I haven’t done a linky post in awhile, but it is past time to clean out those bookmarks. Hopefully, this will distract you from realizing that I didn’t post a doodle for this week. Believe it or not, I didn’t make a single doodle last week, so there was nothing to pick from.
Never fear, The Doodle of the Week will return.
I love these Medieval tiles from The Textile Blog. I compulsively read a couple of very long and not so good books about cathedral building by Ken Folliet, and am googling all sorts of things Gothic and Medieval.
Illustrations from the Aberdeen Bestiary are amazing. A bestiary is a book of animals and allegory. I find them fascinating in general, and especially love that often the illustrators draw animals they have never seen. This is a Leukrokota, a beast which can call to men in a human voice. According to this, it was probably inspired by a description of hyena.
This is a good place to learn more about bestiaries.
Look, Ma,I can time travel! Jumping ahead several centuries...
I know this was quite awhile ago, but did you see Mung Lar Lam’s work at MOCC? I loved it so much that I couldn't let it go.
That is ironed fabric. No, I am not kidding. My initial response to her work was a combination of “Oh so serene and beautiful!” and “Why didn’t I think of that?” Contempory Crafts has a good video of her discussing her work.
“Ironings combine the disciplines of drawing, painting, sculpture and architecture as a medium and addresses culture and society in the context of gender, labor, race and art history. Ironings can be discreet pieces or a part of performative installation environments.”
Something about this ironed art reminds me of some of Frank Stella's work. What about you?
What’s not to like about the awesome Spontaneous City from London Fieldworks? It fits the tree like a sweater while calling up images of boils, wasp nests, high rise housing, cities built on hills, and ancient cliff dwellings. Plus, birds can live in them! Via Pattern People
Yey for this! I just love it. Black and white patterns.
Revolution 1 by Tracy Adams
"Grids, patterns and repeated geometric shapes give a structure and focal point for the visual mind in a similar way the mandala does for the meditator."
I read that sentence and thought "Exactly!" I always struggle to explain why I am so attracted to grids, patterns and repeated shapes. That sentence totally nails it.
And finally, just for fun. I have no idea where I got them anymore, but they have been living on my desktop for far too long.
For my fellow tea lovers. This is just so witty!
These shoes are the best ever! I love how the pattern gets smaller towards the heel.
Amen to that!