Monthly Archives: February 2012

My brother introduced me to the works of Natsumi Hayashi. She is a teenage girl from Japan who set out on a mission to take portraits of herself levitating.  Using her Canon DSLR, the self timer button (sometimes a friend), and a lot of patience, she would jump over 100 times to get the perfect shot. It’s amazing that she was able to capture herself at the exact point of stillness…in her expression, clothing, and position! She has a great eye for composition too!

To see more of her cool levitating positions go to


While researching barnacles for my next painting I came across the wonderfully talented artist,  Lauren Kussro. Her work is so delicate and intricate yet embodies a delightful sense of playfulness.

This piece is made out of silkscreened paper and wood.


These panels are gorgeous! Made from Chinese mulberry… Lauren hand cut the pattern using an x-acto knife.

Check out Lauren Kussro‘s blog to see more of her amazing creations.