1. Romina Bacci 2. Found at That’s Chic 3. Alison DeGeorge 4. Found at sueswink 5. Kelly Sauer 6. Found at Claudia Blonde 7. Pinned from Craft-Gawker.com 8. Source Unavailable 9. Irene Suchoki 10. Sarah Maingot, Found at Willow & Frank 11. Found at Seasonal Blog 12. Source Unavailable
I took a bit of a stay-cation in Pinterest this week, created this mood board about warm (because even with tropical humidity outside, the AC and the clouds let me live a little bit of fantasy, right?), and I thought that today I would talk a little bit about inspiration, since it has definitely been more of a “Fine Art” week at the blog. And because this mood board touched off a bit of inspiration.
I can’t really explain the way my inspiration works, but I can tell you that it generally starts with a visual – the way the light hits something, a photo, a certain color. Once the visual is wakened, my imagination takes off, creating an “aura” of detail around the initial image until the vision is clear and developed. Sometimes, it asks for just one photo. Sometimes, it begs a full shoot, or a wedding, or a little more time.
Or, in this case, snow.
But I don’t have snow. Or autumn leaves or winter light. So I had to take my creativity up a notch, since God wasn’t just handing me a shoot on a silver platter. I hit my archives, pulling images from four different shoots with similar colors. I decided to expand my eye with some different croppage and create something of a magazine spread.
I have to say, I really like the way it came out. What do you think?
Okay, your turn. Tell me, how do you get inspired? What do you do with your inspiration? Have you created anything that you just love? Share it here in the comments? I’d love to see!
If you leave a comment today – because I’m in the mood – I’ll pick one commenter at random to receive an 8×12 print of any image that you’ve seen and loved at my blog. I’ll announce the winner at my Friday Favorites post tomorrow!