May’s Feed Your Soul: the free art project downloads – week 4

A Happy Memorial Day edition of Feed Your Soul today. Enjoy!



Yasmine Surovec – Yasmine Surovec is a product and print & pattern designer by day and in her spare time she also runs the blog A Print A Day, has a shop and just started Parasol Mag.

1. How do you describe your work?

Well, I’ve always been a big collector of things ranging from rare books to comic books, from folk to fine art and turn of the century and older antiques. My collections have most definitely influenced the overall look of my work in terms of the themes that I use. In terms of hand-work, the ones that you mostly see in my websites are my most natural hand which can range anywhere from simple line work to something very textured and intricate. I also think that my husband’s sculptural work, which is nature-based and organic has inspired some of my work as well.

2. What are your inspirations in your art and life?

I grew up in a creative household. My dad is an architect, my mom and aunts are animators, my grandfather was a magazine photographer, my grandmother was an avid crafter, and my husband is a sculptor. So I would say that my family is primarily my inspiration. They’ve taught me the basics of what I know, both about art and about business side of it. And as mentioned in the first question, I am a big collector of certain things, and I would say that the items I’ve acquired have influenced my work greatly, in terms of the overall aesthetic of my pieces. I also love the details in the smallest things, from rusting metal and peeling paint to gecko patterns and mushroom sports…I feel like there’s so much to see yet for some reason, I’m attracted to the smallest and seemingly mundane things.

3. What do you do to help feed your soul

I usually take a few breaks in between. Designing full time, maintaining a small business, a blog, magazine and consulting work takes up a LOT of time and energy that sometimes I feel like I’m forcing creativity. This gets to be quite stressful so I do try to spend time alone, or with my husband and pets and not think of what to draw or design next. Quiet time, I feel, feeds my soul because it allows me to recharge. My best ideas and concepts come after I’ve had a bit of a break. It also allows me to see things with a fresh eye. And I think that this is important.

Download Yasmine Surovec’s Feed Your Soul contribution HERE!


Gemma Correll – Gemma Correll was born in the UK in 1984. 25 years later, she lives and works as a freelance illustrator and maker of things with cats on, in Norwich, in the south east of England. Gemma likes pugs, overpriced flavoured coffees and comfortable shoes. You can see her work in her shop, on her flickr page and in her Etsy Shop.

1. How do you describe your work?

My work has been described as “quirky characters in strange situations” and I agree with that… I love drawing characters, as well as using pattern and texture, and hand drawn typography.

2. What are your inspirations in your art and life?

I try to find inspiration in everything. Overheard conversations, people I meet, animals, food, music, film. Pretty much anything.

3. What do you do to help feed your soul?

I drink at least 3 cups of coffee a day. I listen to music that makes me happy. I watch movies that make me laugh. I read every day. I take time to relax with my boyfriend. I dream about owning a pug. I am always busy and surrounded by things that inspire me… and that makes me really, really happy.

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Elizabeth Sanchez – Elizabeth’s style demonstrates distinctive line work and unique color combinations. She is influenced by 60’s counter-culture and art nouveau. Her graphic imagery is combined with organic shapes, earth tones, and natural toned paper, bringing an unexpected warmth to enigmatic subject matter. You can see more on her website and in her Etsy Shop.

1. How do you describe your work?

My illustrations tend to be very organic and fluid. My palettes are always base on earth tones. My style is very similar to what artists of the 60’s counter-culture were doing with gig posters mixed with a little art nouveau.

2. What are your inspirations in your art and in your life?

My inspirations in my art and in my life come from a lot of the same places. I am greatly inspired by the other creative people I know. Their drive to create inspires my own. I am also inspired by my relationships with friends and other people’s relationships. I addition to the styles already mentioned, my main inspiration for my art is photography. I have lots of books of vintage photos and bookmarks of many fashion photographers and art photographers. Anything that I find beautiful or interesting I try to hang onto for reference.

3. What do you do to help feed your soul?

To help feed my soul I make sure that find time to discover beautiful places, art, photography, movies, books, new friends and ideas. I also love having time on my on to do whatever I want, but spending time with the ones I love most of all is definitely what feeds my soul.

Download Elizabeth Sanchez’s Feed Your Soul contribution HERE!

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