Inspiring me

Inspiring Me Icon.jpgAnd thus starts another series over here on my blog.  Some links or images on what is inspiring me at the moment.  Or what I have been particularly taken with.

I foresee that it will be telling on what is impacting my creativity and process at a given time and will be interesting to look back.

Maya Hayuk.

Oh my gosh. Her art and her murals.  Both have completely taken me and held me captive.  I love her work.  The vibrancy and energy and colours and it really speaks to me.

This video on positive and negative space by Diane Culhane.  And while you are over there please check out her art. Oh yes.  Check out her work!

21 Secrets.  Wow.  A couple of people have shared pages that from my videos which is thrilling beyond belief.  I show everyone quite excitedly on my phone like a fool.  But more than that seeing the inspiration and art over there is really inspiring and exciting to see.  I am grateful to have been a part of it.

I love this idea that I saw on Carmen’s blog…collaborative faces…I love it.  And I totally want to do something like this myself.  I think that would be cool.  To see the different styles of people come together in creating a face.  The idea is quite exciting to me.

Finally my daughter Victoria is home sick with asthma at the moment and has been arting up some faces.  I adore the noses and character in her portraits.  I don’t know when her noses changed or what she has been inspired by but I completely love them.

Victoria is painting a self-portrait. Love that she included messy unbrushed hair.

Victoria is home sick again and drawing her father and I. I thought we were mouthless and then she pointed out we were kissing. Oh my gosh. #thecuteness


These are the things that are inspiring me and exciting me at the moment.  :)  I hope you are having a fabulously inspiring week and if you find things that you think would inspire me then please feel free to share!  I would love that.



Link Love June #2

link-love-icon250Sharing the inspiration and goodness that has inspired me this week.  Tammy talks about her initial mission here, and I am linking up over at Crafty Pod, who is hosting the Linky Love while Tammy is away.

My first link love this week is going to Kristin over at Twinkle Twinkle.  She has a Summer of Color challenge that began this week, and you can find out more about the challenge here.  I saw it last year, but I found out too late and was too overcommitted.  This year I am in!!

My next bit of link love this week is going to the Index card a day challenge.  I really can’t recommend this enough.  There is a facebook group here and a Flickr group here and the community is massively inspiring and supportive!  It is never too late to join and the daily creativity practice sparks off so many ideas.  I am also enjoying doing this year’s challenge with my daughter.  :)

My next bit of link love this week is going to Tara Leaver.  I have quietly followed her blog for a little while (LOVE her art) and just recently connected with her (I think she loves the oceans as much I do).  I have always found her blog posts thought provoking and heart touching, and her inspiration posts where she highlights a different artist are WELL WORTH CHECKING OUT.  Also I love her art (have I mentioned that already), she keeps her artistic journey very real, and is very inspiring.  I also love that I now know I am not the only one with a whole lot of unfinished canvases! :)  She has also just recently self published a book which looks pretty fabulous as well.

Susanna Conway currently has a HUGE book giveaway over at blog that closes on Monday so you should head over here now!  There are 26 books up for grabs, and someone is going to win the entire book bonanza!!  So if you are into books I would definitely head over there because there are some fabulous ones that are in the prize pool.  :)  (Public Service Announcement complete! :D)

I hope you all have a most fabulous weekend, I am now off to watch my daughter compete in her first St. Johns competitions!!