eye spy with my little eye


I remember playing this as a child and now I've had the pleasure of playing it with my three daughters. Such a great way to find the inspiration that is really all around us.

 

I love to take my phone with me so that I always have a camera on hand. Sometimes it's the odd things in which I find beauty; a rusty fence, a mandala shaped weed or a worn out and weathered piece of wood. There is something so magical when you can connect to an object on a deeper level and really see the beauty within.

 

I try to look around from all perspectives; this might be something right in front of me or at my feet or perhaps flying high above. There is always somewhere to look and something to see.

 

I have a folder that I keep just for shots that I think may benefit me as a designer. I like having them handy so that I can pull from it when I feel the need.

This practice inspires my usage of shapes and lines as well as color. I try to put my favorites into groups or mood boards. Each collection helps me to get in the right frame of mind so that I feel in sync with my creative direction.

 

What will you see today? What will you connect with?

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Sam began her creative journey as a young child with a love for colorful acrylics and folksy style imagery. Creating whimsical and happy art has since become part of her regular process. Currently exploring watercolor and gouache as mediums, she's always seeking new challenges that will help her grow as an artist.

 

Sam's illustrations have been featured on Print & Pattern and Swatch & Repeat. They have also been published in both Uppercase and Teen Breathe magazine. 

 

Books are now available on Amazon! Coming this year you will be able to find a wide variety of journals and creative books for kids!

 

The one thing that you will find ties all of her work together is her originality and the way that she executes each piece. There's a ton of love and care that goes into it all, down to the very last detail.

 

Sam finds gratitude in every day that she has another opportunity to make more art and create pretty things for a living. A favorite spot to sit and ponder future projects is her garden. Unless it happens to be winter, in which case you will find her at her desk, wrapped up in a warm sweater, sipping a large cup of tea. 

 

Besides the creative stuff, Sam loves taking naps, hanging out at the beach and Netflix binging. Currently, she resides in Pitt Meadows, BC with her husband, their three daughters and fur babies, Pepper and Nick.

 

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