What I Like Wednesday : Jane Almirall

Some whiles ago, I used to bore people to death share stories of my absurd existence on a blog called Frothygirlz. This is where I first discovered the work (both art and writing) of Kansas City artist/blogstress Jane Almirall.

Serendipitiously, I found myself in Kansas City last summer, where I was fortunate enough to meet and hang out with Jane. In doing so, I discovered that, aside from the fact that she is tall, blonde, and awesomely talented, we have a lot in common.

We both spend our days (or nights, as it were) precariously balancing the art of making art with the art of raising children. And we require large amounts of caffeine to do so.

Speaking of which, in her newest series, which includes this piece called ‘Split Ends‘, Jane adds coffee to a mix of colored pencil, gouache, and, in some cases, her own tears. To see the rest of this series and purchase prints, visit Jane’s Etsy shop – Heart Full of Break.

You can also see more of Jane’s work on her web site, which is (thankfully) back online after a recent redesign. It is a great source of inspiration, as her work is not only pleasing to the eye, but also very thought-provoking.

Here are a few of my personal Jane Almirall favorites.

 

The Marvel of Flight

 

Winter

 

The Long Goodbye

In addition to checking out more of Jane’s art at janealmirall.com, I highly recommend following her adventures at Frothygirlz.com.

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2 thoughts on “What I Like Wednesday : Jane Almirall

  1. Oh my goodness, Miss Ruth, her work is won-der-ful! Thanks so much for sharing! I can’t wait to go check out her site. Now, of course, I feel totally mediocre. I love that she mixes coffee with her mediums. It’s shocking how good she is. I’m gonna go pack up my art supplies, now. If you’re interested, you can find them for sale on ebay. I’ll send you the link…
    xoDeirdre

  2. Oh, don’t you dare! You are anything but mediocre, and you know it. I do accept art supply donations, however. Heh.

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