Monday, April 29

Inspired by a master

29.04.2013 | CURRENTLY… WATCHING PILLARS OF THE EARTH ON NETFLIX | THE WEATHER HAS BEEN… COLD AND RAINY | I SHOULD HAVE BEEN… DOING LAUNDRY | LOOKING FORWARD TO… STARTING MY NEW JOB | PLANNING… A NEW SCRAPBOOKING CHALLENGE.

As I’ve mentioned I’ve been inspired by the classics lately – books and poems in my journey into art journaling. Now we are a small crowd here so I might as well be honest. I’m head over heals in love with the written word. It has always fascinated me how what appeared to be just words could take on new meanings simply by combining them in different ways. How they could play with my imagination and make my heart race like the touch from a loved one. A good text – book, lyric or whatever – paints images in my head that sometimes explodes into what you see on my layouts which is also why I started my Soundtrack of my life project.

Words are however not my only inspiration but they have been my so far only source of inspiration when it came to creating. So today I’m introducing a new source of inspiration. The masters of art. The true artists that has inspired generations of amateurs such as myself.

My inspiration today comes from the work of Gustav Klimt an Austrian symbolist painter. It is difficult not to feel the creativity flow through your mind once you see his work, especially those from his golden phase. They are so powerful in their expressions through his use of shapes and rich colors. His probably most famous painting, The Kiss, is a wonderful example of this. I love that although most of his painting can be divided into a square or a circle, they all seem to melt together and make the couple look like one instead of two. Just like love do to you. It is a great reminder that although we tend to see everything in boxes or small defined areas when assessing our life, none of it matters unless we are able to see the bigger picture.

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Klimt's work was vibrant, full of life, often shown through naked female bodies but I wasn’t quite ready to go in that direction so for my piece I chose a butterfly. Something that I think of as both vibrant and strong, yet so incredible fragile. Much like Klimt’s work, if you remove one square it all falls to pieces. Everything has a purpose.

CREDITS: ARTISTIC CLIPPING MASKS SIX BY MARCEE DUGGAR | ECLECTIC HERITAGE BACKGROUND PACK BY MARCEE DUGGAR | ECLECTIC HERITAGE GRAPHIC PACK BY MARCEE DUGGAR | BE MY VALENTINE BY ROBYN GOUGH | LUSCIOUS LEMONADE GLITTER SPLATTERS BY ROBYN GOUGH | theCREATIVEPIXEL

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