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Elizabeth Blanton is a graphic designer, fiber artist, and communications professional based in Seattle, WA.

She fell in love with felting during college, and has been creating art and accessories using felt for over six years. Each of Elizabeth’s fiber art pieces begins with a natural material called wool roving. The process of wet felting dates back thousands of years and transforms the roving into finished felt. The fibers of the roving are torn apart and arranged in a crisscross pattern. Then, the roving endures a boiling bath and rough scrub, but it’s all for the best—the fibers interlock and begin to dry and shrink. The felt forms, ready to be made into a piece of art.

Elizabeth has a Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design. She enjoys photography and blogging about life in Seattle, as well as hiking and traveling with her husband Ben and dog Kai. Elizabeth grew up in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Instagram & Twitter: @yellowelm

Facebook: www.facebook.com/YellowElm

Blog: http://yellowelm.com/blog/

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PJ Andrews was born in Boston. Although his immediate influences are Jackson Pollock and Andy Warhol, PJ’s animated work, however, comes straight from the source – cartoons and cartoon characters. PJ is self taught in the folk art tradition, where his sensibilities blend the world of contemporary pop and folk art with exuberance and flair.

Though simple to the point of elegant, PJ’s “diamond dust” efforts offer a new dimension never before realized within animation art. As he believes characters such as Bugs and Superman to be larger than life, PJ accents his rendition of these characters with glitter.

The pages collaged in the background are authentic pages from original comics that include some dating back as early as the 1950s.

Unprecedented as PJ’s artwork is, the result is nothing less than stunning. While the characters used to explore his technique are often large profiles, his employment of glitter creates an atmosphere in which they seem nearly three dimensional. Literally, it looks as if his characters rise from the canvas.

The comic book pages used in the background are authentic pages from original comics that include some dating back as early as the 1950s.

Commissions Welcome

pjtheartist@aol.com

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