Category Archives: inspiration

A Day in the Life: Inspiration VIII

For some time, I’ve been feeling uninspired under the pressure of financial disasters: nearly dead cat (had to have surgery), dead central air system, dead laptop, and medical bills that just keep accruing as I go to physical therapy twice … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Inspiration VII—It’s for the Birds!

For bird lovers everywhere, and for many creative and artist types (like me), few things inspire us more than the beautiful creatures that inhabit our world with us. From the first robin of spring (haven’t seen one, yet…) to the … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Inspiration VI

I’ve always been attracted to metal work on a small scale, myself, but I’m blown away by what other artists and sculptors create. Sculptor John Lopez grew up in cowboy country on a ranch in western South Dakota. Now, on … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Inspiration V

As an artist whose work often encompasses photographs, most of which I take myself (this little penguin is not a particularly good photographer), I devote a sizable chunk of my research time to looking at photographs and studying photographers. Yesterday, … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Inspiration IV

In my continuing exploration of the limits of the imagination, I’ve been looking at ways to use familiar objects and media in unfamiliar ways. Today I’m sharing the book paintings of Russian surrealist, Ekaterina Panikanova. Born in St. Petersburg in … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Inspiration III

Colored pencils are for drawing and coloring. Everyone knows that! But for artist Jennifer Maestre, colored pencils are for creating a different kind of art. Born in South Africa, Jennifer is now based in Massachusetts. Her use of colored pencils … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Inspiration II

Our ability to create is limited only by our imaginations. When I see something intriguing, I always feel compelled to follow up, and if possible, to share with others who might not otherwise ever be exposed. Today, I came across … Continue reading

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