Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Handmade Division "Talk About" September Edition

spider

Every month, Handmade Division has a 'talk about' group blog event. (it's like a blog carnival if you're familiar with that)

This month's topic is:

Where do you draw your inspirations for creating from?

It's a pretty broad questions, and I guess I have to give a pretty broad answer! Like most artists, I draw inspiration from the world around me, mostly nature based though. I love trees and plants in particular. I also really like insects and have some ideas of insect projects I'd like to do.

I love the cosmos, the stars, nebulas (nebulae?), galaxies, outer space! I find it all really fascinating and easily translatable in to metal.

I've always been slightly interested in the human body, but since starting my yoga teacher training, have become more and more interested and inspired and have some ideas concerning internal systems.

And then on the total flip size, I love architecture and architectural elements. When I have the time to just play around, I am often inspired window shapes, buttresses, brackets, turrets, whatever interesting bits that seem to translate well in to a current stone or metal shape I'm working with... not that I've had the time to do much of that recently.

so the very easy answer - Nature! :)

make sure to check out the other participating members this month!

Andes Cruz
Susan Moloney
Alice Istanbul
Rebekah Meddles (Lunasa Designs Jewelry)
Jewelry by Natsuko
nanotopia
Bella-Bijou Jewellery
ArtJewel Designs
Lisa Hopkins Design
Thomasin Durgin
Abhaya Fibers

5 comments:

Thomasin Durgin said...

I enjoyed your post, there are so many inspiring things all around us. That spider pic is great.

Alice Istanbul said...

Nature is so inspiring, and I see that very much in your work.

Tell me you didn't find that spider in your house...

Beth Cyr said...

thanks ladies!
alice - it was in my studio - but dead. I don't know if I've ever seen one of these alive. they just seem to show up dead next to my work bench. "Beth Cyr Studio, where spiders come to die" ha ha! i like them :)

Andes Cruz said...

great post Beth! ( I could live without the spider image though ;) )

Jan said...

Hi Beth!

I can certainly see that nature is a great source of inspiration for you. (We have that in common. :)

Can't wait to see how insects (spiders?) might influence your work. You'll see in my post that they have influenced mine too, but perhaps in a very different way?

Enjoyed your post!