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24.5.16

1 Insta Find | Pencil Shaving Flowers by Haruka Misawa


We're kind of enamoured with these flowers made from pencil shavings by Japanese artist, Haruka Misawa.  After sharpening her pencils one day, Haruka found the patterns to be similar to flowers and decided to explore how they could be formed into more realistic flowers.

To make this happen, Misawa prints paper with a color gradation and then tightly wraps it in a pencil-like shape scraping them against the pencil sharpener.  The result, the flowers blossom outward, each completely unique.

Here's a few more images from her Instagram feed:







Via Lost at E Minor.

0 The Work of Khin Sansoni


This week Charmaine from the Bloesem team is doing a guest post here on Poppytalk.  You may have seen our post last week where we shared about Bloesem's latest passion project, KOEL Magazine, which is all about yarn crafting and interior decor.  This week they are sharing a few related blog posts.

Hey you guys, it's Charmaine from Bloesem back here at Poppytalk. Right now we are totally crushing on the work of one of our favourite artists at the moment and we think you might too.. Thought we would share with you guys about Khin Sansoni today!

Originally from Myanmar, Khin Sansoni came from a family of filmmakers, actors, seamstresses so she was constantly surrounded by some sort of art form as a child. That grew and inspired some small creative projects of her own from a young age of 9 (!) before she eventually embarked on her business of creating beautiful handcrafted abstract mixed media pieces and even jewellery for her creative studio. She's currently in the process of moving to London, and we know her studio's sure to take off as well. The Bloesem team had the honour of working with Khin with regards to the branding, styling and photography for the new website, logo and lookbook.

Here are some of the photos we took. What do you guys think? These art pieces are gorgeous, aren't they? And the colours!

We hope you guys enjoyed this post, along with our other guest posts here. Thanks for having us, Jan and Earl! It's been such a pleasure. Till next time everyone!


23.5.16

0 Sneak Peek | Inside Out Magazine's June Issue!


Inside Out Magazine's June issue comes out this Thursday and we're excited to share a sneak peek narrated by their Social and Senior Editor, Matilda Duffecy.  Lots of fun graphics and movie vibes! We'll let Matilda take it away: 


0 Etsy Awards Finalists Announced!

Earlier this spring we posted about the Etsy Awards, an open call celebrating the best of Canadian creativity, where entrants have the chance to win the Community's Choice Grand Prize of $10,000 or one of five $1000 cash prizes for category winners.

And today the finalists have been announced! Visit the Etsy Awards page for the list of finalists and place your vote for the Community Choice Winner Grand Prize.  Good luck everyone!

Click here for more details!

0 The Work of Gemma Patford


This week Charmaine from the Bloesem team is guest posting here on Poppytalk.  You may have seen our post last week where we shared about Bloesem's latest passion project, KOEL Magazine, which is all about yarn crafting and interior decor.  This week they are sharing a few related blog posts.

Hey you! It's Charmaine from Bloesem here guest posting on Poppytalk today. Through the process of working on KOEL, we have reconnected with many of our talented friends from all across the globe.

We remember chancing upon Gemma Patford's Instagram account years ago, where she already featured beautiful rope baskets that she handmade which are available for purchase on her website. Her creations are so gorgeous, we quickly fell in love! I mean, look at the photos. They are unique, bright and uplifting. What's not to love? In fact, we even invited the Melbourne-based sweet heart to come teach Rope Vessel Making in one of our Bloesem Classes. It was definitely inspiring, seeing artists like her lead these crafts for a major comeback.