Bernard Handick

I hope you are all enjoying your Saturday. I had a busy week and that somehow got the better of me. I’m feeling quite exhausted. The thing with a small child is that you simply never get a moment to yourself, well at least not a moment that lasts more than a small hour. I remember the days before I was  a mother, devoted to just organizing my kitchen cupboards or something. I have to confess I have no idea what’s in there now. Somehow everything seems dirty and in constant disarray and since I’m quite the control freak this weighs upon me. I have to remind myself there is a world of inspiration out there! With people like Bernard Handick who makes beautiful photographs and mixed media works. You can see more of his work here.

Illustration: Izziyana Suhaimi

I was thoroughly impressed by these artworks by Izziyana Suhaimi (how beautifully exotic is that name!). I love the combination of illustration with embroidery and the black and white with the colour that the embroidery brings. I love the artist’s vision, her use of colour, the beautifully intricate drawings. Well, actually I love everything about this. Which is why I couldn’t help myself but share it with you.

Mixed media: Laura McKellar

Don’t you just love this mixed media portrait? I love how you can completely change the atmosphere of a photo by adding an illustration and different colours. I like the mixture of real and fantasy. Our very existence is real and phantasmagorical at the same time. We all life and breathe and walk this earth while our heads and hearts are filled with imaginary things, hopes, dreams and nightmares. My ex-boyfriend once asked me why I believed there was something more then just this life. I said I couldn’t believe our thoughts, our inner feelings, our unspoken words and everything we keep inside would just be biology. I still don’t believe that. This beautiful work is by the talented Australian Laura McKellar. I love the bird crown this sixties woman is wearing. I would love to wear a bird all day! You can buy Laura’s work online in her shop.