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Friday, January 23, 2009

WhAt IgniTes The ArTist In You?

I LOVE BOOKS!
Every time I get ready to start a new project or begin that journey down "Holiday Row" I start to read and thumb through my favorite books. It is the pen and ink artists like Arthur Rackham and Beatrice Potter that I envy so much. One thing that I have learned in this biz is that "ART" really does come from inside the person creating it. It never matters what your chosen medium may be it is nesting inside you. It arrives to its destination with the help of your hand, head and heart. I have seen many pen and ink artists with incredible talent but lack the imagination to make their art sing....Beatrice Potter and Arthur Rackham are two of my favorites that always make their art sound like an 500 piece ochestra.......

8 comments:

albasworld said...

You are so right there Pam, and you are one of those artists! All your pieces sing the song of originality and of art from the heart! The smiles they bring is evidence of that. I love Potter and Rackham also for that reason.

Keep up the good work Pam and enjoy your weekend!

Hugs & smiles, alba

Phillane E'lee said...

Those are some of my favorites as well. Folks like you and so many others get me going. They remind me that I can create if I get off my duff-y and get going. Your humor in your work inspires me each day. I love a good giggle and would love to capture that, that I once had.
It will come back, I know it will with a new song of the this bright New Year..
BIG HUG!!!
Pea

tattered 'n torn prims said...

I LOVE your new look Pam!!! very nice!!!

You are an awesome artist....one who inspires me, as well as so many!!! Your work always brings a smile to my face and a warmth in my heart!!! You have been blessed with a great gift!!! thank you for sharing it!!!

big hugs!!
Stace

WoolenSails said...

I do love seeing other artist's work and I am inspired by all types. Usually for me, it is something I see, and it begins from there. I start with a simple idea and it grows.

I do want to spend more time this year with my doodle pad and some good irish music and who knows what will come about;)

Debbie

Daphne said...

Hi Pam, I love your work...so creative.
I love vintage illustrations, early toys, especially the quirky old tin toys. Children's book illustrations are wonderful too. I remember how the illustrations in "The Wind and the Willows" captured my imagination as a child.

Keep creating!

-Daphne

Designs by CK said...

Hi Pam ~ Popping in to say hello & WOW...cool new blog template!!!

WOW!!! ~ Did I say WOW???!!! LOL '-)

SpOOky Cheers,
Chris :-)

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

its a good way to make them come to life in 3-D...like this one looks just like ulysess the crow...I love the photo..love your new header too...have a fab weekend..")

Melissa said...

Oh yes! Mine too. And I LOVE and own that Rackham print along with several others. He's work is phenomenal.