Friday, 1 April 2011

Artist

The A-Z blog challenge starts today!  During the month of April we will be blogging daily following the letters of the alphabet. I have also decided to give myself an additional challenge and post a completely different post on my other blog Inspiration, Art and Creativity  
 
My word today is Artist.  I have been inspired by so many artists over the past couple of years, I started to think back to when I first knew that mixed media art was what I most wanted to do.  It happened about 3 years ago when I came across a site called Artella  On seeing the site which was founded by Marney Makridas it involked a wide range of feelings.....excitement, uncertainty, a warm feeling - like you've come in from the cold and get to sit by the fire with a large mug of hot chocolate and marsh mellows or whatever your comfort food/drink is.  I knew I wanted to spend more time exploring and it indeed did seem like a land of adventure. 

This then unfolded the journey into other sites, courses, books and challenges that has enabled me to learn so many wonderful techniques I can apply to my own work. I have also been blessed with interacting and connecting with many inspiring, encouraging and extremely talented artists.  If you get a chance, check out Artella there is an awful lot of encouraging and inspiring information, and at the moment they are running some special offers that are worth taking a look at.

5 comments:

  1. I've never been much of an artist myself, but I really do appreciate art and the people who create it. Sounds like a wonderful site!

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  2. Wow, you're really talented! Great first post in the challenge, can't wait to read more from you as the days go on.

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  3. Hi Amanda,
    I found that site a few years ago, I felt the stirrings of trying new things, too. I am happy you are part of the challenge! @>---

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  4. Karen, thanks for stopping by, your very creative yourself.

    TheyCallMeVarmit...bless you, love your blog as well, will be coming back!

    Ella, their site definitely gets you thinking, great to be part of the challenge, to

    Sherry, thank you for stopping by

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