Someone who fascinates you and why:
Kelly Rae Roberts, Artist-Author, etc.
For whatever reason, Kelly Rae Robert’s art just sits so perfectly with all of my senses. It makes me happy to look at, her book makes me happy, feel confident and validates all of my dreams and goals regarding art and becoming an artist.
Her book is one of the first ‘art journaling’ books I bought after finding out that the kind of art I made actually had a name and other people were doing it, too. Using her book to help with actually art is just one small thing I used it for. Time and time again I found that other ‘art journaling’ books were just that-just about “hey look at all of my art, look at all of the things I do!” They were practically void of any helpful techniques, ‘how-to’ and were instead filled with photos of finished pieces. Kelly took a whole different approach and showed each step of how she makes her artwork. Close up shots of each and every little thing she does and what she uses…don’t get it twisted though-she takes a hard stand against copying her style for profit-her book is to guide you into creating your own personal style.
I use her book almost daily and one of my favorite things is after each section there are questions to help guide you to where you want & need to be and I still use those, also. After a few months of creating my answers will change a little and it’s very helpful to see how far I’ve come and what changes/stays the same.
For all of those reasons, that’s why she is so fascinating to me, that she has made herself a success and shares with others-her giving nature, I guess is what I am drawn to.