“I love to look for beauty in the simplicity of what is happening around,” writes Tamar Nahir Yanai, a wonderful illustrator and a wonderful craftswoman from Israel, with whose work we want to introduce you.
Tamar can find a plot for her work in absolutely everything: in the meeting of two children, in how happy they are with each other and immediately start the game; in the way the girl takes shelter from the rain under her cloak; in how the toddler awkwardly cares for the puppy. The naive and touching moments of everyday life inspire her to paint over and over again.
Tamar's illustrations show her love for her two beautiful daughters and a spoiled cat, as the artist herself writes. They are frequent characters in her drawings and embroidery.
Tamar's embroideries are very delicate and airy, the characters are touching and a little thoughtful:
At home, Tamar often conducts master classes on embroidery works based on her illustrations:
In her works, she uses not only threads, but also pieces of fabric, which adds life to the embroidery:
She also has author's cross-stitch patterns on canvas with a partially applied pattern:
Tamar's illustrations are filled with ingenuous expressions of tenderness and love of life:
These are flags for decorating the walls in the nursery with her drawings:
There are also embroidered flags:
Wonderful prints on eco-bags:
Perhaps the most adorable pillow I've seen:
Postcards with illustrations by Tamar:
The influence of the Gzhel painting is definitely felt here:
Sometimes the characters in Tamar's illustrations come to life:
Or become delicate garlands:
The birth of a baby. It is very interesting that Tamar, already at this stage, added volume to the drawing with a wonderful ribbon skirt:
And here is the process of creating a work - from a pencil sketch to a finished painting on a wooden board: