All posts tagged: Inspiration

‘I Like’ Friday. Picture books for art inspiration.

I keep getting the best ideas from children’s picture books. I check them in and out at the library and every so often, one will catch my eye. I have a look at the beautiful illustrations and get some ideas for my art journal. Some are just plain gorgeous and some are sparking ideas left and right! These are some examples of what I have found recently. There are lots of ideas in these books which will keep me going for ages! Yak and Dove by Kyo Maclear and illustrated by Esmé Shapiro. These buildings are inside the covers and I just love them. Another inspiring inside cover from Kali’s Song by Jeanette Winter. Looks like some gorgeous collage and pen drawings. These fabulous ladies make me want to gather all the leaves and sticks to make wings and crowns and skis!  From Fairy Friends Seasons by Merrilee Liddiard Images to inspire from Shackleton’s Journey by William Grill. The drawings are deceptively simple and very effective. These last two pages are from The Story of …

‘I like’ Fridays

This week I have been brimming with creative inspiration which has been manifesting itself in painted cards, jewelry and letters. I bought some new inks today which took me right back to college days when I was studying for a degree in fashion design and Windsor and Newton inks were one of my favourite illustration tools.  I can’t wait to get playing with them again. The necklace with the orange tassel is about to be put on the shelves of my Etsy shop. These books are inspiring me – The Busy Girls Guide to Photography and The Art of Everyday Photography. These blogs are inspiring me –  Milk Please Mum, Susannah Conway and Hula Seventy. This course is constantly inspiring me –  Paint. Plan. Play. from Studio Calico. These prints and products are calling to me – Orla Kiely for Target. Happy Friday, I hope you are looking forward to the weekend.  Tomorrow I will be doing a Six Word Saturday.  Want to join in?  Please do!