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Art Inspired by Social Media

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I love looking at all the inspiration on social media such as Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter and Google+.  When I was stuck and just couldn’t decide what to do in my art journal, I turned to that inspiration to help me get out of my head and start creating.

How exactly did I do it?  I scrolled through my various news feeds and when something grabbed my attention I used that as a jumping off point.  I kept doing this until I was totally out of my own way and feeling free to play.  I share the process in the video below…but be warned…that art journal page gets ugly in the middle!

Social media is always more fun with friends…hence the name social…love for you to stop by and say hello on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter or Google+!

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A huge thanks those who inspired me today!  Corrine Gilman got the whole thing rolling with this photo on Facebook.

How I used social media to inspire my art play

Rae Missigman sparked my color choice when I just couldn’t decide with this glorious paint brush on Instagram!

How I used social media to inspire my art playThanks to Lorrie Takeda for getting me using some rubber stamps!  I’ve really been enjoying see all her carved stamps that she’s been sharing over in the Google+ community, A Colorful Playground.

How I used social media to inspire my art play

I looked  through my art journaling board on Pinterest and Marjie Kemper’s page jumped out at me. She inspired step #4!

How I used social media to inspire my art play   Supplies Used:

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  • Mary C. Nasser June 11, 2015, 4:34 pm

    LOVE all the color and play in this, Carolyn!
    It’s so fun to see the process of how this page evolved and what inspired each step! Brilliant!

  • Caroline Duncan June 11, 2015, 5:01 pm

    Great page! Happy for you that you had a fun time playing in your journal!… it’s a favorite thing to do!

  • Corrine June 11, 2015, 5:13 pm

    Really fun take off on all the ideas that sparked your creative juice! And colorful as always. Love it. Glad I could provide a jump off. xox

  • Jean Marmo June 11, 2015, 5:17 pm

    What fun! I love scoping on line for ideas and inspiration! You are probably my number one stop!

  • Suztats June 12, 2015, 9:57 am

    Cool result from a blocked start Carolyn. I find that getting started is the most difficult, at times, but once I get in there playing and having fun, I get into the zone and it all flows…….I may not be creating masterpieces, but the important thing for me is that I’m creating. Thanks.

  • Christina June 12, 2015, 2:14 pm

    Love what you did with those numbers! Final color combinations are really lively, awesome!

  • 2amscrapper June 12, 2015, 8:54 pm

    loved this video and your explanation of your process

  • Julie June 14, 2015, 7:09 pm

    Love watching the video, all of the prompts used on social to inspire. As well as bringing your IPAD to your art playground. I really enjoy your playful nature and the reminder that you are just having fun exploring and honoring the prompt to get you started. Thank you!

  • Linda g June 15, 2015, 9:14 am

    loved the narration of what was going on in your head and the inclusion of all the things that didn’t work for you and you just kept going! Fear of messing up the page is something I just need to get over!!!!!

  • Julie Eberle June 15, 2015, 12:36 pm

    I love watching your videos. Thank you for the close-up pictures you show below your video and the list of products you used. I love your attitude!