Inspiration Station: Julia Kay self portraits

It’s been said “Pride goeth before the fall,” and I am the first one to admit that pride is one of the seven deadly sins I am most likely to commit.  I am proud of lots of things — that I am paying my way through my master’s degree, that I balance a very hectic schedule, that I’ve completed a project 365 and nearly finished with another one.

Julia Kay puts my measly 365 projects to shame. Etsy has done it again in linking to a fantastic inspirational artist.  Not only has she completed a massive THREE YEAR project of drawing a self portrait every single day.  I don’t have nearly that much commitment!

The other great thing about Julia is that she is experimenting with moving from traditional media to digital media.  She wrote this ‘how to’ article on how she’s transforming her approach to creating art.

As another artist working in digital iPad media, it is difficult to find subject matter experts on working with the new challenges this media presents.  I teach a digital art on the iPad class, and so far designing my course syllabus and projects has involved using traditional media projects and transposing them into the digital realm.  It’s always refreshing to see how someone is using this unique tool, and immeasurably more wonderful to see someone take such a painstaking approach to it.

3 thoughts on “Inspiration Station: Julia Kay self portraits

  1. Hi Candice,
    Thanks for the write-up!
    Sounds like you have alot of accomplishments yourself – grad school, teaching, 365 projects and maintaining your blog among them (I pretty much gave up on my blog).
    If you’re not already on flickr, there’s a very welcoming ‘mobile digital art’ community there, very willing to share information and tips. Search flickr groups for iPad and you’ll find the art ones. You might also be interested in, which has organized two international conferences on mobile digital art in NYC at NYU’s Tisch School of Art.
    In any event, I look forward to more of your blog and more of your art.

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