Then I also get inspired by museums and books- any kind of them. I find ancient cultures and history amazing and tantalising.
I get also inspired by life, feelings, smells and memories,they inspire me, but I honestly find it hard to translate them initially- but after a while they creep suddenly into my work.
Lastly and most importantly I get inspired by nature. Looking at creation is and always has been most amazing to me. It startles and excites me! Every time I go on discovery tours- which in this year have become photography sessions-I am uplifted and excited. A friend of mine called it playing. As in child's play- and honestly it does have that quality. I always did it- just now with a camera, before that with a pen and a sketchbook... but in the beginning just for the sake of discovering.Because there is always something to discover and something beautiful to see... it can be the shape of a leave, the colours of sea urchins, patterns on the rock, a lizards skin glistening in the sun- anything! We are surrounded by astounding beauty, we just have to stop and look!
On one of my walks I found this plant (I dont know what its called) - I call it boble plant:
Arent the colours amazing? Love the pompoms , their colours and texture and the plant itself is delicate, its like lace and pompom - ah I wish I could knit a neckscarf looking like this!