Sometimes it feels like inspiration is impossible to find. It hides in plain sight, masquerading as mundane items in our daily lives. Once you find it, you are faced with another question: What should I do with it? In this three-part series, we shall delve into several inspirations and interpret creative expressions for each one. Please join me on this artistic journey in search of inspiration.
Inspiration – A Beautiful Day at the Beach in Maui, Hawaii:
Spending time at the beach is so relaxing and refreshing. Fluffy clouds drift across the azure sky, palm trees sway in the gentle breeze, and the foamy surf tickles your toes as it ebbs and flows. What’s not to like? Tranquil blues and greens abound, while the soft sand cushions every step as you wander aimlessly picking up scalloped shells in this tropical paradise. Below are a few ways to express this inspiration.
Paint Pouring / Fabric & Apparel Design
Monkey Carved Coconut Sculpture / Sea Turtles Sand Sculpture
Seashell Wall Art / Tropical Illustration
Tropical Leaf Wall Sconces / Hibiscus Fabric Placemats
Ceramic Sea Turtle / Abalone Shell Earrings
Inspiration – Scuba Diving:
Dive beneath the waves into a hidden world of exotic creatures, bold colors, intricate patterns and textures soft as sand or razor sharp as coral. Each new discovery becomes a snapshot in your memory, filling you with excitement and the need to creatively express these newfound treasures.
Sea Life Wreath / Fish & Coral Throw Pillow
Fish Sand Sculpture / Humpback Whale Carved Wood Sculpture
Framed Fish Collage / Aquatic Wall Mural
Aquatic Stained Glass Dome / Tropical Fish Wall Art
Sea Horses Ceramic Tile / Aquatic Mosaic Wall Mural
Inspiration – Garden of Irises:
World renowned artists, including Monet, Van Gogh and Georgia O’Keeffe, have been inspired by flowers for centuries. Delicate petals in the most exquisite colors beckon us to come closer to appreciate these living works of art.
Hydrangea Wreath / Hydrangea Hand Hooked Rug
Floral Fabric Painting / Hydrangea Fabric Placemats
Flower Garden Painting / Floral Embroidery
Garden Gazebo Needlepoint / Beaded Jewelry
Butterfly Watercolor / Stained Glass Flowers
This completes part one of this artistic inspiration post. I hope you have found some interesting ideas for your future projects. What inspires you? Please let me know in the comments section and stay tuned for part two next week.
Thanks for Reading & Happy Crafting!