Thursday, 13 July 2017

I'm a sharing kind of person...

...and I thought I'd share some of my favourite artists with you today.  These are friends I've made over the past few years on the net, and firm friends because I LOVE their work.  Please take a look at their blogs and leave a comment if you're inspired to do so!

Alice Saltiel has been a fine artist friend for many years now, and her forays into the world of mixed media just thrill me.    Her painterly sense of colour and texture take this field to new heights.

Alice in Wonderland © Alice Saltiel Marshall
Deann at the Whimsey Asylum (Love that name, don't you?  Anything that playful has to be fun!) is a digital marvel, and I never know whether I'll be laughing hysterically or in tears at the beauty (and often both) when I visit her blog.

All You Need is Love  © Deann Williams at The Whimsey Asylum
Laura Leeder, a local artist and dear friend, is a delightful watercolourist, specialising in the rich florals she finds in her garden. Her fabulous patterning reminds me of William Morris' wonderful wallpapers.

Abigail Floral © Laura Leeder
Another great local friend Eileen Gidman, presently on a creative hiatus while building a new home with her husband, is a master with textiles and watercolour.  We've had some great play dates, and I just had to show you this apron she created at one of them.  She sewed aprons for the three of us (Laura, Eileen & Win) and this was her gorgeous finished project.

Apron patterns © Eileen Gidman
We're fortunate to live in an artist-rich area, and a recent addition to the valley is Lynne Mizera.  Believe me, she's a welcome one as I'm not the only crazy one now!  Lynne's a whiz at utilising throwaways and turning them into art pieces.


Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith is a British artist whose work just thrills me.  Her layers and colour choices always have me drooling.

Journal spread © Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith
Tracy Woodsford's Sojourner blog is always a delight to visit, and given that she lives in Australia, it's quite the trip.  I so appreciate her thoughtful and considered take on life and art and am always inspired by her posts.

Calloused Heart © Tracy Woodsford
Susi (aka Frobelsternchen) hails from Austria.  Her eclectic pieces always please me, but I'm particularly fond of her teabag art!


I could go on and on, of course, but instead, I suggest you visit the pages on my blogroll to the right. These artists inspire me, make me laugh, make me think and generally lift my life to the max.

I'd love it if you would tell me who inspires you in the comments below (and do, please, include a link - we can always copy and paste!).  And if you visit the blogs noted here, please tell them you appreciate their work; I know I do!  




19 comments:

  1. Artist rich area indeed and I keep hearing about more of us all the time! Super post Win with some great links - thanks for sharing.

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    1. Good grief, Val - I just noticed your blog was not on my roll, and given that we've been following each other for some years now, how the heck did that happen? Fixed now!!!

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  2. Great choice of art work Win. Have a lovely week, Angela xXx

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    1. Definitely, Angela, and as I watch your blog, I'm constantly inspired!

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  3. I have been a long-time avid follower of Deann at the Whimsey Asylum, but the others are all new to me. You have piqued my interest enough here that I want to check them all out! Thank you for such a delightful post today.

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    1. You're in for a treat then, Kay, as I always am when I head over to your posts!

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  4. So touched and privileged to be in this post, Win. Thank you.
    I really admire all those artists who can do the digital 'stuff' - I've tried, but really, if I don't get my fingers dirty, it doesn't feel right! I have some visits planned for the weekend, now.

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    1. You are most welcome, Tracy; your blog is always such a feast in so many ways! I do understand the need to be hands-on...love the feel of painty fingers! :D

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  5. Thank you for including me with this talented group of ladies Winn. You have shown me I need to get out and about more I tend to hang with my friends who are a part of the challenges I participate in. These ladies are all exceptional and I will enjoy seeing what other lovelies they create. So many different ideas and mediums I just adore the multitude of facets and freedom of art. I also love Tracy Woodsford's Blog name "The Calloused Heart"

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    1. I do love keeping an eye on so many kinds of artwork, Deann, not the least of which is your stellar work. Feeding the Muse is something that's near and dear to my heart, and you all do that for me. As always, I thank you! xo

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  6. OMG, Win! I can't believe you've included me! I still have trouble calling myself an artist! Thank you so much for your confidence in me! I'm beaming from ear to ear :)))

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    1. Oh, Zsuzsa, you are so funny, along with being such a wonderful artist...your work inspires me constantly! xo

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  7. These pieces are just delightful Win! Thank You so much for including my painting "Abigail Garden Floral". Here's to friends and art!

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    1. I just love showcasing my faves, and this definitely rates!

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  8. Yes, you are a sharing kind of artist and a sharing kind of friend. Your table in my studio is evidence of that. Thank you for including me in your list.

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    1. You are most welcome, Eileen, and I still have apron envy with all your patterning. :D

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  9. These were so fun to see and check out their work too. Thanks bunches Win! Xj.

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    1. You're most welcome, Joi - as always I enjoy seeing my blog friends' posts, and yours in particular. Many thanks for stopping by to visit!

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