I have been on the road teaching and enjoying my newest grandson so I have been away from my studio a lot the last two months. When I am traveling I love to gather inspiration photos. And the photos I take most often are of textures.
Photos can be snapped while I am at the park playing with the grand-kids or walking in a new town. I am used to getting that look from strangers when I am taking close up photos of bricks or mulch.
I file these in a special texture photo file so when I am looking for lines, shapes or texture for stitch inspiration I can find it easily.
Today I am sharing an assortment of inspiration photos from my last two trips.
The first batch is from the playground:
I can see this done in free form stitching in shades of cream and brown or in wild colors!
The photos below are from the Elms hotel in Excelsior Springs MO where I taught for Art and Soul. Lines, swirls and textures...they all make me want to run to the machine.
Who could resist all the beautiful lines on this antique cash register?
What do you do to keep the inspiration flowing when you can't get into the studio?