Artist Gems

Artist Gems February 4

About Art of Others

I’ve been searching for other artist bloggers as a way to expand my thinking.

I write about these artists I’ve discovered in my blogging and artistic journey: Artist Gems. Take a look to view and enjoy their work.

Because I’m a novice artist, still learning, I learn from the work and writings of other artists, enjoying the little things that make them and their work unique. There’s a ripple effect when we appreciate and observe others at their best and as they share while they develop their work. When artists create, their work influences others: the work stirs the emotions, reflects the community and events of the day, and inspires a response, perhaps even in the viewers’ own art.

Artist Gems for February 4, 2021

Julie Erin Design

Blog: Julie Erin Designs

Julie has been artist since she was a kid. Her blog is filled with HowTos for artists who want to create and sell. And she has some give-a-ways of her lovely mandala art. Really, it reminds me of The Introverted Hermit. She even supports a Mandalatober Challenge in October for Inktober. This year’s work provides you with some beautiful examples of her mandala art.  Please check it out. And remember— she sells her art!  

Two of her stores:




Blog: Art Discoveries

Judith is an artist who dives into her medium; not a digital artist that, like me, who avoids the mess.

I love her About Page because it is how I feel as well:

“My work is mediocre at best and my subjects wholly unoriginal. That said, I’m enjoying my foray into the art world, and I’m proud to call myself an artist despite my lack of formal instruction.”

Judith of Art Discoveries

She DOES have talent and IS an artist— just look at all the art work shown in her blog whose design sets up a portfolio of blog posts with beautiful images.

and she feels about art like I feel about my NaNoWriMo novel writing:

“felt a genuine sense of awe in knowing that I had brought this scene to life on this little manila card.” ~Judith

It is awe-inspiring to create something impressionable that did not exist before. Take a look at the painting that inspired her comment, Pine Trees. It’s her 12th of 31!  She’s serious!  She says in  that post “It’s more like “what you see today may change completely tomorrow.” Doesn’t that make art so much more interesting!”   I love it!  I agree, and so you sense the art from the heart of this artist.

Kirt Tisdale

Blog: The Wall Gallery

Gallery: The Wall Gallery

This is difficult. These are such talented artists, they make me want to put my Apple pencil down. If you’re a new artist, these two artist blogs provide a wonderful example of what’s possible with years of practice. At age 70, I don’t have years yet.

Just take a look at Kirt’s hot air balloon works of art and a blog post about them . How about a series of them? I am loving this style here – Hot Air Bright and here- Stand It Up. Then I saw this one in pastel. Five Glowing Air Balloons — lovely. These just show if you have a passion for something, make it yours, in your way, like Kirt has. You’ll spread the joy.

and for sale

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So Take a look!

Again I’ve found those who create art with heart– artists who took the time to share both the art and story, often with the little things of life. I hope enjoy their work and learn a bit more from them, as I have. I appreciate and thank them for sharing their journey– a little ripple effect that improves the world, which is something that is much needed in these times today.

Take a look– I’m sure you’ll agree, each of these artists create with the heart first!

4 thoughts on “Artist Gems February 4”

  1. I am so honored that you’ve included me, my blog, and my art work is this awesome post! It’s also given me an opportunity to visit other art blogs and make more connections in this wide world of art. Thank you so much!

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    1. Hi Judith, Glad you stopped by and enjoyed the post. I try to honor artists and help spread the word of how important art is in the world. Your art is so inspiring, and your discussion of your art so reflective– that really helps others see the doubts and the surprises as well as successes. Thank you so much for doing that. Best to you. ~ Sheri

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