Inspirate comes in many forms, one of which is artists that excel in mediums and styles unlike your own.
After a very busy past couple of months, I laid awake at night stressing over the fear of loosing inspiration or fear of hitting an art slump; I was not even in an art slump, I was just afraid I would be soon. I know, that is just how my brain works!
My husband suggested I turn to youtube for inspo. I found one particular artist I am slightly obsessed with- Sandi Hester. I love her personality, her art style, technique and even how she speaks and teaches on any subject at hand. I also feel slightly attached to her as she is from Tennessee, and so many of her videos where she is camping or traveling brings me back to many summers and many visits spent in the Sequatchee Valley.
Now, in the Sequatchee Valley, I learned, played and explored. All of this sparked so much in my heart and soal. I remember sitting on a dock or the back of a truck watching the lighting and colors change across the mountains in front of me and behind me. I watched and photographed cows and horses, wild thistle and a farm life so different than my life in suburbia. I spent many hours in the art books in the main house, just enthralled with every color and artist. The fresh, mountian air... ahh, I could cry thinking about my time in that valley, the memories, the people, the lessons and how it all shaped me into a part of who I am today. I would love to return to that valley as it used to be, so my own kids could experience the good that it was at the time.
Anyways, Sandi inspired me so much, so much so, one thing lead to another, and I have a ton of art supplies I may or may not need in my Amazon wish list and then I created a my own Youtube channel. If you know me in real life, or even through social media, you shouldn't be surprised by this!
But, my first video is up, it kind of gives a glimpse into what I will be sharing and posting on this channel, which is more of a look into my life as an artist and mom-preneur!
Gah, I just realized a couple of days ago, I recently just began calling myself an artist. Seems a little premature in my mind, but I guess two years into an art based business grants me that title? Still sounds weird!
I'd love for you to check out my channel, Amy Lee Kent Art, and feel free to like, comment and subscribe!!