Sunday, October 5, 2008

Inspirational Spark

Sorry this post is late. I thought I would share a bit of my weekend with you. I was away visiting Toronto and I forgot to schedule the next challenge. I will try very hard no to let that happen again. My husband and I went to check out a life size display of modern Chinese Lanterns at a festival hosted in Toronto for the last 3 years. I was gorgeous. We went for a bunch of different reasons. One reason was for inspiration. I make lamps in addition to stationery and other paper arts. It was gorgeous what the artisans who created these sculptures could do with light. Since light is often the theme of many upcoming holidays like Christmas, Hannukah and Diwali, I thought we could use light as our inspiration this time around.

Here are some of the creations from the Toronto Chinese Lantern Festival.Amazing, huh? Gorgeous too.
Now, how does light inspire you? In which ways can the inspiration of light be reflected in your work?
Just to reiterate what this is all about...Inspirational Spark will be a fortnightly inspiration challenge open to anyone, EtsyGreetings members and readers, crafters, artists, hobbyist alike working in any creative media, be it greetings or knitting, ceramics or painting, photography, even poetry. Every couple of weeks on Sunday a little idea will be posted for you to draw inspiration from for your creative work. You participate when you want, once or every time we introduce a twice monthly muse. Once you create your work come back to the post, leave a comment with a hyperlink to a photo of your work either on a photo site like Flickr or your blog, or even online marketplace, however linking back to a social networking media is better so people can get introduced to more of your work and they can leave feedback. This is a great way to connect to all kinds of artists and draw inspirations from all types of media. You never know where your next great idea may come from.

Use light to inspire a creation and then show us! When you have completed your work please post a link to it in the comments below. Look for another challenge in 2 weeks. We look forward to seeing your creations.

Do you have a theme idea for a future challenge? Please pass it along to Karin.


Icepepper said...

Here's my light inspired card... lights of the Christmas kind!

Icepepper said...

Gorgeous photos by the way!!