Sometimes, I slow down in the studio and take in my surroundings. Like the pictures I hang up for inspiration on shape or color.
Such photos may hang for quite sometime before I discover the influence they have on me.
Then one day, I notice that I am doing more than looking at these photos.
I am absorbing them, appreciating how the colors interact. And relaying these reactions and emotions into my work.
I come to realize what attracted me to these photos from the start.
They usually hold color combinations I wouldn't dare try on my own. But, maybe that is why I need some time to see them day after day or even year after year. They need to catch my eye just right so I realize just how great nature is. How perfect the colors are and that I can only attempt to capture them in my pieces.
This inspiration got me on a roll resulting in many new enameled pieces in my etsy and supermarket shops. Well, these are the ones left over from my crazy craft sale weekends.