It's the last Friday of the month, so join us on our merry go round for a quick spin. The merry go round is where a group of 11 artists/craftwomen link together around the world and tell you a little about their art and craft, through blogging on the same topic.
This month's topic follows on from last month's topic. Last month, we each had to choose a photo that interests us - whether taken by ourselves or by someone else, and then describe what attracted us to the photo. Each photo was then "assigned" to another person from the merry go round and they had to use it as their inspiration to create something.
I was selected to create something using inspiration from Monika's photo. Here it is:
The photo appealed to her because of it's "simplicity" - in "'color, pattern and design".....there was "no beginning and no end"...... it looked "effortless"....and "full of life"......"calm", "organic", "natural" with a "bit of drama".
As soon as I saw the photo it reminded me of a heart beat - and then all her descriptions of it seemed to go so well with that too - for example the "full of life", "effortless", etc. And so I created a bangle entitled "In a heart beat".
I switched the light and dark colors, and continued the EKG all around the bangle.
I'm pleased with how it turned out. I find I can view the bangle in a couple of different ways too: firstly, yes it looks like an EKG; secondly you can also see it just as a line pattern; and thirdly, I also see it as a cityscape. What do you think?
I thought of a couple of names for it, but went with "In a heart beat" as if this was given as a gift, the title has a lovely sentiment of suggesting that the giver is always there for you - instantly. And you know how much I like my creations to have a sentiment attached to them!!
I really enjoyed this "challenge" we gave ourselves.....looking at something that someone else likes and finding our own inspiration and unique style in it!
I hope you'll take the time to see how the other merriers' photos inspired each of us. Samantha gets to create something from my bald eagle photos. We all live in different places around the world, so time differences may impact when we all get our blog post up.
Samantha at Vintage is for lovers - http://www.vintageisforlovers.com/
Jen at Painted Fish Studio - http://paintedfishstudio.com/
Bethany at Dirksen Dabbles - http://www.dirksendabbles.com/
Laura at Blue Terracotta - http://blueterracotta.com/
Monika at Red2White - http://red2white.wordpress.com/
Mitsy at ArtMind - http://artmind-etcetera.blogspot.com
Kim at Vilt a la Kim - http://viltalakim.com/blog/
Sara at Crafts of Texture (can't join us this month) - http://sarastexturecrafts.blogspot.com
Mariana at Florcita - http://florcita.eu/wordpress/
Agathe at Le Bar du Vent - http://lebarduvent.blogspot.com
Ruth at Birdland Creations - http://insidetheartisan.blogspot.com
Or else you can click on the blog hop below. If you are a merry go round participant, please add your link if it's not already included. You can then copy the code and put it on your blog post too.