09 April 2010

i am inspired by...

Elsie Flannigan :)
To say that stumbling upon Elsie's blog one day changed my life, would be an understatement.
Through her classes, her blog, her inspiring attitude, her drive, and her friendship I have become the person I have always wanted to be creatively.
I love her cute, fresh, original style so much.
I have many of her painting adorning my own walls at home :)
Here are some of her paintings that I love so much:

and not too mention her amazing craft kits, journal pages, toys, jewelry, art journals, etc.
I heart her studio:

Her cutie pie shop in Springfield, Missouri:

And her ever-changing AMAZING online shop :)

So, in conclusion, as weird as it sounds, Elsie played a huge part in who I am today with my creative life. I really cherish our friendship.
I think she's pretty amazing.
You should check her out if you haven't already.
Happy Friday friends!!


  1. We are inspired by YOU!

  2. Elsie is wonderful! I agree. I also agree with JayCee... I am inspired by you Janel!!! You are so sweet and creative and I just love to read your blog! You, Janel, have a great Friday!!!

  3. Wow! She looks amazing! I must go check her out! Thanks for sharing :).

  4. I can't remember how I ever found Elsie's work and her site but I'm so glad that I did. Lots of inspiration and I love being inspired.

  5. i agree too. i wanna be like elsie when i grow up! haha. but seriously, her work inspires me constantly! (as does yours!)

  6. aww yay! this is really sweet & inspiring.

    i love elsie, too! :]


  7. I have to say I have loved Elsie since I can remember. I wish one day I could meet her.

    I also agree with the other ladies. I love coming to your blog because you inspire me.

  8. I really enjoy Elise's blog too. I hope to own some of her artwork one day. And I'll also piggyback in saying I enjoy your blog quite a bit too. I'm really glad I came across it. :)

  9. Agreed, everyday there is something new to inspire.

  10. you are correct...elsie is an amazing inspiration. but i also believe you my dear are an amazing inspiration too. love you


  11. This is SO true. I feel exactly the same, she did changed my life in such an inspiring way! So did you Janel! You are so creative and an amazing woman! :)

    Have a great day!


  12. OH MY GOSH, these images are AMAZING, and they really do get the creative flow going. Thanks for sharing. :)

  13. I don't know how I stumbled across her blog, but I crashed into yours through hers! xo

  14. I agree with everyone else. Elsie's blog is great but yours is just as inspiring. Thanks for posting so much goodness!


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