The Instagram Highway
This is me on Instagram.
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 @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.
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