Lastnight when I got home from work I thought I'd experiment with a few things lying around the house and create a little collage. I've seen a few similar pieces popping up on various blogs and I'm completely smitten with the overall look. I think this will be a work in progress. It's not quite "there" yet, but I'm happy enough with the initial first steps to keep working.
The colours were inspired by some of the work Lemontines has been doing recently. I first came across Lemontine's blog as a knitter, but she's now 71 days into her 365 challenge and I'm really enjoying seeing how she's developing and refining her love for texture in her shots.
Isn't it lovely?
And then, I saw this post on Inspiration Studio and I haven't been able to get the idea out of my head since. Elk creates beautiful mixed-media collages and her blog is definitely worthy of a cup of tea and some down-time. "Red or Gray, Depends on the Day" is full of simple objects placed together to create beautiful and powerful images.
Where do you get your inspiration? Blogs, magazines, museums? I had an interesting discussion with my sister about creativity in today's internet-based world. She'd just been to a talk at the Melbourne Writers Festival about creativity and how the internet can be both an outlet for creativity and a vehicle that robs you of time to 'create'. Do you think the internet helps or hinders creativity?