Last week I started this “Find Inspiration In…” feature on the blog to give folks a chance to stretch their creative muscles by assigning a photo/idea/quote etc. as a point of inspiration. What you create is up to you: a painting, a recipe, a 80s-inspired rocker ballad, an interpretive dance…okay, maybe not a rock ballad or dance, but you never know! Inspiration takes you funny places sometimes.
The inspiration for last week’s assignment was RED ONION, based on some photos of an onion in my fridge that was about to turn bad. Here’s what I was inspired to create-
This little owl character just jumped out at me when I was looking at this photo-
I saw a face that reminded me of an owl (do you see it?), and so I rolled with it. Granted, I had been talking with someone last week how owls seem to be popping up everywhere, so the seed might have already been planted…
I don’t know what I’m going to do with that little owl guy, but I’ve named him Larry (because it sounds like ‘layer’, as in, layers of an onion. get it?) I might clean him up a bit (the top image was a scan of a drawing I did and then recolored in Illustrator) and create a pattern out of him to put on fabric. Or maybe do some notecards…You got any ideas?
Anyhow, if you took part in this assignment, I’d love to hear what you were inspired to create. Someone asked if I tried hand printing with the onion, and I would love to try that with my son, but we need to restock the kiddie paints before attemping that. I also had a haiku floating in my head about the sweetness of the onion vs. how they make me cry, but I never got around to giving birth to that little gem of literary genius.
Now on to this week’s “Find Inspiration In…” assignment.
This photo is your inspiration. I couldn’t decide what label or idea to attach to this assignment, so I’ll leave it up to you. For me, I love the weathered look of the box and the texture/color combo created from the peeling paint. I dig the wide font of the word “telephone”. I also find myself wondering if the phone in that box even exists, much less works.
So give it some thought, let your mind wander where it will and see what about this photo inspires you. I’ll be back next week to share my creation and hopefully you’ll share yours.
Until then, peace out, homies.