A couple days ago I posted a link to an interview Tanguy did with graphic artist Alejandro Mogollo Art.Just wanted to let you guys know that I ordered a tea mug from his online shop and I LOVE it! Such a nice design and fast shipping, too! If you're looking for Christmas gift ideas for GWTW or Vivien Leigh fans, check this out:http://www.redbubble.com/
Of course, I clicked on the link.. and once I saw all the mugs, I went a little crazy. More on that in a minute..
I first learned about this artist in an interview 'Drawing Vivien Leigh" It's a terrific read, where artist Alejandro discusses his background, how he discovered GWTW and Leigh.. and the challenges in capturing her unique beauty:
This appeared on a blog I follow. http://vivandlarry.com/
The blog is written by Kendra Bean, an extraordinary and generous young scholar. Photo below shows Kendra with the famous blue dress portrait of Scarlett from GWTW.. this portrait is now part of the collection at the Margaret Mitchell House museum in Atlanta, GA http://www.atlantahistorycenter.com/explorer/making-film-legend-gone-wind-exhibition
Kendra's book "Vivien Leigh: an Intimate Portrait"
is a great example of her scholarship.. and chock full of photos!
I have LOTS of coffee mugs. Why so many?? I'm inspired by images, but I ran out of wall space for prints and pictures eons ago. Coffee mugs are something I use every day.. and the images on them are a way to bring the sparkle of a special image or artist to my work space.
I don't just grab any mug in the morning. I choose with care. Something about the image speaks to my journey that day... the image there sets the tone.. or evokes a feeling.. or reminds me of the place or person that brought the mug into my collection.
Do I think too much about coffee?? Maybe... but being mindful about something routine and simple also makes me want to be mindful about other things that I need to be thinking about.
It all takes PRACTICE.. sad, but true. But that's how we get better. Keep trying.
Or at least have a cup of coffee and reflect on things...
Here are other mugs with art I enjoy...
(yes, I get a lot of them from Society of 6 . but I wait for the sales and/or "no shipping charge" specials :)
art by Anna-Maria Jung http://www.annamariajung.com/
link for mugs: https://society6.com/jungcomics
Doggie Drawings website: http://www.doggiedrawings.net/
"Amazing Sherlock" mug by Sunli Chen https://society6.com/sunlichen
Illustrated Marty Mug "Travel Adventures" by artist Nadya Bonten-Slenders, Nadyart Illustrations https://society6.com/nadyart/mugs
more on artist Nadya featured on Bored Panda http://www.boredpanda.com/cute-rat-illustrations-nadya-bonten-slenders/
and here http://www.itsmypart.com/11-cutest-illustrations-that-will-make-you-say-aww/
art by Steph Laberis https://www.facebook.com/stephlaberisart/
Martin "Marty" Mouse House photos by Sarah Hunt has a following of over 20,000 on Facebook. Her pics featured on Buzzfeed, Hello Giggles, Bored Panda and more. Also on Instgram. Full info on Marty Mouse website: http://www.martymousehouse.com/
I'm also a longtime fan of (coffee loving) Hallmark characters Hoops and Yoyo. http://explore.hallmark.com/hoopsandyoyo/?searchkey=hoops%20and%20yoyo
Here are 2 favorites...