Musings of the Artists Mind
She went out for her walk and realized too late how windy it would be. It’s too far to turn back now, so she slowly turns into the wind and shivers with a resolve to get to her destination and renewed warmth. All that’s left is the decision to embrace the briskness as a reminder of the joys of life. What courage she has and I hope she shares the story of her decision. It inspires me and I hope if inspires others.
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What inspires an artist?
“All they see” is the first and most literal answer.
For me, that is literally hundreds of gallery & museum exhibits, thousands of books, and tens of thousands of images online.
Books that Inspired and Influenced my Experimentation:
When asked where to start a book collections, I almost always recommend these art bibles: Janson’s “History of Art” OR Phaidon’s “The Art Book” Both give a nice overview with good pictures. Once you’ve discovered what you are attracted to there most, you can then dig deeper into that area.
These are perhaps the most accessible influences, but the truth is that my influences run deep through thousands of books and works I’ve seen & read. If you have the time, you are free to visit my GoodReads library to see a fraction of the books I’ve read. These are the ones I remember, that is. Or you can visit the ever growing collection on my Pinterest account.