Where do you find Inspiration? (4)
November 12, 2007
…from old travel photographs for example – as I did this week.
While the season currently is showing only the ugly face with cold rains that creep into your bones, strong winds and darkness throughout the day I am taking a break from low mood, simply stepping into past travels and thus uplifting heart and soul with wonderful memories and new inspirations and colours.
I can tell you nothing is more uplifting than digging out wonderful memories. It fully works – at least with me. And as I am on a virtual Hawaiian trip at the moment anyway why not using some old photos as inspiration for a colourful new work. But look at these colours first – don’t you think these would make up a great painting?
You can guess – it will be a volcano piece – with a landscape similar to above photos which are from the Haleakala crater on Maui, HI. But I have just started – I beg for some patience – mahalo – a hui hou kakou…
(Btw – if you like to see more of my Hawai’i photos – please check out my website, under the photography section.)
Travel photographs in general are an excellent source for inspiration. This does not mean that photos should be simply copied. I think of rather re-creating that special feeling when we enounter the atmosphere of a very special place. This means that memory can change due to our emotions and preferences. And this again allows us to create something absolutely original, not something simply copied from a piece of paper or a digital image. It may be similar to the images we see in our dreams…