Olive Goil: Alexandra Valenti

These days everyone is a photographer, right? Instagramming, blogging, and smart phone documenting our lives, with an array of apps and filters at our disposal and in the palm of our hand.

But my dears, let us not forget that photography is an art. There are vibrant, imaginative folks who devote all of their time and talents to creating enduring, moving, poignant imagery for the rest of us to enjoy.
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Live Olive: Amy Jo Diaz

Dearest readers, please say a how do you do to Miss Amy Jo Diaz, artist and all around amazing gal.

When I first saw Miss Diaz’s works I was absolutely smitten – her art is somehow stunning, thoughtful and playful all at once. The perfect balance of painting, collage and illustration, each piece is touched with a vision of her very own – a world sun-faded and lovely and romantic, but in an utterly modern way. (more…)

Live Olive: Interview with Alia Penner

Okay dear, dear, dearest readers – this is a very special day today because one of my most favorite of contemporary artists has agreed to do an interview for moí!

Miss Alia Penner is master of color and collage and bright stripes and geometrically inspired heaven-sent artwork that never ceases to amaze me!
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Live Olive: Jess Rotter Interview

I suppose it only makes sense that I hold a soft spot in my heart for artists and illustrators, being born off the page and pen myself!

But tell me darlings – isn’t just the most wonderful, magical thing ever when someone can take a dream and make it come alive through brushstrokes and pencil on what was once just a little ‘ol blank piece of paper?
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