Friday, April 15, 2011

Where I Get Inspiration (plus a new lamp)




Striped Lamp with Lovebirds
(in my Etsy shop)


Happy Friday! Thought maybe you'd like to see where I get some of my inspiration for my pieces, other than old carnivals. I live in Kansas really near the state line for Missouri and close to downtown. However, getting out to the country isn't very far away--in fact, scenes like these of old weathered barns are about a 10 minute drive from my house. I never really thought before about how they inspire and inform the way I create because they feel so familiar to me that they've just become a part of me you know? I guess I realized after watching this video from Kaffe Fassett that I'm pulling from all the patterns and textures around me every day. Try to notice at least a few things in your world each day that inform the way you create. What do you find around you that inspires?
(barn photo credit-Renate Smalley)

5 comments:

micah said...

Beautiful inspiration and GORGEOUS lamp!!! I just love how unique your artwork is. Definitely one of a kind!
happy day

curlyqmosaics said...

Your lamp is so fun and whimsical, I love it when it is on...so dreamy and magical! :)

Papillon Bleu said...

Your lamp is gorgeous.

Where do I find inspiration? hmm...EVERYWHERE!!!! :-)

Jeanee said...

That barn is TOTALLY you!

tammy smith said...

Are you saying I'm as big as a barn, Jeanee? :)

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