Hive notes – Late Summer edition

 

 

Hi there!

Well it's already September and Summer 2017 has moved right along. All of us here at the Hive have been busy this Summer- taking classes, working on freelance, some even being involved with Surtex and Blueprint.

It’s good to be busy and we are grateful but it nice to have some down time- that’s when we get a chance to take a breather and do personal work – it feeds our portfolios and our creative spirits!

Art is such a personal thing – and we artists are like sponges- we soak up everything we see and hear. It’s like a recipe- a little bit of this and a touch of that and soon, an idea is born and you can’t wait to get it down on paper or a digital canvas! It all starts with a spark, a germ of an idea, but where to find it…….

So, we posed the question: Where do you find your inspiration?

 

Terri said she finds her inspiration in Podcasts, Random everyday things, and Fine Art.

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Melissa gets her next great ideas from the Cinema, people watching in her neighborhood and going to museums.

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Jan looks to Folklore, Vintage Textiles and Local Flora and Fauna to get her creative juices flowing.

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Casey finds her muse in her garden, walks around the city people watching and other artists.

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Diane dives in by people watching, looking at all forms of art and being in nature.

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And Lynn loves to check out Kids and Art books, vintage Disney animations and all kinds of flowers to inspire her next piece.

 

                                                 

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Inspiration is everywhere-from the local coffee shop to the local Gift shop, from the beach to the mountains- everywhere you look, something is waiting there for you, waiting to INSPIRE your next creation- all you have to do is to look intentionally around and get those juices flowing -Where will you find yours?