Websites like Folksy and the web itself are full of visually interesting stimuli. I tend to avoid my specialism for inspiration as I think, for me, it's really important to go outwith my disciplines. It gives me an opportunity to look differently at what I see. My training doesn't kick in so I don't start to analyze what I'm looking at - I get the chance to absorb the simplicity and colour of polished wood, beautiful textures, pattern and shapes, atmosphere in a well taken photograph or sharp black and white.
Perhaps some of these inspirational items below will take you in a different direction or just give you the idea to go off and investigate absolutely nothing to do with your specialist area. So come on knitters go off and look at some wonderful graphic design and all you painters out there, why not take a look at mixed media or fashion! You'll be surprised at what might happen!
|Stephanie Cole DESIGN : Guinea Fowl Cushion|
|Kidel : Men's Cowl Knit|
|coolmummy : decoupage bike theme|
|Lingford Illustrations : Lobster T-Shirt|
|Sue Woollatt Engravings : Late Shopping|
|Dig For Victory : Prom Dress|
|Blue Forrest Jewellery : Pearl Earrings|
|Bonnie and Jackson : Rajasthani Wingchair|
|Lola's Room : Chevrolet Truck|
|mini monaxle : fabric shoes|
|Sarah Julia Clark : Ladies First Book|