MY PSYCHEDELIC DREAM.

Brooklyn based illustrator Leslie A. Wood uses shapes, colors and beautiful rhythmic patterns in a way that can surely brighten your day.  These designs have been made into adorable greeting cards and unique wrapping paper.

These illustrations are imaginative and look like a lovely psychedelic dream.  Giant food you can hug, fast food repeating itself, swimming with abstract fishes, a giant walking cookie and looking into a crystal ball made of sprinkles.  This is the kind of visions a foodie has while on LSD.

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http://leslieawood.com/

 

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ABSURDITY ILLUSTRATED.

Bizarre dreamlike visions finally have been illustrated into a comic strip.  At last an artist that feeds my dark and random sense of humor.

California born artist Lisa Hanawalt may be a comedic genius.  Her imagination is weird, beautiful, dirty, wicked, twisted and brilliant. Lisa is a master of anthropomorphism and is a production designer of Bojack Horseman, a new original animated series for Netflix.  Her book “My Dirty Dumb Eyes” is a collection of hilarious short comic strips that showcase all sorts of interesting glances into a world of what dogs really want, animals in hats, rumors of Anna Wintour and the secret life of chefs.  Lisa is creating a comic for my weird adult sensibilities and is constantly surprising me with new and hilarious material.

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Anna Wintour shops at Forever 21 and hates herself for it.
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Bojack Horseman on Netflix.
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http://lisahanawalt.com/

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=lisa+hanawalt

 

 

PSYCHOLOGICAL MIND MELT.

In you’re interested in an easy creative exercise, drop a dozen paperclips on a blank sheet of paper and draw around them. Your brain will begin to imagine scenes and things that are necessarily not there. Pareidolia is a psychological phenomenon involving vague and random images or sounds as being perceived as significant.  Common examples include seeing images of animals or faces in clouds or hearing hidden messages on records when you listen to them in reverse.  Artist Victor Nunes is a master at seeing faces or scenes in random objects and drawing around them.  His sketches alone are stunning but paired with the found objects the whole thing becomes delightfully whimsical and beautiful.

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https://www.facebook.com/victornunesfaces

CUTE INANIMATE OBJECTS HOLDING HANDS.

Dot eyes and stick figure legs never looked so good. I mean, get a load of these little foods holding hands.  Oh my god…..I just cant handle how cute these characters are.  Food holding hands? Awwww.  Sandwiches driving cars, a taco playing the saxophone and a Lord of the Rings reference?  Hell yes.  These delectable little bites are created by artist Matt Caputo of New Jersey.  I’m truly impressed by the fine details in these drawings.  Considering these are little cartoon foods they really do leave me quite hungry.  Can I have an ice cream please?  And make sure hes holding hands with a burger please.

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http://instagram.com/mattdrawsthings

HA HA. VERY PUNNY.

My love for a good pun will never die.  I can’t get enough of hearing the groans people make after you say a clever pun, it truly is priceless.  Sometimes puns could be so bad/good they can hurt.
South African graphic designer and illustrator Jaco Haasbroek puns beautifully.  He has a great sense of humor and illustrates it perfectly.  His witty humor and adorable characters will surely put a smile on any face.

Here’s an illustration that Ron Swanson would appreciate.
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http://jacohaasbroek.com/

MIXED MEDIA PERFECTED.

Playing with a few tortilla chips could lead to some creative work if you just stop and look at the potential of the tortilla chip.  Artist Javier Pérez Estrella aka cintascotch is a graphic designer from Ecuador and his work is simple and imaginative.  He plays with two and three dimensions in a way we haven’t seen before.  As humans we tend to see faces and shapes in inanimate objects.  His work takes this thought to the next level.

The illustrations are simple and compliment the found item perfectly.  He is using mixed media just the way God intended mixed media to be.  If you check out his Instagram or his website he has some pretty remarkable ‘stop motion’ animation videos up.

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http://javierperez.ws/

http://instagram.com/cintascotch

 

 

FOOD HAVE FEELINGS TOO YOU KNOW!

Playing around with clay is super fun.  When I was a little girl loved sculpting little tiny meals for my dolls.  Granted they never looked as good as the pre-made plastic foods that Mattel manufactured.  But for a girl that couldn’t afford the expensive stuff these tiny mediocre clay foods were acceptable for my Barbies. After college i began to experiment with polymer clay and created miniature food shaped earrings and charms and even got a chance to do the craft fair/flea market circuit.  I had a great time creating these tiny detailed pieces but it sure does take lots and lots of work.  I really appreciate how much effort goes into these sculpts.

Husband and wife team Liz and Jimmy Reed are Cuddles and Rage. This creative duo creates some pretty spectacular work. Whether its sculpting or drawing comics these two have an eye for the wacky and for the witty.  These little sculpted dioramas take up a life and story of their own.  The subtle expression on each characters faces are amazing.  I am still baffled by how they get that killer texture on the clay,  it’s really quite mind blowing.

This is how doughnuts get their sprinkles.
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This burrito seemed to have spill his guts out.
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The chocolate sauce looks so realistic on this ice cream sundae its pretty amazing.  Be careful if you keep this out in front of kids or your buddies that have the munchies.
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This pancake breakup is super sad.  I’m sure most of could relate to crying tears of butter, especially Paula Deen.
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Attack of the trash zombie food.
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This pie is so vain she needed a face lift to look beautiful.
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Cookie torture device.  I like the little cookie crumbles on the bottom of the glass.  Rest in peace cookie, you were beloved.
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Ghost chilies can indeed be pretty terrifying, and delicious.
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Take a look at your ice before you drink it.  Are they screaming?
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What’s with this jerk orange juice just grabbing straight through the doughnut?  I understand doughnuts irritation and love the expression on his face.
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This corn dog drama is a reoccurring comic on Cuddles and Rage.  I like to see all the drama unfold, its like a morning soap opera.
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Check out this website or by some stuff on Etsy.  They are definitely one of my favorite artists out there and they are super nice people.

http://cuddlesandrage.com/

https://www.etsy.com/shop/CuddlesAndRage