Most, if not all, artists know that inspiration can strike at any time, and in the strangest places. When one thinks of an artist's list of inspirations, I'm sure the list contains such things as beautiful ocean sunsets, snowcapped mountains, or a night sky filled with thousands of stars.
Well, even sitting at a red light behind a line of cars can bring inspiration, as you can see in this photo of a group of small winter-barren trees. And yes, they were photographed while I was waiting at a red light.
I had spotted the trees a week or so beforehand and thought to myself that the contrast of the stonework (which is actually a portion of an overpass/exit ramp adjacent to the intersection) and the delicate branchwork of the trees was really something special.
Now, my aim is to use this inspiration to create a few pieces.
What has inspired you lately?
Sometimes the simplest things can inspire us. Sometimes it comes in the form of a single quote from a book, a photograph, or a beloved object. For me, recently, it has come from a brightly colored silk cord bracelet given to me as a gift not long ago.
I elaborate more here
, where you can also see a small glimpse of my latest work, now available
I'm finding myself wanting to create pieces full of saturated, bright colors, and whimsical, fun shapes. So, I'll be looking into my imagination and taking cues from the colors I see in this little bracelet, which, incidentally and of course, I happen to be wearing this very moment.