We can learn and be inspired by reading. Therefore, today I thought I'd share some of our favorite blogs that we follow that pertain to Carrot Top Studio. Maybe they will inspire you for a bulletin cover, arts group within your church or feed your own artistic soul.
- Susie Lubell is an illustrator. We like her whimsical style and dedication to her faith.
- West of Here takes and shares the most stunning photographs and has the ability to hone in on what is most interesting.
- Julie Lonneman has an amazing way of sharing what she believes in her graphic art.
- "Love God, Serve Others, Make it Beautiful!" is the motto of Valorie Sjodin who moves me with her detailed drawings (and her motto!)
- artists Karin Birch and Claire Wellesley-Smith both stimulate my desire to add hand stitching to our stoles. Stay tuned to see if we progress in this direction!
- A Stitch in Dye because she's got great style.
- Anna Maria Horner juggles a business, a family and also writes about her family's faith heritage. She also demonstrates how to mix patterned fabrics together. I appreciate all of that.
- Artfabrik for fabric dying advice and igniting a desire to do so.
- Erin Wilson Quilts proves that you can make images simplified with fabric...something we have to think about when sewing on 5" widths.
- Out of the Dust & Us reminds me of the world that is outside of my studio in Michigan. The added bonus is seeing the batik fabric of the clothes in their community.
- Cast Your Net uses art to help illustrate his sermons and his messages from the pulpit usually have a way of getting me to think twice.
- For my home and kitchen I read the Radical Homemaker. I appreciate the way she is raising her family.
And then after a day in the studio I often unwind with a recipe inspired by Food 52. The creating goes on and on and on!
**p.s. The Feedly app makes following these blogs very easy. Maybe you'd like to add Carrot Top Studio to your feed? Wink. Wink.