Thursday, March 25, 2010

Inspiration

My studio looks likes this - 

DCF 1.0

It’ll be nice when it’s done but that will be a while, life has a way of rearranging my plans. Since I can’t actually work on projects I can think about all the things to do when the decorating is finished. This led me to wonder about the things that spark creativity, here are a few things I find inspiring.

 

The Red Book

DCF 1.0

I collect pictures from magazines and put them in sheet protectors in binders – this isn’t the original red binder, that fell apart years ago, but some of the items in this book are almost thirty years old. This beautiful picture of cherries inspired:

 

“Cherries” beaded medicine bag

DCF 1.0

 

 

A picture of a magician’s assistant costume from the 1920’s

DCF 1.0

with scarabs in gold and black inspired:

 

“Magic” beaded medicine bag

DCF 1.0

Black cats and gold scarabs on the strap, a flap of gold and black and lots of fringe!

 

This beautiful book on a favorite subject -

DCF 1.0

is filled with pictures of fantastic costumes

 

DCF 1.0

like this, which inspired:

 

“Bee Happy” beaded medicine bag

DCF 1.0

 

A close up shows the texture of the cylinder beads used in this project – the bead weaving feels like the skin of a glass lizard.

DCF 1.0

 

What inspires you? Pictures filled with colour? The beauty of a sunset? Music? Interesting old junque? There’s so much inspiration and beauty all around and it’s such a joy to take it in!

3 comments:

Lorraine said...

ARtists like YOU and ICandy lol and photos and magazines, and beads and most of all Colours, colours colours...Love you blog...I'll be back!

Lorraine said...

oh and thank you Gyspsy, you've given me the boost I needed today, I appreciate it, I have gentle pink on my colour and stuff today lol

Denise said...

Love that paint color! You are so so organized with your red book. I wish my tear sheets were all together like yours.