Here’s an example:
The other day I noticed several long pieces of hair adhered to the wall where I take my daily shower. I was fascinated by the form they took.
I took a photo, darkened the lines so that they were clear and then I colored in some of the spots and created the abstract piece here. This would be a “sketch” if I were going to actually recreate this piece on canvas, the detail in the painting would be much cleaner and precise, but I did enjoy the fun of creating!
Original photograph (notice the lines – fascinating to me!)
During my “art education” years I was fascinated by the form and shapes of “early on” Surrealism, Abstract expressionism as well as Pablo Picasso’s periods of art known as Cubism. Although color was an expressive element – during Picasso’s periods of the abstract – he primarily relied on a simple drawing to create form and space.
Everyone’s taste in art is personal to them whether abstract or realism, art is in the eye of the beholder. Creativity however has no limits, no medium, no set style, just going with the flow and enjoying the process.
Remember, creativity is out there everywhere waiting to inspire your imagination, just look for it!
Thanks for stopping by,
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31 thoughts on “The “Art” of Inspiration!”
Penny what an idea to do some art. and the outcome is absolutely fantastic, I do like the colours and the whole lot, I would hang it up in my house. You are totally amazing and you keep going on to amaze me more and more. I admire you! I love this so much! ..and you! Ute xx
Thank you most sincerely Ute for your lovely compliments! xx
Normally hair stuck to the wall of a shower would gross out most people. But, somehow you managed to turn this one into a work of art and make it better!
I love your idea Penny and so nicely done!!! It’s so much fun creating and inspiration can come from literally anything!!!!
🙂 Happy Monday and new week my dear. [Our Easter week / less time on computer!]
Hi Marina, thank you, my dear and special friend! Happy Monday to you. Enjoy your time off the computer and Easter this week!
Sending lots of love your way! 🙂 xoxo
happily received my dear friend!!! 🙂
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You definitely have a gift Penny! 🙂
Perhaps for taking too long, too indepth showers! lol! Thanks LuAnn! 🙂
hahaha I will definitely look at my shower wall with different eyes.. brilliant!!
Thank you Lisa. I’m going to have to rethink, how long my showers last lol. 🙂
That’s very good! I like your free-flowing lines. They seem very natural.
Thank you David!
Nice artsy design!
I always see shapes & images that form on the plexiglas when I shower. Sometimes I imagine a story with them. I used to think that was weird & have never said that out-loud. Now I wrote that as a comment on your blog for everyone to see – LOL
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I’d love to see you write one of the stories you’ve thought of when looking at the shapes & images in the shower. Too cool RoSy! 🙂 xo
What an amazing place to find inspiration. You are certainly very talented, Penny! 😀
Thank’s Dianne! Yes, perhaps I spend too much time in the shower! 🙂
I love the finished product. I shall be looking on the shower wall tomorrow. I might not see a piece of art work but there might be a story there somewhere.
As you so rightly say, creativity is all around us, we just need to open our eyes a little wider and watch out for it.
Thanks Mike, so true, thank you for stopping by and commenting!
Well it takes a special eye to see the possibilities in the shape of a few hairs… I’m inspired…
Thanks bulldog. When I view your amazing photography, there is no question that you are being creatively inspired. They are awesome my friend! xx
Interesting the things inspire us at any given moment…. and this is brilliant! You are quite an accomplished artist as well as a writer my friend 😉 Hugggs xxx
Thanks Roxi. Like you, I seem to have my own “periods” and flip flop from one medium to the next! 🙂 hugs received and returned. xox
I do this as well — see faces and figures in just about every abstract setting. It’s always amusing and fun ~ and sometimes I look for signs to help guide me in these too! xo 🙂 Love U! Hugs – Robyn
Me too, Robyn, re: looking for signs to guide! Much love, xo
You do have the artists gift of seeing things in a different way.
Yes, it never wants to turn itself off either, lol (can’t decide if that’s a good thing or a bad thing Trinity! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by, I hope your weekend has been a good one for you!
It’s odd. I sometimes look at things and see shapes in them. Hair is one thing. Usually after I have just brushed my locks and pick the hair up that fell out. I had one a while ago that fell into the shape of a heart. I never thought about taking a photo. It was a case of: “that looks like a heart” scoop.
What you have done with that is brilliant. You are definitely a person of many talents my friend.
Thank you Alastair, as always you are most generous with your compliments, and it is appreciated dear friend. 🙂 xx
It’s deserved Penny. Totally so
My dear friend ,I like this post very much ! Have nice day. with love maxima
Thank you Stefan, your compliment is greatly appreciated. Have a wonderful evening with even better dreams my dear friend! Much love to you.