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
The Long Goodbye
See more artists and inspirations here.