Creativity is...

taking risks,
breaking rules,
making mistakes,
having fun.

- Mary Lou Cook

An Artist's Motivation...

This made me smile...

"I hate flowers.
I only paint them because they're cheaper than models and they don't move.”
Georgia O'Keeffe

Tuesday Tips - Simple Contrast

This is a picture I took on a recent trip to California.
While the flower itself is so pretty…it was the contrast of light and dark and the simple color pallet that drew me to this particular photo.

I think the feeling of this could translate into beautiful jewelry.

The rose…creamy and ivory set against the deep black reminds me of a more romantic time. It makes me think of some kind of light focal piece framed by onyx, jet black or midnight bluestone.

In a necklace that could mean a beautiful light pendant dangling from a strand of dark beads. For a bracelet it could be multiple strands of dark stones secured with a light clasp. For earrings it could be a dark bead with a waterfall of light strands flowing from beneath.

Mostly it is about the contrast of dark to light and a simple color pallet…
classic…in shades of two colors.

Color combinations don’t have to be complicated…play with the intensity of just a few colors and see what magic can happen.

Notice Purple

I think it pisses God off 
if you walk by the color purple 
in a field somewhere
and don't notice it.

- Alice Walker

Get Outside!

“There is no description, no image in any book that is capable of replacing the sight of real trees, and all of the life to be found around them in a real forest.”
-Maria Montessori

I took this photo outside of my son Logan's Montessori school.

I think there is no substitute for getting out in nature and soaking up the creative inspiration.