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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

j'nell jordan art//a creative loaf  j'nell jordan  is a talented artist whose artwork just makes you feel good. the type of art that brings a smile to your face, gives you a "remember when" moment, or just makes you smile. thru her use of metallics, etching, and artistic technique, j'nell creates art that unfolds its many layers to tell a story, song, or truth, allowing its viewers to become drenched in the vibe of her work.
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in her own words ... 

1/how would you describe your art?
I aim to capture the feel good moments and experiences in life. I love those moments where figures are caught in the vibe of life, self reflection, posing, flirting or candidly caught in mid-smile. Although some paintings are singular portraits, many are culminations of several different images and elements where I like to create my own atmosphere or manipulate them to create a narrative provoking thought, self reflection, and sometimes nostalgia in the viewer.

2/where does your inspiration come from?
I am a SERIAL image collector. The things I filter daily within current culture, history, music and fashion are combined with my love for painting the human figure, and playing with pattern and light. It all starts with the reference imagery/photographs and how I identify with them at any given moment.

3/what's your favorite thing to paint and materials you like to use?
My favorite thing to paint would be people. I enjoy facial expressions, playing with body language, big hair, big teeth, and big smiles. As far as materials. I have been in an 8-year love affair with metallic color. What I LOVE about painting with metallics is that lighting plays a large part in different lighting situations. Dim lights, spot lights and day light bring different dimensions to the pieces and allow the viewers to interact with them from different angles and distances.

4/what do you listen to while you create, or any rituals before your creative process begins?
Well Solange's newest album happens to be on repeat ever since it dropped...but anything that gets the blood flowing. I usually b.s. or sing and dance like an idiot for an hour before I actually begin to be productive. (lol) After that I usually pull out printed images or go through what I have on my computer to visually sort my imagery. That way I can see what I'm leaning towards and make connections and brainstorm what I want to paint next.

(complete the sentence) if i were not an artist, i would be ...?
Dead.

where would you love to see an installation of your art?
Brooklyn Museum of Art.

visit.
buy art.
photos by j'nell jordan for creative loaf.

ART CRUSH! SYMBOLS OF STRENGTH & HARMONY BY LAURA BERGER

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

laura berger selected work//a creative loaf laura berger selected work//a creative loaf laura berger selected work//a creative loaf laura berger selected work//a creative loaf i could not have imagined a better time to have found the creative work of  laura berger. i love the inspirational thought given to each ... depicting women of all shapes, colors, and backgrounds intertwined together releasing their power, strength and beauty. even more, each work is symbolic of our connections to one another and the importance of uniting for the common good.

strength.
power.
harmony.
we'll carry this together.


SHOP laura's collection.
SEE selected work, animations, and ceramics.

SEND SOME HOLIDAY CHEER ... WHIMSICAL CARDS BY JAHNA VASHTI

Monday, December 5, 2016

jahna vashti fine art//a creative loaf jahna vashti fine art//a creative loaf jahna vashti fine art//a creative loaf jahna vashti fine art//a creative loaf with the christmas season upon us, my quest for the perfect holiday card led me to jahna vashti, a talented artist who manages to bring out the spirit animal in us all with a dose of joy and whimsy. jahna's illustrations are the perfect way to send holiday cheer and are a fun reminder to gather and spend some time with the ones we love.

if you are in the portland area, stop by her bear noir studio for some local holiday shopping.
and if not, you can find her fine art creations here.

happy holidays!

CURRENT VIBE! THE MINIMAL LEATHER COLLECTION BY TREEFAIRFAX

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

tree fairfax minimal leather accessories//a creative loaf tree fairfax minimal leather accessories//a creative loaf tree fairfax minimal leather accessories//a creative loafstylish.
minimal.
handmade.

all describe the well crafted leather accessories line created by treefairfax.  this etsy shop is one to watch and i'm such a fan that i had to snag a clutch of my own. from the simplicity in the design, to the color and texture of each piece, these leather creations are truly a work of art designed for those who want to bring a modern edge to their look.

follow the links to see more of the collection and start a wishlist of your own.
after all, christmas is right around the corner!

SHOP treefairfax on etsy.
SOCIAL treefairfax on instagram.

ART CRUSH! MUSEUM OF SELFIES CURATED BY OLIVIA MUUS

Monday, October 24, 2016

museum of selfies//a creative loaf museum of selfies//a creative loaf museum of selfies//a creative loaf museum of selfies//a creative loaf museum of selfies//a creative loaf the museum of selfies is a project started by olivia muus after a trip to the national gallery of denmark. accompanied by her friend, aka her right hand, oliva's art project began. simply capturing her hand alongside historical portraits magically transformed the expression and character of those brushed on canvas. the end result ... a fun, yet comical gallery of selfies for modern day.

so the next time you are at a museum, try your hand at it, and snap your own #museumofselfie. you can submit your masterpiece and become a part of the collection.

CURRENT VIBE! ART MEETS FASHION IN THIS HENRI MATISSE INSPIRED APPAREL COLLECTION

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

peu importe vintage//a creative loaf peu importe vintage//a creative loaf peu importe vintage//a creative loaf peu importe vintage//a creative loaf the influence of henri matisse and his recognizable eyes have inspired a cool apparel collection created by peu importe, a go to on etsy for curated vintage clothing and handmade accessories. the items in this artful collection are each hand paintedchanneling the brush strokes of matisse to create modern, wearable art.

much like matisse's work, this collection takes care to preserve the relation of color and drawing, creating works that invoke a sense of emotion and connection to those who admire it.

SHOP peu importe vintage.
SEE the work of henri matisse.

ART CRUSH! FAST FOOD THAT WILL HAVE YOU DOING A DOUBLE TAKE

Monday, October 17, 2016

pop art by mackenzie loosemore//a creative loaf pop art by mackenzie loosemore//a creative loaf pop art by mackenzie loosemore//a creative loaf pop art by mackenzie loosemore//a creative loaf whenever i saw these bedazzled fast food meals, three things crossed my mind ...

1. i need a taco.
2. who would have thought to do this?
3. what prompted it's creation?

mackenzie loosemore is an art and design student and the mastermind behind elevating fast food to create pop art for the masses. her rhinestone packaging and glitter bombed cups transform mundane fast food meals into glorified delights. defying all notions of traditional art, mackenzie's work visually combines cultural images with a side of kitschy detail creating pieces that are not so serious and visually removed by challenging the norm.

so lighten up.
go grab yourself some fries.
and be sure to visit mackenzie's etsy shop and order up a print of your own.


 

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