If I could, I’d bring out the child in everyone by passing out these coloring books on birthdays, or better, host a coloring party with my close friends. And let everyone’s imagination go loose!
Johanna Basford, the UK-based creative mind behind these adult coloring books, has already sold a million copies containing detailed and vivid imagery brought to life on a piece of paper.
“Every piece I create starts life as a simple pencil sketch, evolving into a rambling pen and ink drawing usually spanning several sheets of paper. I love the tactile nature of the materials I use and the joy of smudgy fingerprints.”
Her books are priced between $10-$20 and have already made a statement in Paris outselling French cookbooks.
See it for yourself.
Available on Amazon for your visual pleasure!
My fellow Londoners, be sure not to miss this Art of Brick Exhibition at The Old Truman Brewery featuring eighty sculptures by artist Nathan Sawaya. Created from a million Lego bricks, the exhibition runs until January 4, 2015.
‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’
‘Augustus of Prima Porta’
Artist Nathan Sawaya stands with his sculpture ‘Yellow’ at the Art of Brick Exhibition in London
“I never made life-size figures because it never seemed to be interesting. We meet life-size people every day,” says Mueck.
Ron Mueck, Australian-born, London-based artist is known for his hyper-realistic sculptures of human beings portraying humans at key stages in the life cycle, from birth through middle age until death. His attention and commitment to detail offers his audience an experience into the most private and intimate moments of human emotion.
Mueck is known for not being big on interviews and talking about his work. The most revealing insights on his work so far were made by photographer Gautier Deblonde, who was exclusively allowed to film a documentary in Mueck’s studio. Even then the artist said very few words in the whole 52-minute film. His art speaks for itself!
I, for one, was mesmerized…not just by his work but at the thought that there’s so much talent out there to be found…to be celebrated. Each day I run into an artist I realize how tiny our presence is in the big scheme of things, and how alike we are in spite of our differences!
Man in a Boat
Woman with Sticks
Couple Under an Umbrella
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