If you haven’t gathered this already, we, here at Brave the Woods, love to collect things. Our collections range from art, antiques, toys, and mugs. Anytime we see a beautiful mug, it gets added to collection. So naturally, we were drawn to the illustrations of Becca Stadtlander. These paintings of mugs, Japanese snuff bottles, tea pots, and fans are part of a series showcasing Stadtlanders mutual love of collectibles and collections. I can’t get over the crazy amount of detail in Standtlander’s work. It makes me want to have a real version of each of these mugs for my personal collection.
This series was shown in the “Enormous Tiny Art Show” at Nahcotta Gallery in Portsmouth, New Hampshire last September. They can be purchased, along with some of Stadtlander’s other work, here. Decca Stadtlander is currently working as a freelance illustrator and artist based in Newport, Rhode Island. She often illustrates for publishing companies and recently published her first children’s picture book, “On The Wing” through Candlewick Press.