Friday, September 4, 2015

[Artist Feature] Julia Fehrenbacher & Wildlight

Every month, for 1 year long, I will support an artist by promoting/buying their work. In these blogposts I will talk about my discoveries. 

Month 1 - Julia Fehrenbacher
I can't remember why I suddenly decided to support artists. I mean, you can find me in a lot of art communities so supporting each other seems rather obvious, right? However, I noticed that some people have difficulties getting all the credit they really deserve, especially about sales. Enough people who adore the work but buying it? Much less. Selling your work as an artist is difficult. I think reaching people in first place is even more difficult. I know because I'm from Europe, Belgium to be precise... the country where art journaling doesn't exist yet, it seems!


Anyway, while thinking about this idea, I saw Julia appear on my FB timeline. She was selling her books with a huge discount and a artsy friend of mine shared a wonderful review when she finished the book. I was so touched by it and decided to buy the book too. Through her Etsy shop of course because this way you support her way more than if you would buy the book at Amazon.

I send some e-mails to Julia because I had some questions about the shipping and got a fast and kind respond. My book arrived in perfect condition. Even more, she left me this note!

I gave the book a 5 stars review at Goodreads. There is nothing I don't like about the book. The art, the's very touching. You can see this book is made with love. It's so heart warming it's impossible to give critics so.. yeah, 5 stars!

Buy her book at ETSY.

Month 2 - Wildlight
I wasn't sure if music also fits my project but sure, why not? I didn't know this awesome band until I followed the Bloom True E-course by Flora Bowley. In her course Wildlight got featured multiple times and at the end of the course, I couldn't stop myself from buying the (digital) CD.

So you want to listen to this band before supporting them? I totally get that! Some of the songs can be found at Youtube. Be aware that some of them are a remix, which are actually from another CD. Below is a song from the CD 'Hers was as thunder'.

Buy the CD here.

Have you discovered some great artists lately? Feel free to share your gems in a comment below. :) 

Monday, August 3, 2015

Time lapse video: Art journal 2011-2012 (+ 2015 preview!)

I decided to reupload the video of my art journal from 2011-2012. The previous one was kinda dark and the music didn't fit very well. That's why I agreed with some friends to start a collaboration for these video's and here's the first one!

Music by my wonderful friend Jacqueline with her project Helisir. Isn't she wonderful?

 About the preview: this art journal is not finished yet, I just wanted to give you a sneak peek for now ^^. Some pages are inspired by tutorials...and it's very much possible you have seen a few of them before, since I share most (but not all) of my spreads at social media.
- One spread is inspired by Miss Petra
- Other spreads are inspired by Lifebook.

Thanks for watching and let me know what you think! :)

Sunday, June 7, 2015

[Bloom True] The first week.

Some of you may know I'll be moving soon. Yet I've decided to follow the E-course Bloom True by Flora Bowley. She's one of my favorite painters and I'm so honored to learn from her. The only struggle I have is the fact I'm busy with packing boxes, one of these weeks the DIY projects will start in my new home... so eh, the timing doesn't seem very perfect, is it?

So I decided to start in an art journal. That went well. But seeing everyone's huge canvasses in the FB group... it was very tempting. After a few days I gave in.

I joined the group on working big. Since I don't have much space indoors (with all the boxes etc), I'm painting in the garden. The weather has been very nice the last few days, so I had time to catch up.

Here I continue working on the big canvas. It's 1m x 1m (or 39" x 39"). It's not huge but still my biggest canvas I've worked on so far. Yes, it's scares me a little but I guess that's part of the process.

And that's how the end of the week looks. 1 canvas, one art journal spread, one A4 page. I can't wait to continue painting. Luckily there are some prompts and exercises left I can work on these days.

Care to join me? You can still sign up here.

If you are a Bloomer, feel free to share your process in a link below.

Have a wonderful week!


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