Monday, January 29, 2007

Showing My Inspiration

Because you like it???

Ok, that's my story and I'm sticking to it. Well maybe just maybe it is because I like showing.

Cabinet of Curiosities prompt # 4 is Wonder.

We are to wonder about who or what inspires us and then copy them or their style in our ART this week.

This was easy. If you have read my blog, you know I am in awe of Gustav Klimt (1862 - 1918). I have been inspired by his art on several projects. Another person that I am in awe of is my Granny (1898 - 1995). So there is my inspiration.

Here is my art-at-the-desk for today on my desk calendar. I'm just studying Klimt's Portrait of a Woman, 1917-18 (unfinished). I played using oil pastels, a new medium for me. I think studying his unfinished art is very helpful as you can see "stages" of the piece. I guess it is sort of like me showing you stages of my work. I wonder......

More later,


  1. It is such fun to visit your inspiring! Thank you!

  2. Oh, you are a woman after my own heart... I love Klimt - can't wait to see what your challenge looks like completed!

  3. Wow, BEAUTIFUL! I've just book marked your blog.

  4. Another medium mastered???!
    Lord, If i could just be good at one. Nana looks really smoking in her hat I love old photos and glad that at 97 she was a long and lovely influence on you.

  5. Wonderful! I forgot how grand Klimt's work is. What great inspiration.

  6. Totally BLOWN AWAY!!! I *love* it and cannot wait to see more:) You rock!!!! Those swirls are amazing!

  7. So fabulous! Always inspiring!!!!

  8. I really like your art. You are so totally original.
    I stop by each day just to see what you are doing.

  9. love gustav klimt...
    swirling curls of gold brocate and perfect mixed colors and textures!