For the love of influences =1st in a series of post
I have been wanting to do a series of blog post on other wonderful artist who have influenced me. I think we feel awkward to do this for fear of what others will think " OMG you mean you copy !!!!" Well, I hope not exactly, but it is natural to be influenced. All artist are and they have been all thorough the ages . Hence the saying " does life mimc art or does art mimc life?" The thing is each of us has our own artist voice and we represent our art with that unique voice. The influences may or may not be apparent to others if our voice is coming through ( I call this moving it a few generations) But trust me nothing under the sun is unique or new and most anyone would be in denial to think what they do is totally without influence , if nothing else nature itself ( the greatest art work of all) is a basic influence . We need to also keep in mind that all creative gifts are gifts . Not ours but ours to share . So I am starting this series and from time to time I will feature an artist that has had an influence in my work . These artist deserve the thanks and exposure for sharing their artist gifts and it is my way of saying, thanks for creating . One of the first mixed media artist to inspire me was and is Julie Arkell . If you do not know her work then here is my introduction . This piece of mine is one that I was inspired to create because of my love of her work . Ps I also am a Julie Arkell collector. You can find her work at Earth Angels Toys PSS if you think OMG Julie ( me) is a copier then feel free to call me on that too. I am open to any feedback .
A Boy and his dog =by me
Julie Arkell's, Piece . Love those wheels and old paper, don't you too!!