I'm often asked what inspires my artwork. Hmmm, so so so many answers pop in my head when that question is posed! Today I want to share an example. One source of constant inspiration for me is photography. Being a photographer myself, I've come to appreciate the fact that you can capture a simple moment, a sliver of time, and make it last forever.
While John and I were vacationing in Paris this past February, we were walking down the famous steps in Montmartre and I saw a lovely image before me. A mother and daughter, hand in hand: the mother making sure her child was safe and secure, while her daughter held tightly to her stuffed puppy.
I pointed it out to John and he encouraged what I was already thinking...snap a picture QUICK!
Now I'm so glad that I did!
'Lead me, Guide me' 8x10 watercolor
This is my interpretation of that seemingly simple moment. We all have them, these moments. These day to day instances that might seem common and ordinary, but mean much more that we often realize. When I catch myself in one of these moments, I make a conscious decision to take it in and preserve the memory (as best as I can). An example: walking on the windy, yet sunny beach in Tofino, Canada, my 6 month old pudgy Michael snuggled in my arms, his cheek pressed against mine while I study his sweet little profile close-up because I know he's growing up all too quickly.
This print (as well as many more) will be available for purchase at the Art Festival this weekend and in my Etsy shop shortly.
So now I'm curious, what inspires your creativity?