Meni Chatzipanagiotou is a Greek illustrator and graphic designer who has a beautiful series of wood cut illustrations that have a tendency to make you feel peacefully connected to nature. She started this series as an experiment with different surfaces in order to stray away from using plain paper everyday. I love the link between her dreamlike outdoor landscapes and the rustic feeling of the wood cut canvas that they’re painted on. Meni perfectly captures the essence of a dark starry night, high mountain tops, and chimney smoke making me want to immediately pack up and head for the hills. If you know anyone who would love to own one of Meni’s wood cut paintings, she sells them on her Etsy shop — a friendly reminder to always support your local artists and shop small!

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lighthouse, night, scenery, wooden

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owl, chimney, smoke, bark