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!

//RESOURCES//

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…]

ARTIST ELICIA EDIJANTO

Elicia Edijanto 'Hymn' via besotted blog

Glory by Elicia Edijanto via besotted blog

I just love the thrill of discovery, why just the other day I discovered that I could pretty much put any sauce in the crock pot with chicken breasts, cook for a couple hours and have a deliciously effortless dinner on the table (I apologize dear Vegans). A revelation to be sure.

Last night I discovered artist Elicia Edijanto, another thrill. There’s so many aspects of her work that appeal to me, where to begin? The absence of color or monotone palette–to not have color in a painting is a bold move, color adds so much to the imagery without it we are left to our own imaginations, it’s such an unusual choice and speaks volumes to the talent of the artist. Animals-I have such a soft spot in my heart for animals, her depiction of these wild beasts with children is a visual fairytale waiting to happen. Edijanto’s watercolor work has an almost photographic quality, which makes it even more mesmerizing to me. I am obsessed with light and shadow and this work has so much of the mystery of both entwined in it, I can’t even begin to fathom how she is able to create such depth and detail with watercolor. I hope if this is your first time discovering Ms. Edijanto’s work that you are equally as impressed!

How about you?  Have you made any new discoveries lately?  We would love to hear them, sometimes it feels as if we are up here talking to ourselves we love it when you join the conversation…

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.

Modern Calligraphy Social Media Photoshop Brushes

hand lettered social media photoshop brushes

I mentioned that I have been inspired lately by an artist to break out my nibs and I wanted to share some of the fruits of my labor with you. The lettering isn’t anything like hers (although I wish my hand could do such wondrous, effortless movements), her lettering got me inspired to break out the ink and paper, something that I haven’t done in a little bit. I created this little hand-lettered Photoshop brush set to use on your blog or site (for personal use only please and thank you), the set includes the words: Tweet, Pin it, Intsa, Contact and Email.  I made them brushes so you can easily adjust the size and stamp them in any color your heart desires. I hope you enjoy them and let us know if you have any questions! You can download here.

P.S. Of course I cleaned up the lettering and created the Photoshop brushes using none other than our Vitamin L25 | Paper to Pixel Photoshop set. Yup, there’s even an action that will turn your lettering into a brush in one click!  It’s how I got the ‘tweet’ on my post image!

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.

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