explain my choice of title for this post before you have time to worry where
this post is going!!
them in their natural habitat, and I am awestruck by
them!! Because of my fascination with
whales, I tend to collect whale decor. My
bathroom has a few whale items in it, one being this whale sculpture:
when I bought it but with having kids, it has hit the floor more than
once. Wood would not shatter the way
this guy has. I fear one more fall, and glue
will no longer save my sweet whale! I see this whale daily and have often been
inspired by it. I have been wanting to make a bead size version sculpted out of
ceramic clay. Here is what I came up with when I finally did. He is hand sculpted from porcelain.
So YES!! INSPIRATION IS EVERYWHERE – even the bathroom! I also have a really cool rag style mat in my
bathroom that inspires me as well. I
want to come up with a bead inspired by it, and I am sure I will!!
from, and what draws them to those things.
How is it that one artist can be drawn to, and inspired by something as simple
as a gourd and others may not even give a gourd a second look? (I’m a totally
gourd fanatic BTW) I truly appreciate the differences from one artist to
This leads me to tell you
about a little something I am working on, and hope you might join me in!
Inspiration! The group is called “inspiration in everyday”. This group has been created as a means to share the everyday things we take inspiration from to use in jewelry! The group will have art bead focus. All creations shared here should include at least one handmade art bead or component. Art beads and components themselves also highly encouraged! This group is an
opportunity to share our inspirations and encourage one another on the creative
little prize from me (hint: ceramic beads).
to share and learn more about what others find inspiring. I also hope it might give more reasons to
seek out inspirations in our everyday lives!
I;) Did I mention I am going to giveaway
my hand sculpted whale bead (pictured above) to one member. To be entered into the random draw all you
need to do is click on join here and join the group. You will have to do so before Thursday for
the draw because I will be drawing on Thursday for the winner!
“breathe into”) refers to an unconscious burst of creativity in a literary,
musical, or other artistic endeavor.