Sunday, September 26, 2010

Celebrating the Artists Who Have Inspired me as a Blogger......Elizabeth of Altered Book Lover

Instead of doing a Silent Sunday  post today, I'm featuring the artist who inspired me to start it in the first place; Elizabeth and her feline assisant, Bleubeard of Altered Book Lover.  Elizabeth is another astist I met through OWOH and I have been SO glad I did- she enrichens my life daily with her blogging.  She creates through the media of altered books, and on her blog, she very generously shares techniques, trials and errors and tutorials.  Nine times out of ten, the techniques are "new to me" ideas that I file away into my- I must try that someday list!  And I will, someday, in the meantime; I love living vicariously through Elizabeth's creativity and vision.

For me, one the best things about blogging is the oppurtunity to walk in another's shoes....I get so many ideas from seeing styles and techniques so very different than my own.  It's like a visual feast every time I visit my friends.  For example, I never would have thought to use rust as a vehicle for altering papers, and I LOVE rust!  Elizabeth did though AND shared how....

Elizabeth is also a VERY active member of WOYWW (What's on Your Worktable Wednesday) I don't know how she does it, but she manages to visit more than a hundred participants each week- I'd love to be part of this group, but I struggle to visit all of my own favorites regularly as it is! 
Elizabeth has also become a regular contributor to the weekly challenges at Inspiration Avenue...
And one last thing about Elizabeth, she has a daily featured blog link relevant to her daily posting, I can only imagine where she gets the energy to do this each day, but I'm really glad she does 'cause she finds a LOT of wonderful blogs I might not have stumbled across otherwise!  Go check Elizabeth out at Altered Book Lover- there is so much to see there!


Kiki said...

Super lovely feature...I recently disovered her blog..she is amazing and wonderful! everyone at IA is super talented! Love IA entry..dazzling and creative!
Wonderful post...and thankyou for your lovely visit and kind words!

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

This is such a nice feature post. I've just checked her out and now I'm following her as well. She does look like a fountain of information! ha ha! I love to hear who and what inspires my favorite artists (like you!). I love her cats name!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I was BLOWN away when I checked in this morning and saw this post. With no prior notice, I was totally surprised. How sweet of you. I never considered myself an inspiration to anyone. What a super sweet thing you did. I'm blown away.

priti.lisa said...

You have done another brilliant bio on another of my favs! Bravo! To you and to Elizabeth!