last week my friend elyce made me aware of her blog fire away photography, which features divine little snaps she has taken on her 120mm camera. im a sucker for the aesthetic of everyday subjects snapped on a vintage camera - they're so warm and pretty. i feel a special connection with elyce's images because i am fimiliar with the subjects, while the unpredictable yet beautiful marks and tones that occur in the process of using film presents the familiar subjects in a fresh and unseen light. a whole new life has been given to them. im excited to see what else she's been snapping.
and i have been coming across this image quite a lot when i've been stalking the pin boards of pinterest. the artist is ginette lapalme. i feel super inspired by it. i think its the simplicity that has sucked me in and i always fall for the combination of geometric and organic. the surface on this driftwood has a beautiful visual aesthetic when paired with the colour and line work of the acrylic paint.
and why just settle for sticks, why not go one better and paint a deer antler. these are so lovely. i would definitely like one to put on show in our apartment. i was a little worried when i first saw this and thought that deers were being hunted for their antlers which i am in no way supportive of. but.... did you know that deers actually naturally discard their antlers each year. so this one was just found on the ground - phew. the talented artist is cassandra smith and you can buy painted antlers like this via her etsy shop but hurry because they do go fast.