Do you find that sometimes your head can be so full of ideas that you have trouble choosing which one to start first. Then there are those times when you just cannot get going no matter what and it is easy to sit in that void. Just think how much more fun it would be to have creative adventures again.

So how do you find your way back ??

I always find that getting out into nature kick starts my creative flow.

Walking across the local fields not only makes me feel better physically but it also clears my head of all the “shoulds” that are going on in there.  You know the ones……I should be doing the housework, I should tackle that pile of ironing. It also makes space for ideas to take shape again

Taking photographs of interesting textures often makes me think of new projects. I work out if I could ustilise fabric or  clay to recreate the texture.

Here are a few of my recent photographs and the ideas that initially came from them

1. Terry the Cormorant. He has recently taken up residence in the tree at the bottom of the garden. He’s just a sculpture waiting to happen

2. Buds and blossoms. The colours in nature encourage me to step away from my trusted favourites and try new colour ways.

3.Tree bark. Crying out to be recreated in Stone Art clay and Easy3D Flex. See my previous blog on mixing stone art clay.

4.Landscapes. These help me to get balance in canvas work. I study what about the image makes it pleasing to me.

5. Trees. These make me want to trail Powertex on a canvas to recreate the tree. I would then build up a mixed media piece on top 

6 Izzy – OK, I didn’t find her in the fields but she does inspire me. Her enthusiasm is infectious and the way she works without any thought for right or wrong makes me look at things differently

These photos will sit in my inspiration folder until the time is right for them to be used in a creation.

So how do you find inspiration?  

Why not comment on this blog or leave a photo of one of your inspired makes on the Powertex Studio facebook page.

Until next time, happy creative adventures and don’t forget you can find me and my workshops at www.annettesmyth.co.uk

Axx


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