Art Inspires

Elton John was on the Today Show being interviewed by Matt Lauer. Matt commented on the beauty of Elton John's homes and said, "You like to be comfortable."

Elton John replied, "I like to be surrounded by art so that I can be inspired when I get up in the morning... so my kids can get inspired."

I love that sentiment. I want to be surrounded by art and inspiration. I like fun, happy art. Art in the form of comedy, upbeat music, and visual (colorful) art of course. 

What kind of art inspires you? How can you surround yourself with inspiration this year?

Art is everywhere- you can be inspired by looking at it online, creating it yourself, or hanging it on your wall. 

My "Flower Garden" is hanging on someone's wall... they purchased it from the Fuller Craft Museum gift shop. I wonder if it is a happy place?

My "Flower Garden" is hanging on someone's wall... they purchased it from the Fuller Craft Museum gift shop. I wonder if it is a happy place?

My children are talented artists, and I love to be inspired by their work. I took their paintings and created handbags with them for Christmas- it always makes me so happy to carry that handbag with me.

My 7-year-old (in the photo) painted the birds and my 9-year-old drew the girls. I made the bag (and added the blue sky and snowy ground).

My 7-year-old (in the photo) painted the birds and my 9-year-old drew the girls. I made the bag (and added the blue sky and snowy ground).

One of the pleasures of being an artist is getting to share my inspiration with others. To that end I have a new website, facebook page and instagram account. Please support me in my quest as an artist by sharing my art with your friends. 

Love and inspiration, Dawn