Sweet and Surreal Paintings from Street Art Group Etam Cru

While Polish street artists Sainer and Bezt, who make up the group Etam Cru, are known for their humongous building-sized murals, they also spend a good amount of time in the studio creating surreal paintings on canvas. This past December, Bezt participated in a group show in Miami called “Shoot for the Moon” with pieces that included Hide and Seek, of a curious girl hiding in a forest while fish with tiny hats swim around her and Agoraphobia, which shows a young boy with a broken house covering half his body.

Sainer was recently interviewed for Graffiti Art magazine where he was asked how his work on walls influences his work in the studio. He replied, “When I paint on canvas, I don’t make a conscious effort to transfer the experiences I’ve had on walls in the months beforehand. There’s a simple reason for that – the tools I use on walls are not the ones I use on canvas. For example, I tend to drop and throw paint onto canvas. I can’t adapt that to the walls – you wouldn’t be able to make anything out.”










Etam Cru website



January 16, 2017

20 Nature-Inspired Embroidery to Melt Away the Winter Blues

As the holly jolly holidays have long past and we find ourselves in the middle of January, it’s natural to long for an escape from the dreary conditions winter brings—freezing temperatures, barren trees, and gloomy skies. While it may feel like March is a million months away, art is always a savior you can turn to for emotion refuge. In this case, you can spring forward with a cheerful collection of nature-inspired embroidery to melt away the winter blues.

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January 15, 2017

Literature-Loving Writers Can Now Work in Mark Twain’s Library

To seek intellectual inspiration, budding writers often turn to the works of the world’s most celebrated authors. While flipping through their most beloved books is a good start, the Mark Twain House & Museum has a better idea: why not share their workspace? Recently, the museum has announced plans to open Mark Twain’s library to the public, inviting literature-loving writers to quite literally follow in Twain’s footsteps.

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