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Friday, November 22, 2013

artistic inspiration: jane heinrichs

I've caught the painting bug again recently and wanted to share more of my inspiration with you.  I'll be sharing the work of artists who inspire me semi regularly with you.  There is so much joy to be found in beautiful artwork!

I chose Jane Heinrichs as the first artist to share here.  I found her work after she commented on one of my posts (hello blogging highlight!).  Her illustrations have such a lovely touch of whimsy and all would look perfect included in my favorite childhood stories.  Jane also writes an inspired blog where she reflects on life, dreams and goals, her career as an artist, and travelling.  I find it fascinating that she's lived all over - Swaziland, Canada, South Africa, and England to be exact.  Makes moving around the states seem a little calmer :)

My favorite work of Jane's is her illustrated children's book Magic at the Museum.  Seeing it for the first time felt like seeing a dream come to life.  Her book tells the story of a little girl who visits the Courtauld Gallery at night and sees paintings like Cezanne's come to life!  Amazing!  Can I be that girl?  Please?  (This was even cooler since Paul and I visited the museum during our trip to London over the summer.) 

You can see more of Jane's work here and order prints of her work from her Etsy shop here.  Order before November 29th to have your print arrive by Christmas!

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