Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Artists that inspire me: Amanda Mendiant

Todays' artist is a French-Swedish illustrator, born in France and living in Sweden since the age of 16.

I first came across her work by watching a video. It was fascinating to see how she works.

 Her work is sort of a blend of graphic design, illustration and painting on canvas.


Working really really big, she mixes acrylic paints with charcoal, pencils and other media.




She is running her own company, 'House of Mendi", as a painter and a freelance illustrator.


She paints almost only women, because she thinks they are the most inspiring in their differences and variations. And they are the nicest to draw. Ooh, I can so relate to that!


Here is the first video I saw of her. Go watch it, it's fascinating.

House Of Mendi- NIKI D. Time Lapse from Amanda Mendiant/HOUSE OF MENDI on Vimeo.

You can visit her website or her Facebook if you want to see and know more of her.

Hope you enjoy her work as much as I do!

Just want to show you one more thing. I went to a sewing class yesterday, to learn how to put a zipper in an ipad-case. I am always struggling with zippers, so I really wanted to learn this. Look what I made:


Isn't that cute? I must say I'm really happy with it! Gonna practice a lot, and already bought some plain fabric to paint and then use to make all kinds of zipperbags from. I might even paint my fabric with my gelli-plate, since it FINALLY arrived today! I ordered one at the end of January, and then it got lost in the mail. Really really annoying.  Kept waiting for it to arrive but it never did. Luckily, the company was so nice as to pay me my money back, even though they didn't have to, so I ordered a new one and paid extra for registered post. And yes, only 3 days after ordering it, it was delivered at my door .... 

About Google reader: it seems most of you are just as confused about it as I am. I'm gonna try to find an answer, and if I do, I'll share it on this blog.

Well, that's it for now. Thanks so much for visiting, and I'll see you on Friday for the Paint Party! ♥ ♥

12 comments:

  1. What a fantastic Artist. Gewelige artiest Denise. Prachtig werk.
    lieve groetjes Marja

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  2. thanks for introducing to that painter, and I to struggle with zippers, I am going to practice on fabric, till I get it right as well. Love your zipper bag, good luck on your gelli plate, I am still practising

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  3. Amazing artist!!! Loved watching the video ♥ Zippers are a pain! I try to avoid them as often as possible :)

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  4. Great artist! Unusual and interesting style, i really like it. zipper bag looks cute, you've been busy. have a great long weekend!

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  5. Wonderful painrings, thanks for sharing, I don't no that artist.

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  6. Amanda's girls are wonderful Denise... love her painting style... and loving your ipad cover... yes... zippers can be tricky... SO happy your gelli plate finally arrived... wahoo... can't wait to see what deliciousness you create with it... gorgeous new blog background too...

    Jenny ♥

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  7. Oooh, I do like Amanda's girls! Beautiful! Thanks for sharing. It's fun to discover new artists. I am really impressed with your ipad zipper case!

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  8. Love it!!
    Thank you for sharing... very inspiring artist. :]

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  9. This gal has style. I especially like the illustration with the butterflies.

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  10. Wow, she has some great stuff going on here! I am very impressed. I wish I had that much talent! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Wow Denthe, thank you so much for such an amazing videotip...it is such a pleasure see her painting, very inspirational!! ♥ Conny
    http://piaromsartjournaling.blogspot.de

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