Continuing yesterday's art theme, today I'd like to introduce you to two mixed media artists that have caught my eye and tickled my fancy. These women inspire me to keep trying my hand at art, even if I feel silly or stupid or completely lost about what I'm doing.
begin today, kelly rae roberts
The first is Kelly Rae Roberts
, whom I discovered via the ever-enlightening Jen Lemen
when she did an interview
with her back in May. (Go read it to find out how Kelly Rae transitioned from being a medical social worker to a working artist.) Then visit Kelly Rae's website
, her blog
, and most fantastically, her etsy boutique
to browse and buy prints (or originals!) of her work. Her art is both soothing and empowering, at once joyous and melancholy. I haven't bought any of her pieces yet because I can't make up my mind which ones I want! But I must stop delaying because some of my favorites have been sold out. So if you see something that you fall in love with, snap it up! (But not before I do...)
Walking with Stars, by Suzi Blu
I stumbled upon the second artist just a few days ago. I think I found a link from another blog, but I'm sad to say that I forget which one. As her website
states, Suzi Blu "is a mixed media artist who documents her life through vlogs on youtube and sells artwork on eBay." Her YouTube channel, Suzi Blu Tube
, features shorter versions of the videos found on her site. Her videos combine art tutorials with fun inspirational messages that make you want to run out and be an artist, both on the page and in your daily life. Suzi Blu sells her original work on eBay
and sells some prints in a CafePress
shop. (I like the wall clock
.) Of course, she also has a blog
. Oh, and a cat named Pooh, which is a good reason to like her, I think.
What artists are inspiring you?
Labels: art, beautiful things, inspiration, jen lemen, nablopomo