At Home Creative Adventures: Shoe Stories
If only our shoes could talk, what would they say? They’ve been places with you and have stories to tell. This fun creative prompts looks at your life adventures through your shoes! Inspired by Andy Warhol’s shoe illustration series, head to your closet and pull out those random pair of shoes and tell their story! Here’s a process video of drawing my shoes. I used a fine point Micron pen (.005) for very light, loose lines. Definitely Google Andy Warhol’s shoe illustration series. They are very inspiring to say the least. Below is a screen shot from Google of just a few of his illustrations. Be sure to read the…
Creative Inspiration from Sara Midda
I’ve been a huge fan of Sara Midda and her gorgeous art for many years. I first came across her work when my parents lived in St. Remy de Provence, France in the mid-90’s. Her book, South of France, A Sketchbook, is dreamy journal of her own experience of living a year in Provence. Her journal is filled with tiny thumbnail drawings of her moments. She has a spread of postage stamp sized loose watercolor paintings of mas’ (Provencal farm houses) and typical Provençal buildings in golden hues. She paints snapshots of everyday activities like an evening in the park playing pétanque. She discusses (and paints) the fruits and vegetables…
Illustrated Interview: Julie Tulba – The Red Headed Traveler
Meet Julie – a librarian, avid traveler, author, foodie and sweet friend! I met Julie more than 3 years ago through my Etsy shop and we realized very quickly we had a lot in common – we both love exploring new locations, eating delicious foods & reading books! Her blog, the Red Headed Traveler, is filled with amazing photos of her travels, reviews, advice and loads of delicious recipes! Besides her day job as a librarian and extensive travels, she is also an author of the book, “Full Circle,” a story of self-discovery from around the world. Be sure to head over to her site to get inspired!