No matter your craft whether it be drawing, quilting/sewing, painting, or you’re an avid chef, someone or something has inspired you to begin your craft or has caused you to reach to higher aspirations. I would imagine that Picasso,
Pablo Ruiz y Picasso, known as Pablo Picasso was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and stage designer who spent most of his adult life in France. Wikipedia
The Storm on the Sea of Galilee
The Storm on the Sea of Galilee is a painting from 1633 by the Dutch Golden Age painter Rembrandt van Rijn that was in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum of Boston, Massachusetts, United States, prior to being stolen on March 18, 1990. Wikipedia
“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.” William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England’s national poet and the “Bard of Avon”. Wikipedia
and other great artists conceived many ideas from the same things that inspire and motivate us to create our own works of art.
I’m an eclectic crafter. My first love is quilting & sewing. But, I also enjoy many other crafts such as crochet, rug hooking, and many others. I would also aspire to be a knitter, a painter, a jewelry maker (although I have had my hand in a bit of that), a textile designer, etc. You get the message. I only have one lifetime here on earth. So, I’ll just have to keep my focus on what I do best; sewing & quilting. Too many ovens in the fire or too many pots on the stove can ruin the soup.
I find ideas for creation from so many things in my world! So whether it be springtime flowers, autumn foliage, mosaic tiles on restroom walls (yes, I do), books, stories, or just something you’ve seen in your dreams. You can be inspired. Since I see “so much” inspiration around it’s hard to stay focused and on task. But then, I’ve talked about that before and truly is another subject altogether.
I would like to share one more thing that inspires me and that is music … I love it so much. Doesn’t matter if it’s Jazz, Country Music or the Zydeco music from my Cajun roots & my grandmother Picard. I love it all. Here is a taste of my roots, hope you enjoy it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXId-5dYJjE
Much of my inspiration obviously comes from other quilters/sewers as well. Whether they have bought a new stash of fabric, a new pattern to try out, a new “tool” to attempt to master, or simply sitting and discussing similar interests (you never know what someone might say that sparks a small flame of creativity).
Ergo: the social aspect of crafting and inspiration. So now the question is out there. Where do YOU get your inspiration?
susan jane griggs-peterman
aka: Susie Jane thanks to my mother