Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Bumbleweedz: Art that makes you smile!

Art by Dara Barth

I come across lots of very awesome art on etsy and I am always amazed by all the incredible talent. I am not sure when I discovered Dara Barth's art but I remember that I was very impressed by her artistic style. Her art really does make me smile.  Her mark making appears expressive and there is movement and energy that translates into her art. The colors are vivid and capture a child like vision.  What more can I say........her art is absolutely amazing. Please do check out her etsy shop and take a look at all the incredible art.

Etsy shop: Bumbleweedz
(all images are via Dara's etsy shop)

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Traci Bautista

Artist and designer Traci Bautista

Traci Bautista is a mixed media artist, designer and teacher. I first discovered Traci Bautista's work in 2012 when I was just beginning to learn about mixed media art.  Recently I have taken a few of her online classes and am just loving them. What I really love about Traci is her easy going nature and her immense creativity. Her art is colorful, vibrant and so inspirational. Visit her website for some info on all that she does and take a look at all the classes she offers online. I am currently taking some classes with her and they are very informative and lots of fun!

Traci Bautista website: http://www.treicdesigns.com
                            Blog:  http://kollaj.typepad.com
                    Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TraciBautista

(All images are form Traci Bautista's Facebook page)


Sunday, February 22, 2015

Artist Miranda Banks of Clare Plantation

Artist Miranda Banks

Oh my goodness, I just love the art of mixed media artist Miranda Banks. Her artwork is captivating, full of delicious colors and so many patterns. Her work is like candy......I just can't get enough. This artist is going places in the art world. She is just awesome. I just interviewed her and posted on my website blog. You can view the interview at www.artonthemoon.com website on my blog section.

You can find Miranda at her blog: http://clareplantation.blogspot.com
                                        etsy shop:https://www.etsy.com/shop/ClareARTly
                                        Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/clareplantation

Some images of Miranda's art 


Thursday, January 8, 2015

Justina Blakeney

Artist, Designer, Writer and Bohemian

I first discovered Justina Blakeney on Skillshare ( an online website offering online classes). The class was on interior decorating and I absolutely loved her interesting and creative way of styling interiors. As I began to follow her on social media, I was inspired by her eclectic style and bohemian creations. She also uses a lot of flowers both in her styling and art and I simply love this since I also love flowers!
Justina is currently doing the Faces of Foliage project and I am loving this idea. She creates faces out of foliage and flowers and  they are gorgeous. If you follow her on instagram you can see a gallery of the faces and you can even do some yourself and tag your photos with #FacetheFoliage.
She is super inspiring and an amazing and talented artist!

The above images are from Justina's website and Facebook. You can check out more of Justina's work on her website and social media.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Artist Meredith Gaston

The Beautiful and Whimsical Art of Meredith Gaston

I first came across Meredith's art on instagram. I came across a beautiful canvas painting of a girl with flowers on instagram and immediately had to find out about the artist. Meredith Gaston is an artist and illustrator based in Australia. Her art is whimsical, fun, and bright. She creates paintings and illustration for kids and the young at heart. She also is an author of two books. Actually I just bought one of her books on Amazon titled, 100 Moments of Joy and Inspiration. I really love the joy that I feel when I look at her work. There is just something about her art that makes me smile and I love art that makes me happy.
You can find more of Meredith's art on her website: http://www.meredithgaston.com
(All artwork is via Meredith Gaston's Facebook page).

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Claire Desjardins

The art of Claire Desjardins

Claire Desjardins is a Canadian artist who sells her art internationally and has had her art licensed at  major retailers such as Anthropologie. 
I first came across Claire's art work a few years ago on the Anthropologie online website. I was blown away by her use of strong colors and composition. What really attracts me to her art is her use of space. Her abstract paintings utilize space, color, and geometric shapes to create compelling art. Looking at her paintings just makes me happy!

To view more of Claire's art work please visit her website:  http://www.clairedesjardins.com
all images are via Claire Desjardins website.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Jewelry by Micci Cohan

Some awesome bohemian jewelry by artist and designer Micci Cohan

I was browsing the internet and decided to type in bohemian collage. I found an image of a beautifully colored collage and immediately clicked on the image. I ended up on a site that featured Micci Cohan's art. I was blown away by her use of color and had to look her up. I found her website and etsy shop and was amazed by her beautiful creations. I was so excited by her jewelry that I just had to share her beautiful work. All images are via her etsy shop and the links are provided below.