This week's winner is Kathy Lindemer. Congratulations! You have won a $25 gift certificate to Tesori Trovatti! Please contact Erin to claim your prize!
Hello! I'm a little late today but that's because I was busy finishing up these beauties and wanted to share them with you for today's Inside the Studio.
One of my goals for 2016 is to relaunch my illustration career. I love beads, writing books and making jewelry but my first love is drawing and painting. In case you don't know I went to art school and then fell into beads while I getting my BFA. You can find my artwork at heatherpowersart.com, if you are curious.
So anywho, I'm been painting and drawing every day this week as part of my daily creative process. I just wake up a little earlier and pull out my supplies and inspirations. I discovered the zebra pansy on Pinterest this week and had to paint it. (pictured above) I couldn't help but notice the colors were the same as our inspiration painting this month and decided the next step was to make beads inspired by my art.
You can find the new beads in my Humblebeads Etsy shop if one is calling your name.
So let's start the weekend right and do a $25 Humblebeads.com giveaway! Leave a comment below to enter in the random drawing.
My question this week - what's the most unusual place you've found inspiration for your jewelry?
I am thrilled to have won a gift certificate to Erin's shop.
Heather, I absolutely love your blue and yellow floral sketch and the beads that are inspired by it. They are beauties.
Well I'm currently being inspired by the colours of metal in the remains of a house destroyed by bushfires, against the background of the bush and the sky. I think that's pretty unusual! Love your new beads, great colour combinations!
It was in a puddle!!! I saw the reflection of the trees and sky and was completely mesmerized.
Forgot to say enjoyed seeing your new beads. I especially love the lavender spirals and waves and my fave is that one with a nice pop of navy in it.
I work at a bookstore, and I get inspired by bookmarks, particularly ones with quotes on them. The images and colors of the designs and the imagery of the quotes can be very helpful!
I like to take photos of rocks and tree bark. The textures are amazing up close! Now I need to figure out how to transfer that to my jewelry!
Wow! Your zebra beads caught my eye right off the bat!I guess the most unusual place is in the garbage. I am constantly picking out scrap metal from my husbands pile of recycle. Basically I look at everything, even my dogs hair
http://barnburd.blogspot.com/p/my-gardens.html - he's in there
I love your new beads. And your art is wonderful. It might seem strange but I get colors and patterns off of the Puff cube boxes but mostly I get it from nature.
You make blue and yellow look great together! Love the flowers.
Photos of intricate tile floors...the older, the better!
Congratulations on returning to your first love, Heather!
I often get inspired by mechanical things. I once was inspired by a photo of some hardware for a shower door. :-)
I love those zebra pansy disc beads - they're beautiful!
I love your new work, Heather. The most unusual object that has ever inspired me has been a pattern at a chair in a hotel. The colors lent itself to an extruded retro cane that became many items of jewelry and beads. The world can be one big muse when we are open to it.
I sometimes get inspiration from looking at colorful printed rugs in hotels and places that we visit. I take a picture with my phone so that I can remember the colors and patterns when i get home.
Thank you Kathy! Enjoy your prize from Erin.
I'm sorry to hear about the house. Maybe creating through it will be healing.
Just takes a moment to see beauty in the most unlikely of places!
I bet they are little works of art!
Have fun with that challenge!
One man's trash is another woman's treasure - love that. I'm married to an assemblage junker so I get it!!!
Those boxes do come in some amazing colors and patterns!
Architecture details of all types are pretty amazing. I took a trip to NYC about 10 years ago and wandered through the famous building taking pictures of tile, mouldings and ceilings! They just don't make things like they used to.
That reminds me of the sink commercials with the women wearing jewelry inspired by the sink hardware!
Thank you Deb!
A good reminder of your trip too!
I'm a floor gazer too - you never know what treasures are below our feet!
Thank you - there were fun to create!!
Thanks! The inspiration painting made it easy!!!
I love your new beads! Let's just say inspiration for me comes from all around me! Sometimes at work I will see a piece of jewelry they are wearing and I think to myself "I think I can make that with polymer clay and make it even prettier! If I'm stuck and my muse is on a walk about, then I go for a ride to the woods and take a hike by the river this always helps me! Thanks for the chance to win! Happy New Year!!
You are starting the year off with a bang...you new designs are fab! Wonderfully designed for this month's challenge. Inspiration...unusual....hmmmm...One of my favorites was when I was inspired by a gymnast and the ribbons the use in the floor routines.
I'm inspired by shapes and textures, a beautiful architectural design can spark my creativity. I love your painting Heather!
I really love your beads they are beautiful and amazing
Love your new beads.
The most unusual inspiration was the oil or gasoline spots in parking lots that have been mixed with water.
Your drawing and the pendants you made based on it are beautiful. I also love the illustrations on your page.
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