DIANE MOLINE    One Red Chair Studio

DIANE MOLINE    One Red Chair Studio

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The Instagram Highway

The Instagram Highway

This is me on Instagram. 

 You can see that I don't use Instagram a lot, and there's no "K" in my numbers! But I do post artwork and the occasional out and about photo there. Check it out:  @lowriegirl  .

You can see that I don't use Instagram a lot, and there's no "K" in my numbers! But I do post artwork and the occasional out and about photo there. Check it out: @lowriegirl .

Everyone knows how easily one can get caught up in the internet. I mean, no wonder it's called the web. I have always loved finding new sites, sources, blogs by starting a path with a favorite artist and checking out his or her path to favorites, following one of them until I find another gem and see who she's following. Very easy to do with Instagram, which, I confess, I have not really integrated into my art life that much. I do have a few favorites and a few followers. (And I can't help but notice how many of those I follow have a "followers" number with K in it. That's THOUSANDS! How do people get THOUSANDS of followers?  It boggles. Oh well.)

But Instagram does indeed have a sticky web. Here's a path I followed recently to find some new inspiration. You might be interested, too. Grab a link and see where it takes you! (And you could always follow me. Hint.) A visual  sampling of these linked artists are at the end of this post.

I follow @parisbreakfasts which led me to @midlifeinparis, where there are energetic photos of my favorite city. Fellow Francophiles, pay attention! 

I follow  @treicdesigns, fabulous color artist,  who led me to @hollysharpe_drawings. Scottish artist and illustrator. 

I follow @janeormes, printmaker, and found @maggiecoledraws who likes to draw people and cats. 

I follow @children_illustrations, because I collect wonderfully illustrated picture books, both foreign and domestic, and followed the yellow brick road to  @oliverjeffers, of Once Upon an Alphabet and The Day the Crayons Stood Still fame. Love, love this man's work. 

I follow the very talented Moscow artist, @zalinok and she follows @justnoey, whose illustrations charmed me instantly. 

I found @gaildellart (who uses a luscious pastel palette) because I follow  @thejealouscurator

And finally,  @booklynartlibrary, home of the Sketchbook Project (see below), follows @sketchbookmagazine. Both are just plain fun if you love to look at people's sketchbooks. 

And, by the way, from their Instagram site, this:

Brooklyn Art Library

 An attempt to document every sketchbook, in order, at Brooklyn Art Library. Estimated time to document all: 19.7 years @ 5 a day. Read more: www.brooklynartlibrary.com/postcardsandzines

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Checking in at the Solstice

Checking in at the Solstice

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