Artsiness isn’t just about the art we create or appreciate. It is the way we live, the way we treat others, how we carry ourselves. Over the course of the last year, I’ve read so much regarding how the way we chose to clothe ourselves says so much about who we are or who we are trying to be. I’m a firm believer in artsy self-expression in any form! In this new feature, Wear the Artsy, we’ll pair a piece of artwork with a piece of clothing or accessory that captures the spirit of the art.
art | jewelry
In today’s pairing, our inspiration piece is this gorgeous, colorful abstract by artist Dura Hana AKA D.U.R.A. What better way to wear those beautiful jeweltones than with that cheery Tom Binns Riri Painted Swarovski Cuff?
Do you have suggestions for a piece of art to be featured on Wear the Artsy? Comment below and let’s see how we can wear our favorites!
As with many right-brained folks, math is not my strong suit. But one thing I loved about taking geometry was the analysis of shape and how each is formed using different angles. It seems that many creatives are finding geometrics inspiring these days. Check out my artsy geometric finds for this week!
Filzfelt Stools via Apartment Therapy
Hare by Marco Cibola
Brooch by No Milk Today
Welsummer Oblong Cushion by Lindsey Lang
Quilt by Lisa Call
Filzfelt via Apartment Therapy | Marco Cibola | No Milk Today | Lindsey Lang | Lisa Call
Happy weekend, Artsies! Will you be doing some artsy geometric foraging of your own this weekend? 😉
PS– You may have noticed that I’ve switched up the Friday’s title from Friday Faves to Friday Finds. I’ll be using the Friday round-up to not only explore what’s trending in the art world, but to also share my inspiring finds throughout the world of design!
Featured image is Hare by Marco Cibola ( detail ). All images are via the artists’/designers’ websites, linked above.
Yep, mountains on the brain. I’m completely in love with this ring by jewelry artist Terhi Tolvanen.
Aurore Ring, opal, pear wood, paint, cement, 4cm high
Check out this Helsinki artist’s website for more beautiful, nature-inspired wearable art.
Image via the artist’s website.
I stumbled across this necklace from Anthropologie on Pinterest today. If I were a Margaret Glew painting, I would wear this all the time.
Pieced Prism Necklace, Anthropologie
necklace available here
Always On My Mind by Margaret Glew, oil on canvas, 96x72
Since we’re on the subject of tree branches today, have you seen these necklaces from Lovisa Lindstrom’s Etsy shop, marukiko?
I am completely in love with them. One would be the perfect tree-gazing accessory!
Artists and designers have been inspiring each other for centuries. Whether we realize it or not, much of the clothes we wear, jewelry we sport and objects we use are a result of the symbiosis between art and design. And I for one, love to celebrate such connections! For this first feature in the new Artsy Fodder series, let’s have some fun with artfully inspired jewelry designs. These pieces may not have directly influenced each other, but there is an unmistakable resemblance.
Friday Night 27848 by John Duckworth
Kate Spade, City Lights Idiom Bangle
Oceanic Series by Thomas Hager
Anthropologie, Jumbled Loops Necklace
Untitled by Amy Pleasant
Paige Novick, White Howlite Cuff
Yin and Yang by Jennifer Bain
Jill Schwartz, Mosaic Pin
Screen ( Barn Owl ) by Kevin Appel
M. Missoni, Chain Necklace
Do find yourself buying pretty baubles that remind you of your favorite artwork? Take a look inside your own closet or jewelry box and I’ll bet you’ll see some similarities!
What separates us from the animals is our ability to accessorize!
— Clairee Belcher, Steel Magnolias
Just as accessories are the icing on an outfit’s cake, so this round up will be the icing on the cake of artsyF A S H I O NWeek! Some wearable, some not, all fun!
Shell, mosaic shoe by Candace Bahouth
Broach by Tatiana Warenichova
Raspberry by Ana Hagopian
My Laundrette by Sharla Valeski
1. Candace Bahouth
2. Tatiana Warenichova
3. Ana Hagopian
4. Sharla Valeski
Hope you’ve enjoyed the artsy fashion fun this week! Have a fantastic weekend, Artsies!
Please enjoy this oldie but goodie while I spend the next two weeks camping, packing, visiting with the mom-in-law and moving from WA to OR. See you in September!
Swimmingly [ swim-ing-lee ]
–adverb- Definition: without difficulty; with great success; effortlessly.
‘Tis the season for swimming. If you’re in Florida at least, maybe if you’re elsewhere ’tis the season to dream of swimming. I recently came across the paintings of New York ( by way of Minnesota ) artist, Samantha French
, bathed in sunlight and clear blue water.
Reminiscent of summers spent on Minnesota lakes, French’s work seeks to recapture those fleeting, carefree days of summer. Days spent in the water, underwater, by the water.. nothing compares to the lovely worn-out feeling of a day spent swimming and relaxing in the sun.
The swimmers and sunbathers in French’s work are reminiscent of days gone by.. of colorful convertibles, hotdog picnics, the days of Hepburn and Tracy.
French has a show titled “Open Swim” opening at the Left Bank Gallery in Essex, CT this Thursday. To learn more about the artist, visit her website and be sure to fan Samantha French Art on Facebook! Prints of her work can be purchased through her Etsy store.
Perfect for summer, yes?
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