Monday, January 23, 2017
"Inspiration" - where does it come from? What prompts us to look at something and think "YES"?
Some of my favorite sources of inspiration have come from "Somerset Studio" magazine. Looking at the most recent issue, which features the art of Janet Eskridge, has stirred both my heart and my imagination.
While she works in encaustics her use of words and found objects and story just 'zapped' something in me. Each piece has a beautifully written story. How can I transfer the feelings I have when looking at her work, into the work that I do? Especially when they are so different in materials and craft.
"Inspiration" is a perfect word as I go into this new year. Looking a bit beyond what I'm doing now -- to add to or subtract or substitute. What wonders lie ahead? What is your inspiration during these cold winter days and nights?
"We delight in the beauty of the butterfly but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty." - Maya Amgelou