Artist Gems

Artist Gems for April 29

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.

Perhaps you’ll find a new style, a little technique, an inspiration through the 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.

This weeks artists are unique in their art– different ways in crafts, packaging, mandalas, sculpture, and photography. Every other week I’m pleasantly surprised by what I find– I hope your enjoy these picks.

Artist Gems for April 29, 2021

Samantha Rosasco

Blog: Simply Samantha Creates

The theme for my art this week seems to be whimsy, and Samantha sets the tone. From delicate mandala like designs to soft floral patterns to beautiful gardens, her work both calms and inspires. She shares her process and struggles in a 100 Day Project, which I’ve been following on instagram as she creates the garden of florals that is her passion. But that’s not all— she creates lovely crafts, including chocolate shampoo and pinecone fire starters and — cord tacos! And these lovely water colors! Click the links and take a look!

Find her work here:

Maritza Nunes


Maritza Nunes, also known as Maritza Lisa, is a Do-It-Yourself crafter who loves to share her process so you can try too! For example, Maritza has an entire category on how to create packaging: gift wrap, tags, envelopes. She provides directions, patterns, downloads. There is no end to what you can do and learn at this site— from stationary to style to decor. I love these moth bookmarks and I’m sure you’ll find several projects her website will help you create.

Check out her Instagram for many whimsical portraits and figures that will brighten your day and inspire you to try a few from the CHARLY Clements prompts.

Rachael Fillatre


Rachael Fillatre, also known as Gascony Passion since she lives in Gascony, France. Paper Mache is her forte as her website inspires with a portfolio of brightly colored images of fantastic art. She also sells books on how to create the lovely sculptures and help the earth: recycle! Delightful and bright colors adorn her work, as she creates a whimsical world for us to enjoy. Her abstract illustration adds background to the lovely creatures—which become pillows and clothing at her Red Bubble shop. Do stop by for a tour of her work for an inspiration into her secret world.

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, in the narrative and visuals that only artists can imagine.

I had never heard of “cord tacos” and paper mache is a remembered artifact from years ago. I’ve been sharing some of my own “garden” delights and loved learning from Samantha. It’s a delight to learn from others.

I hope you 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!

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