So, I have a little notebook. And when I get that super-awesome-flash-of-inspiration, I write down the basic idea. This is more like a direction I want to go with my work, not specific and detailed sketches or value plans. It's for those flickers of ideas you have when you don't know exactly what you're going to do, but you know you want to do SOMETHING along this general line of thought. Does that even make any sense? I'm confusing myself here.
Anyway, last week me and my husband watched Bright Star, much to his dismay ;). I love the romantic poets and John Keats best of all (and I'm not a poetry expert, like not even a little bit), and ever since I watched this movie I can't stop thinking about it.
I think I'm getting some ideas for paintings of couples. And maybe period costumes. That would be cool :) Maybe some big, tragic, epic. . . Yeah, maybe just a smaller painting or two of couples, and relationships. Something romantic, but not over the top romantic, maybe something more subtle. . .
And, this painting is one of my favorite paintings ever. I love it not only for the artist's technique, but for the powerful feeling I have when I look at it. The feeling that I can do anything. If you click here you can go see it. It's beautiful, powerful and inspiring.
I love the story behind it, every time I see it I always feel like I can overcome. The man, Captain Moroni, is holding a piece of his coat that he's ripped. He's trying to rally his people to defend their religion and their families from persecution, and he wrote about that on his coat. To remind them of what they were fighting for. This, to me, is some of my favorite kind of art. Art that touches the soul.
One last piece of inspiration before I go. I took my kids to the county fair today. I'm a brave woman right? I had my camera ready and got some really great shots of horses and wildlife that I'm excited about. Here's one of them:
Oh and take a look at this one:
Such a sweet innocent face.
Yep, I think so too.
Or at least I did.
Until he snuck behind me to play next to some gross, muddy, manure-infested water.
And yes, to answer your question, he did fall in that water.
Oh it's fun to go to the fair. Isn't it?