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4 Instagram Finds

Today I’m taking a peak at Instagram and would like to share four instagrammers I think are worthy of following: #hopeinthewoods – How many ways can you photograph wooden spoons? Brit Luke Hope knows how to make you swoon over a spoon with his hand-made wooden pieces which he styles to perfection. #woodlucker – Artists Ann Wood and Dean Lucker make ‘botanical paper constructions and interactive mechanical sculptures’. The photographs of their work, Minneapolis studio and home are exquisitely moody and predominantly filled with butterflies. #vegetarianfoodmaker – The words French and vegetarian aren’t usually associated together but The Vegetarian Food Maker makes mouth-watering food bowls and plates them up so beautifully that even a hardcore meat-lover would have to be impressed. #theslowtraveler – UK photographer Carolyn documents her travels, most recently around South America – like the image here from Buenos Aires – with misty grey and pastel tones.  

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Interview: Anna Eidt | Altered Vintage Plates

Etsy maker Anna Eidt has truly had a ‘who’d have thought’ life in which she has overcome a terrible accident to forge a new creative direction – considerably different to the one she thought she was going to have. From vocal music teacher and choral conductor, Anna now specialises in painting traditional vintage plates and saucers with, shall we say, unconventional, phrases and images. Royal Doulton gets a shocking, subversive makeover and I love it! Can you please introduce yourself and tell us about your background I’m Nova Scotian born, transplanted to Ontario for work and love. I love quiet, cats, podcasts, yoga, swimming, decorating/interior design, and reading rad female authors of all genres. When and why did you begin exploring with the idea of altering vintage plates and saucers?  I have always loved drawing and crafting but my love of music was the dominant force until very recently. I trained to become a vocal music teacher and choral conductor and pursued that route professionally for four years until a bike accident left me with severe chronic migraine. Stuck …

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Artistic Musings | 4 Works of Art

Art can be humorous, confronting, intriguing, inspiring or just plain disagreeable. Or all of those all at once! What do you make of these four works of art ..? From top left to right: Guillermina Baiguera ‘paints’ intricate works with embroidery. The attention to detail is incredible and inspiring. Find Guillermina on Flickr. This painting called ‘Project for a Door’ by Anthea Hamilton ticks all the boxes above but for some is probably more disagreeable than anything else. It’s just gone on show at Tate Britain and Hamilton has been nominated for this year’s Turner Prize, a prestigious and often controversial award for contemporary art. At 5 m high (16 ft) its design is based on the Italian architect Gaetano Pesce’s never-realised vision for an entrance to a New York apartment complex. Read more on the BBC culture article “The Age of the Bum”, which is hilarious in itself! Kale in a tissue box? At once humorous and thought-provoking this experimental photographic series by Australian photographer Carine Thévenau is called ‘Tin Can Apartment’. The images conjure an ideal world where mother nature and industrialisation live …

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Artists on Instagram

We all know there is a wealth of fantastic images on Instagram but how do you wheedle out the best ones to follow? I’ve found four artists I reckon have pretty darn good Instagram accounts for a bit of daily eye candy. From top left to right: Portuguese artist Bordalo II creates massive sculptures from others unwanted ‘stuff’ and junk, like these two flamingos at a riverbed made for @festivaliminete curated by @vhils. Follow @b0rdalo_ii. Floral artist and creator from Tokyo Yukiko Masudo posts sublime photos of her work and creations, with a theme of moody greys and soft pinks. Peaches get the royal treatment in this one which makes you want to dive in and eat them. Follow @nonihana_. Australian florist Katherine Dorrington’s Instagram also favours pinks and blues and greys plus lots of blossoms and sprinklings of petals. You’d think it was permanently Spring. Follow @katherinedorrington. San Francisco-based Lucy Litman doesn’t usually post mounds of petals but this one got my attention because of its simplicity and, of course, the googly eyes (and it goes with the others …