Filed under: Beak of the Week | Tags: Beak of the Week, blackbird, crow, Fawn and Lark, illustration, Michelle Strader, raven
Money Maker by Michelle Strader
This week’s fabulous Raven was drawn by Michelle, who resides in the teeny tiny village of Cape Vincent, NY. In addition to being an excellent photographer and illustrator, she is a full time professional cake decorator. She describes her inspirations:
“I have a peculiar obsession with dead animals, (though I enjoy them alive just as well) while all things organic, botanical, mammalian, avian, medical, linear, and skeletal simply fascinate me. I enjoy drawing from my own photographs and gain inspiration from my vast collection of nature and medical books.”
Filed under: Beak of the Week, Steampunk | Tags: Beak of the Week, blackbird, crow, jewelry, neo victorian, raven, Steampunk, Tilly Bloom, Victorian illustration
Mister Bertrand Bird and Son
Embracing the bizarre, Scottish lass, Miss Tilly Bloom, creates wearable delights from her home in Brooklyn, New York.
Tilly Bloom’s jewelry is strange and charming, taking every form from bracelets to cuff links, earrings to buttons, all incorporating Victorian Era images and styling.
Filed under: Beak of the Week | Tags: Beak of the Week, blackbird, Cipolla, crow, gift wrap, hand stamp, handmade, poe, raven, Toronto craft
Crow Gift wrap by CipollaI have been madly wrapping Christmas presents, so it just seems fitting that this week’s selection is in the form of delightful, hand-stamped gift wrap by Toronto’s own Cipolla. My other favorites are the anitomical heart and sea creature. Be sure to check out her Zombie and Raven pillows too, wonderful!
Filed under: Beak of the Week | Tags: blackbird, crow, John Steins, print, raven, wood engraving
A beautiful and excuisitely detailed wood engraving by Yukon artist John Steins.
Filed under: Beak of the Week, Steampunk | Tags: Beak of the Week, blackbird, crow, raven, Steampunk, Tere Ryder
Tere Ryder’s Bird and Moon Studio is based in Seattle, Washington
Bird With Gears
Her fantastic birds are embellished with pieces found at auction and in flea markets, junk and antique shops. Some of the gears and clock parts have been extracted from antique pocket watches that dating back to the 1800′s.
“…thinking about birds most of the time now feels like such a good thing….something about flight, freedom, soaring, etc…….One can’t help smile, and that is what I try to imbue in my birds….a different personality for each one that will make one smile”.
Tere has only given her creations descriptions, the name is up to the adopter- she expressed that “…each one kind of speaks a different thing to each person that sees it”.
You can visit her lively blog here.
Bird With Compass pictured left and above
Filed under: Beak of the Week | Tags: amulet, Beak of the Week, blackbird, crow, Finestra, magical, pendant, raven
Seaside Raven, handcrafted by Kari of Finestra
Her lovely pendants are made using photographs encased in glass. Blue Moon is also enchanting, as are Clouds, Orion Nebula and Quasar which look like magical amulets but are actually pictures taken with a space telescope. 20 percent of every sale is generously donated to one of the nine charities supported by Kari.
Filed under: Beak of the Week | Tags: Beak of the Week, blackbird, crow, Jade Dominique, night, raven, Sticknymph
A Blackbird Party
By the delightful illustrator Jade Dominique of Sticknymph.
She has the most fabulous old bathroom wallpaper in all the land and hearts vikings. You can see more of her fun cards and prints by visiting the link above.
Filed under: Beak of the Week | Tags: Beak of the Week, blackbird, crow, raven, Tina Tarnoff
For the Love of Crows by Tina Tarnoff
This beauty was made by hand-cuting and mounting paper! Be sure to visit Tina’s Etsy shop and website for more of her fabulous cut-paper art and paintings (“Ships Ahoy” is another of my favorites). She also has a blog.