Vibrant Watercolor Paintings Celebrate the Small Details Found in Nature
Artist Marisa Redondo (aka River Luna) pays homage to the beauty of nature in her vibrant watercolor paintings. Filling the canvases with bursts of color
Life Elements Reading ~ water, fire, earth, air, spirit
5 card spread touching on all 5 elements (earth, fire, air, water, spirit) and how they effect your life, and what they mean in your life. Earth = family, work. Fire = passion, outcomes. Air = mindset, clarity. Water = emotions, relationships. Spirit = truth, messages from the universe.
Kafou: Haiti, art and voodoo - in pictures
Nottingham Contemporary's major new exhibition of Haitian art bears vivid testimony to the creativity of the country's rural and urban poor, which is often seen most powerfully in works inspired by voodoo
Outsider Art Fair Preview: Discoveries, Surprises, and an Expanded Vision
The 24th annual Outsider Art Fair opens in New York on January 21, and never before has the scope of what might qualify as — or, more precisely, of what is being called — outsider art seemed so diverse or vast.
[Detail: 19th-century Lakai suzani from Rippon-Boswell's Vok sale.] [Details: 19th-century Lakai suzani on deep blue ground, also from Vok Collection.] It's festival season, but it's also auction season. If you've been following my textile news coverage on Instagram and Tumblr during the past month, you may have noticed quite a few suzanis coming up for sale. (Coincidentally, these antique embroideries often have a psychedelic vibe that happens to mesh well with the festival aesthetic.) One…
Tashkent Suzani | Sarajo Antique Textiles
This Tashkent suzani has a large circular blossom in red with sixteen leaf shaped palmettes in red. This combination forms a large sun like design.
Fire Goddesses: Hestia, Vesta, Tabiti, Brigid, Pele...
Celtic Tradition Imbolc - Brigit, by Scottish artist Caroline Morris Imbolc - Brigit, Snowdrops and Sunshine, by Caroline Morris Brigid is the beloved Irish flaming red-haired goddess of fire, hearth and inspiration. As with her Welsh counterpart, Cerridwen, Brigid is associated with inspiration. Brigid's fire is truly the fire of inspiration. She tends the triple fires of smithcraft (physical fire), healing (the fire of life within), and poetry (the fire of the spirit). In Welsh medieval…