Monday, August 22, 2011

♥ I heart art ♥ Stephanie Levy

While working on this post I have to tell you how excited I got. Seeing Stephanie's art I was reminded of paintings studied in my college art history class. It was like a little light bulb came on, and I remembered how much I do love art and how I want to continue to learn and explore.

Meet Stephanie Levy, an amazing artist and illustrator
originally from Memphis, Tennessee, USA, now based in Munich, Germany.

When did you first begin creating art?
I first remember creating art as a four-year-old on the living room table in my grandparents' living room. While the adults of the family were watching television, I would sit and draw and make my own "books."

Now I have small children of my own, and they have their own "art table" in our living room too!

What is your favorite/most sentimental creation you have made? Why?
Maybe it sounds corny, but right now I would have to say that my Creative Courage e-course is my most sentimental creation. I have put so much personal love and soul into this e-course, and I am touched by all of the women out there who are responding to it and signing up. Creative Courage is truly a gift from my heart, and I hope the class will inspire lots of women to go out and fulfill their own creative dreams. Class will start in September, and I honestly can't wait.

Is there a project you've always dreamed of creating? What would it be?
Yes, my dream is to create a series of illustrated books that reflect my passions of travel, food, art, and interviews with inspiring people. I am working on a new travel project this year called 12 Countries in 12 Months. I'll be traveling to a new country each month to interview artists, designers, crafters, and record my own impressions. I just got back from Vienna, Austria - the first city on my tour!

I would love to see this travel project evolve into an illustrated/photographic book. I'm also hoping to develop my series of Creative Courage e-courses into a book project as well. I'm collecting 12 new interviews for each session and creating several new illustrations, so this is a very exciting time for me.
The Internet has made it so much easier to get in contact with gifted, creative people. The more I discover and can help celebrate their successes, the more encouraged I feel about my own projects. My own dreams become much more tangible, real, possible!

You can click on each image to view more of Stephanie's work in her shop or projects on her blog.
Connect with Stephanie on Facebook and Twitter, and you can keep up with her monthly newsletter here.
Also be sure to check out her e-course, Creative Courage (I really want to take it!).
Thank you so much for sharing Stephanie. I ♥ your art.