Mid-Week Pretties

July 13, 2011

These are a few things I’ve come across in the last week that I want to share with all of you. I struggle between being distracted by the overwhelming amount of next-to-meaningless stuff on the web, and using the worthwhile things out there as artistic inspiration and means of growth. I hope some of these things fall into the second category for you. Click the picture to see more.

A dollhouse in a public play space, circa 1910. I love dollhouses, and the idea of a public one made to be played with — no plexi across the front of it — just thrills me.

A  letter from a Pixar animator to aspiring artists. It is two pages long, make sure to click to read the full letter.

How 2 artists produced over 700 paintings in 12 days. They probably feel like they have a lifetime of inspiration to pull from as a result of this collaboration.

Scanned Toys in a post from Tiny Yellow Bird. There are several of these, all mesmerizing.

Pop-up picnics in Paris, by invitation only. Participants bring their own tables, chairs and food and leave no trace of the revelry behind. I’ve been thinking all day of places you could do this in Greenville.

This artist book is only 4.5″ tall. You MUST click on this one. The accordion binding, the paper cuts, the tunnel book effect, the care for detail is exquisite. I can’t get enough.

Thanks for looking, and feel free to leave links to things that inspire you!