6 Ways to Marry Minimalism & Maximalism (for Interiors or Visual Art)


Both of these illustrations are by Adriana Vawdrey (me). The simpler collage on the left was an sketchbook / Photoshop experiment, and the very detailed tiger image on the right was a camouflage experiment I did earlier this year. The tiger, called “I Spy,” is available to purchase as a print here.

When it comes to planning the design of anything — (a painting, an outfit, a room, etc.) —  do you normally focus on achieving simple elegance and efficiency? Or do you prefer details, layers, and eclectic mismatched combinations? I have been thinking about this a lot! What are the definitions of “minimalism” and “maximalism”, and how can creative people meet in the middle?  Continue reading “6 Ways to Marry Minimalism & Maximalism (for Interiors or Visual Art)”


22 Perfectly Modern Art Prints for the Kitchen


Above illustration and photo by Louise Lockhart. Find her shop here.

Did you know that colorful kitchens can promote a better appetite? Even if you are striving for that super sleek minimalist look that many love these days, you can add a charming pop of color by hanging art prints in the areas where you cook and eat.

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DIY: (Part 2) Paint a Graphic Design on the Floor


If you have not yet seen part 1 of this tutorial, you should check it out! If you’ve already created a design you love, let’s prepare to paint your custom floor!

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DIY: (Part 1) Paint a Graphic Design on the Floor


I have wanted to post about this for quite a while. This project is a great example of how paint can personalize and improve just about anything in your house. This post is an introduction to the design process, and you can also read part 2 to learn how we painted it.

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Creative Life: 13 Uniquely Illustrated Alphabet Prints


Above illustrations and photos by Sarah Edmonds. Find her shop here.

Hanging a piece of artwork that celebrates the alphabet highlights a love of learning in the home where it lives. Whether you’re looking for something whimsical and child-like, or mature and architectural, I’ve compiled work by ten of my favorite alphabet artists. Any of these prints can be purchased via the shop links under each photo.

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