|The Flighty Temptress, Adventure by Carissa|
Isn’t that cool? I love to find connections like this. Similar themes or styles or ideas between artists in dramatically different places and times. It makes the art I found on the streets of Chicago more real to me, because I saw a connection to a friend in it. And then, of course, I had to capture it, edit it and share it – making my own art and my own connection to the flighty temptress as well.
Here’s another cool connection I’ve been meaning to share, between my online friend Angie and I. She created this lovely stitched piece, inspired by a photo I posted here. I love how she took the basic elements of color, line and shape from the photo and interpreted it in the fabric and stitching.
|Bollards and Ropes by Angie|
Creating art is a cycle of connection and inspiration. There is nothing wholly new, we are all influenced by the world around us. Our contact with other art and artists can’t help but show up in our work. The cool thing is in how it shows up – we change it, give it our own twist. We share our own unique vision of the world.
Do you have stories of connection and inspiration between yourself and other artists? It would be fun to have you share them here!