Friday, January 9, 2015

Coffee Blobs and Inspiration

Sometimes inspiration can come from the unlikeliest of places...


Kristin Dudish   #dudishdaily 5

If you have been reading my blog for a while, then you know that I am a big fan of all things silly.  And when it comes to silly, Carla Sonheim is the "Squeen" (Silly Queen)!  Whenever I find myself in a taking-myself-too-seriously rut, I turn to one of Carla's books (Drawing Lab is my all time favorite art book!), or one of her classes.


Kristin Dudish   #dudishdaily 6

Last week while catching up on some blog reading, I came across Carla's "coffee blobs".  As you may already know, I have a tendency to "see" things (Click here for an example, and click here for another!)... And if you're familiar with Carla, then you know she fully supports and encourages "seeing" things (check out this tutorial)!


Kristin Dudish   #dudishdaily 7

Well, when I saw Carla's "coffee blobs" I immediately started "seeing" things, so I emailed her and asked if it would be okay for me to print them out, draw&paint on them, then post my results.  Being the generous Squeen that she is, she granted me permission and gave me her blessing!

I had so much fun playing with them, I was sorry to see I had reached my last...


Kristin Dudish   #dudishdaily 8

Luckily, I've signed up for "Year of the Spark" so I have a feeling I'll be in for a LOT more fun, inspiration, and magic in 2015!

9 comments:

  1. Kristin, LOVELY work... fun and unique!!! Great to meet you at Year Of The Spark!!! And Carla... simply the best! :)

    Smiles, Saskia :)

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  2. These are great! I love what you've turned the coffee splatters into. :)

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  3. Carla is great! She really encourages us to find the fun in art. Your coffee blobs are fantastic!

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  4. Oh, what fun! I love these. Wouldn't they make cute prints for a child's room?

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  5. Wonderful work! I love Carla's work and I love how you're so open to it. I don't think I could have seen as much, but thanks so much for sharing . They all make me smile and the magician is fantastic.

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  6. These are adorable!! I have the worse time "seeing things" but even I saw the hippo - he's my favorite! Carla's coffee stains are way more fun than the ones that show up in my kitchen!

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  7. I'll bet Carla is delighted! Great fun.

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  8. Wow! Thanks for sharing that. It seems like a good way to sketch something everyday, which I'm trying to do.

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