Maxine the Bird print
Linda Solovic sent me an email about her work and I am wowed — they’re 3-dimensional illustrations that’s given life with collages, with her materials that’s mostly made up of prints/patterns/textures, sometimes placed on found paper. I can’t collage anything to save my life, so you can understand how strongly I feel about this form of art – it’s beautiful.
Blooming Buddies — Wildflowers print; Tulip print
She has an office where she works on collages, gift and stationary development and pattern designs; while teaching illustration at the Washington University College of Art, at the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts in St. Louis.
Julia the Bird print; a sample of her work that’s available for licensing
She just recently opened her Etsy shop where she sells prints of her collages. For a peek into her portfolio, head on here to see more of her work that includes embroideries, and works available for licensing.
Sleeping Cat: A matchbox original
This is rather clueless of me, but Jenny (of Flickr’s greenfemale fame) recently started a shop called Be Happy Now on Etsy selling her art. I’ve been a fan for some time now, but most of her illustrations were only available for viewing, so I’m happy that she now has a shop of her own.
3 characters drawn on toilet paper rolls!
She’s one of my favorite artists on flickr who draws her whimsical illustrations on almost everything! She is also currently studying, and posts up illustrations based on the topic of old classics – her transformation of text and narration into illustration is very inspiring, mainly because I love storybook illustrations.
A page from her Moleskine sketchbook for the Moleskine Exchange Project
She hails from Israel, and there’s wonderful clips of her Moleskine sketches on YouTube as well. My favorite one so far is her tiny books filled with her illustrations, encased in a felt casing of their own.