“Who Inspires Me?” {A Blog Hop}

“Who Inspires Me?”  {A Blog Hop}

A few weeks ago, my incredibly talented friend Harriet Mellor featured me on her blog as part of the “Who Inspires Me? Blog Hop.”  I was so flattered and honored!  You can read her post here.

I met Harriet in a Make Art that Sells class that we both took from Lilla Rogers last fall.  I have always admired Harriet’s work.  She has a very distinct style.  It’s delicate, yet bold at the same time. She has lived in many countries around the world, and her rich background shows up beautifully in her work!  She also has a great sense of humor.   These are a few of my favorite pieces:

How I Like My Drinks © Harriet Mellor

How I Like My Drinks © Harriet Mellor

This was the piece that got her a place in the top 50 for the Global Talent Search.  It reminds me of a vintage seed packet:

Forever Summer © Harriet Mellor

Forever Summer © Harriet Mellor

 

Harriet recently had her artwork licensed with Phoenix Trading.  Look at this great embossed card!

Greeting Card © Harriet Mellor for Phoenix Trading

Greeting Card © Harriet Mellor for Phoenix Trading

 

Click here to visit Harriet’s website and blog to see more of her stunning work!

*****

Now I have to answer a few questions about myself:

QUESTION #1 WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON RIGHT NOW?

Right now I am working like crazy on lots of wholesale orders.  Gift shops are gearing up for the holidays, and they are beginning to re-stock their polka dot mitten products.  (you should see the mess that is our kitchen and garage right now!)  In my spare time, I have been trying to design some greeting cards and coordinate patterns. I’d love to start submitting my art to card companies, and/or produce my own greeting cards for wholesale.

QUESTION #2 WHY DO YOU CREATE WHAT YOU DO ?

I create things because I enjoy it.  I love to make things that remind people of a fun time or place.  Maybe that’s why I like to customize my artwork so much– so it is meaningful to other people.  However, my favorite pieces are the ones that I have made just for the fun of it!

QUESTION #3 HOW DOES YOUR CREATIVE PROCESS WORK ?

Depends on what I’m creating!  I usually sketch, draw, or paint until I get something I like.  I have lots of mess-ups.  Then I add words separately.  Almost all of my art has to have words!  I love to write in many different styles.  I won’t go into too much detail about the manufacturing signs part of my creative process… because it is a PROCESS.  That could be a book.

*****

And now I get to feature two more artists who I find inspiring!

Carolina Coto is another good friend from Make Art that Sells.  She lives near the Atlantic Ocean in North Carolina, and she uses lovely, bright colors in her whimsical work!  She does lots of beach scenery with dots and swirls.  Carolina also manufactures some of her own products (such as necklaces, cards and prints) and sells them at art shows!

© Carolina Coto

© Carolina Coto

© Carolina Coto

© Carolina Coto

© Carolina Coto

© Carolina Coto

Click here to see more of Carolina’s whimsical work!

*****

The third artist I am featuring in this post is Jennifer Wambach.  She is a multi-talented mother of three who has licensed her artwork for fabric, children’s books, scrapbooking and more!  You can find many (and by many, I mean thousands!) of her designs in the Silhouette store.  I met Jennifer in the Make Art that Sells class as well.  We really have an amazing community that has formed from that class.  Jennifer has so many wonderful pieces that it was hard for me to pick just a few.  These are my favorites:

© Jennifer Wambach

© Jennifer Wambach

This map is FULL of little details!

© Jennifer Wambach

© Jennifer Wambach

The colors in this one are magic, and there is so much to look at!  Look at all the texture and detail in the background, too! :

© Jennifer Wambach

© Jennifer Wambach

To see more of Jennifer’s artwork, click here.

 

It has been a lot of fun doing this blog hop!  There are so many talented artists I have met over the past year.

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

google-site-verification: google13589945314b8ade.html