Monday, 25 April 2011

Inspiration: 4th instalment

It was the red fabric in the background of Alisa Burke's article that got me started. I really liked the scribbly 'swirls' on it.


She mentioned elsewhere that she loved pairing red with green, so I added green to the black, white and red palette, and started to play with a mini canvas. I had in mind raised ridges and swirls of paint on the red background, but it didn't quite work out like that - the black is completely flat, but I learnt from that and at least created raised sections of white and green, even if not in the pattern I at first had in mind!


With Nicol Sayre, it was two glimpsed details - the paper flower here...


...and the hanging heart in the centre here:


The soft, muted colours, vintage florals and lace that stayed in my mind together with these two details became this hanging heart:



And when I read the article on Jo Packham, the 'home' quotations on a metal box in the background of one of the photos were the details that stuck in my mind.


Taking on the blues and greens of a couple of books on her bookshelf and armed with my trusty Dictionary of Quotations, I made this art journal page:


Angela Cartwright is passionate about photography, and is particularly inspired by shadows.


When a sunny day eventually arrived (!) I was able to photograph some shadows too:





The last, seen on our way back from church, was actually the shadow of a road sign but it looked so exactly like a cross that I turned it into this Easter message that you may well have seen yesterday:


And we're nearly there! Just one more instalment, and then you can be in for a chance to read this book next! See you again soon...

16 comments:

Scribble Monster said...

Such fantastic work with the inspiration you have found. Jen x

Angelfish said...

The hanging heart is so pretty. Glad to see what your 'create' photo in the previous post was hinting at:)

helena said...

the versatility and creativity just keeps on coming !!

Heather said...

That book really had an impact on you! I love all the projects mel & they are all so varied too :) Keep them coming xx

Lizzie said...

Wow, what a creative journey, Mel! It has been wonderful to share this with you.
I love the paper heart, the shadow photos - and what you did with one of them, the "home" quotes page.

Now you will need to look out for inspiration in other places - since you no longer have the book to give you a nudge!

furrypig said...

I can't believe how much creativity this book inspired it is amazing! I love the heart! Also a huge fan of shadows in photos taken lots recently xxx

Kirsty.a said...

I particularly love the heart and the Bible verse on the cross photograph - wuold make a lovely Easter card next year

JO SOWERBY said...

really loving the photgraphy especially the cross and words from the gospel
Jo xxx

Beverly said...

I'll be sad when these installments end tmw! more gorgeous work :)

Clair said...

Does the word 'overachiever' mean anything to you? :)

I've just been reading through all of your instalments. Are you still going to let me have a little mooch at that book before you post it on? I could so do with all that inspiration....

Karen said...

I can't believe that there's still more! So amazing, Mel! I've loved it all.

Scrappi Sandi said...

I am in awe of all your shadow photo's! :)

Ginger said...

Wow Mel! You are still going at it hard, I love them all, so much to see here. Beautiful Easter photo:)

Julie Ann Shahin said...

Wow Mel! Can you motivate me and get me on your creative schedule? :) I spend too much time online. How do you do it, seriously? I need help! xoxo

Maria Ontiveros said...

Mel,
I am so not worthy! Your inspirations are all terrific! My favorites today are the shadows (cross and trees) and the house art journal page.
Rinda

Rachel B said...

The shadow pictures are lovely Mel....and I adore the hanging heart. It's so pretty :)