Artwork Credit (top to bottom, left to right): Ann A. Wolfe, GreenCraft Magazine; Kellene Giloff, Stampington President; Lynda Berger, Art Journaling; Monica Sabolla Gruppo, Somerset Studio; Renee Rogers, Somerset Life; Suzan Buckner, Art Journaling; Jamie Jamison, Artful Blogging; Jessica Whisman, GreenCraft Magazine; Vivienne McMaster, Somerset Life
To tantalize your creative taste buds, we’ve gathered a group of our most inspirational ideas from Facebook and compiled them into a stunning grid, above. Click here to follow us on Facebook where we divulge the details and tell us what you think!
Artwork Credit: Vivienne McMaster, Somerset Life
Your Story Matters
We recently asked our Facebook friends how Stampington has played a part in their artistic journey. We were thrilled to hear all of your creative and heartwarming responses — we just had to share some of our favorite ones!
Angela Grasse says:
“Of course Stampington has played a part in my story. I was delighted when I found my first Somerset Studio magazine many years ago. A new world opened up for me. I have learned a lot from Sew Somerset and your Art Journaling magazine. I have a nice collection of those magazines and will likely keep them forever. I love to let the techniques cross pollinate and flow from one art form to the other. A background painting technique that is used in an art journal often ends up being used on fabric. That fabric gets used in a larger art piece and the scraps get used in a journal. It is all one big happy play ground for me.”
Janet Forrest says:
“In early 2011 I had a crisis. I had sold my creative business in 2006 and it took me awhile to realize that I had shriveled up inside. Once I acknowledged that, a friend suggested I peruse the art section of the bookstore and see if anything spoke to me. I found two things that changed my life – Kelly Rae Roberts “Taking Flight” and a slew of Stampington publications. Across the board, the Stampington “look” is me. Now I am totally addicted, and your influence can be seen in nearly all my projects!”
Tanya Clarke says:
“Stampington magazines and all of the lovely artists featured have been my guides in finding my artistic voice. I feel a sense of belonging and community when I open up one up. To share in the struggles and triumphs that us artists face gives me strength and confidence in myself and my artistic adventure. To know there are like minded individuals out there that get that same a fluttery, happy feeling in their heart when they find an old chandelier or a faded piece of sheet music at a garage sale — thanks for the inspiration and bringing us crazy creators together in such a beautiful way.”
Karen Ricchio Itzenhuiser says:
“Life without art is empty. Many years ago I discovered a magazine that was so inspiring that I took the challenge and started to create. I have subscribed to Somerset Studio ever since that day. My creativity has expanded to many forms of art using several different mediums. Every free minute that I have, you’ll find me working on a piece of art. I love the journey that my art has taken me on and I am now confident enough to call myself an artist. Thank you Stampington for all the inspiration!”
For more inspirational stories or to share your own, join in on the “Your Story Matters” conversation on our Facebook page or comment below! We would LOVE to hear from you.
Posted: Monday, October 7th, 2013 @ 4:50 pm
Categories: Community, Somerset Life.
Tags: art, Art Journaling, artist, community, creative, facebook, friends, Inspiration, lifestyle, Somerset Life, Vivienne McMaster.
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