Art Sparks Around the Web: Spreading Inspiration

 Art Sparks—Links Around the Web

Every day I get inspired, find new ideas and learn from the smart, generous, talented creators on the internet.  Blogs, podcasts, video, online classes…This kind of learning is a huge part of my arting practice. My intention is to use what I learn.  I may follow a spark of an idea to create something new, try a new technique or tackle a new project—or simply add new ways of seeing to my life.

I also love to share the sparks.


So from them to me to you:  Enjoy!





Julie Fei-Fan Balzer is one of my favorite mixed media artists to follow. Not only does she consistently share her art and practical “how to” posts and videos on her blog (and podcast), but she shares her insights and learning.  In this post, Julie talks about how to be inspired.  So true!


Alisa Burke is another artist whose blog is worth following. One of the favorite things she does is invent new kinds of creations. That’s the only way I know how to describe it—she finds new ways to create. And these spice jar faces are aaammmaaaazzzzing!


I love this collage!


OMG – scroll down and look at this artwork! From Juliet: “When he shall die, take him and cut him out in little stars, and he will make the face of heaven so fine…”


I am completely inspired by Roxanne Coble of “By Bun”. Her art journal pages are unique and fantastic(al).  She’s making great videos lately, too, and this one uses a particular ink technique we can definitely all use! Now, if we can just learn to draw like she does...


Finally, Tammy at Daisy Yellow does so much to show us how to inspire ourselves with our own mixed media creations.  Her annual "Index Card a Day" Challenge—otherwise known as ICAD—is almost here again and I highly encourage you to give it a try: June 1 – July 31.  That’s right, join a bunch of others and create just a simple index card a day for two months in the summer...It’s free and it is such good (easy and quick) practice.