As quilt makers, we are often inspired by other quilts and quilt makers who have developed a style we like. I have made quilts from patterns.
I like them, but I love the quilts I've made that represent my unique vision.
As an artist I am more interested in what inspires us to create from our hearts.
I have a list as long as your arm of different forms of inspiration... it's all around us. I'll get to each sometime duing this Thursday Finding the Muse Series. In fact I was inspired to write this week from a walk I took yesterday but I'll save that for another day.
Today's inspiration is music.
If you google "images of art inspired by music" you'd find great variety. I saw art that resembled a guitar, some that was abstract letting movement tell the story, one that looked like a treble clef, some inspired by words to a song and so much more.
Just hearing certain songs will cause us to Feel, to react, to remember...
Recently I saw this piano improv at a Paris train station... two young men spontaneously shared music...
and this one in Paris ... I didn't know that I loved this song but it made me feel something deeply...
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Both of which made me long to experience that kind of musical connection with another person.
Both inspired me to make my kind of art.
|Just the current four favorites|
Lately I am all kind of jazzed to work by Jake Shimabukuro playing Ukelele like an angel.
My favorite song of all, and I love music, is Girl from Ipanema. I listened to Astrid Gilberto's version while drawing the top sketch. A detail of the quick sketch...
> I love how the ocher yellow color, one I do NOT like adds shading and emphasis to the turquoise and bright yellow.
> I like the line inspired by the song... a curve that could be a woman, a guitar, a shore line or beach
> Just as quilters do improv piecing, this was improv sketching in response to bossa nova.
(does it change your perception to see it from another angle?)
My words on the side set the tone and view.
I looked at the blank white page, and momentarily paused... what to do? What is the best interpretation of my song? There is no "best" just making. I started with intense pink. I colored and blended and made lines on a blank sheet of paper until I was done.
It doesn't need to win an award. It doesn't need to make money.
It only needed to flow from my heart today.
The first in this series is written word
PS, this was made to interpret the song yellow polka dot bikini
post on "bikini body"