Muse asks "What are your artistic triggers? "
Just about everything!!! Love, Life, The Universe...
My only limitations are time and money.
My favourite pieces are beaded embroideries, with my own designs drawn from folklore, myths and history.
But I also produce pieces such as collages, using natural materials like feathers and sea shells, wooden beads and lace, based on topics such as the elements, ley lines, astronomy, all kinds of stuff.
I love calligraphy, macrame, crochet, knitting, sewing, painting, sketching, fabric printing, glass painting, digital photography - just about every hobby covered in the art and craft shop probably, and some!!!
I'm just about to have my first ever gallery exhibition, and I'm both excited, and nervous in equal measure.
I am a jeweler/silversmith and my inspiration comes from several places. I love to study the ancient Celts. Their history, art, religion. My favorite style of jewelry is filigree, and some of the best filigree artists in the world were the Etruscans, so I study a lot of their art and techniques. I also have several sketches of pieces I'd like to make that are based off of songs (mostly rock/pop from the 70's - 90's). I also collect semi-precious stones/minerals - raw, tumbled, faceted - and get inspiration from them as well. Sometimes I get inspired for a piece by nature, my favorite piece that I ever made was a butterfly, but not as frequently.
I'm also a photographer. Mostly nature and landscapes. I get a lot more inspiration for my photography in nature than I do for my jewelry.