Artists Who Inspire MeThanks to the internet, I am inspired daily by many many artists. Here are a few who have inspired me through viewing their art, taking classes in person or online or reading their books, or simply feeling a connection to.
Kelly Kilmer because of her ability to produce page after page and book after book of visual journaling. Her pages/books reflect who she is at the moment, producing a chronological visual journey through her life. I admire that she shares with her students (class and blog readers) so much that is personal. Here is a journal page inspired by Kelly.
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Odile Nicolette is also a mixed media artist. I love the color and depth and imagery of her work. Odile's classes incorporate the expressive arts, which I love. Here is a piece inspired by Odile:
There are others. Writing this blog has reconnected me with art that I've made that I really connect with. Most of these pieces were done in 2006-2007! It was around 2008 that I took on additional responsibilities at work and lost the time to play. In 2010 I was introduced to Mary Ann Moss' class Remains of the Day and have been making books ever since. Oh, I can't leave out Jill Berry with whom I took a class and made this book and several others.
This has been a fun journey looking back. Perhaps I've been shown the way to the future?