Thursday, March 4, 2010

I came across at least a year ago, thought it was a great idea, mentioned it to some people, and then promptly forgot about it. WELL. This week, I have not been able to keep my crafty little mitts off of it! I ordered some cards/prints of works by sadeyedartist (great artist!) through them, and got SUCKED in. It's a little hard to search there for anything in particular, but that has just led to me spending more time exploring the site and finding artists and pieces that I love!

Not to mention inspiration. I can definitely feel some inspiration coming on, and I hope that after the baby comes I will find at least a little time in my life while I'm on maternity leave to toy around in Photoshop and get back into the swing of things. Luckily, it's something I can do one-handed! Maybe open a RedBubble shop of my own... and maybe, just maybe, finally get around to joining the local art league... maybe. Baby steps. Right now, let's just think about making art for art's sake.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Pardon Me, Have You Seen My Mojo?

Been a while since I've felt the creative juices flowing through my blood. But... the first step is recognizing you have a problem, right? And the second step is feeling the envy, the admiration, the twinges of motivation when you see work by artists you admire. I'm starting to feel those twinges, and that's a very good thing.

Right now I'm almost 8 months pregnant and seeing some time at home looming ahead. Maybe I can coordinate baby naptime and Pollyhyper getting her creative groove back on. In the meantime, I'm going to try to start posting here again, for now about other artists I'm diggin'...

Lauren Lemon
I came across this lovely lady's photography yesterday after a mutual friend posted some pix she took of him and his family.
To say she has a way with color is an understatement. And she exudes whimsy!

Ryan Schude
Came across Ryan Schude through admiring Lauren Lemon's work. I believe she is the model for this pic.
Ryan, your work is amazing. So theatrical - I want to see the films that these stills are not actually part of. I believe he is using HDR techniques, if I am not mistaken, in a way that I am trying to learn to emulate - this is a technique which has been way overdone, but when used correctly and sparingly, makes for images that will knock one's socks off. I highly recommend taking a look at the rest of the images on his site.

Note: I hope both photographers are ok with me posting my admiration of their work! I'd love to talk to both or either of you if you ever have the time! Great job, people!