Every so often I ponder the vast subject of inspiration. Sometimes it eludes me, sometimes it hits me like a ton of bricks. Maybe it is only me, the perceiver and receiver, who varies from day to day. Maybe some days I'm just sleeping.
Almost fifteen years ago, when I was just beginning my art journey, I took two courses through our local school board. They were both taught by the same woman, who I just realized recently, has played a profound role in my life.
I was recently privileged to take another course from Carolynn, and to get another glimpse into her amazing journals. I made this birthday card for her using the technique that I learned in her Word Art class.
As I was pondering what to make for Carolynn, I realized what a significant inspiration she has been to me. Not only did I return to calligraphy ten years after taking that first Funky Letters course, but the art of the journal has become my main focus.
One of Carolynn's journals that I recently saw was a travel journal from Maui. It brought back the lushness and atmosphere of Hawaii so powerfully, that I am returning there soon after a four year absence. Now that's inspiration!!
Who was a profound inspiration to you? If you can, I encourage you to tell them. They deserve to know.