Where to find inspiration and keep it.
I find inspiration everywhere. Inspiration comes from just noticing and looking around myself through what I like to call an artist’s eyes, looking differently at all things. Looking beyond. Taking the time to notice. The sky, ocean, reading a book, visiting museums, seasonal changes, friends, hiking, weather, any trip and even my own back yard offer opportunities. Combining different objects and views offer me an almost unlimited and rich tapestry to chose from.
Choosing my Art
I find it helpful to chose what will motivate me and things that I love. The art is an expression of what I like and how I feel about a specific topic. It is very personal, and in this way it compels me to create. Almost as if i’ve been struck by lightening that travels down my arm and into my hands, it is something that must be done.
I think I am addicted to both the known results of a piece and the unknown surprises. It’s predictability lends itself to a certain comfort and it is unpredictable in pleasant and sometimes unpleasant ways at the same time. There is a certain balance. Creating is also experimentation to some extent and there is an unlimited amount of ways to experiment. It’s about capturing a moment in time.
I think art almost all the time, it is a distraction and yet is a very powerful way to communicate. Art is everywhere, it is essential.