Friday, November 02, 2007
GPP Street Team - Crusade No. 14
The challenge over at Michelle Ward's GPP Street Team is 'Who's Your Muse'. I'm not sure if I have an imaginery muse, but I have loads and loads of artists that inspire me, so therefore get my muse juices flowing :-)
Firstly I'll start with Michelle.Her artwork blows me away!. Check out her work on her GPP Street Team Blog (love Pierrot's) and over at her own personal blog. Her art work just blows me away.
When I first picked up a stamp and started getting really interested in art, there were several people who I admired so much and who's artwork totally blew me away. So I think the easiest thing is to list them.
Firstly Belinda Scheider. Every time I saw her artwork (in mags/yahoo group links, on the artchix website), before I even looked at the name of the person who had produced the work, I always thought WOW and would want to get closer to the computer screen so that I could get a 'better' look. I am proud and pleased to say, that we are now friends and I am still awe struck by her work. NOt only is she a talented artist, but she is HUGELY generous and very complimentary of others work.
The next person is Janine Anderson. I firsts saw Janine's work in an Aussie Magazine that she was a regular contributor too. I loved her use of colour and style (still do) and again I am proud to say that I have since contributed twice to her own magazine and consider her a friend.
Then there is France. What a fantastic name huh!! That was the first thing that struck me, then it was her generosity and her kindness in helping me 'learn' and get a handle on this craft. Her artwork, especially most recently her jewellery, blew me away.
Next on my list of friends of my muse - would have to be Debbi Baker. The first time Debbi sent me an email to compliment me on my art work, I was like "oh my god, Debbi Baker sent me an email!!!!" This fantastic lady, can turn her hand to so many mediums, she inspires me on a daily basis.
Ok so last but definitely not least, I have a list of the ladies oh and two males that have most recently inspired me:-
Kelsey O Awesome lady, fantastically generous, seriously talented and just a great great great friend.
Dawn T A cracker of a gal and a uber talented woman. Love the prawn!
Julie H Now here is a lady that can turn her hand to EVERYTHING and it always and I mean always looks fabulous. I've not seen a piece of Julie's work yet, that I've thought Hmmmm. I always am blown away by her work and most recently her jewellery (that I've bought lots of!).
Karyn Gartel I'm not even sure how I stumbled across Karyn's work, but the instant I went to her blog, I became addicted. Her use of colour!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wish I could use colour like she does. I've just recently purchased this painting from her -
which just appeals to me on so many levels. I can't wait until it arrives :-)
Misty Mawn Who doesn't love Misty's work. I love experimenting with the backgrounds that she uses (and freely teaches), definitely an inspiration.
Sulea Lee UBER talented!! This woman has more talent in her little finger, than I have in both my hands. Her work is so awesome.
Judy Her work has such depth and so much meaning. She puts so much love into everything she does.
Dot C This lady is such a beautiful soul and so talented to boot. We met way back when (I can't even remember) on line and I have had the pleasure of meeting her in the 'flesh' and we have struck up a great friendship.
And lastly the two uber talented males, who I love to visit their blogs/websites often - Michael De Meng and Tim Holtz gotta love that grungebord!
I'm sure there's a heap of people I've left out and my apologies to those that I have. All I can say is that the above people, inspire my muse on a daily basis. I love their work, I love their kindness and willingness to share, so they are not only talented, but fantastic people also!