How did it come about?
As I mentioned in an earlier blog post, at the beginning of January, Helen, an oil painter from Arkansas,and I set up a monthly plan to provide us both with some additional inspiration for our hobbies. Here's how the project came about...
We realized we both needed a boost in our creative processes. I wanted to add more color to my photographs and get out and about more with my "good" camera. Helen wanted new and different subjects to paint. We decided to collaborate and look to each other's work for inspiration. As our plan began to take shape, we realized that our creative friends might like to join us so we set up "Inspiration Collaboration". (instagram: @inspirationcollaboration)
We each provided two images - two paintings from Helen and two photographs from me. Participants were encouraged to pick one image to use as inspiration and submit their creations before the end of January.
This is the image I used for my inspiration: Helen Eaton's "Snow Cardinal" painting
|Snow Cardinal by Helen Eaton|
It’s really beautiful…
Two reasons: It’s just so “you”. I believe that if I saw it anywhere I’d say, “That looks like something my friend Sara might have done.” I love when an artist’s “voice” is clear. And second, Elegant + Simple = my favorite combination.