Wednesday, May 25, 2011

How sweet it is!

I just discovered this blog, and I must urge you to go have a look:
Dessert Girl is the blog "where Design and Dessert Meet".  What does that mean?

Illustrations and recipes sent in by a variety of artists, illustrators and designers.
(Swedish designer and artist Petra Borner has a recipe for Chess Square Cookies)

Art, too.
(oil painting by Lee Price)

Pictures of spectacularly decorated cakes (and other desserts) to ogle.
(from Maggie Austin Cake)

(Indian henna patterns inspired Rora Does Cake)

And of course recipes galore (Like this one, for peanut butter and banana cream pie!).

Eye candy for sweet tooths... what's not to like?

Friday, May 20, 2011

Do a lot of work

"Nobody tells this to beginners— I wish someone had told me.

All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste.  But there is this gap.  For the first couple of years you make stuff... but it's just not that good.  But your taste (the thing that got you into this game!) is still killer!

And your taste is why your work disappoints you.

And a lot of people never get past this phase; they quit.

Most people who do interesting, creative work went through years of this.  We know our work doesn't have this special ting we want it to have.  We all go through this... it's normal,
and the most important thing you can do is  a  l o t  o f  w o r k .  
Put yourself on a deadline, so that every week you will finish one story.  

It is only by going though a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your intentions.

... It's gonna take a while.
It's normal to take awhile.
You've just got to fight your way through."

        ~Ira Glass~
(read on Melinda Josie's blog)

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Martin Jarrie headshots

Heads up!  Martin Jarrie, painter and illustrator extraordinaire, is having a one-man show in Paris!
His illustrations are equally wonderful — his Hyacinthe et Rose received the  Bologna Ragazzi Award this year.
His show — "La Fabrique Anatomique" — is up until 4 June, at  the Arsenic Galerie ... don't miss it!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Wild Pop-Up

Check this out: British illustrator Simon Wild has got a great (photoshop) tutorial: 

Do you know his illustrations?  "Exuberant"is the word that comes to mind:
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