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Posts tagged ‘Etsy’

Rob Ryan’s Beautiful Paper Art

“We’re all the same people we were when we were children.  We’re just bigger and we pretend that we’re not.”

I’ve always been a big fan of this etsy artist, and by now he’s done some fairly high-profile stuff, but he still keeps his sweetness, and honesty and vulnerability in all of his work.

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This video for the Etsy Handmade Portrait series is just uplifting.

“A big part of my work is about seeing and appreciating the beauty in the everyday, to make people see how beautiful the world is and how beautiful their lives are.”

“My work is about being alive and its about being being human and about being a person.  And then of course this this other thing, and its Love.  Its a funny thing, there’s something about art that Love is almost a taboo subject – its almost to obvious to make work about. And to me its the most natural thing.  The need to love, to be loved, and the connections and the relationships.”

For more info, check out this article on the Etsy blog, or check out Rob’s etsy page.

Art Installation: Maya Hayuk barn piece

I have loved Maya Hayuk’s work for quite a while. Even though the geometric, neon-y, graphic shapes thing is kinda trendy right now, she has actually been doing it for quite a long time, AND she does it really, really well.  She choses ways to present her work on surfaces or in ways wherein the contrast is actually really beautiful and where it accentuates her piece.  I think that in the way she presents it, it is really not a trend at all.  Its feels so much more honest than so many of the other geometric artwork pieces I’ve seen, and her use of color is PHEnominal.


Images from: here // here

Also, having my blog called ‘Kaleidoscope Brain’ DUH of course I’m into her!  Maya Hayuk: if you ever want to make me a piece go right ahead.  I’m thinking I would love it.


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The first time I ever heard about her was from the Etsy Handmade Portrait video that featured her and her work, and I really recommend giving it a watch. All the videos in the Handmade Portrait videos are amazing, but this one is one of my favorites, and is one I have watched over and over.

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