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Featuring Jaymee Laws of mizjaymee

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Tell us a bit about yourself:
I live in a small town in Idaho with my husband, five children and four dogs, in a 110 year old house that has been in my family for three generations. Two of my children are autistic and I homeschool another one of my children. My life is a little chaotic (to say the least) but I try to find time to create art in between mothering and working on restoring my house. Artistically, I focus on painting women who express imagination and emotion, and I also do stained glass mosaic.

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When did you know that art was your thing?
I don’t remember a time when art wasn’t my thing. My father and one of my aunts are both very artistic and have worked in the field. I was encouraged from a very young age to create, and I can’t remember a time when I wouldn’t rather make something than play with toys. I never really liked television and I spent almost all my free time drawing, painting, and sculpting.

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Do you have a favorite medium?
For painting, I almost exclusively use acrylics. I love the look and smell of oil paints but I paint very quickly and have no patience when it comes to waiting for paint to dry. When I am painting, I do so in an assembly line fashion. I sketch out several pieces at once, usually 6-12 paintings, and then I move on to painting them in steps, generally finishing them all within days of each other. Acrylic allows me to jump from piece to piece without waiting. In mosaic, I use stained glass, which is inspiring in and of itself because of its color and texture.

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What’s your favorite part of the art making process?
I would say my favorite part is watching the piece come alive as it’s nearing completion. I start to refer to my girls who are painted as “she” and feel like they have developed their own identity, separate of mine.

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What inspires you to create?
Everything. When I’m painting a lot, I see everyone and everything as a painting. I can’t talk to someone without noticing the lines and shadows on their faces, and seeing them as a painting. A lot of my paintings are inspired by music, particular songs and lyrics tell stories that often get translated into my pieces.

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What’s the most rewarding thing about sharing your art with the world?
I love it when someone is really excited about my work, and when they internalize a piece. I’ve had several people connect personally with the emotions portrayed by one of my girls, and I’ll think, “Awesome. They GET IT.”.

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Where can we find your work?


MizJaymee on Etsy


Art Of Jaymee on DeviantArt


Jaymee Laws on Society6


Jaymee Laws on Fina Art America


Where can we find you?


The Art of Jaymee Laws on Facebook


@mizjaymee on Twitter

Thank you Jaymee, I love your work!

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Double Fox Studio

Featuring Flavia and Ildiko from Double Fox Studio

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Tell us about yourselves.

We are Flavia Marele and Ildiko Muresan a.k.a. Harem6 from Romania and we create mixed media art objects, jewelry and drawings. We live in Cluj, a student city in the center of Transylvania, with our two dogs and a very creative black cat.

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When did you know that art was your thing?

 We both knew ever since we were little children that we like to draw. As we grew up there were different professions we thought we’d like to embrace…

Ildiko:  I remember I thought for quite a long time that I would like to become a professional singer, but I think most of the little children think about that. At the age of 17 I decided I want to live and breathe art.

Flavia: I always wanted to be an actress for quite a long period actually, but then I decided to take the exam for the art school as I started to enjoy photographing. I also knew I like creating things and I want to do this seriously when I was a teenager.

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You do drawings as well as clay sculpting, do you have a favorite medium?

Ildiko: At the moment our favorite medium is clay. We love experiencing new techniques and materials, favorites can change but there will always be a constant favorite and for me it’s the pencil. It brings such a joy and creates the sort of comfort which only those who love it can really understand it.

What’s your favorite part of the art making process?

 Flavia: The best part is when nothing actual is happening, when it’s all in the mind. The  moment when imagination seeks for a first step  form in our minds. There is so much excitement and a thrill about the before moment of the actual creating process.

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What inspires you to create?

 There are so many inspirational things and moments. Life around us, nature, words, sad rainy days, the sun on an autumn morning, films and many more, feelings…

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What’s the most rewarding thing about sharing your art with the world?

 The positive feedback we get from those who look at what we make. The joy we bring to them makes us wish to create more.

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Where can we find your work?

Double Fox Studio on Etsy

Where can we find you?

Harem6/Double Fox on Blogspot

 

Double Fox/Harem6 on Facebook

 

Ildiko and Flavia on Twitter

 

Double Fox on Pinterest

Thank you Flavia and Ildiko, I’ve loved your work ever since I discovered it on Etsy back in 2010. Lovely!

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Featuring my own work Davs Art.

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Tell us a bit about yourself:

Well, this is harder then I thought. I decided why not? I’m featuring a variety of artists and crafters why not do a feature on myself? And now I have to answer my own questions. Here we go. I’m Sarah, but my pen name is Davs. I’m a self taught artist. When I’m not taking care of my two boys ages 4 and 11, I’m painting, blogging, or fiddling around with my new iPhonography obsession. I’m engaged to a wonderful guy who makes lodge pole furniture in the summer and works with children with special needs in a school for the rest of the year.

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When did you know that art was your thing?

I guess I always knew. I loved to draw and craft ever since I can remember. My dad is a professional window painter and artist and I used to go along with him and help paint windows when I was very little. Even as a teenager I would carry a drawing book and pencils in a backpack around with me everywhere and doodle when I could.

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Do you have a favorite medium?
I thought I did, for years oil paints were my go to, and they’re still my favorite medium. But I have been experimenting with iPhonography: taking a photo and running it through a variety of apps on my iPad to come out with something artistic. It’s so much less mess then painting, which I really appreciate. But I think I’ll go back and forth.
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What’s your favorite part of the art making process?

When I get lost in my work. It’s like going to paradise without leaving your home. At first it’s torture, and I struggle a lot with blank canvas, or now that I’m working with an iPad, figuring out what direction I want to go. But there comes a point when you dive in and it’s like being carried away to another planet for a while.
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What inspires you to create?

The feeling of escape. Not to say I don’t love my life, but sometimes I just need a break. Making art puts me in a good mood.

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What’s the most rewarding thing about sharing your art with the world?

It was scary at first, putting my stuff out there. But I found that I have really supportive friends and family that encouraged me to keep going. Eventually when I started making sales to people I didn’t know, it was exhilarating (still is) to know that someone somewhere out there connects with my work in some way. My art is hanging in homes all around the world, Australia, the UK, Finland, Canada and here in the US. I get a thrill thinking that out of all the artwork out there someone chose something of mine to include in their lives, it’s a big deal to me and it makes me smile.

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Where can we find your work?

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www.Davs.Etsy.com

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Society6.com/Davs

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Where can we find you?

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@Davenportant on Twitter

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Davs Art on Facebook

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JUURI & FashArtHome

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Featuring Julie Robertson of JUURI and FashArtHome

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Tell us a bit about yourself:

I’m a 29 year old Tokyo-born artist, currently living in Norman, OK in the US. I love painting Japanese themes and also wild drippy colorful abstracts. I’m also a fashion nut.

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When did you know that art was your thing?

I’ve been drawing even before I could properly speak. And I’ve just never stopped! More recently, I’ve discovered that I need to focus on art instead of any other “career”… because with anything else, I’ll never truly be happy.

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Do you have a favorite medium?

I love the unexpected nature of watercolor. It almost paints itself. I’ve also gotten into acrylics more these days. Oil pastel on canvas is new for me, but I love the brilliant hues and the deep saturation you can get with it.society617

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What’s your favorite part of the art making process?

I love getting so into a painting that I don’t know what time it is, where I am, or if I’ve eaten lunch. It’s like an art-induced amnesia! I’m sure all creative people can relate to this. It’s fantastic to be so involved in a piece like that.society61

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What inspires you to create?

My Japanese heritage, patterns, color schemes, other peoples’ art. Sunlight, travel, open fields, flora and fauna. The dark forest. Quiet patches of moss.society61

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What’s the most rewarding thing about sharing your art with the world?

When people say “This painting means so much to me because I can relate exactly to the message,” that is the best thing I could hear.

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Where can we find your work?

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Japanese art: www.etsy.com/shop/juuriart

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Abstract art: www.etsy.com/shop/fasharthome

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Where can we find you?

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Japanese art: www.juuriart.com

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Abstract art: www.fasharthome.com

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Fashion blog: www.fiercelamb.blogspot.com

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Graphic design: www.tako-tako.com

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Thank you so much, I love your work!

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Featuring the artwork of Tali Yalonetzki

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Tell us a bit about yourself.
My name is Tali Yalonetzki. I was born in 1983 in the Ukraine, but moved with my family to Israel when I was 7.5 years old. I am an artist and freelance illustrator, and had my work published internationally in children’s books and magazines. I’ve been drawing, painting and creating in every day since I was a little girl.

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When did you know that art was your thing?
Since I was a little girl I knew I want to work in the arts. I think I didn’t really choose to do it but it some how chose me. I can’t not making art. Its a part of me. I’ve channeled this energy into my studies at the Bezalel Academy of Art & Design, and graduated in 2009 with a BA in visual communications, having majored in illustration.

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Do you have a favorite medium?
I like to try all kind of different techniques but my 2 main mediums are drawing with acrylics and oil pastels.

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What’s your favorite part of the art making process?
I like the process of choosing the subject that I am going to draw. After that I really like the tonality of color picking and from there the way of creation itself. I guess I like the whole process.

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What inspires you to create?
I am constantly inspired by the vibrant urban city that I live in and the colorful people I meet. Light is a huge inspiration and motivator in all my work, painting frozen moments in everyday life that will become the nostalgic images and heartfelt memories which we all keep in our hearts. I’m a photography enthusiast and love taking pictures of my friends and creating memories of my own

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What’s the most rewarding thing about sharing your art with the world?
The knowing that the things that I create keep on living and don’t stay with me gives me a really good feeling. I would like to be a small fly that could fly all around the world and to see my how my drawings interact with the people homes. In addition I am happy that I have the opportunity to capture beautiful exiting moments. the fact that people understand my art and why I chose to capture these specific moments drives me to make more and to try to connect to more people.

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Where can we find your work?

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Tali Yalonetzki as tushtush on Etsy

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Tali Yalonetzki as Tosya on Etsy

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Where can we find you?

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Tali Yalonetzki on Facebook

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Thank you Tali! Love the variety of subjects in your work.

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Eeli-Ethel Polli

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Featuring The Artwork Of Eeli-Ethel Polli

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Tell us a bit about yourself:
I am 39 Years old, live in Denmark, close to the sea and second largest city Aarhus. I live together with my husband Rune, who is photographer, 2 sons, Tristan and Oliver and 2 cats. I am visual artist and illustrator, but working also as photographer, graphic designer and video-photographer.

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When did you know that art was your thing?
I grew up in a family of artists. My father is painter, my mother is a textile artist, my grandparents were painters and also my sister paints. My childhood environment was very creative, playing with paints, spending lost of time in theatre (my father worked as scene artist), spending time with my parents friends who were actors, artists, writers, musicians. But I was not sure if I wanted to be painter until my 30’s. I studied art, but after I finished the University, I was working as news graphs designer. Until I decided to work for myself, and work with projects, that are creative and inspiring and meaningful to me.

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Do you have a favorite medium?
Mixed media in the moment, but I love to paint with water colours. I love the creative process, and the surprising moment when I feel that now the painting is finished and I have to stop.

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What’s your favorite part of the art making process?
I am an energetic person, I work very fast and when the task is finished, I have to find something new to do. I get bored very fast, so I am trying some new techniques constantly. I love the feeling when I forget everything and only concentrate on  painting. It is very energy demanding. If I don’t paint, I get grumpy.

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What inspires you to create?
Nature, music, exhibitions, vintage papers, flea markets, movies, other people. Probably I can find inspiration in everything, just you have to look and concentrate. But I am convinced that working is the place for inspiration. I have to start and then it comes, even if I only paint lines or dots.

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What’s the most rewarding thing about sharing your art with the world?
People who are buying my art, they write long emails to me, how they felt connection with my art and how happy they are now. I have met some very nice people through my art. Maybe I can inspire some.

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Where can we find your work?

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Galleri Krebsen in Copenhagen:
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Galleri Indigo in Tallinn, Estonia.
Uus tn. 28-16

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Where can we find you?

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www.eeli.dk

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Eeli-Ethel Polli on Etsy

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Eeli-Ethel Polli on Facebook

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Eeli-Ethel Polli on Twitter

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Thank you Eeli-Ethel! We’ve been online friends for a few years, I’ve always enjoyed following you and am a big fan of your work!

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