Friday, November 4, 2011

From inspiration to art...

What inspires me?


My work springs directly from what my eyes have seen recently.

Leaves have been on my mind...

And I've been remembering the fishing and hiking we did in Alaska last summer.

So you will not be surprised to see peeks at the Great Outdoors collection I'm working on recently.
This one features the leaves of oak, aspen, maple, even the blueberry leaves in our back yard.
And birchbark puts in an appearance, along with a vintage fishing creel.
I'm addicted to FW's black acrylic ink. My paint seems to last forever but the ink vanishes in no time.

Will I have to do a farm and garden series next?

A little bird told me that my calligraphy will be on iPad covers very soon.
Oh, what fun.

Time to pull out the ink again.


Marqueta (Mar-keet-a) said...

Dear Sharyn,

Congratulations on the iPad covers; that does sound like fun!

The fish and leaves are sure to be hits, and I think a farm and garden line would be just the thing. :)



Sandy said...

How could you not be inspired. Great news about the ipads covers.

Debbie said...

Congrats on the iPad covers. Love the last photo and your birch background. your fish and leaves are great, too. Have a great weekend ;- )

Sherrie Spangler said...

I hope you can show us the iPad covers soon! Congratulations. And those golden leaves are gorgeous.

Sharyn Sowell said...

Ellen said...

Wow Sharon. I love your simple blogs--always give me a breath of fresh air.

Anonymous said...

I know, never know where inspiration will hit!

Hmmm...that last photo looks like it could be one of your delicate paper cuttings!

XO Diane

Jeri Landers said...

Ah yes, life inspires... nature is the most beautiful artwork of all. I love your rendition of the birch bark. Congrats on the !pad covers!

PS. I am sorry you haven't heard from me ooohing and ahhhing over the photos from England.. I was unable to open the file and then, our computer started messing about. I will try again.