I don’t know about you but when I need a card for my special lady there is definitely a lack of choice! Well Emma Dobbs, the woman behind the illustrations of Slamsister Designs is here to change this. Slamsister Designs create really cool greetings cards and prints specifically for lesbians.
“My goal is to create a huge selection so that anyone who looks on the site will find something – it’s a huge task, but as Sandy said to me once, we’re going to do it, but it’s one card at a time.”
Some of you may recognise Emma’s work as she and her wife Sandy have been to various Prides this Summer selling cards and prints!
Emma draws each design and takes her inspiration from pop art, cartoons and American comics, which I think she pulls off perfectly!
I love this style, it’s bright and fun, exactly what celebrating love should be like. My personal favourites are the ‘Just Married’ cards, if only I was getting married!
So what’s in the pipeline for Slamsister Designs? Emma is currently working on a 2015 Calendar, (you can find sneak peaks on the Slamsister twitter page), larger art prints, posters and hopefully a 2015 diary!
So ladies if you need a birthday or anniversary card, know someone who’s getting married or just want to say I love you, check out Slamsister Designs!
Rosie Ablewhite is another incredible artist I’ve had the pleasure to discover! As a freelance artist Rosie is kept pretty busy with client requests. I can see why as her art has such a distinctive style which really drew me to her work.
“With watered ink or acrylics you have no choice but to work fast and that leaves you with a very bold mark, as well as drips and distinctive brush strokes. I really enjoyed how this made my portraits more dynamic and now I only work in this way if I can!”
When Rosie gets the chance she creates beautiful pieces showing iconic lesbian couples (real or fictional). My personal favourite is Piper and Vause, I love the touch of orange (pictured above).
I asked Rosie if she would consider doing an art series of lesbian couples…
“I most certainly would, I feel like it’s something that I’m always trying to find the time to do! Sadly when you work freelance, all the work seems to come at once and then you have to go and stretch out those neglected limbs and interact with other humans!”
Rosie is a versatile artist and isn’t just restricted to this style of painting either. Look at these amazing portraits of Alex Vause and Ellen Page.
So if anyone wants to commission an art project then do let Rosie know! I’m envisioning a book deal, a gallery opening, featuring in magasines…. 😉
You can find Rosie on wordpress, twitter and tumblr!
I’m a big art lover but lately I’ve found a distinct lack of lesbian love depicted in art. No matter what I type in to my computer my search results show up nothing! Well that’s not true, there’s usually a lot of videos of a certain nature…
So I’m on a mission to find as many artists who create lesbian art, be that paintings, drawings, animations, sculptures, photography etc. and create a blog series! If anyone has any recommendations then please get in touch.
Anyway on to my first artist :)…
Sapphic Sketches is a series of amazing erotic lesbian art created by Jodi Sandler. What I love about Sapphic Sketches is how Jodi can keep the sexual nature of her pieces through the use of minimalistic lines.
My two favourite pieces are pictured above. They are some of Jodi’s more minimalistic sketches, both with clean, crisp lines yet you instantly see the embrace between the lovers. I think that’s what I love about them most!
Sapphic Sketches reminds me that lesbian love isn’t complicated, it isn’t messy, it’s simple, it’s fluid, it’s to be enjoyed.
You can find Sapphic Sketches on twitter @SapphicSketches or visit the website for more of Jodi’s work!