were talking about the need for refueling their inspiration and motivation, so I slept on it and woke up to the idea today to take pictures of all kinds of textures, lighting, shapes, perspectives, and colors that might jump-start creativity for my own and others' future works.
I found more than enough subject matter just within my front, back, and side yards!
This little wasp's nest was attatched to my screened porch and I placed it on a yellow leaf so that it would stand out better.
There is alot one can do based on this design (and I've seen some fascinating ceramics and jewelry created with this in mind).
For those of you who do steampink styles this drainpipe with its accordian design could pur some new, innovative work!
I've provided several different perspectives that could be incorporated into jewelry, papercraft, ceamic, sculpture, etc.
This folded puppy pen would also offer a unique subject for one's work;
It would make an interesting background for screen printing, as would this screen
Shadows can also offer numerous ideas to artists looking for effects to use in their work.
This is one I captured on my wooden security fence.
Shadows can be really lovely and can be used in all mediums from jewelry to sculpture, to watercolor, to mixed media art.
Here I captured myself taking the picture in the driveway scattered with acorns! Now how about that for perspective!
Jewelry artists and sculptors might especially like this chain link fence cap;
and this hinge might inspire hinges on jewelry or handmade boxes, for instance;
And my favorites are almost always patterns from nature like these!
I love the perspective you get when looking up a tree!
This tree in my backyard has an owl hole near the top where it broke off a few months ago during a storm.
For those of you who love leaves these photos should give you alot to think about!
And for you dog-lovers I've got these;
This dog recently moved into the house behind mine;
I had to lean over the fence for this first one! Just look at that black tongue on this dog. He must have Chow in him!
And a regal headshot from behind the fence!
I haven't forgotten about all you Carmella fans!
So get out there and see all the beauty this world has to offer, then come back with a headfull of ideas...and create!
Pippit Carlington works in several mediums;
including acrylics, watercolor, drawing, clay sculpture, and jewelry. A multicultural influence is evident in her work reflecting a diverse heritage of Iroquois Indian, Hawaiian, Russian Jewish, and French Canadian. She is strongly influenced by nature, political and social issues, and uses her art to educate the public.
Pippit has received formal art training at Callenwolde Center for the Arts, The Atlanta College of Art, and Atlanta Jeweler’s School and Studios.
She has sold and exhibited her art at numerous stores/galleries.
She has participated in the following art shows;
The Sandy Springs Festival
Annual GA. Microenterprise Network Conference
For Sisters Only
The Spring Fling at Simpsonwood
Sweet Auburn Festival
Inman Park Festival
Arts In The Garden
Goodwill Christmas Bazaar
United Way Christmas Art Show
She has also marketed her work on Ebay and more recently ETSY, both online venues, and is coordinator of The Art Jewelry Collective, a group of jewelry artists with Etsy online stores in an effort to bring more customers with high-end taste to the site.