I stumbled upon these watercolor images by artist Leanne Shapton over at Anthology the other day. First of all, I am LOVING Anthology, have you seen it? It's a beautiful print (YES, PRINT!) design magazine about "living with substance and style" -- and it's yummy! They also have a great blog, which is where I spotted these:
The artist created these watercolors as part of a series for The New York Times called "A Month Of..." (in this case, a month of PATTERNS). The paintings capture and highlight patterns Shapton has culled from bits of everyday life. For example, the caption for the image below reads: "Rows of sausage ravioli at Eataly, Dec. 1, 2010, New York City".
An illustrator, author and book publisher, Shapton is also a former art director for the Times, and is inspired by everything from socks to bathroom tiles. Her ability to see the beauty (and patterns) in a everyday things just sends me. Viewing her watercolor images compiled together, along with their surprising captions is like eating one delicious piece of chocolate after another. You have to check it out!