Brock Davis

Visit this collection by photographer Brock Davis for a great year end treat of creativity.

Ben Smith

Ben Smith’s portraits are beautifully rendered and can be visually jarring.

Tim Lee

Tim Lee creates a world of fantastic characters in rich environments of color and shape.

Rachel Caldwell

Rachel Caldwell creates rich and expressive line work to great effect.

Merry Christmas

(Photo copyright Tom Spencer)

A very Merry Christmas from Austin, TX. This great shot of downtown Austin showcases the Zilker Trail of lights in the foreground.

Blue Genie Art Bazaar 2012 Walk Through

Here’s a quick walk through this year’s Blue Genie Art Bazaar. This year it was a 27 day show, open 10AM to 10PM with over 100 artists represented.

Christmas Wishes

Here’s hoping everyone gets that special holiday gift they’ve been dreaming of.

Mayan Denying

Don’t let the Mayan prophecy of doom deter you from making plans for 2013. No better way to do that than choosing one of 5 ChetArt 2013 desk calendars.

See  images from the selection:   Wrestle Pets –   Steampunk Monkey Nation –   Superlative Heroes –  Nefarious Villains –   Creative Pets

Donato Giancola

There and back again.  A beautiful portrait of J.R.R. Tolkien by Donato Giancola.

Strook- Metropolis

Using white markers, artist Strook creates a window display based on the film Metropolis.

Emily Smith- Ornithophobia

Emily Smith animates a cat with a peculiar fear. I really enjoy the transparent nature of the main character against the background.

Christmas Tree- Winning

Over the weekend I had the pleasure of exhibiting and selling my work at the “Austin Flea” holiday show  Along with wonderful sales and a great time visiting with customers I also had the opportunity to trade with some of my fellow Austin artists. A theme soon developed towards Christmas tree ornaments, so this post showcases my terrific finds that now brighten up the tree and make it uniquely Austin.

Greg Geisler over at Wounded Wood supplied these beautiful cat and rooster wooden ornaments. His technique with bringing characters to life on wood is astounding. Be sure to visit his Etsy shop to see more.

New friend and fellow Austin Craft Riot artist Tara over at Lost Little Things gifted me with this great iconic Texas license plate star ornament. With a great eye for design and professional in every way, her shop of handmade and vintage inspired goodness has something for everyone. Be sure and check out more of her wonderful work.

I really scored with this trade with Mamus! His work is fresh and infused with rich character design and a great color palette. Though we didn’t discuss the inspiration behind this fellow, I can only imagine the tale of a Victorian snowman on a quest to find his memories after recovering from injuries at the Battle of Verdun.

Holli of Holli Brown Mosaics creates incredible work with bits of glass, dishware and more. The photo doesn’t do justice to the way it sparkles on the tree. You can find her amazing work online HERE. Her “Dish it Out” line is fantastic.

Monkey Day

December 14th is International Monkey Day, celebrating all things simian.

ChetArt- Fab Sale

A ChetArt sale, sponsored by the e-commerce design site Fab, starts today and runs for one week.  12 images from the ChetArt archives will be made available as unsigned 8″ x 10″ prints at discounted prices.

See more here.

The Austin Flea- Holiday Edition

ChetArt will be exhibiting at the holiday edition Austin Flea this Saturday- 11-5. If you’re in Austin, drop by for some shopping fun at Emo’s East.

Emanuel Strixner- Food

I can imagine this short claymation film from Emanuel Strixner could represent a typical dream for David Lynch.

Tugboat Printshop

Beautiful and lively detail  abounds within the works over at Tugboat printshop.

Jaehyo Lee

The beautiful wood sculpture work of  Jaehyo Lee.

Andrew Osokin

Photographer Andrew Osokin captures the world of geometric beauty of ice crystals and snowflakes. via curious brain

Robert Bowen

Robert Bowen has fun mashing up critters and objects to great effect.