I am sure there is a Tiffany out there whose birthday it is. This is not a post for her. It is a pondering post. Where do you find your inspiration? Lately mine has been from my childhood. There have been many changes in my life lately. Mostly good as far as I can see but changes none the less. I do not know if these changes make me yearn for a simpler time when the decisions were made for me and I spent hours with my nose stuck in storybooks or if we always look back on our youth in retrospect at certain points in our life. I am now the mother of a kindergartener. A happy go lucky kind of boy who decided this week that he did not want to go to school. I have not figure out why yet. I will but it might take a while. He is not very talkative when it comes to personal feelings. Kid thing? Guy thing? 5yr old communication thing? I am not sure. But his unwillingness to go to school has made me look at the influences in my life at his age and one person sticks out. Many of you are familiar with her work yet you most likely do not know her name. She was a brilliant illustrator named Mary Blair. She did many works for Walt Disney like Cinderalla, Sleeping Beauty and also lots of work for Little Golden Books. Her work is simple, child-like and completely brilliant. I have started sketching and I find my style looking more and more like hers. I did not realize this until I stumbled across another blog displaying work that I said looks like Mary Blairs and my husband pointed out that it looked like mine too. Hmmm?
So Who inspires YOU????