Thursday, May 21, 2009


Yesterday the temperatures were in the 80's and the leaves are almost fully out on the trees.  Now is the time to get out there and get inspired to create art! No matter what art media you are involved in (I suspect most of you are jewelry makers), inspiration can be found anywhere. Nature is probably THE best inspiration for art.  Look for the following:  colors and color harmonies; textures and patterns, especially in foliage; repetition of color & texture in a scene.  Take a trip to a botanical garden and take pictures of pleasing color combinations amongst the flowers.  Reading books on landscape design are very helpful in learning these principles of art and design.

Email me ( a digital .jpg photo of a Nature inspired art piece you have recently created  and I will try to post them throughout the summer on my blog. Please tell a short story of what in Nature inspired you to create your art.

Thursday, May 7, 2009


Don't put off for tomorrow what you can do today, because if you enjoy it today, you can do it again tomorrow." James Michener

This is SOOOO true and fits in well with the comments below. I think I'm going to make a little sign of this one to hang on my computer.

Anybody else want to pick a quote from the post below and tell us how you can use it to increase your productivity?