I’m going through the e-course, Make Art a Part. This week, I read through the section on “inspiration.” Kaitlyn talks about where we draw inspiration from…the internet (Kaitlyn presented a wonderful list of some of her favorite sites), nature, art galleries and life.
After each section, Kaitlyn asks a question that brings the material into your life. With regards to “inspiration,” Kaitlyn asks, “What is an inspiring moment you would like to capture within a piece of art? It can be a small moment or a big one. Brainstorm five ways you could use the inspiration from that memory to create art. What could you create?” What a wonderful question! So often I think of art as something to be appreciated or used to decorate my home. I hadn’t thought of taking a moment of my life and creating art from it. Several years ago, my mom gave me a pencil drawing that she had made from a photo of my daughter when she was a little girl. I would love to create (or have them created) other pictures using differnet mediums (watercolor, oil, graphic art, collage). I think it would be fun to sprinkle these throughout our home.
This week’s creation exercise was photography. Three of Kaitlyn’s contributors offer instruction and inspiration on taking photographs. I practiced nature photography. I found this beautiful frog resting on the rhododendron plant outside my front door.
If you’d like to participate in this e-course, you may register at any time. Once registered, you’ll have access to the full course for one year. You can complete it at your own pace. The cost is $45.00 and you can sign up here. Kaitlyn also had a wonderful blog, isavirtue.