Inspiration in Atlanta

It’s Tuesday…….

This inspiration is a bit closer to home, coming from Atlanta, Georgia!!! I saw this one day while we were driving to the Shakespeare Theater in Midtown Atlanta. I have no idea what this building is, but I love the tile work around the front windows…..

Looking closer, I see a wonderful border pattern……

This just goes to prove that, when you quilt, inspiration is EVERYWHERE!!!

Inspirational Ceilings

In 2015, Michael and I spent several weeks in Colombia, starting out with a week in Bogota. As an aside, Bogota has THE most wonderful museums!! I spent every day out and about while Michael was working and still didn’t get to see everything that I wanted.

But, I digress…. On our first day there, one of the students, Juliana, picked us up at our hotel and spent the day ushering us around the city. The first destination was Mount Monserrate which overlooks the city of Bogota. We enjoyed the morning eating delicacies from the street vendors and wandering around the mountain top.

There is a church located there….. Iglesia Basilica del Senor de Monserrate….and that is where my inspiration came from. A small chapel in the back of the church was designed as a semicircle and the ceilings were magnificent!!!

The stained glass wasn’t bad either!!

If you want to read about our Colombian travels, they start with THIS blog post……

Sculpture Inspiration

We have friends in Melbourne Australia who love to visit art installations and recently spent some time on Mornington Penninsula at the Pt. Leo Estate and Sculpture Park.

Vera posted photos on facebook and, naturally, I fell in love with one of them……

This is called “Mirri” and was created in 2018 by Reki Rennie. It is made from painted aluminum. I found the piece online and was interested to read the artist’s statement…..

The diamond or geometricized shield shape at the heart of Mirri’s composition is closely associated with the artist’s Kamilaroi heritage. Superimposed on the shield motif are two abstracted boomerang forms, whose opposing orientation recalls the pictorial formality of the Western tradition of heraldry.

Mirri’s fluorescent palette and pattern of broad chevrons – both are hallmarks of Rennie’s work – were created using vinyl stencils and automotive paints. They echo Rennie’s urban upbringing and formative years as a youthful creator of provocative and gaudy graffiti and street art.+

Having spent a number of hours this weekend looking at Modern Quilts on the QuiltCon website, I am even more inspired than I was!!!

Does this inspire you??? What inspires you?? Please share your thoughts!!

Inspiration at a cellular level

As you know by now, I see quilt inspiration in almost everything!!

Fortunately, I have a number of friends who also recognize a good inspiration shot and will share them with me at the drop of a hat!! This photo was sent from Seth, one of our good friends……

Source and Credit: Transformation of the Cellular Landscape through a Eukaryotic Cell, by Evan Ingersoll Ingersoll Gael McGill ~ Digizyme’s Custom Maya Molecular Software
Biología Al Instante

This is a human cell…..the most detailed model of ONE human cell to date, obtained using x-rays, nuclear magnetic resonance, and cryoelectron microscopy data sets.

And, NO, I don’t know what ANY of that means!!!

But, I do know that I see many things to inspire…..

  • the colors fit right into my wheelhouse….bright and jewel-toned!!

  • this design looks like it would fun to play with and see if I could capture the depth…..
  • and these pathways would make an amazing quilting design…..

So who knew that this inspiration was literally already within me, Seth just had to point it out!!