In a recent blog post Layers (Donna Watson) wrote about things that inspire her beautiful collage art. Images, shapes and colors that move her. Collections of items such as rocks and Asian tools, brushes, stamps. I commented that I used to have collections of things that inspired me both in life and in art. But that I ditched many of them when I moved out of my 20 year rental.
But her post motivated me to look around my house and even outside in the fields for things that inspire me. I found many more than I have shown here. I surprised myself. I guess wherever I am I am a collector.
Above --hats. The top hat is a vintage Victorian.
Shoes. All but the red from my Grandmother's tiny shoe collection.
Handmade gifts from friends. This box is dedicated to Edna St. Vincent Millay. Made by Susan Dodd.
Nests. The nest fit perfectly into this handmade paper bowl I made years ago.
Fossils. Fern fossils my Dad gave me.
Old pickup trucks. This was my Dad's.
White granite found growing in the fields up here.
What inspires you? Shapes, colors, objects, books??