Sunday, September 5, 2010

Inspiration and influences

Number 2 in my  series  on inspiration and influences. From time to time , as I had stated in a past  post   I want to feature artist that I am inspired by and as before  if you feel I have overstepped my boundaries let me know . I just want to say very few of us have an original thought yet in that  all of us are original !! Life, nature, society  are all  influences. This is good and unavoidable if you are a visual person. This post is dedicated to the the artist Elizabeth Frank ( her esty). I first saw  her work at Sequoia, a  unique gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico . I lusted after this Angel  for 6 months and then I took the plunge and had to have it which meant a special order from her as the piece I had original saw  was long gone . . . 3   years later when  working on some pieces to teach at Hacienda de  Mosaico  I  put my influence to work along with my other techniques to create my pieces called "Someone  to Watch Over Me". Here we go....

Elizabeth Frank's work









My Angels 

24 comments:

Joan said...

Oh I love these angels Julie. You are so clever. I am inspired.

risa said...

Very nice. I am drawn to these kind of assemplage pieces and think some day I must try my hand at it. Beautiful! Will you do more?

Michelle said...

Oh Julie, I understand what drew you to Elizabeth Franks angel it is beautiful but, if I were to consider purchasing an angel your angels are more appealing to my eye. They are gorgeous.

Michelle

Terri Kahrs said...

Julie, I love the way you were influenced by Elizabeth's work! Your angels are a beautiful tribute to her original piece, but maintain your wonderful originality and style. Awesome!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Judy said...

Awesome pieces of folkart, I just love them, especially their wings and skinny legs (don't we all wish we were tall and thin! lol)

Maija said...

You make beautiful angels, Julie!!!

julie king said...

your angels are perfect! i can see the influence but really they are all you. i agree that none of us has an original idea as we are all influenced by what we see around us. i must say that i sometimes have the thought "gosh, i wish i'd thought of that or created that" but then i shrug and go back to creating what i love to create.

Are you curious about me? said...

You were inspired, now I am inspired.

Thank you

~ Julie

Jingle said...

Oh, they are fabulous! I love Elizabeth's piece and your inspired angels are absolutely wonderful!

John said...

Hi

Got your link from Lynn at Cranial Purge. Like your thoughts , your dog and your work.

The funny thing about learning about who we are and what we are here for, it can take a lifetime (or more)....But hey thats the fun!

John

jone hallmark said...

No original thoughts, but some pretty dynamite inspiration! I think that we are rally meant to "share" our ideas and inspirations and see how each person interprets them sooooo differently. That is how even MORE things come to light and more inspirations and "the wheels keep turning".......

Your angels are totally YOU. Hers is quiet and magestic.
Yours make me smile.......delicate and powerful.

Miss you a LOT!!!
Maybe we should talk sometime?
xoxo

Nancy said...

OK, So is it in bad taste to say that I like your angels better??? But I really do! You are so unique and creative. Love it all!
XO Nancy

Barbara Jean said...

Hi Julie,
Thanks for coming by and leaving a comment about my Crow's Nest Pumpkins.
To answer your question, some were made with black velvet, and now I'm using a different kind of fabric. not sure of name, but it has a slight pattern to it, and sparklies in it! very fun.
blessings

barbara jean

paperbird said...

I have always loved angels- over the years i have created so many different types- I love your angel girls- what is it about angels that we are so endeared too?

Lisa Holtzman said...

Elizabeth's work is really lovely and I can see your inspiration...but your angels, I can't help myself, I just adore the whimsy that you put into your art.

Halo Hill said...

Oh, I adore your angels, Julie. Darling.

Hugs,
Sheila

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

These angels are just stunning!

violette said...

I love Elizabeth Franks angel and love yours too! It's wonderful how you were so inspired but managed to maintain the julie flavour in your own precious angels.

love, violette

Angela Recada said...

I LOVE the angels! And thanks for the link to Elizabeth Frank.
:0)
I hope you have a wonderful week.
xo

T.L. Holmes said...

I am lucky enough to own one of your angels...and I really love these as well!!! Hmmmmm...perhaps I need to start a wee "collection"?? ;) Great work, Julie!!

Renee Troy said...

Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous! When you get inspired, there's no telling what will develop...love Elizabeth's piece also...

Marcia Antle said...

Julie, I like YOURS better, honest. They have a warmer feel to them. Of course, in all honesty, I love everything you make and can hardly wait to meet you in your Portland class!!!
Marcy
mantle@piedmontcenter.com
www.queenmarcyoriginals.typepad.com

Connie said...

It was great to hear your comments on influence. I beat myself up for copying. I so want to find my OWN style. I love yours and you do inspire and "influence" me. I tell people all the time that it is alright to copy, but I don't accept my own advice. Thanks again for your words and work.

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