While I was in Cleveland, I stopped by the Cleveland Museum of Art. This was my second visit to the museum and I got to see a bit more of the museum this time around. In fact, I saw enough of the museum that I've divided my pics into two posts for you. Today is part one -- lots to see and enjoy and be inspired by!
These next few images are from an exhibit on Scandinavian Textiles (swoon):
I find fabric design absolutely fascinating. I can spend hours scrolling through Spoonflower and thinking about how clever and talented other people are.
Some things to take away:
- Once again, I encourage you to take a moment after scrolling through these photos to think about how they might inspire you.
- The first half of this post is a lot of sculptural elements. Does that kind of 3-D work inspire you in any way? The texture? The shapes? The dimension?
- The second half of this post is mostly hand drawn textiles. Does that style of work inspire you in any way? The colors? The lines? The layering of patterns?
- Even if it's just for 5 minutes, consider sketching one element you see here. Here's a sketch I did of one of the floral elements -- done on a scrap of paper with a ballpoint pen:
It doesn't need to be great art. It's just a reference. But taking the 5 minutes to create the sketch (a) means you did something creative today and (b) means you filtered some of the incoming inspiration through your own personal artistic style filter.
I hope you found some inspiration for your day! I'll be back tomorrow with more photos!
Thanks for stopping by!