|An old art journal pg image I have on this blog...but seems very fitting lol|
Sunday, 6 May 2012
Ideas, ideas, ideas
When people ask me where I get my ideas from I first get a little stumped by the question, does anyone else do this? Not because I cannot answer but because there's too much that goes through my head at once that it sort of creates a blockage for a few moments.
It obviously depends on, not only what you are most inspired by, but also what it is you want to achieve. For instance I draw on different inspirations for my book arts than what I do for my paintings. But ideas still come from seeing what materials I have available (especially reclaimed), what colour the trees are today, other wonderful artists creations, what mood I'm in, what the weather is like, what I had for breakfast, what buildings are around, what smells come from a flowerbed, what shoes I'm wearing, what the motorway looks like from the countryside, what the favourite colour is of the person I'm with...in short anything and everything can give inspiration. Every single second, even in the most mundane of days, can give more ideas that what can be used in a lifetime. For me it's almost like being tuned into a wireless, those days when you just *get* that everything around you is just a source for your muse. What happens to me is I get almost a photographic type memory, where I see everything as if it were a painting (does this happen to anyone else? I imagine this is what happens for many photographers; they see the everything as a shot... or am I sounding like a complete loon??). Here is my second Jennibellie on... video on the subject of ideas with flips throughs of some of my ideas journals:
...and I know I didn't sound like a complete loon then, because it was a decent hour when I recorded it...not 1am like it is right now lol so I'm off to dream, and hopefully it'll be one a dream that makes me smile as I wake & gives me my creative juice for the morning, or failing that I'll just settle for a good sleep and find my own inspiration when I get up. Thanks for stopping by, much love Jennibellie xxx