Monday, May 9, 2011

The Artists on B List

Have you ever wondered what makes a person an artist?  Like how does the brain work with the hands to create art?  My mind can think of a lot of things but being able to create it with my hands is another story. 
I'm thinking you either have it or you don't.
In my opinion, these 3 ladies being featured today, "have it."  
(Sorry it has taken me so long to get to the B List, ladies.  And to those still waiting, thanks for your patience.)

First is Amy of Maison Decor
I know most of you already follow her. Don't you enjoy reading her blog?
She's been painting a lot of furniture lately and giving us great how-to tips.
She's an interior designer,
 draws sketches,
and designs window treatments.

Amy has great talent and is a genuinely sweet person!

Next up is Jana from Collected Treasures.  She defines herself as a true romantic and old soul.  She owns an antique shoppe where she transforms the expected into the unexpected with her artistic ability.

Look at these beautiful handbags she made.

She is quite the seamstress.
She pays attention to details.

Go visit Jana.  She is such a gracious lady.

Then there is Carol from Carol Schiff Studio.  Carol is an incredible artistJust look at her work.

Aren't those amazing?  Go check out more of her art.  Carol is one of the nicest artists you'll ever meet.

There you have it.  Makes me want to pull out a paintbrush!  Think I'll wait until the kids come home so we can do it together.  That way no one will know which one is mine!

Posting to Rock, Paper, Scissors at Frugalicious Me




Wow! So much talent in one single post!
Yes! I agree with what you say and I will visit them soon.

~ Gabriela ~

Kelsie from Our Country Home and Studio Photography said...

Such a sweet post...and just the push I needed to get my butt busy in the studio.

Great B list.

Blessings Kelsie

Unknown said...

love the post today! three wonderfully talented ladies very interesting

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh, what a great list! I think I'm familiar with all of these but I'm going to visit each one today! Carol is amazing...I love her art! Makes me want to shop! lol Enjoy your day! ♥

Dayle ~ A Collection of Days said...

Amazing art.

My Cozy Casita said...

Beautiful post,wonderfully talented ladies.
thank you....
Nice day!!!

Eileen said...

Wow! There is an awful lot of beautiful talent there. Love them all.

Amy Chalmers said...

Oh MY!!!!! This was a nice surprise~I am just about speechless reading this! Wow!... well I am happy to be recognized by you Tammy in this category of artist and making it to the B list.
I am reading your post and then I see... my coffee table! You know, I did feel inspired when I created that. No plan in mind except to use a stencil and some gold leaf. For me, creative thinking does just happen. I wish other things like sense of direction happened naturally, but they don't. I can't wait to check out your other picks on the list, and again, thank you my dear!

Carol Schiff Daily Painting said...

Tammy, Just like Amy, I was really enjoying your post, all those beautiful photos of the work these talented people put out and when I got to the bottom, there I WAS! What a surprise!

Thank you so much for including my paintings in this fabulous post. You are so kind and I am happy to be on your "B" list anytime!

Unknown said...

what a sweet surprise.....just came to thank you for stopping by my blog and there are MY things. I am very appreciative and grateful for the praise........I am honored to be recognized.

laxsupermom said...

Wow! Talk about talent! Can't wait to check them out. Thanks for sharing.

Rashon Carraway said...

These are some very very talented women.

Rashon aka Mr. Goodwill Hunting

Sunny Simple Life said...

I am so artistically challenged its not funny so I am always in awe of those that are. Love the colorful woven basket in the last photo.

Gypsea Nurse said...

Beautiful post..and talent!

Andrea said...

All so talented, and such beautiful work!

Blondie's Journal said...

Three different artists and all beautifully talented. Thanks, Tammy!


Cindy said...

WoW!! Those ladies are amazingly talented! I will have to check them out. Especially the second one who sews! You know I love to sew and create, thanks so much for these!
Hugs, cindy

michelle said...

What wonderful artists and woman, thank you for featuring them today.

Pamela said...

Amy is great and she won my first giveaway!
Jana's purses are to die for oh my!!
Carol paints the art i love !!
I'm off to visit these blogs...thanks Tammy!!

Unknown said...

What lovely artisans you are featuring. Each has such a unique talent. Love those window treatments; that handbag is awesome; the artist is marvelous.

So sweet of you to feature them, Tammy.

Hope you had a lovely Mother's Day ~

5 Day GIVEAWAY, pop over.

Sarah, Three Boys said...

Such greatly talented women!! Thanks for sharing them all with us!!

High Street Cottage said...

My Husband, Dad, and Brother are all artists and I agree, you either have it or you don't. I don't but, I certainly enjoy the fact that they do.
Loved this post, am heading over to visit their blogs, xxx tami

Heather said...

What truly talented artists! Wish I had that kind of talent. Those handbags are to die for!

Lounging with a Latte said...

Lots of good talent there. I just love that hand drawn cottage by delightful!

Ispirato Design said...

Yet another beautiful blog! I'm always amazed and inspired when I find a blog like yours. Six months ago I didn't even know this community existed! Lovely post today- I too love the sketch as well as the French inspired room!

Unknown said...

carols paintings are wonderful. Great post series!

Loui♥ said...

Hi B~
greetings from a fellow Southerner..
(and your newest follower!
loved today's post as well as those previous!
found you via Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams..
I borrowed your post regarding Buttons..
which I've linked back to YOU..
I felt it very timely and worth repeating!
warmest sandy hugs..

Arabella said...

I love all 3 artists - there really are so many creative people out there. Great post!

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

What a lovely feature. I'll certainly check out these sites :)

Dee ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ said...

Thanks for inviting me. Your blog is beautiful! This is a great post!

Your new follower

Mary Ann Pickett said...

WOW. All that talent! What gifts.

Anonymous said...

Hi Tammy!

Great idea to feature these talented women. I'm always amazed at how many artistic people there are in the world.
I had to giggle at the waiting for the kids to paint with you comment. My 6 year old can color better than me. Sad :)
I'll have to take a peek at these blogs later tonight!
Have a good one! :D

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Three very talented artists! I know Carol well and now I am off to visit the other two amazing women!

You are an artist as well and make friends easily with your sweet goodness.


Gypsy Heart said...

I will be checking their blogs...thanks for sharing the lovely photos. I've found that painting is like therapy for me ~ love it! Just wish I had more talent. I have 2 good friends that are incredible I took a few lessons from until her schedule became too hectic. Was such a wonderful experience!


Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

You are a patron of the arts... highlighting all this beautiful talent and creativity!
It amazes me how seeing creativity spurs the inspiration and creativity in us all!
I am off to visit these artistic blogs!

Tasha Anderson said...

Thank-you for sharing your BEAUTIFUL blog at Frugalicious Me's Sometimes Thursday Player's Party! What an eye you have for beauty.

Kaitlin Saenz said...

Just saw your post over at my friend Tasha's Frugalicious Me! Love the post and decided to follow you! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

These pictures are heavenly. I'm in awe. So glad these gifted artists are on your B List.

Zane Wooder said...

I think that artists a lot of times are more emotionally sensitive. At least that has been my experience. I think that being a artist usually means you feel more emotions. I think that emotions leads to a lot of beautiful art.

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