My personal artistic style is messy, dreamy, and intuitive. I very rarely sketch out ideas or work with a final image in mind. This might be why I’m compelled to buy every art-technique book out there, because the process is so foreign and fascinating.
I LOVE folk art, and folk design, from all regions of the world. Lately a few new books have been published with step-by-step techniques and ideas, and are welcome additions to my collection.
Imagine A Forest: Designs and Inspirations for Enchanting Folk Art
Enchanting folk art! Mermaids and sirens, beetles and butterflies! Wallpaper inspiration for daysssss. Usually I check out a book from the library before purchasing, but I went with my gut and bought it. So happy I did!
Then, it wasn’t enough. I needed MORE. So, again, sight unseen, I purchased Creative Folk Art and Beyond:
This fun book caters toward those who require more instruction and steps to create their work. It’s like a sketchbook and journal all in one. Also a good keeper!
If you are wanting to add even MORE folk art instruction books, here’s a list I found:
Folklorique: A Folk Art Coloring Book: A Unique Antistress Coloring Gift for Men, Women, Teenagers & Seniors with Relaxing Patterns, Stress Relieving … Relief, Mindful Meditation & Relaxation)
Modern Folk Embroidery: 30 Contemporary Projects for Folk Art Inspired Designs
European Folk Art Designs (Dover Pictorial Archive)
Etchart: Hidden Forest: Reveal the wonders of the wild in 9 amazing Etchart scenes
I’ve also put together a Pinterest Board on swoon-worthy folk art, both traditional and contemporary.
One snowy day, sitting by the fire, I decided to try my hand at folk-style art. This was extremely satisfying, and maybe now I should set my career sights as a wallpaper artist? Yeah? Maybe.