Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Interpretation

by Izzy Winterhart


For each month's Art Spark challenge, I find myself outside looking for inspiration because mother nature offers up an unending supply.  This months challenge was no different.  As soon as I read Mary Jane's challenge for this month, I grabbed my camera and ran outside.  After all, a challenge about color and movement in October should be about fall, right?


Well, that's one interpretation...


My husband and I have spent the entire spring, summer and the first two weeks of fall outside.  We have built two decks, a zen inspired walkway, planted trees, shrubs and a billion plants and still aren't finished.  Sure, I can find ample amounts of inspiration outside...  But, how is that a challenge?


I went back inside and turned my creative thoughts in a different direction.  As soon as I came into the house I immediately I saw this.




My lovely mantle.  I have to brag a little here and say that we have a beautiful home.  I have worked hard to make this house a cozy, warm home and I'm quite proud of it.  So why not use the items in my home for inspiration?  




I love this basket.  I love the yellow peeking through the muted colors of bark.  And, of course, I've stuffed it full of branches to bring the outside in.  So, back to the challenge.  How do I turn this creation into a creation of my own?  Ah, that my friend is why it's called a challenge.  




I'm thinking outside my typical jewelry style box and I'm reaching for something different.  Perhaps copper and silk...  Ah, perhaps silk weaved in copper.  Maybe.  Color and movement.  While I'm figuring out my submission for this month's Art Spark I hope you are working on your own.  Be sure to check out the Flickr group to see what I've come up with.  I think you'll be surprised.  I think I might just surprise myself.

7 comments:

Alice said...

So far I'm drawing a blank on this one. I'm sure its because I have so many other things on my plate that just can't be ignored.

Not much time left, so I'd better get hopping!

mairedodd said...

this is fabulous izzy - you have now inspired me with your inspiration! i went for my walk with ideas spinning around... cannot wait to see what you have made!

Abeille à miel said...

What a great post, and gorgeous house! I am currently visiting my Family in Nevada City, CA and have brought my camera for photos to take home for inspiration. The Fall foliage can be so different here than in my Redwoods and beloved Santa Cruz Mountains. Looking forward to creating for the challenge later this week!

SoulsFireDesigns said...

What a cool inspiration! Can't wait to see what you come up with! And your mantle is so beautiful!!

In the Light of the Moon said...

So beautiful..what time did you say dinner was at..Be right over...heehheee..lovely Home Izzy!!Hugs,Cat

MaCarroll Beads said...

You do have a beautiful home and should be proud of all the work you and your hubby have put into it to make it special. I love the idea of copper and silk! That could be REALLY different!!!

MaryAnn

Patty said...

Wow. You are one talented lady! Will you come and decorate my house? Pretty please?

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