7.24.2011

colour my life

When it comes to painting, I love playing with different colors...seeing what matches, what will blend well together, and how different shapes and patterns of color can make up a piece of artwork.

Vivid colors are all around us in the most ordinary of things. Take notice of small things around you...they might be the most inspiring.


 plants


cinnamon


book cover




peeled paint and rust


a door


What inspires you in your chosen craft? Is it color...lines...shapes....?

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39 comments:

Signe said...

Such a lovely colorful post :)

this free bird said...

Oh great. Suddenly I think i need green jeans. *hides wallet*

xo,
C

shopgirl said...

...:-)) I like that "Happiest Book in the World." I wonder what's inside. The peeled paint and rust is gorgeous! I love the stunning hues. Everything inspires me...nature, a dress, fabrics....

xoxo

sfiziesfarzimoda.blogspot.com said...

Ciò' che mi ispira? Tutto dal colore alla forma. Amo questi colori il giallo i verde il bordò sono colori caldi, belli !!! Baci Marcella

classiq said...

The Anthropologie campaigns are amazing! The mix of colours and influences always inspire me. :)
Ada

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

My sweet Shawna,

You have hit it perfectly on the head here, at least for me....FINDING and OBSERVING THE DETAILS then FOCUSING ON THOSE....for me as a writer, it is of the utmost importance to be observant then SKY'S THE LIMIT as to what I can use as a subject for a poem..then I JUST HAVE TO OBSERVE IT AND FOCUS....perhaps for YOU as an artist, it is the same thing....

Find that SUBJECT, the colors..the details...then SWIM OUT TO THE HORIZON and like in my post, we BOTH have to exercise our muscles. We have grand imaginations and dreams...NOW it is time to work and that is not easy, but we can do it!

THANK YOU FOR COMING TO VISIT ME! I am a bit out of sorts with a MAJOR back pain but off to the doctor's office today!!!

MANY THANKS, Anita

bron @ baby space said...

Colours, nature and city life. Worn, urban and 'found' is so interesting to me (not that you'd know this from my blog!). Love that fashion is all about colour this season :)

ellie's desk said...

Basically what I've got on hand..and well, the shape. I recently finished up a slouchy hat for a friend. Finally, using a more natural brown white tone because it made me think of her. I edged it in brown. Not sure what she'll think.

Very interesting colors.

cb said...

I love all these colors!!! That flower especially, sooo cool! Do you happen to know the name of it? Thanks sooo much for the guest post, I love reading the awesome feedback!!!

Xo,
Cb

Martina said...

Love these fashion pix here! In my painting, color inspires me most, but it depends, everything seen in the right way, can be a key. have a lovely monday!

melifaif said...

Yummy, fabulous post!!!! You just made me realize how much I miss painting. Ugh, it's been far too long...and photography stepped on its toes. My poor brushes....I think it is high time to go grab some canvases.

Bad Joan said...

Beautiful pictures!! Those green pants are hot with those equally hot heels.

GTBB,
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http://badjoan.blogspot.com

Bela said...

Colors inspire me!!! I love all the colors were put together in the pics above!!!
SO wonderful post, dear Shawna!!
Love, Bela

Taj Acosta said...

Everything ;) Music, food, I get inspired by the roses I walked by today! I said to my girlfriend, I have to make a lotion that smells just like that, not so strong, but delicate and heavenly like a real rose. Hope you're inspiration is going well ;) Happy Monday!

Kavery said...

Never thought of it that way but Nature is the best inspiration for everything including fashion!

tywo said...

These colors are inspiring!.
I'm inspired by light, and shapes! Natural light is so beautiful.

I tagged you on my blog. Oh, I have a crown in my mouth. I got my tooth taken care of. Thanks for caring so much. I hope your weekend was darling!


LOVE!

!♥ m i m i said...

Oh what wonderful images. And I agree, the small details can be the most inspiring and interesting.

Thanks for visiting!

Love,
mimi

paisleysandsugar said...

I love the splash of eclectic colors!! I've been away for a while. Back to blogging now. I've a lot of catching up to do on your blog.

Ann said...

Oh my... your images are so stunning... really inspiring. Colors get my attention the most... before lines and shapes ♥

Just a lazy morning said...

love this selection of pics!
xoxo

Deidre said...

Well, my only crafts are knitting and baking. In knitting texture is what inspires me. I love super soft wool that just makes you want to touch it. And then of course, colours are exciting too.

In baking, it's how things come together. how certain mixtures and ratios form different kinds of doughs. It's pretty remarkable that just a different ratio of flour can make something a crispy cookie and something else a fluffy cake.

The Many Colours of Happiness said...

This is such a wonderful post!!! I adore how you see the world :) And the photos you chose were so inspiring. I tend to find inspiration for my writing in anything unusual or quirky.

georgia~gigi said...

Oh EM GEEEEEE Poppie Girl! I LOVE this post oh so much!
K, the fisrt pic.... I want those shoes, bad!
Second pic, deep sigh! How cool is that. God is the BEST ARTIST!!!!
What is it about oeeled pait?!!!
I love the fushia with the yellow!
I hope all your creative juices are flowing ( ok , that may sound dirty.... ah ha you know what I am saying)
You must show us when it is ready!

Hope your week is going good!
Love you lots
gi gi

heather said...

I love that peeling paint! I'm inspired by colors too, and I love me a good overheard conversation. Of course, travel does it for me too. It makes me introspect more than I normally do in my day to day. And by introspect, I guess I mean journal. The blog's great for that, too, though I've been wretched at keeping it up lately. It's this longing missing puzzle piece in my life for nearly 3/4 of every week. haha

Alrighty then. I hope you are doing great and staying cool!

Diana said...

WOw I love that plant...what is it?! Also love that pink chipped paint. I love taking photos of the outdoors, lately we've been seeing a lot of colorful birds; blue jays, cardinals, even yellow birds! I hope you are having a great week sweetie.

Krystal said...

ooo i love this post. and i'm really loving the green and yellow together :)

Ramblings of a Redhead said...

Oh I love these pictures! They're so beautiful. They also make me want to buy a new wardrobe :) Thanks for sharing!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

I'm so loving the green pants with the stripe shirt. And how fabulous are those shoes??? :)

Hope you're having a great week! xoxo

Indie.Tea said...

I like pale, pale colors - very soft mauves, lavenders, cornflower blue, white, and all shades of grey. And I've been trying to find and develop my photography style. Its frustrating and fascinating.
The pics are gorgeous, very bright and summery!

tinajo said...

Color always inspire me, but besides that it can be almost anything. :-)

LOVE the colors and moods in these pics! :-)

Marie said...

Color and texture.:D

***** Marie ******
allthingsmarie.com

StephieB said...

Such lovely images! I love the idea of the happiest book in the world! For me colour is always my inspiration too but you have shown me some fun new places to look for it!

Hugs to you, Stephie x

Meream said...

While I'm a scaredy cat when it comes to colors in my clothing, I do all all kinds of vivid hues for the home. These are beautiful. :)

About Last Weekend said...

The top outfit is amazing, have been scared of coloured jeans but these green ones are perfect. Love how you place photos together, always just right...

DolceDreams said...

I love colour too! And i want to read the mystery of the pink elephant...
Have a bright weekend!
Nathalie

A Casa da Vá said...

I would love to see one of your paintings! I used to paint for years... and then got addict with computer and kinda stopped...

Please please share your paintings!

Hugs & kisses from Rio!
http://acasadava.blogspot.com

Annie said...

so true Shawna! Thanks for the reminder - so many little things around us that can offer inspiration!

Follow Your Own Way said...

the peeled paint and rust are beautiful! and so is your header photo. absolutely adorable.

Blue said...

Wonderful collection of inspiration, I'm following now!