June’s Feed Your Soul: the free art project Monday downloads: week 2

I am not here today….I am in spirit but not physically.  I’m not playing hooky or anything like that—Mr. Indie Fixx’s family is here from out of town, so I will be in and out of touch all week long as we spend time with them.  And before I left yesterday, to go stay at my mother-in-law’s for Sunday & Monday, I got the latest Feed Your Soul downloads ready for you. I know you were waiting for them!

I will be popping my head in from time to time this week and I do have some Guest Bloggers lined up as well. Thank you soooo much to all my wonderful Guest Bloggers, you guys are awesome!



Mara Girling – Inspired by the design scene of the mid 20th Century and the world around us, Mara Girling’s art of Printspace is created to spark the imagination and make you smile. You can find more of her work (as well as that of her husband) on her website, on her blog and on flickr.

1. How do you describe your work?

My illustrations are bright, unique and a little quirky, the artwork is created with the aim to make people smile. It could be a happy smile or an amused smile – either one is good.

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

I am inspired by the design scene of the 50s and the sweetness of nature.
I am inspired by my husband who is always supportive and enthusiastic and full of exciting ideas.
I am inspired by my two little boys, who are so full of beans, and see only what’s really important in life.

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

Life is a little hectic at the moment, but when I get a chance, I read books about inspiring designers, research all things design, illustration and product, sleep, play in the park, draw.

Download Mara Girling’s Feed Your Soul contribution HERE!


Laura Berger – Laura Berger of is a self-taught artist and illustrator based in lovely Chicago, Illinois. She started painting and drawing because it made her feel good. It is still working. Working primarily with gouache and ink, her art is currently centered around a dreamlike land full of lovable creature-friends and a smattering of kindly humans. See more in her shop, on flickr and on her blog.

1. How do you describe your work?

My work focuses on fantastic or dreamlike scenarios featuring a cast of creature-friends and humans.  It tends to be joyful in nature, illustrative in style.

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

I am inspired a great deal by people I see in the street, in cafes, on the train…my friends,  animals, and nature.  I also draw a lot of ideas from random images that pop into my brain.  I don’t know where they come from, but often I will see the whole painting or drawing in a flash without any thoughts attached whatsoever.

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

I spend time with people I love, I do yoga, play the guitar and sing, I drink coffee & eat unusual food, I like to do things that I’ve never done before and have conversations with strangers.  I try to stay open.  And painting / drawing feeds my soul like nothing else, so it all works out so well!

Download Laura Berger’s Feed Your Soul contribution HERE!


Marcia Furman – Marcia Furman is a 5′ firecracker living in Butler, Pennsylvania. Acrylic painting is her first love, but she enjoys working with any and all mediums. Aside from painting, she plays acoustic guitar for indie-rock band Hand Drawn Mountains and volunteers with her church’s youth group. You can keep up with her latest art work and brain overflow here. Her work can also be found on Etsy, Flickr and her website.

1. How do you describe your work?

Vibrant, heartfelt mixes of imagination and reality.

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

My art comes from within, things brewing since I was young. Stories of faith and the faithless; emotions; trials and celebrations. I’m also greatly inspired by other artists, both great masters and artists of today.

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

A steady diet of the Bible, journaling, coffee, good friends, a wonderful family, coffee, great music and did I mention coffee?

Download Marcia Furman’s Feed Your Soul contribution HERE!


  1. I love this! I am having difficulty downloading it, however. It only downloads a piece of the art (does that make sense?) I’ve tried it multiple times. Anyone else having the same difficulty?

  2. Help! I really want the Cinnamon Squirrel art but when I bring up the PDF only a small portion of the bottom corner shows. Same thing happens when I print! 🙁 Is it just me or is it a glitch?

Comments are closed.