Sean Alexander's drawings are a breath of fresh air. I'm not kidding. I literally just took a deep breath while looking at his flickr page. They remind me of the very primitive, very simplistic, very beautiful art you see inside art history books. So much detail and craft is put into each drawing. His tools of the trade? Micron pens, stonehedge paper, prismacolor pencils and number 2 pencils.
Stefanie Berks is one of my closest friends from RISD. We spent four amazing years together at school, where together we fell in love with textiles and the beauty in craft. What I love about her work is the raw contrast between the feminine and the frilly and the graphic, bold words she uses. From the first time I ever saw her work I always loved the poetry in every piece. She is so good at capturing an emotion with one statement and always something quite sensitive about her approach to color and materials. Keep on stitching' girl...