Artistic Inspiration: Carolyn Dube
The first line of Carolyn's "about me" page reads: "I’m Carolyn Dube, a little kid trapped in a grown up body…" so the first time I read it, I knew she was someone I should follow. I have days when I feel the same way. Days when my 11 year old self wants to be in total control -- and some days I can let that happen. When I do, it's amazing how much fun I have and how often I find myself reading Carolyn's blog in those moments when I need a jolt of inspiration.
That "little kid" Carolyn speaks of is what makes her work so playful and full of color and life. She has to be one of the most imaginative mixed media artists out there.
And, of course, there's her voice -- it's unmistakable. If you've not heard her speaking on one of her many YouTube videos, then you MUST go listen. She's got a great video voice.
My first encounter with Carolyn and her work was through YouTube. That led me to her website, which led me to her FREE online course -- Use Your Words. From there, I fell in love with her art and her style of sharing it with the world.
The above images are ©Carolyn Dube.
I love how she uses color and how it's always so vibrant and "in your face" to make you happy. I admire her willingness to share her process with the world. That inspires me. The way she shows up in so many online art communities is also truly inspiring.
And if you aren't aware of the AMAZING stencils she designs for StencilGirl, then you better hop on over there to check them out. They are MUST-HAVES for any art journaler or mixed media artist.
If you are meeting Carolyn for the first time, you should totally go to all the cyber spots to check her out.
Her blog: A Colorful Journey
Her newsletter: Sign up here
Then, make sure you join her on Thursday, December 5th when she shares her blog hop post to see what she creates using the Mixed Media Inspiration Deck™ -- I'm on pins and needles to see where her imagination takes us. She will be giving away one deck, so be sure to check out her post on the 5th!!! And make sure you join me in all the online places (Newsletter, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) so that you can enter to win a seat in Carolyn's newest course -- Stencil Play!!!
If you're planning to art-along with us during the blog hop, be sure to order your deck TODAY.
12/2/2013 02:06:33 pm
Wonderful post about Carolyn Kiala!
12/3/2013 03:16:57 am
I am honored to have such kind words written about me. Thanks Kiala!
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I'm Kiala, a student of life first and foremost. And I'm also a published poet, book binder, fountain pen collector, Life Alchemist & Intuitive Soul Guide. I make things, paint things, and write things. I love teaching & empowering women to live with intention. Please, grab a cup of your favorite warm drink, a fountain pen, and your favorite journal. Let's connect!
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