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Friday, February 13, 2015

Inspire your Heart with Art

This  fishy character was created for this months theme 
 Birds, Beasts, and humans at 
Art Journal Journey 

In 2007 my friend gifted us this treasured ornament  and pin that Cupcake and I fell in love with. Cupcake  dreamed of one day having a tree filled with these characters.
After decorating our tree this year I went on a google search to find the artist who created  them. I did find the ornaments but the artists name was never evident! Disappointed I resigned myself that I would never know.
Then  six weeks later I received a very sincere email from a marketing director asking me  the question, " How do you inspire your heart with art?" When I clicked on the link I was so surprised and excited  to  see it was Patience Brewster who had created these adorable treasures! 
Credit to Patience Brewsters website

What amazing synchronicity! I encourage you to visit her wonderful website, read her story and see if her characters don't inspire you too!! I love her fun, happy artwork! She has a line of jewelry and other beautiful  items that you may  also enjoy! Check out her blog here and on my side bar! Let me know what you think!
I love how the universe conspires to help us find what we want and need!! It's been a  productive fun week because of that email! Little did Patience Brewster know what a wonderful inspiration her ornaments have been  for me!  It helps to stave off the doubt when I sometimes choose a rather quirky creative path.
I feel blessed to have such a great source of inspiration at  Paint Party Friday. Reading blogs sparks new creative thoughts that spin into my own weekly blog post. Artists that are sage, humorous, or share their creative process,  always inspire my heart to create.
 Natures art with every shade of green amongst trees and shrubs along with changing seasons of color  fills my heart with so much awe and  need for creative expression.
Watching independent movies, listening to indy music, viewing documentaries with out-of- the-box artists such as Banksy really inspires me to embrace my quirky creative process.    
Goats just wanna have fun!
Even though I have never been a fan of animated movies or tv shows I always admire the artistry!  The  kids will often call me into a room when  a new quirky character is introduced.  Pink Panther was my first favorite character, yet I wasn't a fan of the movies.
Digital colour changes
 Most weeks I splash paint on the page, because I love colour, swoosh it around then find shapes in the paint! During the week, usually while bathing I  develop certain thoughts that might make a good blog post.   How I marry the writing and visuals is rarely calculated and  still  a mystery how it all comes together.

Visual arts, intimate conversations with depth, poignant movies or plays, unique fashion and home decor, fancy cursive, is art  that ignites my heart to create on a daily basis. 

Drinking coffee from a funky mug placed on a table painted in bold hearts,
while sitting near a artistically painted chair feeds my creative self!
I am always looking around at what I can enhance with my colors!

When I walked into this artists home I felt like I had walked into my soul!
Credit to Violette Clark
Violette was the first person to entice me to make art and  create a blog. She was first to call  me an artist when she saw my home decor, and the first one to encourage me to be in an art show. She will never truly know the extent of the gift she gave me!

My photo, Michelle Allens artwork
 I  was so inspired when I spotted these pieces
 in a quaint garden shop on my Birthday in 2008
It wasn't until later I realized they were Michelle Allens
A blog I had frequented for quite sometime.
I still don't own anything of hers only because she doesn't ship to Canada.
Otherwise I'd be all over her bags and mugs!

Mary Naylors ceramics I fell in love with at first sight and bought up all 
the plates, cups, dishes I could find! Many have chipped or broken but I
still have several to feed my creative soul!

Artists, musician and poets that use piles of colour and  help
 me see the world in a different way
 inspire  my heart.
  I like to use unexpected colours in my art, to show things aren't always what they appear.  If we are willing  to look beyond the surface, and delve deeper, then we may experience the  true colour!
29 faces of Feb 2015
How do you " Inspire your heart with Art?
Do you live an artful life, or just fit it in where possible?
What kind of art  touches your heart the most?
Kudos to anyone who got this far!!
A Happy 7th Anniversary on Heart Day to Cupcake and Beardo.
I can hardly believe this wonderful couple has been together 12 years!!
Our conversations inspire me every single day! 
I have always said you can gauge a good relationship by whether
your partner enhances you. These two
definitely enhance and support each others in every way!
I am so happy and proud to say this couple is an amazing team
and better for loving each other! It's a beautiful things to watch!
All the best  to this Valentine Wife and her Better Brother husband!!
Love you guys with all my heart!! 

photo credit to Pepperpf


Carolyn Dube said...

Your fishy character has such character! Love love love her! Happy PPF!

Faye said...

I always enjoy your colorful images, Sherrie, and your thought-provoking words. Congrats to Cupcake and Beardo. That is a beautiful photo of the two of them.

froebelsternchen said...

Amazing Art here Giggles... will check all the links to this artists soon!Thank you!
What a fantastic couple- congrats on their anniversary!
So glad to have you with us this month again over at Art Journal Journey!
Happy PPF!
Happy Valentine's Day!

The Convenient Vegan said...

what a wonderful collection of quirky and colourful artwork Sherrie, thank you for sharing all the other artists' work. I think there is art to be found in everything - I can't go anywhere but something will spark an idea for a painting and like you I love to use a super vibrant palette to add some extra colour to my world.

Marji said...

Its always fun to see what inspires others and surprising sometimes to see what inspires ourselves. Beautiful color and fun work.

Christine said...

Funky art this week as usual! Great how you located Patience Brewster. And Happy Anniversary to the young couple!

GlorV1 said...

Hi Sherrie. Love your fishy. Lots of character. Your colors always perk me up. Have a great day.

Katie Jeanne said...

One thing I've always admired about you and your artwork is how original it is. That fishy!! :))))) Really made me smile this morning. Happy Anniversary to your girl and her man.

ULKAU said...

I love all your colorful creations of beasts - these are the right colors in this long grey winter! Ulrike

kat said...

Always fun and quirky here with your original art pieces! I've been fitting art in lately, so busy during the day with family, but so good to relax in the evening with a little art fun!

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful post today, thanks for sharing Hugs, Valerie

sheila 77 said...

What a great inspiring post about colour and art with lots of highways and byways to get lost in (as I did, but I eventually came back).
It is our Blogging Art World which inspires my art, visiting other art blogs and other artists visiting mine.
Thanks for another thought-provoking post with tons of your vibrant and original art work and colour.

denthe said...

Just love your wonderful colourful characters this week! They are adorable and give me a good mood just watching them. I too love being surrounded by vibrant and artful every day items. It makes everyday life so much more interesting.

Anonymous said...

You have a beautiful collection of gorgeous pieces. There are bright and very happy... and of course super originals!!

Have a wonderful day!
Nora Clemens-Gallo

Linda Kunsman said...

all I can say about this post dear Sherrie is-WOW!!!! It is filled with fun, quirky and vibrant art. But not only that. It shows your love of art, and your love of family, and how affirmations come when synchronicity and the universe conspire to grant you your wishes and answers, and everything is as it should be. A very happy anniversary to the lovebirds!

Carol said...

Great art again and love hearing about who and what inspires you. Now I"m off to check out a few of those links you provided :) Have a marvelous weekend ....Did you ever get to make soap :)

Paper rainbow said...

Do much to love here and lots of doors to new exciting places. I am entranced by patience I wish it was Christmas as those flying pig decorations are so wonderful I want them for my tree! I always loved the pink panther too. There was something about how he walked with that top hat .....I'm humming the music now...:)

Anonymous said...

Such an inspiring post, filled with creativity and joy.

Unknown said...

What a lovely post packed with joy, love and happiness which can be seen and felt in your art and words. Thank you for sharing!

Tammie Dickerson said...

What a wonderful tribute to the artists who have inspired you in so many different ways! Beauty in it's many forms inspires me - whether it is an amazing sunset, landscape, or the multitudes of fantastic visual art in our world. Each day opens our eyes to new beauty :)

My name is Erika. said...

Fun paintings. I especially love Ms Fish with the pony-tail.

Sirkka said...

Wonderful colourful posting again!

sirkkis said...

Really creative and well painted.

johanna said...

i love your Vibrant creations, These Colors are a feast for the eyes!

Teresa Arsenault said...

Your art always makes me smile. I love that you "splash around paint" and then look for images in it. I sometimes do that too. I usually see faces.
What serendipity that Patience contacted you when you were trying to track her down without knowing her name. I will certainly check out her site.
Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog.

JKW said...

Violette makes me want a purple cottage instead of yellow. Love her environment. Your art always grabs me and your words give me memories. Blessings, Janet PPF

Nordljus said...

I have a few of these shoe ornaments to hang up, but my boyfriend thought they looked creepy so I haven't dared to hang them up anymore. I don't know why he finds them so creepy, I think they're great. LOve your quirky, colourful characters, and your stories of inspiration.

Beth Niquette said...

Ah, these are all so whimsical and charming. I love the colors you used--they just fill my eyes.

Renee Stien said...

oh my gosh, your characters are wonderful - great blog!

Sarah (wonderstrumpet) said...

OH GIGGLES. You are such a joy. I love your characters and the way you color your world. <3

Erin Vaganos said...

so whimsical...love them all.

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