kris atomic

kris atomic
I’m Kris and I like drawing, embroidery and taking pictures. I particularly enjoy souvenirs from the seaside, going for afternoon tea, trips to ikea and pandas.

ivan shishkin

rain in an oak forest

it’s art history time again, folks!

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Ivan Ivanovich Shishkin (18321898) was a Russian landscape painter, his method was based on analytical studies of nature. He became famous for his forest landscapes, and was also an outstanding draftsman and a printmaker. His works are notable for poetic depiction of seasons in the woods, wild nature, animals and birds.

albert bierstadt

hey dorks, it’s art history time. if you’re not familiar with the classic frontier paintings by albert bierstadt – you will be now. you owe it to yourself to stare at these bad boys. that light! that detail! oh wow, i could just imagine a million reproductions hanging in thrift stores & seventies living rooms the world over and not getting a second glance (shame).

dingus the budgie

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not much bloggin today as things are a wee bit busy my side, but i had to share these budgies i found on flickr – they made me laugh out loud (hope they do the same for you). drawn by pewtie

janet hill

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i enjoy janet hill‘s still lifes (… still lives? i still don’t know what the plural is)

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heiko müller

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My art comes from an urge to explore. I like the countryside. I like a good view. And once I’m face to face with a lovely scenery, I feel immediately tempted to find out what it’s concealing. The dark goings-on behind the façade of nature, you might say, or the hidden machinations of the animal kingdom.