What Inspires you? What makes you pick up the paint brush or sketch book and create a masterpiece?

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My inspiration comes from within... when I walk into the studio and turn on the music, and see all the colours of paint waiting - it is like turning on the ignition - I am inspired by walks in the woods, the water, flowers, beautiful images, verses or phrases or words, memories and my imagination (so many thoughts and ideas)

If I am painting, I am feeling the art and the music and just putting on my apron and filling up that water dish with clean water gets me going - a creative at heart ... being here and reading what everyone says and seeing other artist's work is inspiring too!!

I can't pin down what exactly inspires me, I guess everything. Tapestries of Hope inspired a whole new character. I go from my dancing Mufaro's to the beach and mountains with sunsets. When my moods shift so much I just go abstract, and those works are usually filled with frustrations, sometimes anger, then joy. I tried to explain my latest abstract to my partner, she loved it, all the colors, but she doesn't see what I see, and what attracts us to create it and what attracts people who like to look at it. I told her it I don't start with a goal or imagine in mind, but I let my mind guide me to the colors, the designs. it's when I can't talk about things, I do it better through art. (: 

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