Wednesday, August 8, 2007

You Were Inspired by What?

OK, I have to admit that I have been inspired by some strange things. Probably the strangest was when I actually found inspiration in spilled milk. I was cleaning my counter when I noticed a drip of milk that was shaped like a woman. Now don't write me off as a looney, I'm not claiming to have seen Elvis or the Virgin Mary in my food (not that there is anything wrong with that!), but she was there. I have photographic proof . Yes it is very blurry (isn't that always how it is when you are trying to prove something with a photo), but it is there, I swear!













Well, I took that image and drew it out on a block and commenced to carving. The milk drops had a perfect circle as the head and the perfect curves at breast and hip. The 2nd photo is the finished pendant entitled "Modern Goddess" and it is for sale in my Etsy shop. So the lesson today is don't cry over spilt milk , be inspired by it! (You knew I was going to say that!) Keeping an open mind and akeen eye out, you will find inspiration in places you never thought you would. This may be another regular feature (monthly or when I am lacking writing inspiration). I am going to poll some artists and see what the most bizarre thing is that has inspired one of their works of art. If you are an artist who has had some some strange or bizarre inspiration that turned into an amazing piece of art, contact me at blockpartypress@yahoo.com and you may get a feature!

10 comments:

pollyhyper said...

I love it! The inspiration AND the finished product!

Block Party Press said...

Thanks Holly!!

Marissa Fischer said...

Wow! I so see the woman awesome.

Ben Can Dance said...

Tamara, that is so awesome how you came up with that image!


I'm going to go pour some milk on the counter *right now*! :D


http://bencandance.blogspot.com/

Block Party Press said...

I'm so glad that I am not the only one who sees it!! Thanks Marissa!

Let me know what you find Ben. Sometimes it pays to be messy!!

Kim Cavender said...

What a great post! A definite characteristic of a truly creative individual - being open and receptive to inspiration in our daily lives. The work turned out lovely!

Barbra said...

Love it! By the way I didn't have the camera but my son was wearing your/his Urban Lego cufflinks yesterday and they looked terrific. It was also 105degrees but he was at work!

amanda said...

how wonderful is this post!? thanks for sharing, reminds us all to keep our senses open.

Block Party Press said...

Thanks Kim!
Thanks Barbra! I am so excited that he was wearing them despite the heat! even if you couldn't get a pic! Just knowing that he is enjoying them is enough for me!
Thanks Amanda! That is just the point I was trying to get across. I could have just as easily wiped up the spill with little notice.

Brandi said...

i think that's AWESOME that you can find inspiration anywhere. and spilled milk? i'm definitely going to be looking at all of my "messes" now!! :)

and thank you for joining the indiepublic blog ring!! we're glad to have you!

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