the Essence of Summer- Inspiration Post

Inspiration can be humble. Life’s simple pleasures. Summer exudes inspiration right outside the front door. My new art bead collection celebrates the fleeting midwest summer.

Inspired by…

Porch-sitting on balmy summer nights. 
Watching winged creatures-of-the-dark. 
Muted and moody.

Digging in the dirt. Harvesting dinner- fresh from the soil. 
Planting a seed and growing something beautiful. 

  The textures of time: rust, moss, patina. 

Bike rides. 
Walking barefoot. 
Eating watermelon (and spitting the seeds). 
Punchy bright colors. Fruity and fresh. 

Thank you for letting me share a glimpse of my home and heart. I hope the remainder of your summer is joyful and inspiring!
the Essence of Summer inspiration board
the Essence of Summer Art Bead Collection


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8 Comment

  1. Kathy Lindemer
    July 10, 2014 at 10:19 am

    Gorgeous photos and beads!

  2. Catherine Hex
    July 10, 2014 at 11:20 am

    Oh, how amazing are these captures! You're very creative, Kylie.


  3. Sarajo Wentling
    July 10, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    Thanks for sharing! I'm so excited that I managed to get one of your porch moth sets and a watermelon set too. Yay summer! Those little potted plants are so adorable… Love your beads. Enjoy your summer… we midwesterners know how short it is. 🙂

  4. Kathy
    July 10, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    These little sculptures are fantastic!

  5. rouladen
    July 10, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    This post was really neat. I enjoy seeing how the inspiration ties into the creation. I'd love to see more posts like this, it's fascinating.

    I always enjoy seeing how people's creative processes work.

  6. TesoriTrovati
    July 10, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    There are so many things to love about this simple and elegant post, but most of all are glimpses of that sweet, sweet boy! Here's to hoping that we see you back here on these pages soon! Enjoy the day. Erin

  7. maryharding
    July 11, 2014 at 10:17 am

    Delightful post Kylie!! Love your new work!! Such a summer you tell of. And indeed even in the Northeast it has been super warm and swimable!!

  8. Eileen The Artful Crafter
    July 12, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    our beads are gorgeous and I love the photo collages you've done. Inspiration squared!

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