Thursday, August 11, 2011

I, too, am taking flight

It occurred to me that I might have never mentioned here one of the firsts - if not THE first - artist that inspired me to start painting: Kelly Rae Roberts (I'm sure she doesn't need an introduction, but you can visit her blog by clicking on her name).

I discovered Kelly Rae awhile back, bought a couple of her prints, bookmarked her website and started following her blog. Then I bought her book. And, on October of 2010, I created my first "Kelly-Rae-inspired" collage/painted box. That's how I started painting.


My next project was another box, made out of a recycled 'flexible straws' box. Also Kelly Rae inspired, but I had also just bought a Green Craft Magazine, so I was all about reusing, reducing, recycling!



Then, I finally had the courage to work on another surface - not a box - and call it 'a painting'.
Again, I was all about Kelly Rae's tricks and tips. I bought all kinds of materials that she recommended!






Now, almost a year later, I'm listening to Kelly Rae's advices again. This time, I'm taking her e-course: Flying Lessons. It just started this week and, so far, I like it! I'm really hopeful that this course will make a real difference for me, make me see things differently, make me believe that it can happen for me too.

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Are you a believer? ;-)

6 comments:

  1. I love your art and I am now following your blog. I would love for you to follow mine!
    http://twitter.com/#!/ccfajardo
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/ChristinasMagic
    http://christinafajardo.com/

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  2. Hello Joana! Your work is beautiful and the colors are so uplifting!!!! I'm definitely following! Happy Flying!

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  3. I love your work, I love the fact that so many people have started their creative endeavors after feeling Kelly Rae Roberts inspiration, I am one of those myself! I like that your art has an essence of yours! Althought inspire by her work! Good Job, my fellow flier friend

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  4. I love your Kelly Rae your story. Your paintings are beautiful. So glad I stopped by. Do you have a FB Biz page? I'll check the class list again.

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  5. Joana! Your creations are so beautiful! I'm very inspired by your leap. Thank you for sharing and good luck to you. Happy flying! :)

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