This weeks prompt was chosen by our lovely feature artist today, Andrea Gomoll. Make sure you scroll down to read all about Andrea and her beautiful artwork. This weeks quote is all about moving out of our comfort zone and having the COURAGE to take a risk without always knowing what lies ahead of us. We need to keep moving forward and to do this we have to round up every shred of our courage and just do it!
Our extra (optional) journal prompt is:
Draw, stamp or collage a boat somewhere on your page!
This weeks inspiration:
This weeks page inspired by our quote is by the lovely Monika Dabrowska-Ejmont.
I love the map collaged into the background and the ocean theme. Thank you Monika!
Our Feature Artist – Andrea Gomoll
I’m very excited to feature Andrea this week as she is one of my favourite artists. Her colourful whimsical style always puts a smile on my face. If you were ever thinking of doing an online class then you can’t go past Andrea’s lovely class offerings. You will be in for a treat!
Tell us a little bit about yourself …
Andrea Gomoll is a Mixed Media Artist from Berlin / Germany, where she lives with her Fiancé Thomas and 2 crazy Cats. She studied Media Design in Berlin and then spend her days working in an Advertising Agency for many Years, designing for major german Magazines. “I loved my job, but felt the urgent need to “get out” and do something more creative – something that would allow me to create from my heart. I always loved crafting & being creative – having my hands covered with Paint, Ink & Glue always made me happy and I always dreamed of doing that for a living one Day … making Art and sharing my Passion for Art with others.”
In 2009 she took the leap – turned her Passion into a Business – and is working full-time as an Artist, Art Instructor, Designer & Wedding Photographer ever since. “It was one of the best decisions I ever made – following my dream!”
“I love Art Journaling, Mixed Media Art & Painting in a whimsical Style. Being creative with Paints, Inks, Pens, Markers etc. is essential for me – it helps through the rough days and makes the good days even better. Art can help you in so many ways – it has a positive impact on your life – and I love to inspire and enable others to play, have fun creating and to discover the artist within, just waiting to be nurtured.”
What is your favourite quote?
“You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Christopher Columbus
What inspires you?
I draw a lot of Inspiration from the world around me. From Nature and Nature Elements (that’s why I enjoy keeping an Everyday-Sketchbook so much) – the Ocean, Seashells, Stones, Crystals, Flowers etc. – stepping back from my Art Table and just “going out” always helps me to refuel my creative energy & inspires me big time …!
Another thing that inspired me are Colours & Colour Combinations … I just love looking at Photographs, flip through Magazines, look at Advertisings etc. to find unique Colour Combinations to use in my Art … once I’ve found an interesting Colour Combo I can’t wait to sit down and create a Piece of Art inspired by it right away …
Beautiful & deep Quotes also inspire me. I love the written word and how much meaning just a few words can hold sometimes. Whenever I find a Quote that touches me in some way I feel totally inspired to create a Piece of Art based on it / inspired by it.
And last but not least – Art Supplies … new Art Supplies always inspire me to sit down and create right away … (as materialistic as this may sound – but never underestimate the power of new Paints & Markers 😉
Where can we find you?
Online Art Classes: http://andrea-gomoll.de/classes/
Week 24 Prize Draw:
Andrea just released 4 new Sets of her Cre8tive Cre8tions Clearstamps Line featuring her Sketches & Designs. They are perfect for Art Journaling, Cardmaking, to use in Happymail and in Planners or for Bible Journaling … She is giving away one of her new released Stamp Sets (Winner can pick a Set of their Choice)!
You can find Details & purchase the new (and some of the older) Stamp Sets here:
We will draw a random name on Friday 24th June from those who have uploaded into the Week 24 folder by that date. So you have two weeks to complete the challenge.
Entry is open to everyone who participates, no matter where in the world you are. It’s not a game of skill, you won’t be judged on your artwork. It will be a random draw. So have fun, upload your photo and you may get a lovely bonus!
Winner of Week 22 Draw:
Now it’s time to draw a name from the photos loaded up into the Week 22 photo album. Today’s lucky winner is Sharon Ettwell. Congratulations Sharon! Here is the page that Sharon created.
Make sure you check out the photos in the Facebook albums. There is some amazing work in there. What a great place for inspiration. Make sure you leave a few comments while you are there.
It’s ok to skip a week and jump in wherever you can. Don’t feel pressured if life gets busy!
Don’t compare yourself to others. We’re all in different stages of our art journey. You’re an artist and you’re amazing no matter what level you’re at. Just have fun and keep going.
Please PM or email me if you have an urgent question as I’m more likely to see it. The facebook page moves so fast it’s so easy to miss comments.
Have fun, be happy and support one another!