Modern American Folk Art (10 pieces)

Kansas native Betsy Walton works with a spontaneous approach and few expectations of specific results. She rarely sketches before diving into a painting, in the belief that the image formed through the painting process is rich, revealing, and vital. Many of her paintings explore the tension and balance between the mysterious nature of our existence and the objects and environments we find in everyday life. Walton’s range of influences include Byzantine icon paintings, American folk art, geometric abstraction, and the work of many contemporary illustrators and painters. She currently lives and works in Portland, Oregon.

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January 24, 2017

Delicate and Dreamy Pastel Tattoos Are a Whimsical Way to Adorn the Skin

Hong Kong-based artist Mini Lau designs and creates wonderfully whimsical pastel tattoos. Delicately drawn with fine lines and candy-colored ink, each tiny illustration adorns the skin in a subtle yet striking manner reminiscent of a storybook. Lau is one of the three artists that make up Hello Tattoo, a shop that specializes in a range of styles, from tribal tattoos to mandala-inspired pieces. Lau’s aesthetic is categorized as Korean, a genre renowned for its tiny tattoos featuring watercolor-like shading.

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January 23, 2017

Compassionate Villagers Knit Giant Sweaters to Keep Rescue Elephants Warm

Thanks to some compassionate craftspeople, the rescue elephants living at the Wildlife SOS Conservation and Care Center in Mathura, India have been extra cozy during a recent bout of cold weather. In order to keep the pachyderms—who, prior to taking up residence at the sanctuary, tragically suffered neglect, abuse, and exploitation—happy and healthy, the villagers have dedicated their time to knitting colorful and colossal elephant sweaters.

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