Friday, March 26, 2010

Merry go round - Inspirational photo challenge

It's time for another ride on the merry-go-round! Jump on and join a group of 10 artists/crafts-women as they link around the world and tell you a little about their lives in art and craft.

This month's topic is: An inspirational photo challenge. The idea is that we take a photo of something and then use that as an inspiration to create a new piece.

For my photo, I used one that I took while we were in San Miguel last week.   On the main plaza, in front of the church, there were always people selling things - including a few people will lots of lots of balloons.  I so wanted to see them lift off and fly into the sky......

But they stayed on the ground ;-(

However, it seemed such a great image and as I'm always looking for ways to include color in my pieces, I thought I'd try the balloon man idea:

and thus "Anyone can get carried away" was created!

It's a brooch and good reminder that sometimes it's good to keep hold of those strings, even if it seems a little scary, and just get carried away and enjoy the ride! 

Hope you like him.  Now head over to the other "merriers" and see what they came up with.  As we are all on different time zones, please be patient if someone has yet posted their inspiration!

Alison at Tweed Delights -
Mitsy at ArtMind -
Kim at Vilt a la Kim -
Sara at Crafts of Texture -
Fabienne at Easterya Jewellery Creations -
Mariana at Florcita -
Agathe at Le Bar du Vent -
Lily at Lily Pang Art and Design -
Wendren at Wren Design -


ArtMind said...

Aahh, I love the balloon venters in Mexico & jip I did think the same when I first time saw them. Haha, it would be such a funny sight!
The brooch you've created is perfect & I love the thought behind it! Clever woman! :)

Vilt à la Kim said...

I love colors and they way you have captured that boy holding the balloons in your brooche!!

meherio68 said...

Love him!
AND, once more, I love the name of this piece...

florcita said...

How beautiful! I like anyone... what material is that on the balloons? I suppose you don't colour the silver, right??

Sara's Texture Crafts said...

I think he's brilliant! What a lovely shot of inspiration too... Sx

Ruth said...

Thanks for the comments. Has this been a fun merry go round! I've so enjoyed seeing what everyone has made. If you haven't checked out the others' posts - go see them now - you'll love them!

Tweed Delights said...

Oh, how brilliant! I loved seeing how you translate the photo into the final piece. The colours look fabulous :)
Thanks for the idea re the photo in the listing - I think I might do that!

Lily Pang said...

Very amazing that you incorporate the photo with so many things into the simple version of the brooch.