What is Inspiration? What causes us to see new possibilities?
What inspires us to do what we do? To pick up our fabrics and transform them into something that wasn't there before?
What moves us to pour our attention into that one colour, shape or technique and get lost in the deliciousness of just being alone with it?
As fleeting as that moment is, or lasting longer than we expected ourselves capable of being held in that spell...
Or is it an active choice. Do we 'collect' inspiration by the things we choose to gather around ourselves, like fabrics and books? The things we choose to SEE. The things we choose to RETAIN.
Yes, we can be inspired in delicious unexpected ways... However, ( and I hope the Muses don't get offended...) I am starting to realize that being inspired has more to do with being 'Aware'.
And actively and systematically being inspired into action. Does this make sense?
These past few days I had such thoughts --- especially while stitching and enjoying the view. I was soothed by birdsong and refreshed by mountain breeze. And while hearing my kids enjoying their play in Grandmother's cottage garden I felt renewed and inspired. Wishing these fleeting moments would last, I also was 'disturbed' by the impatient need to come back home and get back to work... I wanted to get back into my sewing room and get busy...
My Beloved gave me this for my birthday. It was a miserable day. I had a fever and felt horrible. But I cannot express to you how this gift made me feel. It inspired me out of my present condition and transported me elsewhere, London, on a private tour of the V&A! :) And the reproduction fabric is like nothing I have ever seen. I haven't had a chance to read too much just yet, but I can tell there is loads of inspiration waiting for me! And I have to confess that it will not be long until you see these beauties transformed into Klosjes! :)
I decided to join Karen's ONE FLOWER WEDNESDAY
Another way of being inspired: by the encouragement of others!
There is no doubt that we are capable of inspiring one another, through our works and our blogs, however, more importantly, we also have the capacity to encourage each other into action. I am seeing pieces of YOU in my work now, and I have to say I like it!