“I have always loved the feel of fine leather and am intrigued by it as a sculptural medium. For me, creating mythic creatures from materials which have had a previous life is ultimately appropriate… May they encourage your sense of adventure and creation of story.”
Wendy Ellertson breathes mystifying life into fine leather and found materials in the form of her mythic creatures. Specializing in Dragons, Avians, Star Wanders and Stump Critters alike, Ellertson has spent the last 40 years crafting a universe of legendary figures, each one produced with such careful love and skill you’d swear they were real. Continue reading “Wendy Ellertson’s Leather Mythic Creatures”
You don’t want to miss these mini sculptures from Amber Harrison, Jedediah Voltz and more. Continue reading “Less is More With These Remarkable Mini Sculptures”
The ancient art of Japanese shibori dyeing dates all the way back to the 8th century, and inspired the much-loved craft we know today as “tie dye.” From the verb root shiboru, shibori means “to wring, squeeze, or press.” Traditional shibori technique is a delicate, time-intensive process, and can transform any fabric into a work of art. Here’s how it works: Continue reading “The Process of Shibori Dyeing”
Everyone knows the adjective that’s supposed to precede yard art. In fact it looks a little odd seeing “yard art” right there without it. We all know the word, so say it with me: Tacky. The term has become so tightly bound to yard art that it’s beginning to bring down the art as a whole. Well we say no more, here is proof that yard art can in fact be cool, too. Continue reading “Yard Art Can Be Cool, Too”
And that story — whether a shared moment, cherished memory, or even a vivid flight of imagination — is uniquely personal.
Art is personal, too. Every piece of art communicates special meaning through images, words, or sounds.
As both storytellers and artists, we wanted to come up with a way for these distinct creative processes to somehow become a one-of-a-kind collaboration for everyone. Like you, we believe that sharing memories and imaginations could help create a more colorful, compassionate and loving world.
And StoriesToArt was born.
StoriesToArt enables you to commission exclusive pieces of art, music, or poetry directly inspired by your stories. The result is a powerful and personal work of art — for yourself or as the perfect gift — that allows professional artists to express their own styles based on your creative input.
StoriesToArt connects art lovers to artists in a whole new way. Our commissions and original pieces are available in everyone’s price range, and there are even opportunities to obtain free art via our story contests.
Best of all, StoriesToArt Gives Back 5% to support artists and promote arts education nationwide.
Everyone has a story to tell, and we believe that any story can become a true work of art. With StoriesToArt, you’re invited to tap into your creative side like never before.
Want to get started? Here’s how it works.