Saturday, December 4, 2010

Elly Mackay

Whilst being a virus-ridden internet addicted couch potato, I've just discovered the amazing and inspiring paper artist, Elly Mackay. Elly does drawings with what looks like ink and possibly watercolor (?) and cuts them out to make these absolutely stunning scenes. Recently, I've started cutting out my drawings to make collages and 3-D plant illustrations so finding Elly's work is truly inspiring, to say the least. She takes really lovely photographs of the paper scenes that she's created and sells prints in her etsy store, Theater Clouds. I know what I'm asking for for Christmas!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

What To Do When Sick

So, I've been sick for a few days with bronchitis and stuck at home with no energy to really do anything other than sip soup and go online. While browsing online for images for my next art project I came across what could be the holy grail of inspiration, Vintage Printable. This site literally has thousands of vintage illustrations and images, including botanical and scientific illustrations, even vintage postage stamps, all available for free downloading. It's really too amazing for me to keep to myself and I just had to share. The best part of this whole deal is that almost all of the images are public domain! Below are some of my favorites so far, but literally these are just the tip of the iceberg. Check them out here.