Today's Five Favourite Artists on Instagram
This blog is a response to a challenge by "The Abundant Artist" who I've been learning from this past year or so. One of the best things I've learned from Cory Huff at the Abundant Artist, is that I don't have to walk this life disguised as a person - it's ok to be, and let people know I'm an artist!
Below is a list of some of my personal favourite artists on Instagram. I follow a lot more, but these are a few accounts that drew me in for several reasons.
Here's an artist, Iris Scott who paints with her fingers! What beautiful paintings she makes, such vibrant colours and what a wonderful idea to use our God-given finger-tools! Happy finger painting memories from your childhood will come floating to the surface when you see her work.
This cool artist, Raymond Guest, recycles old things and makes them into sometimes beautiful things, sometimes useful new things. I discovered him because I enjoy creating art with recycled items too.
When I saw this standing woman sculpture by Penny Hardy, I just fell in love with it. It brings together into one, my love of metalwork, recycling, art, and nature - it's absolutely perfect and looks like it could be living in my parent's back yard.
I've always wanted to take a pottery class, never have but it's so satisfying to watch others make it; it's mesmerizing! This place makes beautiful pottery and you can see a lot of process videos - have a look: Fire and Earth Pottery
And last but not least - ROCKS! We all know that rocks are pretty amazing - for a thousand different reasons!! Kokei Mikuni unbelievably balances rocks in rivers creating beautiful temporary sculptures.
@dorothealeblanc - and then there's me! If you want to follow my progress on Instagram, feel free!
I offer my services to people like a woman I met a last week who said she had jewellery from her mother that she didn't want to wear, neither did her kids want to wear it, but she also didn't want to throw it away because it was special to her. See a video of how I put jewellery on canvasses.
Email me if you'd like to permanently preserve your precious items on a painting!