Nasa Funuhara - Painting with Tape

Happy Monday & Happy New Year!

Couldn't resist popping in to share a little eye candy / inspiration to look at common materials with new eyes.  Can you believe these portraits are made out of tape?

Artist Nasa Funuhara recreates classic paintings using washi tape. So incredible right? You can see more of her work here, follow on Instagram or visit her online shop.

Spotted over on Spoon & Tamago (a highly recommended read for interesting art, design and culture coming out of Japan.)

Pretty Postal Harvest Mail Swap

About twice a year, some snail mail loving friends and I put our heads together to organize a swap. Well, it's that time again... time to spark some creative ideas and brighten up mailboxes with pretty mail.

Gather your favourite supplies in all the best Autumn shades and come join us!

The Pretty Postal Harvest Mail Swap asks you to take your love for all things autumnal and express them in mail form. Participants exchange themed mail with a group of 2-4 partners from around the world (or close to home). Please sign-up by October 7th!

Pretty Postal swaps are free to join, international-friendly and open to anyone over the age of 18.

For full details and sign-up info, please click here.

If you have any questions about this swap, Pretty Postal or mail swaps in general, please feel free to ask!

Peek Inside Molly Egan's Sketchbook

I love following artists over on Instagram because we so often get to see the process - rather than just perfected finished work, it's a chance to peek inside sketchbooks, see moments of inspiration and experimentation. It really makes you want to make, sketch, paint, draw... something of your own.

Molly Egan, a Philadelphia-based illustrator, was herself inspired to take on a 100 day challenge of doodling in mini sketchbooks - and I'm so glad she did! Colour, pattern and so much eye candy abounds within these pages!

Love Molly's work? Visit her website for more info and finished work. Pick up a print in her shop. And don't forget Instagram for more juicy sketchbook work and other process peeks.