recently, i have been devouring all things art journals. i watch youtube videos of artists creating art journals. i love looking at other people’s styles and techniques. sometimes i feel like a sponge, absorbing everything mixed media. i feel so full that there isn’t enough time in the day to do all of the ideas swimming around in my head. today i wanted to share two artists that i have discovered in the midst of my wanderings. if you are looking for inspiration, these women will inspire you.
first is samantha kira, otherwise known as journal girl. what i love about samantha is her willingness to share her process with everyone. she is continually doing videos where she shares her techniques and the supplies that she has used to create a certain effect. i love the rawness in her work. and if you listen at all to her talk, she is just a real person like you and me. this is what i love about her. in her videos, you feel like you are sitting down to talk with a friend. she has a video chat every tuesday evening and i would love to join in one of these days. here is one of her journal pages. love, love, love it! if you want to know more about journal girl, head on over to her blog.
second is julie fei fan balzer. this woman is seriously prolific. and i am a tad bit jealous of her life. she lives in new york city and works for prima as a designer. she gets to demo all of their products and just play all day. how fun would that be? she does a lot of scrapbooking, but has so many other projects on her site. julie is a master of paper. i had a very difficult time choosing a photo to show you her work, because it encompasses so many different mediums. there are just so many amazing things that she does. so i guess you will just have to head over to her website to check her out for yourself.
so that is who is inspiring me right now. what about you? who inspires you in your trade? please do share with me!