I got a new book for my birthday, which arrived yesterday. It’s called “Creative Girl – mixed media techniques for an artful life”.
I am often looking at the work from people that inspire me, and I thought i would make a list.
Its in no particular order, I love them all equally 🙂
I an starting with Effy Wild . I have only just discovered her and it seems she has really been though a difficult time, but this is shown through her work. You can visit her Ning site here and even join it if you so wish: www.effywild.ning.com
Then we have Willowing who I believe I have written about before. She is positively Angelic!!! Again she has a Ning site which you can join: http://www.willowing.ning.com
There are some wonderful bloggers out there –
Here is a list of those I find particularly inspiring:
Who inspires you? 🙂
My mum, who isnt known for her artistic tendencies , asked me why I have taken up art journaling.
My mum has never drawn, she doesn’t really share how she feels, whereas I do. Herein lies the reason why i like to journal:
- I enjoy it, it helps me gather my thoughts and solidify how I feel.
- It helps me make sense of my world.
- It is like a meditation for me
- It brings colour into my life, and as a colour therapist, that’s important to me.
- It stretches my mind and imagination
- It makes me look at the world in a new way
- It makes life fun!
this was inspired by Tamara laporte 🙂
I am really pleased with how this turned out 🙂 i need to do more to it but im considering what before I do it.
I seem to be chasing my tail at the moment!
I finished the journal page i started :
After the darkness of the last journal spread i wanted to be a little less intense. So, i was inspired by the You Tube videos of Nicoletta Zanella, and did this happy page. Its the first time ive collaged, and as yet, incomplete, but i wanted to put it up because it makes me happy 🙂
So, yes, ive been busy . Thats nothing new, but yesterday i got the chance to spend the entire day in the shed!!! This meant – a new journal page and cutting up a cardboard box for a free course im taking 🙂
I have finally bitten the bullet and bought an art course. Its with Mini Bondi and its brilliant! im very pleased of what I have acheived, even with the first lesson! even I can do it!!!
Here is my warm up exercise:
I have had very positive reviews of this, on facebook. One lady even wanted it!!!! im really pleased with it, and it looks better in person (something I never thought id say).
Today, Reg has bought me some new brushes and different acrylic colours. so that is really good. Now I have the right shapes to work with. I just have to get a flower stencil, but I might use what I have because I can’t afford to go mad 🙂
Oh and I got to wear my red boots today – its colder and winter is on the way 🙂
I went to my friend jo’s house and I gave her some things I wasn’t using any more. She gave me some presents!!! Here they are!!! I was really spoilt!