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October 22, 2014

Did Thumbelina Make These Ridiculously Small Paintings?





No, Lorraine Loots did. I don't think you understand how small these are. Look at the tip of your pencil RIGHT NOW and think about how minuscule these brush strokes must be. What is this, a painting for ants? Actually… that's exactly what the artist named the series. On January 1, 2013, she challenged herself to create one miniature painting every single day of the year. That's 365 coin-sized drawings in extremely high detail and she doesn't even use a magnifying glass. My eyes hurt just thinking about it.


July 28, 2014

Her Life with a Little Bit of Fiction



Paintings, drawings, words. All of it. I'm in love with Herikita's art. It speaks truths in soft colors and is quite often made-up of angled homes and rooftops, pets and insects, women and men, all of whom are sharing their awkward feelings and I just want more and more of it.

Her bio alone was enough to make me smile. Here's a small bit of my favorite part, "I work at midnight like Cinderella’s mice, almost always, when everyone is sleeping and something pops up in my mind.."

It's such a great visual.


February 13, 2014

The Quintessential, Quirky, Compendium of Cats / A Mini-Coloring Book Featuring 28 Global Artists





Purring softly in the corner, curled up and licking itself, is DA's first mini-coloring book, and we suddenly realized that we never made the acquaintance. So, dear community, we're proud to introduce you to "The Quintessential, Quirky, Compendium of Cats!"

As submissions rolled in for our second coloring book, we noticed an undeniable theme. Cats from here till Sunday - cats wearing clothes, admiring cubist paintings, looking French, sipping coffee. So we hoarded (*ahem, I mean compiled) them like a crazy cat lady, knowing one day we'd find them a proper home, a book all their own.

And so the mini-coloring book was born! The book -- featuring 28 global artists in a mashup of styles-- is truly the cat’s meow, because it's not only creative and cuddly, it's charitable.



In honor of OKAT's own shelter cat, Mylo, Doodlers Anonymous and The Quintessential, Quirky, Compendium of Cats! is proud to support The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® and its mission to save lives. (aspca.org)

Like anything from our shop, this will ship with a DA doodle sticker, bookmark and postcard. So color it up, get crazy with a crayon, and help support our feline friends!




February 21, 2012

A Lovely Collection of Thoughts

Have you seen Andrea Wan's Mini Journal? well, if you haven't, I have to tell you it is a must in your next inspiration search. She made a mini journal containing a collection of 4"x6" drawings inspired in thoughts and ideas of her own. Her project is full of creepy and adorable images. One of the best sketchbooks I've seen lately. It is a beautiful project made to be seen and enjoyed page by page.


March 22, 2010

Something Glorious Is About To Happen

She goes by Yoda or Lady Orlando, but no matter what you call her, the work deserves your undivided attention. She's a 29 year old from Mexico with (what seems like) an endless collection of inspiring drawings, each one more expressive than the previous. On flickr, she's posted tons of "miniature disasters", plus a complete look into her Moleskine journal. Looking through her work felt more like taking a journey through her life.

Found via Yay!Everyday.





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