Tuesday, October 25, 2011

FATuesday Artist Spotlight #51

I apologize for not getting FATuesday up last week.  We had returned from a long trip away--and I was still suffering from a mild concussion.   Thanks for your understanding and have a GREAT week! 

I created Featured Art Tuesday Artist Spotlight, to showcase inspiring Artists and to provide a forum for all Artists to share their work with one another -- this includes every type of medium, sculpture, cooking, beading, watercolour, restoring vintage cars, pen and ink, oils, gardening, interior decorating, photography and crafts, including drama, writing and poetry. 
The list goes on and on. 
Each one of us is creative in one way, or another -- FATuesday Artist Spotlight celebrates the creativity found in every person. 
To join us for FATuesday, link up at the bottom of the page. 
I hope you will join in the fun.

I discovered my inspiring Friend, Sandrine Curtiss through Facebook artist Amber Day.  Sandrine's work with black paper has been incredibly inspirational to me.  She is a mostly self-taught artist, inspired by her older sister, to draw portraits with graphite pencils.  In 2006, she started selling her artwork on Ebay.  Her work is not only exquisite, but she is a delightful lady with a wonderfully down-to-earth sense of humor.

On Youtube, Sandrine responds, "All you need to do is practice, practice etc.. I know it sounds cliche, but there's really no other way. I didn't go to school for it and I haven't really been drawing animals for that long but since I started, I haven't stopped and I have greatly improved. Like they say, practice makes perfect."
You can find her artwork on facebook at Sandrine's Gallery.  She also has a website, Sandrine Curtiss.  Happily, you can buy her enchanting artwork on ebid at Sandrines Gallery Originals and Prints. You can also see her art on Youtube at Sandrine's Gallery.

This is another one of a kind creation by Clytie, Queen of Hearts.  My younger sister inspires me more than she knows.  I am amazed at the scope of her talents.  She is not only a wonderful artist, but she is an extraordinary photographer and a wonderful poet.  Her writing always causes me to think and to ponder--and she makes me laugh!  Sissy's many insights and frequent moments of humor are wonderful and rare--like a lovely vintage card one might spot in a second hand store--little bits of treasure which delight the soul.

Of her artwork Clytie writes, “I don’t do art, art does itself.  My fingers just move, independent of my mind--I don’t think about it.  I’m always shocked when something turns out right and looks pretty!”

To see more of Clytie's artistic endeavors, visit Random He’Art’work.  To enjoy Sissy's fabulous sense of humor, visit her photography art blog, Random Trash.  To see her incredible heart photography visit Random Hearts.  To walk with Clytie through the woods of our childhood, visit Random Nature.  To read about Sissy's fantastic finds (she has an eye for finding lost things), visit Random Finds.  To discover mouth-watering found recipes visit Random Recipes.

Connie D'Angelo DiMichele has her roots in Montreal, Canada.  This gifted woman obviously loves to create.  She uses a myriad of art mediums--drawing,  painting, sketching, sculpting, photography to express the music of art in her soul.  Looking at her blog and the pieces she’s displayed, I can understand why she says she is happiest when she’s using her creative side!

Connie writes, “…I tend to sculpt my feelings right into my piece, and been told many of times that every piece I've created cries out a story.  Every piece I create comes deep from my mind, and soul. I have grown as an artist but continue to grow and learn more, with each and every sculpture that I make. All my PIECES are a One of a Kind.” 

To see more of this astonishing artist's exquisite work, visit StudioCDlite.  Happily, you can also purchase her artwork through this website.  

I found Bernie Krausse, quite by accident as I was browsing for photos of the Pacific Northwest.  Located in Mazama, Washington State, Bernie's photos are awe-inspiring. I love the Northwest, and to find such an incredibly talented photographer such as Bernie, who obviously loves this part of the world as I do, is inspiring!

Bernie writes of the above photo, “Know what you are looking for and set yourself free to find it.”  Wise advice to be sure.

To see more of Bernie Krausse's marvelous photography, visit Northwest Natural Moments.

I found this mysterious artist through Etsy.  I adore the whimsical characters this artist creates.  She uses a variety of art mediums to create her fascinating pieces. Though she works mostly with fabrics, the above sampling is what her creative mind did with an ink blot!

I was unable to discover this lovely artist’s name, but of herself she writes, “Somewhere in Deepest Darkest Devon a strange woman lives surrounded by piles of felt, thread, material, paper and paint. Not knowing how else to dig herself out, she fashions these raw materials into plushies, brooches, dolls, paintings and textile pieces. One day she will be free - but only if she stops buying more stuff!!! Welcome to my world!  I am a mixed media artist living in South Devon UK. I love making and creating and sharing my creations (somebody stop me!!! muawhahahaha!!)”  She sounds like a really fun person.

To see more of this artist's work, visit her Etsy Shop, Kool Kooky Kreatures.  Happily, you can purchase her artwork from her shop!

If you'd like to take part in FATuesday Artist Spotlight:
*Blog the art you'd like to share.
* Don't forget to leave a link on Linky tools.
* Visit other artists who have left their links.
* Leave a comment when you visit each artist's page.
(We artists need to encourage each other!)
* Add a link to FATuesday in your blog entry.


Tina´s PicStory said...

i love this first cat :)it´s so perfect!

Clytie said...

Oh sissie. Again I am honored to be included in such a list of wonderful and amazing artists. Thank you. I am off to visit!!!