Flickr is a tremendous resource. It’s a great tool for finding some of the most amazing artists and craftsters, designers, photographers, and has the largest number of self-portrait takers than I thought existed! If you haven’t rummaged around Flickr yet, carve out some time (you’ll need it, you can get lost for hours) and hop to it, because there’s a whole world of inspiration waiting for you there.
Dawbis is a recent Flickr find of mine. She’s an artist based in Texas, creating these neat collages, some using polaroids (so fun!) combined with sweet-faced illustrations, mostly of active girls with stick-straight black hair wearing fashion fresh-picked from the 60’s or 70’s. I like the energy and child-like quality of her work, not to say that the technique is childish, but it’s more the feeling – you can tell she is playful and energetic, just like the characters she creates. She would make an excellent illustrator for children’s books, don’t you think?
Dawbis introduces “catalogs” throughout the year, her next one is due out in November. Although I’m not entirely sure of the process or the price in which her art sells for, or even what it is that she sells (I browsed her Flickr set and it appears as though she creates everything from art for your walls to coin purses and gift tags), I’m sure you can poke around her website or email here if you’re interested in learning more about her work. I hope you like it…
(images from dawbis)