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how/from who/ where do you seek inspiration? I love this question, ..to inspire the female spirit is the cornerstone of my brand. To be inspired by someone is to be moved, guided, influenced, or to have that certain something brought out in you that you may not have been in touch with previously. Creatively speaking, I was inspired by some great creative women, Mary Englebreit, from whom I learned the term “art licensing;” Dena Designs whose work moved me; and Valorie Tabor-Smith who guided me in my early days as I educated myself about the world of art licensing. Valorie also moved me to buy my first set of water color pencils. Each of these women are dynamic and successful in their own right, and while a deep sense of inspiration to me, each of our creative works are vastly different.
define what "original" means to you. I’d like to preface this with it being in relationship to selling or seeking profit from one’s creation: I consider it an original design if it consists of mediums that are legally yours to use, that is no one owns the copyright to it – you can mix it up, modify it, create it, and add this or that, be it traditional paint & pencil, digital or like much of my work, a mix of all the above. I believe concepts, ideas and the written word fall under this umbrella too.
I designed the art for these Terri Conrad Designs' products having derived from nature's bounty of color in spring, and the pieces in the background are inspired by the look, feel, color & texture of linen & stone
Today, friends of mine are participating in a wonderful expression of being inspired when creating. Do visit them to see what inspires them and to take a peek at their artistic talent.
Do you explore your creative spirit? What inspires you?