CHARM + GUMPTION

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In the throes of my never-ending Pinterest obsession, I stumbled across the print above.  I was hooked. Who was this artist? I had to know.  After a little investigating, I found Holly Casto of Charm & Gumption.  Her artwork is simultaneously strong + feminine… and it’s totally inspiring.

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT – KIM WEST

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The One with the Bubbles (E. 3rd St at S. Hewitt, LA), 2012.
Acrylic, Spray Paint on Building Masonry. 10’x18′.

A blonde muralist, painter, creative, and visionary.  Kim West is nothing short of radical.  Her artwork grabbed me instantly.  Planning a day trip to Los Angeles to see these beauties in person.

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT – SANDY WELCH

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P.S. I LOVE YOU… madly!” Painting, 24H x 24W x 2in $1600

I am in love with the artwork of Sandy Welch. Dramatic. Feminine. Pink. Dark. Honest. Abstract. Emotional.

In the artist’s words herself: “”Painting is vital to my life. I paint from a youthful,fresh feminine and passionate perspective. Summer is my mirror, and fashion is my muse. My palette is FILLED with the delicious colors of summer. The many faces and inner beauty of women fascinate me. My most recent work is a turn toward abstraction. This new direction uses my same vibrant palette, energetic mark makings and gestural flourishes of delight. Painting is my pulse, my canvasses POP with provocative color and a flirtatious style. I’m excited by the beauty that surrounds me. This is how I choose to create my life and art”

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT REVISTED – JESSIE LINNE RUIZ

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A little over 6 months ago, I wrote a piece on an exceptional artist who I found on Tumblr: Jessie Linne Ruiz.  Shortly thereafter, she & I stumbled into one another via social media.  Imagine my overwhelming joy/shock/surprise when I received an email from Jessie with an illustration she created exclusively for Blonder Ambitions!!! That is the artwork pictured above (and in the right sidebar of the site).  I am ecstatic.  To view more of Jessie’s work (and to purchase it, as well!), continue reading…

Vibrant. Playful. Kitschy. The wonderful world of Jessie Linne.

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