Where do you get your inspiration?

A common question people ask of artists is “Where do you get your inspiration”?  Moments of inspiration come at various unpredicted moments. I most commonly find insight, answers, and inspiration in the moment of half sleep and half wake in the morning before I even open my eyes.

The above pictures illustrate a moment of inspiration I had.  I was sitting at the dining table with my husband listening to him talk about work when I just couldn’t stop being drawn to this tulip which was hanging onto it’s petals in the last moments of it’s life while the sun illuminated it from within it seemed.  Such a moment of fragility was in front of me. I could have sneezed and it would have dropped it’s petals.

While I mmm-hmmed to my husband still listening if only a little bit, I gently stole away to grab my phone and take a picture.  It was a fleeting moment of delicacy captured just in time. Moments later petals began to drop, the last bits of strength in it’s fibers breaking away.  That was a moment. The next day I painted “Handle with Care”.

Another eloquent life analogy gifted by a flower and observed at just the right moment in time. That’s creative inspiration.

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