Friday, 15 April 2011

Treenspiration

Sometimes I have difficulties trying to explain to others (you know, non-crafters; read husband) how not doing any creative work makes me feel. I have tried comparing it to work (work work), like “I get very restless just like you do when not working”. Yeah, no results yet. Anyway; during our stay at Gran Canaria I was looking at lines and contrasts and textures and colours everywhere we went, bringing my camera and stopping every 10 steps or so to have a closer look, just to feed my inner creativity. I find trees fascinating and even more the trees that grow in other places, like the palms on the island. We don’t have too many of them way up here in the north, only small ones growing in pots indoors. There are just so many different lines and colours and jagged edges which would transfer wonderfully into quilts some day in the future (way into the future). From afar you’ll see this But if you look closer you’ll find these And theseAnd this And this And how about a Canarian Beauty And this colour combo Yeah, I hope to be back to my regular fabric fixes soon!

6 comments:

  1. Takk for at du deler flotte bilder. Høres nesten ut som meg du - med kamera over alt og tar bilder av alt og ingenting - som kan gi noen kreative ideèr i senere tid :-)
    Ønsker deg en riktig god helg.

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  2. Guilty, restless and cranky it gets here too! Great patterns in your photos, so much to work with for quilting ideas. Line and texture, fantastic. xox Corrine

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  3. My husband can't quite grasp my need for creativity either but he has learned to live with it. Love all the closeups of that remarkable tree with so many textures and shades.

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  4. I also love finding inspiration in trees...their bark, leaves, branches, buds, blossoms, fruit. LOVE them. Great photos!!

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  5. Inspiring pictures. Love the 2nd and 3rd ones especially. What great textures. Thanks for sharing your vacation with us.

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  6. Great post. I totally know what you are talking about. There are some people who do not understand my need to be creative. I love seeing things up close and from different angles.
    Your photos are great. I am going to go back now and study them more closely!
    Hugs, Cory/Dogwood

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