A League of Our Own
Yesterday, I noticed a link in my Facebook news feed, followed it, and was delighted to find a group of alcohol ink artists. Despite the fact that alcohol inks are relatively new and mostly used for “crafting”, I knew other alcohol ink painters existed, as I have been researching and following several artists online for the past year…but I was surprised and thrilled to find so many of them together in one place!
I joined the group and am honored to be in the company of such talented artists. Everyone is willing to share and learn from each other, and there is a wonderful sense of community. It reminds me a bit of when I was in college (way back when) and the use of Macintosh computers in graphic design was just emerging. In my Design Communications I & II classes, the instructors were really no more familiar with Macs or the design software than any of us students were, so we all tackled it and learned together. I’m talking Photoshop 1.0, people.
Ironically, I’ve been working on the “recommended resources & inspiration” section of my Alcohol Inks page, and several of the artists who are in this group were already “on my list” to rave about! To say that I am excited to be able to communicate with them on a daily basis is an understatement. There is also some amazing new talent in the group.
I am pretty stoked about it, if you can’t tell.