duck asked about our scrapping influences. i breath much easier having reread her email about this. i thought she wanted to know what "artists" have influenced our scrapping. i don't think any of these artists influence my scrapbook style. but they have influenced art that i've done in the past. and should keep doing. their art makes me happy. i put artists in quotes because i'm sure i'll offend someone when i say we as scrapbookers are not artists. i really don't see myself as one, i see myself as a creative person who has a decent eye for design, but i don't see my pages being auctioned off for millions in the years following my death. call me a party pooper. i just don't see myself that way.
but i did think of one or two artistic influences that i would say you can see in things i do because i've loved them for a long time.
one is grant woods. in high school i did a chalk reproduction of his american gothic. i think you can see a lot of the straight lines in his work also in mine, his style has always fascinated me. and look, do you see another influence :) i just noticed it actually. the first one to guess correctly i'll send you a little PAK (purposeful act of kindness)...
and then there is the illustrator philippe fix. he illustated a book called alexandar and the magic mouse, a book that i read over and over as a kid. when i was in junior high, i copied the house in that book using pen and ink. i won an award for it. that was when i began to love the pen and ink look. philippe fix was not a pen and ink illustrator, but his work adapated nicely to it.
when i look back at my high school art portfolio, i see a lot shel silverstein influence. again, pen and ink:
and finally, as a kid i got to look at fabulous art every month or two in the magazine 'cricket'. it was an expensive subscription i later learned, but i really appreciate my mom continuing it. the art was amazing. my sister, who is a fabulous artist, credits cricket's art director trina schart hyman as one of her early influences as well.
so do you think they've influenced my scrapping? or am i wrong?
i'll think on my scrapping influences and post about that next week...
have a lovely weekend!