I came across Hammen’s embroidery and sweaters a while ago and couldn’t stop thinking about them. Her embroidery reminds me of someone’s sketchbook of experiments. Her combination of stitching, beadwork and knitting comes together in a wonderful eclectic way. I would love to see her supply closet.
Lost at Sea is an illustrated book about three strangers that all share a traumatic experience when a little boy falls overboard while on a whale watching boat. The story follows how each character deals with the event in different ways while falling in and out of their imagination. I created and illustrated the book along with writer Sergio Still, exploring character experiences.
Julian Callos has a real talent for ink and gouche. I really like his recent print inspired by HP Lovecraft. It has a great balance of graphic elements and moody lighting. Callos is also showing a frequently in the LA area where you can see more of his work.
Pink Paper Circus’ illustrations are full of wonderful raw accidents and textures. I really enjoy the mixture of patterns with observational drawings. It reminds me of how fun sitting down with a paper and a box of new pencils can be.
I have a collection of sweaters that I look forward to wearing when the weather gets cooler. Sometimes I indulge myself in browsing for more. Annie Larson’s knits have been on my list for a while. Her colorful patterned sweaters send out a clear statement of ‘I am wearing a sweater and I enjoy it’.