yelena bryksenkova

by Grace Bonney

It can be both reassuring and embarrassing to see parts of your life depicted in artwork. Not that it’s my life per se, but these illustrations by Yelena Bryksenkova sum up two of my favorite things about my home: plants and cats. I collect the former with reckless abandon and — were it not for my lease agreement — the latter as well. I finally got to meet Yelena in person at the YCN illustrator show (Julia and I got our portraits drawn live!) the other week, and she is as sweet and lovely as her work. I love it when the people behind my favorite work turn out to be just as awesome as you’d hope. Click here to check out (and shop) all of Yelena’s work online. xo, grace

Suggested For You


Leave a Reply

Design*Sponge reserves the right to restrict comments that do not contribute constructively to the conversation at hand, that comment on people's physical appearance, contain profanity, personal attacks, hate speech or seek to promote a personal or unrelated business. Our goal is to create a safe space where everyone (commenters, subjects of posts and moderators) feels comfortable to speak. Please treat others the way you would like to be treated and be willing to take responsibility for the impact your words may have on others. Disagreement, differences of opinion and heated discussion are welcome, but comments that do not seek to have a mature and constructive dialogue will not be published. We moderate all comments with great care and do not delete any lightly. Please note that our team (writers, moderators and guests) deserve the same right to speak and respond as you do, and your comments may be responded to or disagreed with. These guidelines help us maintain a safe space and work toward our goal of connecting with and learning from each other.