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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

What Inspires You ?

I'm always curious about what inspires artists. There's plenty of inspiration around, if you just know where to look! I take my inspirations from nature first, and my surroundings second, and sometimes - in fact, often - from other artists. I don't copy, mind you, just interpret things in my own, warped way.

This year I was blessed with a fantastic Eastern European river cruise down the Danube. So much inspiration, my camera was hot,hot, hot, just trying to keep up. The architecture was magnificent, but oddly, I found my greatest interest in all the graffiti I saw. Some of the towns were war torn and depressing on first sight, but the graffiti was a welcomed splash of color in a mostly gray area.

My latest designs, soon to be featured in my Etsy Store, relect what I saw - or at least my own interpretation of it.

Take a look!










I'd love to hear from you about where you get your inspirations for what you create!

Toodles,

4 comments:

Patty said...

Wow, Cyndie, great post! You've perfectly captured your inspiration in your pieces. That last pendant is really cool, and I love the colorful patina you've gotten in your metal.

Audrey said...

I am totally loving your interpretations of the graffiti you saw. Love the torch fired copper too.

Audrey
aka AudreyGardenLady

Luckii Arts said...

That is awesome! I am a graffiti fan as well and it's so amazing that you turned those colorful pieces into wearable art! love your stuff! :O)

Rembrandt Charms said...

They are abstract and have the arty look.They also have the modern trendy style and fashion and could be used beautifully to accessorize.

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