Nov 8, 2011

My friend, thank you, and a prize

My friend, Nancy . . .
I've shared work with you from time to time that I find inspiring, that I connect to and delight in looking at over and over. It's no secret that I am a huge fan of the Goddess Nancy Baumiller - fan of her, and fan of her work. (Notice that I said Goddess, Nancy!) She has become one of my many close never-met-in-person friends. She and I get each other, we embrace each other, imperfections and all. We boost each other up and cheer each other on. I think it's safe to say, we both feel like we're a high functioning mess, if that makes sense. We're often the peanut gallery in the back having our own version of everyone else's neat and tidy lives.

Not long ago, Nancy made this beautiful journal page and I begged her for it. You can really only beg from people you love . . . not many of us have the guts to beg from just anyone. And, lo and behold, look what showed up in my mail recently . . .

It's Not Surprising Why . . . by Nancy Baumiller


copyright by Nancy Baumiller 2011. All rights reserved.

Enjoy some more work created by Nancy below . . .

(untitled journal page)


copyright by Nancy Baumiller 2011. All rights reserved.

Brain Dump page . . .


copyright by Nancy Baumiller 2011. All rights reserved.

To resolve . . . (another most favorite of mine)


copyright by Nancy Baumiller 2011. All rights reserved.

(untitled journal page)


copyright by Nancy Baumiller 2011. All rights reserved.

In this blog post, Nancy shares some places she gathers inspiration. Of course, I became an instant fan as well.

Many of you know that Nancy is a designer at DeviantScrap too. Her images remain one of my go to sources when I am making my own work. Though it never turns out this way, I often use Nancy's work as a reference source to a piece when I start out. I find so much inspiration in even the smallest of details in her work. But it's good that my work inevitably turns out to look like I made it and not Nancy. I want her work to remain my inspiration . . . the carrot held out in front on a string to keep me moving forward. You can find Nancy's delicious shoppe of image kits here.

Speaking of inspiration, have you downloaded this month's The Deviant Muse zine? It's free and full of goodies you won't want to miss! Just click on the picture below to get your free copy.



Thank you . . . to all who visited the shoppe during the big 40% off sale last weekend! It was a great success. And *waving you over closer* . . . psst . . . . *whispering* . . . . there's another one coming soon! Yes, November is a great month to stock up on images. You won't want to miss the Black Friday sale November 23-27. More information coming soon!

Prize anyone?
I think it's time for another prize . . . how'd you like a chance to win my next kit for FREE? All you have to do is leave a comment on this post by Saturday, November 12th and you'll be entered to win. The kit will be released in the next 10 days or so, but if you win, you will get my kit before it's released to the public.

24 comments:

peggy gatto said...

what a nice post re nancy and her art!!!
Look forward to YOUR new kit!
Love a chance!
Thanks!

bockel24 said...

Oh wow, that´s so generous - of course I´d love to win because I know it will be great.

Eclectic3720 said...

WooHoo! I'd love to be the recipient of your newest kit! How wonderful it is to hear about your and Nancy's friendship! Thanks for the opportunity to be the lucky one!

Yvonne said...

What a lovely blog friend you are to Nancy :)

Thanks so much for the chance to win your new kit. Keeping everything crossed, fingers etc.

Tami Roth said...

wow! i'd love a chance to win-thank you so much for your inspiration and art, hugs,
tami (mroth@lcom.net)

Andrea said...

I agree! Nancy's work is so inspiring! Thank you for sharing her amazing work!!

Carrie Hudson Peralta said...

Oh my gosh you are SO LUCKY to have one of Nancy's amazing pieces of art. Guess I need to head over to the forum and start beggin....lol.
~hugs~

Theresa said...

Nancy's art is very fun!!! I am loving it! Great post....

Larry said...

Where do you find the time to do all this??? It's interesting to find out some of the backstories of people on DeviantScrap. As for PRIZES -- I'm always ready to gratefully accept having spent a few pennies on the last outstanding sale LOL

Anonymous said...

Marsha,

Your last sale was fabulous! Thank you! How fun would it be to win the lastest Tumble Fish Studio kit?!! Good luck to all!

Kind regards!

Bridget
aka Callieflowergirl

Audrey said...

I love too win your newest kit , hihi...I'll buy it anyway...So sweet of you to share Nancy's work with us. I'm a big fan of the both of you!! x

SueAnn said...

Nancy's work is awesome!! I can see why you are smitten with it!
Thanks for sharing
Hugs
SueAnn

Jenny said...

Oooh oooh yes please... how fabulous... and love Nancy's gorgeous work too :))

Jenny x

CindyB said...

Your sale was awesome! Can't wait to see what the next will bring. Thanks for the heads up. Please drop my name in the hat for your new kit.

readingfool said...

What a lovely way to honor your friend - -and yes, of course, I'd like to win the prize too!

themixiepixie said...

I am a big fan of Nancy's work, too. And what a perfect piece for you! I think your new kit would be perfect for me!-lol Hope I win it. You both have inspired me, which anyone seeing my journal pages can tell (especially when they look at the credits) I need to find an art friend like you guys are. I am thinking of starting an artist chat/support group online.

Marit said...

Oh Marsha, how sweet of Nancy! That piece was indeed screaming to get to you! I love her work too! Hope you are doing well!

Patti said...

Thanks for begging!! And, sharing her fabulous pages! How inspiring, love them!

Taluula said...

I love Nancy's work and just purchased her latest two 'Primitive' kits. Yum, yum. Can't wait for the next 40% off days so I can see which kits I will purchase this time. :D

The Painting Queen said...

ooohhhh a mystery kit! Anything from you would be an awesome prize!

Scrappie Irene said...

Thanks for a chance to win a prize from you! I always love your stuff, so it will definately be a great prize!
Hugs, Irene

Photocat said...

Hah, the wheel continues to turn round. You find your inspiration in Nancy, and I find my inspiration in you, which means that in fact I find inspiration in Nancy too. Now hurry up with that new kit... I need it! Grin.

NancyB said...

Awww! I love you too Marsha! So sweet you are! Thank you! Thank you to all the lovely comments from all your lovely stalkers too! hee hee HUGE HUGS! xoxoxooxox My cheeks are so red hahaha :O)

Tumble Fish Studio said...

Comments closed so I can draw a lucky winner! The winner will be posted later today!

Thank you for all of your lovely comments!