Since creating this site on 1st January, I have been quite amazed at the level of talent here. Many of the members have had a real impact on how I think about my art. I have become hungry again to try different things and have awakened my interest in developing further as an artist.
MightyFineArt has inspired me to go back to basics and start to draw again. I did my first pencil drawing in years which I hope he will give me feedback on later once it's finished.
GrinGrimaceAndSqueak have really inspired me in the way they work. They're attitude to their business and how they market themselves. I never feel at any time that they are pushing things too much and they inject just the right amount of humor so that you cannot forget them. Their series of blogs of recipes for starving artists is inspired. So simple but a wonderful idea which drives much traffic to their profile page.
MickeyArtGlass has inspired me for the fact that he does an art form which I have long admired. Glass has fascinated me for a long time and I could stand and watch people blow glass all day. I particularly like that he makes hummingbird feeders. I adore birds and nature so this appeals to me. It's just a pity that her in France we are not likely to ever see a hummingbird! He's also a very approachable guy who is always willing to participate in discussions and impart information.
CatSalterArt has inpired me for her pure drive to paint every day! She has motivated me into more creative action. I'm full of admiration for someone who is so disciplined.
CarolChretien inspired me into thinking more about the light I need to inject in my paintings. It's something I have struggled with. Some of her botanical paintings seem to actually glow. I don't know how she does it. I must try harder!
There are a few more of you who have inspired me in different ways but I'll keep that for another blog! :-)