Sunday, November 27, 2011

Art Inspiration - How Do You Get It?

I've been asked this question several times.  Just yesterday, in fact, someone asked me, "What inspires you?". Lately, it's other artists' work.  I often look at art on line.  I particularly love Daily Paintworks.  This art movement gained momentum about five years ago.  Artists do small works and sell them for reasonable prices. I learn a lot about color, shape and composition from these talented folks.

In this painting, "MMM Cupcake", I was inspired by my granddaughter's 3rd birthday party!  
It will be for sale in my Etsy shop in December.

I found a list of art inspired ideas on Empty Easel:
  • Your imagination
  • Nature
  • Everyday life
  • Fellow artists
  • Other artwork
  • Works of literature
  • What I like
  • Travel brochures, magazines and imagination
  • Something that has happened in your life
  • Politics and Current events
  • Personal belongings
  • The creative process
  • Music
  • Childhood memories
This is just a partial list, what inspires you?


  1. I get inspired by other jewelry makers sometimes. Lately I'll see something and think, "That would look good if I did XYZ instead!"

  2. Yum! Your painting inspires me to have a cupcake for dessert after dinner tonight:)

  3. Inspiration comes from so many things! I usually am inspired by an outfit that needs just the right accessory to make it fabulous!

  4. I love this post, simply because I'm inspired by the most random things. It could be the way a light shines on a building and next thing you know, I'll have a dress. Great topic!

  5. Thanks, Linda! Chag Sameach (Chanukah will be here before you know it)

  6. I get inspired by music, other creative people, and photography in magazines.

  7. You are talented! Please keep getting inspired!

  8. I agree with Inessa! Your work is wonderful!

  9. What a great website. Your work is amazing, as usual. I think patience is another big quality of artists :)

  10. Aww, I love the cupcake and the inspiration behind it!

  11. Thanks for all of your lovely comments!