I love Street Art Utopia.
I especially love their motto “We declare the world as our canvas”.
What an awesome medium! The creativity and talents of many artists make up this site. Their work is inspiring, thought provoking and challenging.
Sometimes it just makes me giggle.
I started to think about the coming year and what it would bring and what might my canvas be?
A blank canvas of this kind is both thrilling and terrifying to me. The possibilities are endless, the completion immensely gratifying but it’s the process that thrills me.
There are so many blank canvases to choose from.
Do they thrill you? Terrify you? Challenge you?
Madeleine L’Engle said it best:
Obedience is an unpopular word nowadays, but the artist must be obedient to the work, whether it be a symphony, a painting, or a story for a small child. I believe that each work of art, whether it is a work of great genius, or something very small, comes to the artist and says, “Here I am. Enflesh me. Give birth to me.” And the artist either says, “My soul doth magnify the Lord,” and willingly becomes the bearer of the work, or refuses; but the obedient response is not necessarily a conscious one, and not everyone has the humble, courageous obedience of Mary.
May 2013 be a rewarding, challenging and awe inspiring canvas for you.
I’m taking a break from “before and after” shots and “see what I did?” stuff to talk about what my eye is drawn to.
I recently took a photography class (I know, right?) to see if I could even begin to develop my photography skills before investing in a grown up camera (Nikon D90, hint, hint). We walked around downtown Nashville and snapped away at whatever caught our interest. I realized after reviewing my shots from the day that I was drawn to repeating patterns. This is nothing new in the world of design but I wanted to share what I saw that day.
These were not the only photos I took that day but there were so many of repeating patterns that I realized they struck a chord with me. They create an interesting, mesmerizing, visual composition.
In the world of decorating, I believe this is the allure of stencils, wallpaper, tile and all repeating elements that create visual interest.
Speaking of visual interest.
Just had to throw this one in. It is Nashville after all.
Thank you for indulging me.
Welcome to Atmospheres! We will be having a lot of fun here with all the things that are possible to do with paint. I’ll be showing before and after transformations that will change the world! Ok, maybe not but they will show the potential for improvement that exists in outdated and uncooperative home decor.
I am so excited to have a place to share all of the fun projects I’ve been involved in and the things that inspire me! Where to start?