Since I started my illustration blog in 2006, I’ve been participating off and on in the Illustration Friday weekly art challenges. One of my favorites has always been Claudine Hellmuth, a smart artist entrepreneur who has created multiple successful revenue streams.
Claudine is a nationally recognized collage artist, author and illustrator. She combines photos, paint, paper and pen into quirky, whimsical-retro collages that she calls Poppets®. Her artworks have been featured on The Martha Stewart Show, in Mary Engelbreit’s Home Companion magazine, The New York Times, on HGTV’s “I Want That!” and on the DIY Network’s program, “Craft Lab.” In addition to creating her artwork full-time, Claudine has developed a product line with Ranger Inc. under the brand name of “Claudine Hellmuth Studio”, teaches collage workshops in the US & Canada, and she has written 3 books and 3 DVDs about her techniques.
I’m imagining Sully as a custom Sitting Pretty Photo Sculpture displayed on my desk. She makes these 3-d artworks from flexible metal, paper and fabric. She also has new Custom Magnetic Paper Dolls. that you can make of your own family and friends.
I don’t know how she does it, but she still finds time to submit artwork to Illustration Friday. I’d need to start working 24 hours a day just to keep up with her. Stop by her blog for tips, techniques, videos & more. If you’re an aspiring artist, there’s a lot can learn a lot from Claudine about how to be successful in your career!