I have been thinking a lot lately about when I started doing photography and what it felt like to start advertising my art. It was a scary time because I felt like I was placing a very venerable part of myself on display. So today I would like to recognize a few artists who I personally admire and find extremely talented.
- Krystal Raiann is an artist I know well who lives in Washington. From the moment I met her I could see that she had an amazing gift. She draws, paints, creates digital art, paper art, and photography. You can check out her Facebook page by clicking this link: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Art-By-Krystal-Raiann/705295459593204
The Broken Thumbs is a local band from Washington. I used to work with two of the band members and not only are they great people but they have raw talent, both lyrically and musically. You can check out there band page by clicking on this link: http://thebrokenthumbs.bandcamp.com
- Jaime Kae Hazen: Now, I don’t know this Oregon based photographer personally but I will say that I follow her work closely. I find her photographs enchanting, beautiful, and full of stories. www.portraitsbyjaime.com
- Melody Carlson: So this author is fairly well known but I will say I have been reading her books since I was an early teen. She writes simply but her stories have a very powerful effect. The day I become a published novelist I will know that she is one of the authors that inspired me to write. http://www.melodycarlson.com
- Now…I did save the best for last. Cherrie Carver is Montana’s hidden gem. I have watched her grow and develop for years and I have never met anyone who didn’t love her creations from the moment they saw them. She was even featured in the Philipsburg newspaper. Fun fact, I searched for her in the archives of the newspaper and found her name! Cherrie makes leather goods, weaves baskets, creates beautiful jewelry, actually she pretty much does everything! If you would like to read the article about her you can by clicking on this link: http://phm.stparchive.com/Archive/PHM/PHM01302014P10.php Sadly she doesn’t have a website as she only has two hands and a high demand for her products. However she does sell her items at a local shop called Grassroots if you are ever that direction. Check out the web site: http://grassrootsgifts.com/products/
Well, there are so many more and I hope to share another list later but for now I hope you enjoyed learning about new artists.