I am head over heels for Juliette Crane’s art and over the moon to be sharing it with you for this week’s Happy HeART Giveaway. And guess what!? The winner gets to CHOOSE any print from Juliette’s etsy shop. Wowza!
If you don’t know Juliette and the enchanting, eerie subjects in her paintings, be sure to check out her web site and her gorgeous blog (don’t miss her home photo tour – you’ll want to move in with her!). Juliette’s active in social media, too, so check her out on Twitter and “like” her Facebook page! I asked Juliette to share where and how she finds inspiration for her art.
She wrote, “I’ve always been creative, but I didn’t actually feel that mattered or that I could ever do anything with it professionally until the Fall of 2009. Earlier that year, I’d finished writing a novel for children, then lost my job, and realized I was seriously burned out and unhappy. A friend of mine started an Artist’s Way group (reading Julia Cameron’s book The Artist’s Way) and having that supportive, creative group gave me the confidence to start painting and having fun with art again. These paintings are a direct spin off of the imagination that opened up for me while writing. And my hope is that through sharing my art and experiences as an artist, others might be inspired to share with the world whatever it is they’re most passionate about.”
Well, thank goodness for that circle of friends who helped inspire Juliette to spread her artist wings! To enter this week’s Happy HeART Giveaway, I want to hear who inspires you! So, do tell…
Congrats to Mandy S. from Canada
(known in the blogging/art world as Bijou’s Whimsy)!