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Artists Around The World

I’m very excited to be recruited to be part of the Artists Around the World Blog Hop by the lovely Adrienne Vita. You can view her beautiful work here and her own contribution to the Bl0g Hop here.

The point of the Blog Hop is to introduce new artists and get inside their process and inspiration. Here’s mine:

Why do I create what I do?
I’ve always been creative, from a very young age. Doodling, sketching, painting, I loved it all. I really get into a flow and get lost in creating a different world.

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How does my creative process work?
I try to sketch everyday. If I get stuck in a creative rut, I turn to books or Pinterest for inspiration, or go to a local art gallery. I then scan my sketches and rework then digitally, either in Photoshop or Illustrator, depending on the look I want to accomplish.

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How does my work differ from others of its genre?
I don’t think I really have a specific genre. I like to experiment with my work, trying out different techniques and styles, always learning and growing. Sometimes I see a pattern forming, like how I had a phase of using lots of greens and blues. So I try to push myself and try different colors or trends. Lately I’ve been experimenting with collages and textures.

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What am I presently working on?
Currently, I’m participating in the #Inktober challenge where I create and post an inked drawing every day for the month of October. Also, I’m slowly gearing up for my first SURTEX expo for next May. I’ve walked the last show and met lots of my classmates. They gave me the confidence to take the leap and apply for the booth. It’s an exciting time for me and I can’t wait.

Who inspires me to create?
My classmates and fellow artists are more than enough inspiration for me. It’s amazing to be surrounded by such talent and such a supportive community. I feel like I’ve really grown from them and if I ever have a question, they’re there to answer it.

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Blogs or artists that inspire me:
I’m not a huge blog follower. I follow people on twitter and facebook. Some of my favorite artists that I stalk, haha, are the talented pattern designer Elizabeth Olwen, the adorable illustrations of Victoria Johnson, the runner up of Lilla Roger’s Global Talent Search Rebecca Jones. Actually I follow a lot of my classmates because frankly I think they are all so talented.

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An inspiring quote:
“Those who know the outcome can afford to wait, and wait patiently without anxiety”- Gabrielle Bernstein. Whenever I get down on myself that I didn’t win a competition or didn’t get that license, I remember that quote and take a few breaths. This quote reminds me not to rush and that great things take time.

Up Next:
Check out the next Artists Around the World contributor Kathy Crabbe, who I met through Adrienne Vita. You can see her lovely work here. Make sure to visit her next week to read all about her blog hop.

  1. Great post, thanks for sharing your thoughts! It’s always interesting to see how other artists approach their work. And I fully agree with your inspirational quote. Someone once told me ‘you know what sort of artists go on to achieve amazing things? Persistent ones.’

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  2. [...] I was invited by talented artist and intuitive reader Adrienne Vita along with the illustrator Marta Berk to [...]

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  3. Thank you for the feedback :)

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