Hi guys is my featured artist time again,
and just for the sheer point of it I thought I'd show a Jennibellie-inspired project that this weeks artist has created first:
It's a 'Wall Art Journal' I did a tutorial on a couple years ago, it's probably egotistical for me to share but even though it happens with increasing frequency I still get goosebumps when I casually happen across something I helped inspire. And that is what we are all here to do, I believe, so straight into this week's inspiring interview we go...
Tell us a little bit about yourself & what kind of artist you are.
Hi ! My name is Krystal and I am a 28 year old full time college student majoring in psychology. I am also a newbie art journaler and I am also experimenting a little with mix media art as well. I have always loved art since I was a little (4 years old to be exact, lol). I was into a lot of crafty things like creating things out of popsicle sticks, construction paper, clay, and whatever else I could get my hands on. It wasn't until I reached my mid to late twenties that I discovered art journaling. I was cruising the bookstore one day and I came across an issue (more so it felt like the magazine "found" me, lol) of Art Journaling magazine and I picked it up and started flipping through it. As soon as I opened up that magazine I was instantly hooked and I knew at that moment that I found my artistic calling.
What is the biggest challenge you personally face as an artist and how do you overcome it?
The biggest challenge that I face as an artist is having the time to create. With me being a full time student, studying, and just every day life stuff I sometimes do not have the time that I want to spend creating art, and when I do finally have the time I am either too tired to or I tell myself I'll make some time tomorrow and when tomorrow gets here, I end up not doing any art at all. The way that I have overcome this problem is I just simply take my art with me on the go. A while back I put together a travel art journaling kit with all my fav supplies in it and my oh so cute small art journal, and when I have a break in between classes (or when I just need to take a break from studying, lol) I just put out my journal and supplies and create and just have art time.
Do you ever lose your mojo, and if so, how do you get it back ?
I do have those moments where I will lose the interest to get creative or it maybe hard for me to get in that creative mood. I find that when I feel this way I either will take a small break from my art to think and clear my mind. I also find it helpful to browse around on pinterest and take a look at other artist and their work and see what they create, and I get so inspired and so many different ideas come flooding into my head that its overwhelming, in a good way of course, lol !
What do you love most/least enjoyable about your art?
The thing that I love most about my art is not knowing how it will turn out, what the end result will be. Most of time when I am creating a journal page or a mix media canvas piece, I don't always plan out what I am going to do. I just sort of go with the flow and just let my creativity take over, or I may have an idea in my head of how I want a certain journal page to be and it sometimes turns our better than I had originally planned or I end up adding to my idea or changing it just a little. What I love the least about my art is sometimes I think that I could have done something better or I could have added this, or changed that, or made it more interesting some how.
Tell us where can we find out more about you & your art?
You can find more about me and my art on my blog and I am also on Pinterest, just type in Krystal "artsychica" Hampton to find me :)
Thank you for being this weeks featured artist Krystal...something tells me you like your hearts, no? Lol I love what you said about 'The thing that I love most about my art is not knowing how it will turn out, what the end result will be. ' We can often cut ourselves off before we start with the 'blank page paralysis syndrome' but by flipping it on it's head; by seeing the unknown as something exciting rather than frightening is a great way of tackling that, thank you for sharing.
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