(the title is actually lyrics from an old Grateful Dead song I love~it just fit perfectly)
Ahhh, inspiration. It's a funny thing. Sometimes it hits at the oddest times. Sometimes it never hits at all. I have really enjoyed doing challenges on various sites, such as the Love My Art Jewelry~ Art Spark, and the Art Bead Scene monthly challenge. It pushes me, to create something outside my norm. Yet, inpiration still has to strike.
July's Art Spark was based on nature. Izzy challenged us to go outside, and look around, and be inspired. Well, I did.
We spent an entire weekend with friends, outside, cooking, eating, swimming, laughing and having fun. The kids were dirty and happy from a long weekend. And we were enjoying catching up with friends. But what I think I liked the best about it, was being outside, late at night. The kids were catching fireflies, and the moon hung in the clear sky. Two nights in a row, we were out, enjoying the best of the summer. And both nights, I couldn't get over that moon. It wasn't full, just bright, and perfect. I love the night sky...the colors, and hues that sneak into everything we see in the dark. So, without any more nonsense....here it is. Created with passion, inspired by the summer nights, and that wonderful round moon that hangs above us all.
So, how does inspiration hit you? Do you have a color journal, or does your favorites list on etsy give you ideas? Does nature inspire your designs, or the city or your sheer imagination? I'd love to hear.