Inspiring art – Anya Mowll

I am fortunate to be friends with the fabulous ceramic artist, Anya Mowll. I love her exuberant creations and her appreciation of the natural world, especially the sea. She makes a fabulously colourful variety of beautiful objects. I think my favourite (so far) is Doris, the Deep Sea Angler. If you’d like to keep up with her creatings, Anya is also on Facebook.


Inspiring Art – Franz Marc

I first came across the art of Franz Marc in my university art history classes. I immediately feel in love with his colourful depictions of animals. To my eyes and heart, he really captured the nature of the animals he painted. Unfortunately, he was killed during World War I, leaving behind a beautiful and colourful legacy.

Here a couple of my favourites out of all his paintings (it was very hard to narrow it down to just two):

Two Cats, Blue and Yellow - Franz Marc

Inspiring art: Moontide

I stumbled across this print, ‘Moontide’, by Santie Cronje in a small gallery called the ‘Quirky Fox‘ in Hawera. I love its dreamlike quality, and its sense of story. I do wonder where that peacock is heading off to… (and I wish I could afford my own copy…)

Random bits of inspiration – crimson

Red sunset by Annafur, via Flickr

beautiful burgundy and white Ukrainian eggs #AllIWant #Christmas #figleaves

Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina

Crimson red church door with decorations, found in Manchester, original, signed Fine Art photo giclee print (Home Decor)

Deep Red Leaf, 8 X 10 photograph, fine art photographic print, Botanical Print

Gorgeous red cups  Brenda Della Casa is the Managing Editor of I Am Staggered USA, LLC, The Director of Online Content for Preston Bailey and the Author of Cinderella Was a Liar and Walking Barefoot  @BrendaDellaCasa

Crimson Swallowtail - gorgeous


Planet Crimson, Coyote Buttes, Arizona

Crimson-mantled woodpecker

crimson tiles Treppen Stairs Escaleras repinned by #smgtreppen

✯ Crimson Forest - Hokkaido, Japan...yet another reason going to Japan will also be on my bucket list.

My lover makes me feel as though i am dancing  below a crimson sky

Random bits of inspiration – celadon

Maebyeong, Goryeo dynasty (918–1392), late 13th–early 14th century  Korea  Stoneware with inlaid decoration of cranes and clouds under celadon glaze    H. 11 1/2 in. (29.2 cm)  Fletcher Fund, 1927 (27.119.11)

succulents - would be a pretty phone background

Small celadon bowls with goldfish, by Liz Worthy  #ceramic #porcelain #myt   ERRRMMAGAD

1926, Hiroshi Yoshida (Japanese, 1876-1950) ~ Blue Sailing Boats.

Linda Heisserman carved vase celadon leaves pottery ceramics clay, interesting ideas for negative space.

celadon Sam |  lithograph with watercolour, 1954 | Andy Warhol

File:Song or Yuan Celadon Ware- Two Dragon Handle Amphora.JPG

the leo is all in the mind

Keep a green bough in your heart, and the singing bird will come. {Chinese proverb}

Five Nesting Ranunculus Rose Flower Ceramic Bowls in Green. $225.00, via Etsy.

chinese wallpaper by Jida

Handmade Spoon Monster - Celadon by   Claymonster Pottery. Love to adapt my clay monster lesson for   this!

Inspiring art: Tempest

While she is perhaps most well-known as a belly-dancer, I love the art of Tempest, especially her pictures of animals. There is a beautiful sense of deep earthy spirituality behind her work that I respond to very strongly. I adore work with depth – it makes my spirit sing.

A print of this image “Strength” has a prominent position in my studio, because I love it so much:

Tempest also has a fabulously intelligent dance blog, Tempest’s Teapot, which provides food for thought for more than dancers.

And if you like steampunk, do check out her new project SteamWomen, which celebrates the female artists and makers in the steampunk scene.

Random bits of inspiration: equine

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Etruscan Bronze Figure of a Horse Standing Upon an Integral Plinth.   Late Archaic, Late 6th/Early 5th century B.C.E.  Most probably from Vulci

kristin knight equine art...

The Kelpies...Two Horse Head Sculptures In Scotland

Art « Heart of a Horse - Unbridled, Fine Art by Dina D’Argo

awesome...just look at that expression!

Horse Painting VERY Large 30 x 60 Original Canvas fine by lizwiley

Sonora and Her Diving Horse. Calgary Stampede 1925.

Spiral, Horse Art Canvas, Artist Erica Nordean, Horse Art, Prints on Canvas, Horse Artists

I love this piece because of it's simplicity in movement. I love that it has a certain texture as well to add to the depth of the piece.

one of Mom's beauties...    artist: Jody Bergsma "Inspired by the Five Winds"

Saatchi Online Artist Marie Ackers; Drawing, "Horse I" #art

Can you feel his presence? Amazing horse art by Katja Hannula

JPB: Sand Sculpture collection | nuzzle | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Horse shadow…