Saturday, 30 January 2016

Imagery, food for the creative soul.

My inspiration board so far.

An isolated section in portrait.

Another isolated section in landscape.
A couple of post ago, I showed a photo of my inspiration board but I didn't elaborate on how it came about. I am a big fan of Linda and Laura Kemshalls work, I subscribe to their Design Matters TV channel.  In a recent video Laura introduce the concept of having a idea wall or inspiration board as a good starting point to create, generate or inspire new pieces of work.  The principle is to collect anything that grabs your attention, it can be very random or based on a theme but basically pretty much anything goes. I thought this was a great idea so I bought a big cork board, cleared a space on a wall that I had easy access to in my sewing room and TA-DA here is my board so far. I like to think of it as my visual food for thought board. Over the last few weeks I have done exactly what it says on the tin, pin random images that appeal to me. These images have come from magazines, books journals and pintrest and randomly pinned on the board. However, it is surprising that even though they were picked randomly and pinned randomly I can see patterns emerging. For example there is a lot of blues and greys on the board. Aswell as text and script, so I am discovering more about my subconscious creativity.  If someone asked me whats your colour I would have said red maybe pink and yet there are only tiny splash of pink and no red to be seen. I am finding it all very interesting.  I think I have embarked on a very exciting Journey with Laura as the tour guide and I am looking forward to the next destination.


Kath said...

A very atmospheric choice of material. Looking forward to seeing what you make next.

Lin said...

You have some great images there Susan - am looking forward to seeing how you progress with this. xx