I first met Melissa Contreras of Axel Honey at a Bazaar Bizarre event that we both did in 2006. I custom ordered 2 figurines & have been a collector since! (check out my cuties below)
Axel Honey has shown her work in several galleries + boutiques over the years & will be featuring the above dog-inspired art in a group show called "A Mute of Hounds". This show will benefit the Downtown Dog Rescue. Dog Lover!? I am *-* Check out her work + several other talented artists at the OPENING: next saturday, June 12th, 6-9pm
Gallery Meltdown / 7522 West Sunset Blvd / LA, CA 90046 / June 12-26th
Melissa is an amazing talent of many mediums: art, sculpture & her new passion ~ jewelry inspired by her illustrations! Whenever I see her work, it makes me smile :) All the fun colors, whimsy + cute animals! You can buy Axel Honey jewelry on Etsy and Accents in Santa Monica (where she learned her craft from owner Steven Hanna).
But wait ... there's more on this super sweet artist! She's illustrated a children's book, Butterfly's Circus and is featured new book, Sweet Illustration (on my wish list)! Also, check out her cute tee collaboration with Poketo *-*
my cute figurines!