I have always loved to draw, and have been commissioned for several portraits over the years. However, I became frustrated with the “exactness” of doing portraits. I wanted something more creative, something wild and free for my soul.
I ventured into mixed media and have never looked back. I love finding ephemera and finding ways to incorporate it into my art. Inspiration can be found everywhere: on the odd matchbook cover, architecture, fabrics and nature. I always carry a small journal with me. If I like the color combination or design found in carpet, fabric or nature, I quickly jot it down in my journal to repeat in my art work. I may not use it immediately, but looking back thru the journal is always inspiring, and a good way to rejuvenate your muse.
Caryl Hoobler 2007
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Caryl Hoobler has created many a beautiful atc in swaps with art-e-zine and is a prolific published artist, trying out different media, ideas and styles all with her love of pattern and texture . Here is just a small sampling of her work