Creative Inspiration is everywhere. But we have to take time and slow down to see it. When I finally opened my heart to God and started living in the present, I began to be inspired by things all around me. Not just fancy art galleries but even the grocery store became a source of inspiration. One of my favorite ways to be inspired is to take a class. Trying something outside my comfort zone is a great way to jump start my brain. Try something that you enjoy or something you want to learn more about like, photography, cooking, karate, gardening, or painting. I would loveeeeeeeee to take drum lessons but I’m sure my husband would much rather me hit a couple cooking classes instead.
If classes are too expensive find a friend that cooks really well and ask her to teach you how to make a couple of dishes. You can teach her how to use her camera and how to take a great photo. I taught my friend how to sew and she in turn has helped me with my computer.
The great thing about taking a class is that you can take the information that your receive and add your own twist.
|I made this during an art class at Sanctuary of Davidson.|
|I came home and made this one! I put my own little spin on it and used all my favorite fabric scraps instead of paper.|
|I made this at another Sanctuary of Davidson art class. The step by step instruction, gallery setting, and the people I met made for a wonderful experience.|
|I came right home and made more houses with my 9 year old daughter, Lilly Jane!|
|Those little paper house led to this giant house I made out of wood scrapes in my garage.|
Below is the technique that I learned in the Sanctuary of Davidson classes. If you are in the Charlotte area and looking for art classes, Sanctuary of Davidson is a GREAT gallery that offers tons of different classes for young and old.
|Grab some wood! $.25 pieces from Habitat Restore.|
|Paint entire surface with black craft paint.|
|Cut out a shape from paper, a bird, owl, tree, leaves, whatever you want to use as your subject. This day I had mushrooms on the brain. Hmmmmm… not sure why or if that is a good thing!hahaha|
|I love paper! I try to grab one of those big books full of paper from Michael’s when I have my 50% off coupon.|
|After the black paint is dry, Modge Podge your paper onto the wood.|
|Pick your favorite color to cover up the black paint, but remember to leave a black outline around paper.|
6 Inches by 6 Inches
6 Inches by 6 Inches
After I was done with the mushrooms, I immediately started on a this fork and spoon. Maybe I was really hungry that day. Maybe instead of crafting I should have made some lunch!
|“Apparently I need a Snack”
18.5 Inches by 6 Inches