Last year I connected with a group of fabulous artists through the participation of Kelly Rae Roberts'
ecourse. We have continued our interaction which has resulted in support, advice, inspiration and The Fly Tribe Girls Blog Hop!
We were asked to choose one word for 2012.
My word is: inspiration.
Websters defines inspiration as:
-the action or power of moving the intellect or emotions
-the act of influencing or suggesting opinions
-the act of drawing in; specifically
-the drawing of air into the lungs
What do you draw inspiration from? Is it music? Are you inspired visually by taking a nature walk? Do you paint from your feelings deep within?
I love the definition that Webster's uses of "drawing in" and especially "drawing air into the lungs". Sometimes I feel I can actually "breathe in" inspiration. It can be either from sounds (music), visually (color combinations) or even from smells. I draw or make a note of the inspirations so I don't forget them and use them for later.
I also want to BE an inspiration. I love hearing from someone that they have been inspired by me, or by something I said or something they saw me do. If we all inspired others, it would be a chain reaction that would never end.
I have been inspired by music lately. There is scientific proof that light, color and sound are related, and I don't doubt it one bit. I met a blind artist a few months ago that said he "hears" color in music. Close your eyes and listen to your favorite music. Imagine what colors you can "hear". What color sounds happy? What color sounds energetic? Learn to tune in all of your senses in your art.
Here is my "inspiration" piece. It's called "Life's Been Good", and it was inspired by music.
"Life's Been Good", 20" x 20" (sold to private collector).
Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I hope you received some inspiration. Feel free to leave me some feedback in the comments section, then continue on with the blog hop by linking back to the Fly Tribe Blog Here.