Thursday, June 18, 2009

Patterns are Everywhere

You don't even have to look ahead to catch the patterns that are the Hyatt. There are a ton of them underfoot. Normally this is a whole lot of pattern for one hotel but the Hyatt is a large place and has been undergoing a renovation so the are several.

Any of these would make a great bead embroidered piece, a flameworked bead, or fused piece. They'd be a great starting point for a collaged metal pendant and so on. Why do they work well? Go back to the principals in the previous blog and figure it out. Do you see the rhythm and pattern? Contrasts? What color scheme is the most pleasing for you? Could you adapt the colors to your personal palette yet keep the concept of the original inspiration?

I am betting you could do all of the above.

The next time you're in a building anywhere I'm thinking you're going to look at the patterns on the floor with a new twist. You can do the same thing at home in a magazine - try Artful Blogger or some of the scrapbook mags. How about photo books of the universe, aerial shots, etc. When I do this I find I have more ideas than I know what to do with. I must look amusing to others sometimes when I'm turning a magazine upside down or photographing a carpet pattern but who cares. You're an artist. Just smile and keep being inspired.


rosebud101 said...

Great post, Sharon!

Deb said...

What fabulous patterns Sharon!

Inspiration is indeed everywhere- the trick is not getting tripped over by others while you are looking down & photographing ;o)

Right Turn ArtWerks said...

Deb, you crack me up! But, sometimes I want to point the camera at people who are giving me the "What the hell are you doing," look and shoot a photo of them too. Mostly, I just twist my head up from my odd position and say, "Well, Hi there"...and then I laugh. One of these days I'm going to get bumped into and go face down. Skin my chin.