Artist Bryony Rose Jennings transforms forgotten fabric scraps into unexpected works of art. Like putting together a puzzle, she carefully chooses and stitches each textile scrap together until she creates a colorful animal sculpture. As a result, these whimsical handmade figurines are brimming with character. An artist for most of her life, Jennings has a background in jewelry design.
Warmer months are arriving and that means you can look forward to more than just some lazy beach days.
Sometimes, embroidery is the vehicle of a larger artistic message.
Using an array of yarn and her loom, Chicago-based artist Adrienne Lee, aka Painted Sky Textiles, creates portals to beautiful destinations. Her handwoven textiles depict an array of idyllic locales inspired by natural environments, from tranquil seascapes to lush fields to faraway mountainscapes. Even though these works are two-dimensional illustrations, Lee adds visual depth by using different weaving techniques and a combination of thick and thin types of yarn.
For many, learning how to draw a portrait is one of the most challenging endeavors.
For centuries, cultures have come up with creative ways to artistically approach, adopt, and adapt the paper craft.
Poland-based artist Paulina Bartnik—better known as Embirdery—makes it easy for animal lovers to hold their favorite bird in their hand. She creates exquisite embroidered portraits of feathered creatures in the form of wearable brooches. Each of these carefully rendered creations is made with numerous layers of different-colored thread in combinations of short and long stitches.
Capturing an animal's likeness, especially the texture of its fur, can be difficult.
There is an unfortunate truth when you bring home a beautiful bouquet of flowers. Eventually, they’ll wilt.
Glass takes on undulating, delicate, and refined shapes in the hands of Nikita Drachuk. The Ukraine-based artist is the creative force behind the family-owned glassblowing studio Glass Symphony, which has been in business for three generations. Drachuk employs a technique called lampwork—in which the maker manipulates the glass with the use of a small torch—to create intricate figurines.
There are 70,000 individual ceramic vases in this one monumental sculpture by Grégoire Scalabre.
There's more than one way to grow a vegetable garden.