Where Does Inspiration Come From?
As an artist this is a question I'm asked on a regular basis. The simple answer is that inspiration for most of my paintings come from my garden, places I've traveled to or perhaps a beautiful color palette. Many of you know my love of the southwest, especially New Mexico. Many, many of my paintings are inspired from visits to Santa Fe and the surrounding areas.
My newest painting, "Message From The Heart" was inspired by a heart that appeared on a canvas that I was preparing. Initially this was to be an abstract piece, but as I was hand applying and blending the initial layers of paint a dominant heart appeared on the canvas. Since I hadn't started out to paint a heart, I set the canvas away for a few days to think about whether I should keep the heart or paint over it.
I meditated on how to proceed and dreamt of an angel. Then I kept seeing heart shapes in little every day things ....water droplets in the shape of a heart, my granddaughter's crayon heart drawing and more. You get the idea. I HAD to keep the heart! How many signs did I need to receive?
I believe we could use a little message from the heart these days. Angels are watching over us and they want us to find them.
Wishing you many blessings friends, Mary