SEEKING INSPIRATION

I love these days of January, when I can spend time contemplating what to do, creatively speaking, that is.  As an artist and devout introvert, I must remind myself from time to time, that it is absolutely okay for me to “live in my head” for a few weeks, letting ideas percolate and get intricately woven together with wishful inspiration.  I am hopeful that eventually something will click within me and the process of putting paint to paper or fabric into form will begin once again. 

(A PERFECT QUOTE ABOUT ART AND AN INTROVERT!)

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Helpful to me in this process, is looking at inspirational images I find on the internet.  I drown myself in pattern, color and subject matter on Pinterest until I am saturated with visuals!  

LIKE TRACEY PORTER’S PINTEREST BOARDS 

(Go there and you’ll come out dizzy with inspiration!)

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COLORFUL PATTERNS ALWAYS ENERGIZE ME

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WOMEN AND ART… check out,   ANAHATA KATKIN’S BLOG AND ART, such a clever, soulful, talent young woman!

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So many ways to create a DREAM CATCHER

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(These dream catchers are mine to share with you for inspiration.)

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ROCK DESIGNS

Patterns like these can be put on almost anything…mirrors, canvas, windows, fabric, furniture.

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Patterns like Misty Mawn did on this art piece……

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GYPSY BELLS!

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ART INSPIRATION IS ENDLESS AND FREE FOR THE LOOKING!

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All of a sudden I feel like painting some of my shoes!

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APPRECIATING WHAT IS BEAUTIFUL TO MY EYE

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I AM A DREAMER

I confess, I am a dreamer and one who loves the artistry of dream catchers.  Having originated in native cultures, dream catchers, symbolize catching and  holding onto the good dreams we have.

Dream catchers are intricate and yet visually beautiful in their simplicity, whether in a handmade work of art by someone, or in the miraculous and delicate artwork of a little spider.

 I was inspired to make these dream catchers out of discarded crochet doilies, that I  found in a thrift shop.  I imagine they were lovingly made by some woman who spent hours weaving her own dreams into these beautiful, colorful mandala-like artworks.  The catchers I made, I like to believe, now hold the dreams of many, including my own……..

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