I stumbled upon the artist Kimmy Cantrell as I was bloghopping one morning. I found his sculptures very inspiring, so I drew out a few ATCs from his inspiration. I love getting inspired by other artists. I was talking to my friend Sarah who does a mommy and me class with her daughter, and she was complaining about how the craft section of the class never had a sample of the completed project for them to go by. It made me think of the debate as art teachers to give the kids a sample or not. Some art teachers swear by not giving the kids a sample to look at. I disagree. I say, give them inspiration, but...... be clear that it's inspiration and their end result should not look exactly the same. I think it's important to inspire them, not frustrate them. Give them a jumping off place and see where their creativity takes them. Those who are not creative won't be frustrated and those who are creative will take the inspiration and run.