Saturday, January 15, 2011


This week at IA the theme is "What inspires you?" I feel that people, places, and things all inspire me. However, Nature is a true inspiration to me. I am always amazed at the beauty I find in nature. Today was a cold but beautiful winter day. I was outside for a little while and the green in the fields was gorgeous! The blue sky was crisp and clear. And here in California, the early spring buds of my daffodils are poking their heads out to sprout out and grow.

So with all that I created my collage with "love of nature". I used magazine photos for the letters, the beach, trees, snowy mountain side, and a "perfect" wave. Then I took some fern branches with paint to create the greenery. With all this around me, I can not help but be inspired!


peggy gatto said...

We think alike!!!
And my bulbs are just pushing up thru the ground!
I love bulbs!!!

Msartist said...

I love getting inspiration from nature too!
Happy Creative weekend, Theresa

artangel said...

Great collage! I love your fern painting - cool idea!

priti.lisa said...

It's a pretty piece, Amanda! Mother Nature is Queen, isn't she?

Kat W said...

This is a really beautiful collage! I like the way you've used different landscapes for each of the letters and the green fern prints are really effective. I'm also massively inspired by nature.

Kat X

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I love your piece, but right now, I'm not sure I love Mother Nature. However, if I lived in CA, I'd be dancing, because I see spring is already there. Lovely piece for the IA Challenge.

Yvonne said...

Gorgeous collage!