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The Constant Gatherer


Eva Magill-Oliver

"artists", "blogs", "illustration", "mixed media"Katie Runnels5 Comments
I've been fortunate to work recently on some design pieces for artist, Eva Magill-Oliver.  I really admire her clever mixed media techniques and the tangible sense of mood and place she's able to manipulate with them.  Eva is from South Carolina and only recently returned to Atlanta  to live after two years of living in Paris!  In addition to her Fine Art, Eva is a flourishing illustrator and currently working on a children's book project with her husband Whit, called Sam et Sophie- read more about it on her website! xo
36"″x 27"

10" x 8"

36.5" x 26.5"

35" x 26"
6"x 6"


 La Maison

 Les Alpes

 Visit Eva's Art Blog, Illustration Blog, and Website for more! xo

Julianna Bright

"artists", "etsy", "illustration", "painting"Katie Runnels5 Comments
I've been admiring the painting illustrations of Julianna Bright this morning. She's a self-taught artist and musician who lives and works in Portland, Oregon. I'm afraid I screen-grabbed a few of these from her recent show at Fontanelle Gallery-which was taken down before I remembered to record their titles- my apologies! Julianna has an Etsy shop and an incredible Web site to view more of her work.  I also found an interesting interview with her here. xo



 In Spring

Cat's Cradle

The View from Inside the Circle

Join Me Here

Dominique Donois

"artists", "illustration", "mixed media", "papier mache"Katie Runnels3 Comments
My heart is all aflutter from spending time in the Flickr albums of gifted papier-mâché artist, Dominique Donois! She lives in Vincennes, France with her husband and their extremely cute baby boy, Auguste. Dominique studied at the École des Arts Décoratifs in Strasbourg, France. In addition to her exhibitions, she has created several window displays for some very special boutiques in Paris and Tokyo...I cannot imagine happening by such a spectacle! She shares her love of the vintage children's book illustrations and toys that inspire her work in an incredible album collection...looksee here! Dominique is represented by Tiphaine Illustration. xo
Femme à l'ombrelle

I'd like a kitten dress like hers!

Panoplies: Ninon-Petits Amis de Paris

Leslie Dallion

"Flickr", "artists", "etsy", "handmade", "illustration", "kids", "paper goods"Katie Runnels3 Comments
(hello friends! today and maybe forever i'm trying something new here! In an attempt to spend less time blogging and more time working, I'm going to be whittling down my inspiration posts to images and links and cutting back on my oh, not so clever repartee-and hopefully more sharing of my own process and work. thanks for your understanding! xo)

Happy illustrations and coordinating handmade goodies
by Leslie Dallion of Pie for Blackbirds.

(available on trinket boxes in her shop!)

la la la

Ernst Haeckel

"artists", "illustration"Katie Runnels10 Comments
Oh my stars! I have never seen color the likes of these lithographs by the late, Ernst Haeckel, (philosopher, professor, physician, naturalist, biologist and artist) who created this series of work for his book, Art Forms in Nature in 1899. There is a fantastic brief history of his life and work at Scienceray.com. (via NotCot).

Haekel (left) with his then assistant, Nicholai Miklukho-Maklai on the Canary Islands, 1866.

Freya Art & Design

"artists", "etsy", "illustration"Katie Runnels4 Comments
I just came across the work of Freya on the front page of Etsy. I see now she's been featured on several blogs...but I just can't help myself. The sentiments she shares in her work are probably ones we've all felt overwhelming our hearts about friends and loved ones, yet Freya so eloquently finds the perfect collection of words to convey them. She sells several affordable versions of her work in prints and cards in her Etsy shop. xo