Burlesque in Glitter

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San Francisco artist Jamie Vasta has been the object of my adoration for years. Her chosen medium is glitter and glue, and she creates amazing paintings (usually portraits) with extraordinary detail and expression. Recent works include burlesque performers. Here are some of my favorites.

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Some of these portraits in this series are life sized. See? I told you she was amazing. See more of Jamie’s work here.

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The Animal Art of Nicole Georges

Portland artist and illustrator Nicole J. Georges creates beautiful, whimsical images in many forms. You can find her work within the pages of books, zines, calendars, and on the walls of homes and businesses. Her subjects vary, but I am especially a fan of her custom pet portraits. Working from photographs, Ms. Georges creates ink drawings or full color paintings of all kinds of creatures. Go here for more on Nicole and her art. I’m saving up for a day when she can paint my animal friends.