I tried to make some of my own art yesterday but it seems my muses have taken a vacation after being neglected for so long. I've gone through this before, so I'm not worried. I have to do some tempting and negotiations to get them to come back - just a temporary strike they're on.
So, today I thought I'd share a piece from one of my Creative Team members, Amy Knutkowski! The piece below is from Amy using a few pieces from my new Miscellany Element Pack at DeviantScrap. Amy has such range in her artistic voice. She is able to use my cutesy pieces to make incredibly adorable and lighthearted pieces and in the next breath able to make the most intense surreal and mysterious masterpiece you ever saw. She has quite a following on flickr and there is no question as to why. Her talent and glorious imagination are obvious. Amy creates for more than one designer and is in high demand, but rumor has it that one of these days, Amy might even begin to sell prints of her work. I call this one when the time comes . . . (It's linked to her blog if you'd like to visit her and see this in full size when she gets it up - it gets a bit chopped off on my blog)
copyright Amy Knutkowski. Do not copy, print, download or use in any way without permission.
As I go about trying to find my missing muses, I always check in a few places. These are places that bring me such inspiration and so many ideas. Thought you might like to take a look.
Flickr Hive Mind
(Play in here awhile - there are a number of ways to look at things using tags like most interesting, most recent, or by combining words like "collage, vintage, mixed media" or "altered art, collage". It's a great way to see work in flickr you might not see otherwise.)
If you see my muses in these places, send them home. I need them ready for me when I get back on Sunday!
Lastly, here's just a few of the newer packs I have at DeviantScrap . . .
You can get any pack in jpg collage sheet format or png file format and some are on sale for only $3.20 right now!
Have a great 4th of July weekend everyone! See you next week!
Edit: Wednesday afternoon . . . I ended up finishing an unexpected piece today. Here it is, a skinny for a swap . . .
Hold on to Your Hat
copyright by Marsha Jorgensen 6/30/2010. All rights reserved. Please do not copy, print, download or use in any way without permission.
All elements but one come from my Tumble Fish Studio Element packs: Big Whimsy, Twinkle Toes, Miscellany, That's the Ticket, and Letters. The propellers are needle threaders from Sherrie JD's Junkyard kit at SBG. All pieces were reprinted, hand cut, many colored or tinted with ink and pastel, and reassembled.