A question I get asked a lot is “What inspires you?”. Artists need to constantly be inspired and it’s very important that we seek out what inspires us to fuel our art.
I open my eyes and I am inspired. There is inspiration all around us everyday. What I love to do is take pictures of anything and everything I find beautiful around me. I am constantly taking photos of people, places, and things on my daily adventures. I can’t believe how many photos my i-phone can hold. I just deleted some after finding it hard to scroll through the thousands, yes thousands of photos I have on it.
I’ll look through my inspiration bank of photos & feel re-charged. The colors of a garden or a butterfly can make me feel like doing something colorful on someone’s eyes.
It breathes new life into my art. Sure I’ve used purple eyeshadow a million times on my clients, but seeing a beautiful garden or sunset makes me want to try it in a different way.
I encourage you to snap away. You don’t even have to pay attention to the photo until later on. It takes 2 seconds to snap a pic even on the busiest of days.
I forget what I’ve taken photos of and it’s really fun to scroll through my camera later on and be reminded of the beauty all around me.
“Whenever I see art, I think of how lucky I am to have my eye sight.” I said that to my husband when I was at a museum one day. I think of that every time I see something beautiful and it makes me smile and feel inspired.
What inspires you? 🙂