Art Crush: Rob Shields

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Rob Shields

Sometimes you find an artist and you have an instant crush on their style. The moment you find them you think, if I was rich I would pay them to make art for my house. Some people have a style that is so brilliant and I can not not praise Rob Shields because he is amazing. He is an Animator,Comic Artist,Game Developer. I came across Rob Shields when searching instagram and the #Gamergirl. I came across the piece called Gamer Girl, a tribute to retro games and the girls that love them. And after a big google session I found a lot more from Rob Shields. So keep on reading….

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My art/design

When I am bored I draw and I paint. And at times I like to pull out my tablet and just draw whatever comes to mind.and paint digitally. Recently I am in love with the idea of pink purple hair so I drew that. I am debating to post more of my drawings on this blog, what do you think?

*DreamChaser, pocket mirror.

I wrote last week about DreamChaserart, you can read the article here. I showed you my favorite items including the pocket mirrors. The little vain diva that I am adores mirrors and now I can take this piece of art with me. Read more for the review and of coarse more pictures.

Marlon shipped the item really fast and it took only a few days to get to me. Of coarse shipping from Netherlands to the Netherlands is always fast.
The moment the envelope fell on my doormat I ripped open the envelope with the gold letters and pulled out my new mirror.
I have to admit that shipping a mirror is always tricky but Marlon packed the mirror in bubble wrap that kept the mirror safe, not a single scratch was on it.  Inside the envelope was a handwritten note and a business card. The business card had her own artwork on it and the design is lovely.

As you can see it has her website on it. Do check it out because it showcases all her artwork, and I personally love browsing her website and blog. I know that you are all interested in the mirror. I have to note that every mirror comes in a organza bag. I got a beautiful blue bag to keep my mirror in.

The mirror
A mirror has one thing that it needs to do and that is mirror an image. Of coarse this real glass mirror does that. But there are a few more things that are important for me so I took it with me for a test. I put it in the organza bag and in my little travel make-up bag. The mirror is palm size so it fits most make-up bags and also adds very little weight. I see no downside of taking this one with you.

Now during the day I got something in my eye. Normally I would just rub my eye till it is gone, but that would result in a smudged eye thanks to my make-up. I pulled the mirror out my bag and held it in my palm while checking my eye, the size is perfect to look close at one eye and withing seconds I had the lash out of my eye. I have to note that normally with a compact you would first have to open it, with this you just turn it  and you directly have the mirror. I prefer this kind of pocket mirrors because opening a compact would take some time and at times it is not that easy with one eye closed. [when you have something in your eye]

During the day I went to eat a bite of food and I felt some dressing on the corner of my lips. I wiped it off and decided to check with the mirror if I still had some on my face. I did not notice that I still had dressing on my fingers and I smudged some on the backside of the mirror. Props for the fact that the backside is coated with some sort of plastic and is easy to clean of without the artwork being ruined.

I actually got a few questions about the mirror, people wanted to know where I got it. It is a unique mirror that interest people. The details are amazing and for only 4.03 euro it is worth it and it would make a nice gift with the upcoming holidays. I am a fan!

Want one, click here! I sure love it and I would like to hear what you think about it.

*Etsy: Dreamchaserart

Recently I came into contact with Marlon Teunissen a fellow Dutch girl. If there is one thing that I love that is people who follow their dreams and can express their creativity.  Marlon has been a freelance artist for several years now, she also has a Website called Dreamchasergallery. But today I am going to show you her etsy shop  and the variety of products she sells.

Marlon has started drawing like most people at a young age.It started as a hobby but since she turned 13 she started to take it more seriously. Getting inspiration everywhere including other artists, music and everyday life.

I think a piece of her art would look beautiful on most walls and would work perfect as statement piece. She offers them in her shop in A3 size  but also some smaller prints  Also note at times she has special offers like buy 2 get one free. I personally love the above prints.

But hear you thinking “I might not prefer art on my walls” No fear because her shop also offers other beautiful things that have her own original art.  Above you can see some necklaces My favorite being the queen of cards and the Sleeping Beauty. These pendants come with a free artwork card and is made with real glass. You can pick between square and round.

Pocket mirrors are also something you can get with some beautiful artwork. Also this is my favorite item in the shop, being the vain person that I am. Also if you buy 3 you get one for free so these are perfect to give as gifts.

Not to sound like a cheesy commercial but “There is more!” Stickers and Magnets Charms and Keychains And ofcoarse bookmarks
I could write a even larger article but why not take a look yourself? You can order your own at Dreamchaserart

And tell me? What is your favorite print and item?

Bought and DIY: Cute roses

Most of the art hanging in my little office is made by me but there is one piece that I bought. It is the above painting. I got it from an artist in Germany when I was on vacation. She had a whole collection of painted flowers and I fell in love with with pink roses. Last year when I was on vacation a guy pushes a pink rose in my hands with a smile. I decided that the above painting needed a sister. Read more for the DIY

This was a very easy DIY, I pressed the flower in a magazine and I took of some petals to shatter round later. Most of the leafs are still on the flower but some I layed down down myself.
The flower is put in a frame and pressed down hard.

So what do you think? Have you ever pressed a flower before?

Drawing: After a long long time

I am not an amazing artist or even close, but I love to draw. So I decided to draw myself and to try to get back into drawing. I haven’t put pen to tablet in a long time because I hated how I draw.
So I drew myself, but a little more pretty. Also after the cut an other chibi!

So what do you think?