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Meredith Woolnough Embroidery

Posted in craft, nature, sea with tags , , , on July 2, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Yes, this is embroidery!


Meredith Woolnough sews intricate leaves, coral and other forms found in nature on her sewing machine with a special fabric that dissolves in water, leaving only the gorgeously fragile skeleton of the design.


I love the way she mounts them on a crisp white background to show the subtle shadows.



Meredith Woolnough

Redd Walitzki

Posted in art, nature, surreal with tags , , , , , on June 30, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

I’ve been following Redd Walitzki’s work for years and was under the impression that I had already posted about her (oops!).

Redd Walitzki

Her portraits are ethereal, fluid and sensual, yet somehow wild…unbridled.


Each piece is done on an intricately designed laser cut frame which, unlike traditional frames, serves as an actual part of the image itself. I love the unique uncontained effect this technique creates!


These pieces are even more lovely in person. Definitely check out her work if you get a chance.

Redd Walitzki

Travis Bedel

Posted in anatomy, art, collage, craft, nature, paper with tags , , , , , , , on June 24, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Travis Bedel makes some of the most breathtaking nature and anatomical mashup collages I’ve ever seen.




These decadent, colorful explosions of life actually lift my mood when I look at them!


Travis Bedel

Katie Scott

Posted in alchemy, anatomy, art, nature with tags , , , on June 15, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Katie Scott is a wonderful illustrator of the natural world. Her commissioned work has graced books, written publications and various other media. Her personal work is brimming with fantastical bio-imagination.



She’s clearly inspired by not only the natural world, but magic, myth and alchemy (all fine sources of inspiration!).




Katie Scott

Nicomi Nix Turner

Posted in art, nature with tags , on June 8, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

You know I love a nice piece of “nature fusion” art (I coined a clever term for this months ago here on the blog, but I can’t for the life of me remember it, which is quite frustrating). It needs to be its own genre, don’t you think?

Nicomi Nix Turner

Nicomi Nix Turner does nature-fusion right! Her pieces are complex, delicate yet raw compositions that focus predominantly on the natural world but also include subtle depictions of alchemical and occult themes.
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Nicomi Nix Turner

Zoe Keller

Posted in art, nature with tags , on May 21, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Take a look at Zoe Keller’s lush illustrations, inspired by animals, natural sciences, landscapes and field guides.



We feel a loose sense of narrative in these drawings, even if it’s difficult to articulate what the narrative actually is (though the natural coexistence of life and death is certainly a prominent theme).

Beautifully done!

Zoe Keller

Stephanie Law

Posted in art, creatures, nature with tags , , on April 6, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Stephanie Law paints gorgeous, lush nature scapes.

From the artist bio:
Stephanie Law’s work is an exploration of mythology mixed with her personal symbolism. Her art journeys through surreal otherworlds, populated by dreamlike figures, masked creatures, and winged shadows.


The fantastical permeates through the visions, and you get a sense that this is a world that underlies our own, when viewed with a desire for beauty and a shifted perception.

Archetypes, the basis for the universal appeal of mythological concepts, are one of the defining inspirations for her imagery. This is mingled with the movement of dance.


Stephanie has been a dancer for almost two decades, and she uses that experience of how the human body moves and emotes to create a bridge into her artwork so that not only do the humans dance across the page, but the very branches of her trees seem to move with a sinuous grace, and the arrangement of inanimate elements has a choreographed rhythm and flow.


Stephanie Law