MUSE | BLOOMS Tiffanie Turner

Paper Artist Tiffanie Turner via Besotted

There were many outstanding floral paper artists to feature, really the talent is shocking. The metamorphosis of humble paper into these realistic blooms has an almost alchemical feel, it just shouldn’t be so but it indeed is.  Tiffanie Turner’s giant and tiny works truly blew my mind (and I hope you are equally enthralled). Turner has a gorgeous collaboration with photographer Simone Truong, which I think is worth mentioning in two respects, one it’s awesome and two, collaboration can be a beautiful thing! Something to consider if you are wanting to try something creative but not in your skill set. Besides working with another creative can be like a shot of creative espresso. I feel like I should just let you visit her instead of keeping you here, please do, it’ll be such a treat!

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If you are interested in this art form:

Turner does teach workshops!

I have taken a few classes with Livia Cetti and have really enjoyed her easy teaching style.

Cetti also has a book that would be a great addition to any craft library.

The ever creative Rebecca Thuss wrote Paper to Petal, which I own and love!

Author / Miss Tristan B

Miss Tristan B. is the co-creator of the world’s best + easiest product photography editing tool-Foto Rx | Shopkeeper’s Helper and one of the writer’s of this delightful blog. Her lofty goal here is to make this a creative resource repository and to inspire you to fall truly, madly, deeply in love with your life.

MUSE | BLOOM Rebecca Louise Law

floral installation by artist Rebecca Louise Law ii

Rebecca Louise Law Installation

This week we are featuring artists in different disciplines with the same ‘muse’, the series launch is Muse | Blooms. We hope that this inspires you to find your own muse, or if you feel the muse of blooms calling that it inspires you to discover your own unique way of sharing your vision with the world…

Rebecca Louise Law is an artist whose medium is flowers, now that is taking the bloom muse to a whole new level. Of course there are wonderful floral designers (and I often wish I was amongst them, it’s one of my many ‘in my wildest dreams’ careers), but to be an artist that actually uses the blooms as her ‘tool’ is a whole new level. The concept is to embrace the ephemeral nature of the flowers, in that respect the installations will change over time, exploring life and death. Personally both Michelle and myself find the dying bloom to be just as inspiring as the freshly pricked, it’s a new dimension of beauty to explore.

As you can gather from the few artists that we have featured thus far this week, there is a myriad of ways to express your bloom muse, to take a subject that is so ubiquitous and re-envision it in your own signature way. The suspended garden installations that Law creates are so epic in their proportion and vision, there is no reason that you can’t find your own creative seed of inspiration from this or any of the other featured artists. My belief is the world needs creative people, there is room for you and your explorations, if not just for your own personal fulfillment. The goal for most that have a burning desire to seek to do something creative is to be able to do it for a living and I do think there are opportunities that abound, what will make your vision unique? Is your art timely or timeless? The three featured artists we have featured, their work is both, meaning that it feels very current, but I don’t imagine it being something that they or a collector will ever cringe at years from now. I have been guilty of that in the past with the early stages of my design business, doing what was on trend and what clients wanted, but not following my gut and doing what I knew would be timeless–lesson learned.

Author / Miss Tristan B

Miss Tristan B. is the co-creator of the world’s best + easiest product photography editing tool-Foto Rx | Shopkeeper’s Helper and one of the writer’s of this delightful blog. Her lofty goal here is to make this a creative resource repository and to inspire you to fall truly, madly, deeply in love with your life.

MUSE | BLOOMS Luisa Brimble

Untitled by Luisa Brimble

Girl Holding Flowers series by Luisa Brimble

This week we are featuring artists in different disciplines with the same ‘muse’, the series launch is with Muse | Blooms. We hope that this inspires you to find your own muse, or if you feel the muse of blooms calling that it inspires you to discover your own unique way of sharing your vision with the world…

Michelle and I are both dizzy with admiration over Luisa Brimble’s ‘Girl Holding Flowers’ portrait series. We are always brainstorming unusual ideas for portraits for the camera shy and the person that prefers a little intrigue to their capture, but Luisa’s portraits, insert low whistle here, what an incredibly modern + classic approach, so unique and easily identifiable, bestill my branding maven’s heart! Each one is more beautiful than the next, truly works of art. Honestly, I would have never thought of this in ten million years, so simple and elegant, oh how I wish my brain would take me to the place where I could come up with something so insanely wonderful! Perhaps one day we will be able to ask the lovely Luisa how she came up with such magic, but for today I hope ogling will suffice.

photos by luisa brimble

Author / Miss Tristan B

Miss Tristan B. is the co-creator of the world’s best + easiest product photography editing tool-Foto Rx | Shopkeeper’s Helper and one of the writer’s of this delightful blog. Her lofty goal here is to make this a creative resource repository and to inspire you to fall truly, madly, deeply in love with your life.

MUSE | BLOOMS Artist Bobbie Burgers

artist bobbie burgers via besotted

artist bobbie burgers

Michelle and I have tried to maintain one constant on this blog and that’s to always write about what interests us and what we find inspiring. We find that most of the time it will also resonate with you, it may be something of a collective consciousness, you know when you start to be interested in something and all of a sudden it seems like so many other people are as well? When I was in fashion I was always awed by this phenomena amongst designers, there was just no way to explain how every designer worth his/her salt all of sudden was introducing the same type of X, Y, Z. It was spectacular and I still am perplexed by it, how?  I don’t know the answer to that I’m afraid, I wish I did though! We are introducing a series called MUSE, we thought we would launch it with a ‘week of’ posts, we wanted to explore the idea of multiple creatives in different disciplines with the same ‘muse’ and how they interpret it. I think this is an amazing exercise, especially if you are feeling forlorn that an artist is doing something that you wished you would have or that you were working on and they got to it first. There are just so many ways to interpret the same ‘muse’ we hope that this series inspires you to find your own unique creative take on a subject or that you discover an artist that you want to explore more of. I know that when I was doing my research I felt wildly inspired (and yes, maybe a bit envious) but more motivated to try to figure out what my own muse is.

First up is artist Bobbie Burgers! Michelle introduced me to her large scale acrylic blooms and I have to say it’s hard to get out of my mind. It has made me proclaim that I want to paint (even though I have never done so before), not that I can draw either (but more on that later), but her work makes me want to learn. If someone inspires you enough to take up a new skill then they must be doing something right. I won’t bore you with my commentary, Burgers it seems is a darling of the art, home decor and fashion world and there is much to read up on this dynamic individual so I will provide you a list of resources to do just that!

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Bobbie Burgers

Interview House & Home

Bobbie Burgers Instagram

Interview the Knot Group

Author / Miss Tristan B

Miss Tristan B. is the co-creator of the world’s best + easiest product photography editing tool-Foto Rx | Shopkeeper’s Helper and one of the writer’s of this delightful blog. Her lofty goal here is to make this a creative resource repository and to inspire you to fall truly, madly, deeply in love with your life.

How to Access Glyphs in Photoshop

How-to Access Hidden Font Features via Besotted

Did you know that there are secret extra characters built into many of the fonts we feature here? You can find everything from ligatures, to alternate characters, to fun ornaments – whatever the font designer felt necessary. These characters are collectively called glyphs, and they are not only fun to use, but they are the key to making a hand lettered or calligraphic font look realistic!

If you are a graphic designer, and glyphs are old hat, you may not know that the latest version of Photoshop (finally) has a glyphs panel! That’s right, you don’t have to open Illustrator, and your command C / command V fingers can take a well-deserved break if you are designing something for web.

View the tutorial after the jump!  [Read more…]

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