy style!

This week is Dutch Design Week. As Etsy is such an amazing source of creative talent today I'm taking a look at some Dutch artists. I hope you like this eclectic collection as much as I do!

Solstice, Fine art photograph by Jetty Kolobaric 

                                                                                        






Autumn Path IV, Original watercolour by Louise van Terheijden

24.10.11

All I want for Christmas...

Suddenly Christmas doesn't seem all that far away. Here are a few gift ideas from some talented Etsians in my 'All I want for Christmas' treasury list!

Atsuko Tanaka

Take a look at these beautiful works by Avant-garde Japanese artist Atsuko Tanaka:


Untitled, 1964

Untitled, 1964

Untitled, date unknown

21.10.11

Regina Wilson

Regina Wilson is an Australian Aboriginal artist who began as a weaver, making intricate, colourful baskets and nets. She went on to explore the complex patterns of these objects in her incredibly detailed paintings, which bridge the gap between traditional and contemporary indigenous art.The weave that appears most frequently in her paintings is the 'syaw', which is used to construct the nets in which fish and other seafood are traditionally caught. Other motifs include basket weaves and the 'message stick' that served as a communication device between different Aboriginal groups. Enjoy...

Syaw (fish-net), acrylic on linen 

Basket weaving, acrylic on canvas

Syaw (fish-net), acrylic on linen

Wilson is part of the Durrmu Arts collective. For more of her work, as well as that of other artists, click here.

19.10.11

Into Winter

Hello, I thought I'd share my most recent Etsy Treasury with you - Into Winter. I'm sure you'll agree that these are some amazing items, I want them all!!

Petal Power!

My super-talented sister has made these cute Petal bowls. They are 100% wool-felt and you bring the petals to life by fastening litter poppers, so much fun! I love the colours too, perfect for autumn!

18.10.11

Anita Klein

How great are these etchings/woodcuts by Anita Klein?!


Etching - Watching Holby City

Etching - Interruption

Woodcut - Mother & Baby

Etching - The Birthday

17.10.11

Dreaming of...

                                                  ...this beautiful Toast dress!


Wide open spaces

A few weeks ago I took a walk in the countryside with my camera. Here are a few of my shots:



14.10.11

Kate Pugsley

Kate Pugsley is a Chicago based illustrator who has exhibited all over the world (and also has a brilliant little shop on Etsy!). I love her colour pallet and the story-telling quality that she brings to her work:  




Getting cosy!

Hello, I thought I'd post this pic of my two-tone blue, 100% wool-felt cushion cover. I love how soft and squidgy it is! Hopefully there will be a few more colour combinations coming soon...

13.10.11

Janice Wong

Janice Wong is an artist based in Vancouver that I discovered whilst travelling there last summer. I'm totally in awe of the way she manages to create images that are simultaneously simple and striking. Here are a few of her paintings:


            
                                                                               Locarno

           
                                                                                    Play

                 
                                                                           Feet First

            
                                                                           Mandarin

Billy Lloyd

I was browsing through Cockpit Arts range of exciting designer-makers when I discovered ceramicist Billy Lloyd. Simple, subtle, elegant...let's take tea!

12.10.11

Count me in!

How great are these Skinny Laminx 'Abacus' cushions? I LOVE them!

Go see Gerhard!

This exhibition at Tate Modern of Gerhard Richter's varied works is definitely on my list of things to see this Autumn/Winter. Here's one of my favorites...

Cage 2, 2006

Victoria Sambunaris – The Border

Victoria Sambunaris is one of my favorite photographers - she tours the US in her car, looking for interesting shots with something to say. In her recent project, The Border, she spent eight months travelling the diverse physical and cultural geography of the US – Mexico border. Here are a few of the epic images she captured:





11.10.11

Etsy treasury

Thank you so much to Sinéad of Irish Viking Designs for featuring my notebook in this gorgeous treasury!

Family Tea

Take a peek at Dezeen for more pics of Paula Benvegnu's inspiring exhibit - 'Family Tea':

Kjoo love!

This is why I am currently loving everything Kjoo!

Tribal fiber necklace by Kjoo on Etsy:


Textile necklace by Kjoo on Etsy:


First few months of Etsy

About a year ago I discovered Etsy! I was blown away by the amazing range of talented people who had set up shop selling everything from greetings cards to jewellary to clothing and art. Suddenly life as an independent artist seemed possible. After taking some time to refine my designs I took the plunge and opened my very own shop. My material of choice at the moment is wool-felt. They texture is great - kind of soft but sturdy - it feels authentic somehow. Here are a few of my products:




I think that simple is often best and hopefully these designs capture that idea.

Getting started

Welcome to lucy taylor art and design! This is where you'll find all the news about my etsy shop, plus all the other things that catch my attention from the world of art and design!
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