The delicate line of a fineliner, a skilled hand at work, the art of our generation takes on new form and meaning in a landscape that’s ever-shifting. Small, quiet and thoughtful, it whispers with each brush stroke, draws the viewer into a secret world of beauty: soft and unassuming.
The determination to pursue a creative direction in a world that tells us commercialism equals success is humbling yet inspiring all the same. It alludes to the image of a lone artist working in her studio, hunched over in deep focus. In reality, most freelance artists have their day jobs to attend to, like the wonderful Beach Shack Project whose playful seals caught my eye while browsing Instagram one day.
Most recently, the lovely Danielle behind @right_hand_house approached me to share her beautiful illustrations with a wider audience. Her work is fine, fragile, dainty. Yet, it exudes a unique strength behind each piece, personal and intimate. Our collaboration together is a giveaway to win one of her botanical prints reproduced on sumptuously heavy-weight paper: a little pick-me-up at a time when the smallest of joys can lift our hearts the most.