Welcome to Artful Pursuits
Providing art inspiration, tips, DIYs, and tutorials.
SLOW STITCHED SONGBIRDS
Each of the mixed media birds was hand painted, collaged, and stitched onto a stretched canvas.
Prints and some originals are available in the shop. Click on the bird to see availability.
ABOUT EB HAWKS
Hello. I am Boomer — a mixed media artist, graphic and web designer, art journaler, DIYer, card maker, crafty-momma living an artful life.
I am EB Hawks. My birth name is Elizabeth, but I am known to many only by my lifelong nickname, Boomer. I am inspired by typography, patterns, colors, and images at every turn. Turning this inspiration into concrete designs makes my soul sing. I log a lot of my inspiration on Pinterest so I can come back to the ideas and experiment with them.
I work with mixed media – paper, acrylic paint, watercolor, ink, color pencils, pastels, fabrics, photos… anything that I can find, really. I’m a product hoarder, so I try to work different products into my work resulting in many layers of added depth and texture.
Sometimes I am wholly over my head. I think, “I can do that” only to realize that I don’t have any idea how to do that. Inevitably at this point, I will have a big ugly phase and start to panic. Then, I renew my trust in the creative process and work through it. I am constantly reminding myself of the importance of forward motion.
I’m happy you’ve found me and hope you will join in on this creative journey. Look around the blog. Find some inspiration, techniques, and ideas you can use. My wish is that you make art that makes your soul sing, too!