I am inspired to express myself in many ways besides fiberart. I take photos, I love words and their creation into thoughts on paper. This section includes those other expressions of my creativity which may inspire you or simply present a nice photo to enjoy. Happily I have made a habit of looking for small inspirational moments in my daily life. Sometimes I will share them with you.
You may recognize this photo as perennial grasses that have died back after cold weather arrived here in northern Indiana. I enjoy leaving them like this for the winter to add interest to the garden, but now they are particularly entertaining to see. I always think of fluffy dogs that need a haircut!
Little Cherub in the Snow
This is one of my favorite outdoor figures, I love how it looks when it has snowed. In the summer it is surrounded by hostas so it is often hidden, but in the winter, it stands out to greet anyone passing by.
I discovered this inspirational sight by accident. A heart shaped leaf from a redbud tree fell down unto the hydrangea shrubs surrounding the tree. The contrast makes a wonderful photo! But you have to be paying attention to notice these little happy accidents!
Sometimes I take small quilts outside and look for interesting ways to photograph them. In this case I thought this quilt would look great as a little doormat in front of my orange red front door. Too bad I can’t just leave it there.
Shadows on Rocks
We were really tired from a long day of traveling from Indiana to Florida. We pulled into a rest area in Florida and my first sight was of this rock bed with dappled sunlight, right next to this waterway. I couldn’t resist snapping a photo, tired or not. It is such a serene sight, yet I can still hear the water lapping again the rocks, and feel the gentle breezes.
Yarns on Walkway
This was another fun experimental experience. I decided to lay out all the different colors of my wool yarns that I use for weaving in an interesting pattern on the bricklike walkway. It was challenging deciding where to place each color of yarn.
Notice my cement cat watching from the bench on the left, just what I might expect a real cat to do when encountering balls of yarn.