I liked pictures of a lot of things, buildings, other jewelry artists, shapes and textures. I have several notebooks filled with magazine pictures, and other things that I collected. When I need a little inspiration I page through those books for ideas.
When I decided I wanted to create a new collection (my hardware jewelry) my old sources of inspiration just did not seem to work for me and my new collection.
I wanted this collection to be young and fresh and I found myself reading teen magazines, checking out online sources, and going to shops for the younger customer. These days when I am looking at things for inspiration it's all about texture and color.
Now that I have been creating the hardware jewelry collection for a few years, I am inspired by all new things. I still enjoy looking at art magazines, and catalogs, but I am more inspired just sitting at my desk and digging through my hardware collection.
As you have grown as an artists has what inspires you changed from when you started creating?