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A Treasury for Everyone

I am extremely fortunate to know a lot of very talented people (and I seem to be meeting more and more talented people everyday). As I trudge alone through this vast wasteland devoid of inspiration or creativity (also known as the dreaded ‘creative slump’), they all continue to draw, paint, sculpt, and otherwise carve their marks into the creative world.

Rather than sit idly by, wallowing in the misery brought on by a massive creative block (although, I must admit, I do actually do a fair bit of wallowing), I keep trying to find ways to share the amazing work that other people are doing. For me, the support of others (artists and otherwise) can be a pretty big motivator. And because I have a deeply-ingrained (though truly misguided) notion that others think/work the way I do, I assume that other creatives are the same way. If I can’t create anything myself, at least I can motivate others to keep creating. And that’s something, I guess.

As a part of that effort, I have been working on some Etsy treasuries built around pieces from artists I know and like (and who are on Etsy, of course). The first one that I want to share was inspired by this print by Jane Almirall.

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Behind the face…

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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




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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