hahpistuff Does The Featured Page

The first featured piece (not to mention one of my all time favorites!) is ‘Sunflowers’ by Angi Baker. The bright colors, whimsical bubbles and delicate sparkle reminds me of the poppy scene in ‘The Wizard of Oz’…or maybe ‘The Wizard of Oz’ meets ‘Willie Wonka’!

The next featured piece is ‘Meshed’ by LeanneM. Leanne has a way of combining cute with creepy in an eerie style that is all her own. If you have never seen her work, rush to her gallery…seriously, you won’t be disappointed!

I couldn’t help but to include ‘Milo, the broken hearted stitch doll’ by ButcherBrand. I have a soft spot for anything with a broken heart…and a weird fascination with voodoo doll looking plushies!

This next piece, ‘Water the Garden’ by 18 year old KissTheFuture proves that talent knows no age! Her artwork is beautiful in a gothic, emo-ish, surrealism kinda of way. I love the emotion she portrays in her characters eyes.

The character ‘Hanni Ba Loo’ is one of my all time favorites because his whole existence evolved from my very own strange (and probably morbid) obsession with Hannibal Lecter. (get it? Hanni Ba Loo the Canni Ba Loo? Did anyone ever catch that??) The whole irony of the customer service guy boiling the customers is just freaking hilarious….and if anyone has ever worked in customer service, you know you’ve thought about doing it too!

It’s true, I have a thing for blue hair so I had to feature ‘Sola’ by Payo77. I love how her hair seems to wrap around her to where you can’t really tell if it is hair or rolling waves. The soda in her hand kinda reminds me of an old school Pepsi ad and it just adds to the coolness of this piece! It’s like…modern-retro!

I adore Karin Taylor’s whimsical characters so much that I just couldn’t do the featured page without including one of her adorable designs! This one is ‘Lotus Love’. I love the imagery in this piece; the couple slightly squished together in the tiny boat, her lil hand reaching out for the flower while he rows them along, and the detail of the tassels on the lamp. It is just too cute for words!

I chose Schmeer’s ‘Ostrich’ because it is just so darned CUTE! She did a wonderful job capturing the innocence and curiosity of a new born baby ostrich with the messy fluffy feathers and the large, expressive eyes.

I love ‘Girl Drowning’ because this is one of those excellently executed pieces of art that is not only drawn well, but makes you think. Why is this well dressed girl in the middle of this body of water? Why doesn’t she appear scared? Why on Earth is she still holding her umbrella?! The irony is great, gotta love the irony!

Maria Dryfhout created an amazing piece in ‘We Remember’. This one stood out to me because my little brother is currently stationed over seas. To me, the flag represents our troops and the 5 white tulips represent the mark of our 5th year at war. This may be a very simple photo, but it carries a huge message.

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