Artist Interview: Padmaja Madhu, Poetic Landscape Painter

I am incredibly excited to have interviewed artist Padmaja Madhu. Padmaja is a painter originally from Bangalore, India who began her artist journey by painting scenes from Hindu mythology. Now living in the U.S., her focus has switched to landscapes, which she depicts in impressionist, expressionist, and abstract styles.

 

As both an artist from India, where women are generally encouraged to take on more traditional professions, and a landscape painter with strong narrative sensibilities, Padmaja’s story made for a very exciting interview. Enjoy!

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De-clutter With Wendy’s Leather Dragon Book

A child’s stories and musings should never be forgotten, but it’s often hard to manage and store years of your child’s work without having it just sit in the basement. Nobody is going to see it or appreciate it there.

Wendy Ellertson’s Leather Dragon Book gives you an opportunity to not just keep your child’s stories, but show them off. Let’s be honest, who isn’t going to want to look inside a leather book shaped like a dragon? Even non-mythical stories can find a fitting home within the pages. It’s just that cool.

Still with us? I thought so. See our captivating interview with Wendy, where we discuss her leather dragon books in more detail, below: Continue reading “De-clutter With Wendy’s Leather Dragon Book”

Artist Interview: Serena Stevens

Q: Your work is based on re-contextualizing found and personal images. What is your process for finding images?
A: I have always been a collector. Throughout my life I have gathered photographs, magazine articles, tchotchkes, stickers… so many things. My childhood bedroom walls were covered with Starburst wrappers and ransom-note-style poetry. Mentors and friends have given me stacks of magazines—old and new, and my mom is a great resource, sending me thrift store and yard sale oddities that are sweet, funny or disturbing, as well as scrapbooks, postcards, and family heirlooms recovered from the depths of former home basements and garages. Continue reading “Artist Interview: Serena Stevens”