Gardens as Inspiration

According to Nobel-prize winner Patrick White,

Inspiration descends only in flashes, to clothe circumstances; it is not stored up in a barrel, like salt herrings, to be doled out.

Many members of Postmark’d Art seek those flashes to clothe a current need in their gardens. For example:

Karen Musgrave recently used alcohol inks on her mailbox topper. Karen said, “It provided double fun! Once in the making and a second time when the neighbors came to check it out.”

Vivian Aumond-Capone finds the sunflowers in her garden to be a source of inspiration. Here’s a photo she took of one

and a mounted piece of artand a 12″ x 12″ art quilt.Sara Kelly spent some time in Tacoma, Washington last winter and captured this image in a nearby garden.And here is the art quit it inspired.Franki Kohler says the ancient ginkgo is a constant source of fascination to her. The tree in her yard continues to fuel her art.

Both of these art quilts measure 12″ x 12″.

Lynn Chinnis loves to meander the many paths of her garden.

And here is her art quilt Garden Path. This quilt was donated for Laura Cater-Woods’ fundraiser following hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Where do you find inspiration?

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