For me, Pinterest has been a great place to find inspiration to save for when I'm in need of a creative jump start. I've done extensive research on my art class projects there, and I also enjoy discovering new artists working in various media I don't. I believe in being a good pinner, which means giving attribution to the artist (not just the person who pinned the image before I did), with name, title, and medium, and I'll often go out of my way to find that information to add to a pin.
So I thought I'd share with you some of the artists I've discovered or rediscovered on Pinterest. Go visit their websites, or their Pinterest boards (you might want to set a timer for yourself!). I'll begin with my Design Inspiration board:
Vicki Grant: I've seen her work in person, in the Blue Spiral Gallery in Asheville, NC. It's exquisite. I love the textures, her color palette, her rhythmic, repeating shapes, her inclusion of natural materials. I could go on forever!
Nellie Marks Nakamarra is an Aboriginal artist, and I'm inspired by her designs and the stories behind them. And yes, I love the color palette, too.
Carol D. Nelson: another mixed media artist; I love the linear feel, the metal elements, and the sometimes surprising color combinations she uses.
Have you found design inspiration on Pinterest? If so, share please!
|"Quilted Whimsies" by Vicki Grant|
by Elizabeth (Nellie) Marks Nakamarra