Friday, March 20, 2009

Where Do You Find Inspiration?


Everyone will have a different answer and I'm always interested to find where people get their inspiration from. I was reading an article about this subject but it covered the topic of wire work and design. The author's suggestion was to look at buildings with ironwork which makes perfect sense. I'm sure there are people who live in the country and have the landscape around to give them ideas. There are people who paint or photograph what is around them. I have to admit that I don't really know what inspires me, silly as that may sound. When I come up with a design sometimes its just sitting with a bunch of bead or jumprings in from of me and hoping for the best. Other times it might just suddenly come to me what I should do with that awesome focal bead that has been sitting there for ever. Then there are the other times when I'm out and I see something that gives me an idea for a design.



One thing I do love to do is look around for inspiration. Whether it is from nature, like the first photo (Zion, Utah, USA) or from something manmade like the bridges and buildings in the second photo (Tyne Bridges, Newcastle, England). It might be the colors or the shapes that give you the ideas to come up with a design. So what inspires you to make what you do? or do you have many different inspirations? I'd love to hear what inspires you.

7 comments:

  1. I love the top picture!! I get inspiration from my 93 year old, blind grandmother, who still knits mitts and scarves for the grandchildren and great grandchildren.

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  2. Inspiration is all around us! My inspiration comes from nature, flowers, vines, trees, beaches, the ocean, snow etc., fashion and trends ( check out magazines), store windows and displays can be a super form of inspiration, music, TV shows, movies, interior design (Check out HGTV or Home and Garden magazines!)

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  3. The picture of the canyon with the river running through it is where i would tend to get the most inspiration from.That is a really nice photo.

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  4. I actually should have mentioned that the top photo is one of those stock ones on the computer but I love it. Too true about inspiration all around us, you learn to always keep your eyes open.

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  5. I find a lot of inspiration in nature. Currently I'm obsessed with my sprouting seeds : )

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