• Digital & Mixed Media Artist •

• Digital & Mixed Media Artist •



Friday, September 17, 2010

~ Searching for Inspiration~

Do you ever have times where you have Beauty all around you but Find Yourself Searching for Inspiration? I have been pouring over my Files Looking for something to give Inspiration a Friendly Nudge....  I think Mine Is Sleeping! Lol! What do You Do?


The Painting Queen said...

Play. Pick up something I started and did not finish. Look at it with new eyes that have learned new things.

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Jill,
I just start to play around with things,that helps - or flip through the Somerset Studio Magazine, visit other blogs. Usually it's an image I get inspirations from.Sometimes that doesn't help so I let it go and go for a walk.
Don't worry it will come back to you.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh wow, these are gorgeous!! And I love your music too...You are so totally creative that I can't wait to see what you will be inspired to make next!!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh--the best thing for inspiration is challenges...especially because there is a theme and before you know it--you are creating like crazy!!!
Dezinaworld and Tag Tuesday are totally great for that...(I've got them posted on my sidebar.)

Cindy Adkins said...

oops, one more thing...sorry, I left and came back on to tell you that I'm having a tutorial to make something really fun...It will be posted tonight probably..I took all the pics but it takes so long to post it all...lol

ShabbyChicShaz said...

So serene, so beautiful and I've seen the 1st and 3rd paintings for real and they are even more stunnings,if that is possible, in real life :)

Carol Anne's Boutique said...

Hi Jill,
What gorgeous inspiration you have chosen, love them all!
I want you to know how very much I have enjoyed visiting your blog, your art work is absolutely stunning!! This has been such a delight for me!!
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog the other day and leaving your very sweet comment, it made me so happy!!
Have a beautiful weekend~
Hugs, Carol Anne xo

Edie Schmidt said...

I go to the book store (and make sure my iphone is in pocket) Then I look over all the new mags. and the books clicking pics to get ideas (not stealing) but if there is a color or shape or a combination of the two. I also whip out the old movie favs. (any Jane Austin) Sometime the colors and styles will excite my mind. Music will also help me get in the mood. But I also have my camera that way when I am scanning my pics on the computer I see things that have given me ideas lost and sometimes forgotten but suddenly brought back to life.

Anonymous said...

Oh, yes, Jill! I have those moments too. I'll go through a whole roller coaster of projects after project that seem to flow easily and then down the hill towards the bottom of the slide where nothing happens. There's always an upswing! But no fun when you're stuck at the bottom!
Hugs, Diane

Catherine said...

Hi Jill,

The best thing I ever did for my own long-term inspiration was to organize several shelves in my storage cabinets purely by color of things I love. Having everything in shoeboxes just didn't do it for me! My Pics:

For a quick spark of inspiration, I always look to the birds... their songs and beauty never cease to provide inspiration.

Another trick to re-set your art-brain is to do some spontaneous collage:
It's worked for me :)

Autumn said...

Hi Jill, I usually think back to my long mental project list and null over some things I've been meaning to work on. Sometimes just getting caught up proves inspiration in itself!
Autumn Clark

Medieval Muse said...

I think someone else mentioned going to a bookstore. That is my way to cleanse my brain too. Isn't it strange how too much inspiration can all but paralyze you?

Your collage work and inspirations are all so lovely. Love the Pre-Raphaelites, especially their nod to medieval subjects.


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