Monica’s April desktop calendar is giving me all the spring feels. I don’t know about you, but spring feels like a breath of fresh air. Even if it is still a little chilly in your neck of the woods, see the first blooms of spring from your desktop by downloading this calendar for April!
Australian artist, Beci Orpin, designed this month’s book club poster and bookmark (see here!) and today we get to learn a bit more about her work and process. I may be Beci’s number one fan, so hearing more about her as a person and artist lets me view her in a new context. She has some wonderful things to say and I can’t wait for you to learn more!
Helloooo readers! We’re well into March (and spring!) and hope you’re enjoying A Big Important Art Book: Now With Women! Has it opened your eyes to the art women have made and ARE making all over the world? Pretty amazing, right? We’ve got some questions below and fabulous art printable for you! This month, our poster and book mark were illustrated by one of our favorite artists, Australian artist and designer, Beci Orpin, who leads the way in collage art and bright and quirky products and illustrationgs (pssst–you HAVE to check out her new portfolio site. It’s a piece of art!) We’ll be featuring an interview with Beci on Sunday, so stay tuned!
Beci illustrated a quote from fine artist, Bobbie Burgers, that reads “be willing to destroy” because we all should be, no?! Read on →
If you’re just joining in, this year we were inspired by Michelle Obama’s book, Becoming, our Book Club book for January, and focus on learning from women who we find inspiring and can tell us about their journey of “becoming” based on our of the month by Michelle Obama. You can read the rest of the interviews here. Stay tuned for many more each month.
This month I’m pleased to introduce you to designer and art director, Erin Jang of Indigo Bunting. You may not have realized it, but you have definitely seen her touch on publications like Martha Stewart (back in the day! I knew every page!), The New York Times, Color Factory and more. Her work is thoughtful and clever, cohesive and highly edited. I look to her work as a pinnacle of taste. On a more personal note, I’ve been lucky to meet her in person and she’s a genuine and kind individual who lifts everyone around her. A true breath of fresh air. I’m so glad to learn more from her today. Take notes, she’s got some great advice!
The season of rainbows continues! And this time it’s with some classy wood bangles. We found some blank wood bangles on Amazon (here) and thought they needed some color. We began creating these DIY Bangles for St. Patrick’s Day, but we think they are totally spring-worthy. And once we started we couldn’t stop–the more the better, right?! I LOVE how they turned out. We’ve got stripes, color-blocking, and of course, the obvious rainbows. Perfect for a punch of color here and there.
These bangles are so easy because all you have to do is paint. And the best part? You get to create the pattern and color scheme all on your own. The simple steps are below, so get to painting and have fun rocking your own colorful creation!