1. The work of outsider artist Charles August Albert Dellschau was discovered in the mid-1960s by a junk dealer in Houston, whom acquired 12 notebooks discarded after a house fire. Dellschau worked as a butcher and became a self-taught artist after retiring in 1899. His work began with 3 books entitled Recollections describing a secret organization called the Sonora Aero Club. The pages are filled with highly detailed and colorful watercolor-collaged pieces that include newspaper clippings. Dellschau’s work is quite fascinating and worth some further reading.
2. I’m just in love with the work of ceramicist, Amy Louise Worrall. She is currently featured as a Young Artist on Buy Some Damn Art. Her work is sold out! Darn!
3. Fascination with maps began at an early age for Jerry Gretzinger. Since 1963, Jerry has been chipping away at the same map that scales to over 2400 individual 8×10 sheets.
4. Sandwich Book is a wonderfully creative and deliciously realistic book mimicking the layers of a sandwich from graphic designer Pawel Piotrowski
5. The University of Iowa’s library just unveiled the smallest book of their collection. This micro-miniature bible measures at 0.138 inches square and 0.04 inches thick. The book was originally sold with its companion at the World’s Fair in New York in 1965.
6. Touching Strangers is a unique project from photographer Richard Renaldi, where he asks strangers to physically embrace one another for a portrait. A recent kickstarter project received substantial funding for an upcoming photo book of the series.
7. These watercolor portraits from artist Oriol Angrill Jordà are quite breathtaking, blending together a range of textures and colors so effortlessly.
8. Drawn the Road Again is a blog run by artist Chandler O’Leary. She is quite the traveler both in America and Europe, she often frequents the back-road looking for sites few have seen. She documents these excursions with beautifully painted watercolor-scapes and includes wonderful handwritten captions.
9. Photographer I-Hsuen Chang embraces the restrictions of a bound book that many photographers face. In his latest work, In Between, he uses the gutter of the binding to hide the focal point of the image.
10. Portraits of Boston is just a delightful and honest site, documenting the wide range of people who call Boston their home. As a fellow Bostonian of 3 years, it’s wonderful to get a glimpse at those whom I quietly interact with everyday walking the streets and riding the trains.