Mondays always seem to be tough days to get motivated. For me, it is the end of 3 intense studio days, while I return to my day job. So I am always looking for some inspiration.
As my regular readers know, I am mostly inspired by nature. However, I also look at other art work, and not just ceramics. I am particularly drawn to metal work for my inspiration (even though I have no interest in working in that medium). I also look at glass objects photography, wood work, etc.
Since I am sure I am not the only one looking for creative inspiration on a Monday, I thought I would share images that get my creative juices moving. So welcome to my launch of “Inspiration Mondays”. Here I will feature images that get my mind racing about how to continue improving my ceramic forms. Maybe they will inspire something creative in you. Or maybe they will just remind you that there are beautiful things in our world.
For this inaugural Inspiration Monday, I am featuring a pair of earrings by Etsy artist – April Kawaoka.
I have been following April’s work since I joined Etsy in December 2008. I find that I am drawn to the lines in her work and how natural they seem. Yes they are earrings, but that doesn’t immediately jump out at me. I see caterpillars or worms (hey worms are our friends), or a snail’s shell (not our friends, although I believe every creature has its place, just not in my garden). I also see the unfurling of a fern leaf. There is just so much going on in this very simple design.
Enjoy, and have an inspiring Monday!