Indie Artist Spotlight: Sylvia of Puffin Patchwork

While looking for handmade Christmas ornaments last Fall, I happily discovered Puffin Patchwork on Etsy and instantly fell in love.     Who could resist the beautifully crafted felt owls, kitties, Airedales and poodles (all with charming names)? Or the quaint little houses and layered hearts? I could tell by the meticulous attention to detail … Continue reading Indie Artist Spotlight: Sylvia of Puffin Patchwork

Indie Artist Spotlight: Sarah Walsh of Petit Reve

Today I’m pleased to welcome Kansas City-based artist, illustrator, and hand letterer Sarah Walsh to Alphabet Soup! Pictured above is a collage she created this past summer called “Aqua Daydreams.” I loved it the moment I saw it — mermaids, jellyfish, the different shapes, lines, colors, and overall composition of the piece with its touches … Continue reading Indie Artist Spotlight: Sarah Walsh of Petit Reve

Indie Artist Spotlight: Emma Block Illustration

I can’t remember whether it was “La Petit Patisserie” or “The Flower Shop” that initially caught my eye, only that it was love at first sight and I wanted more. I soon discovered that the artist behind these winsome and enchantingly feminine illustrations was none other than 20-something-year-old Emma Block of London, England. Inspired by … Continue reading Indie Artist Spotlight: Emma Block Illustration

Indie Artist Spotlight: Alina Bunaciu of hanaletters

In a small corner of the second-hand bookshop she runs with her fiancé in Arad, Romania, Alina Bunaciu of hanaletters works her needle and felt magic to create her very own enchanted fairy tale world. Inspired by her love of illustrated children’s books, vintage postcards, dolls, miniatures, and Korean pop culture, Alina has tapped into the … Continue reading Indie Artist Spotlight: Alina Bunaciu of hanaletters