Tuesday, December 1, 2009

calling all muses

I watch reality TV. There I said it. Ok, not all reality TV, but I have a few shows I like. One in particular is Project Runway. You have to give me some credit, it is artsy and ultimately creativity is the goal of the show and the reward goes to the most creative.

While watching the last season the contestants had to make a special clothing item based on their muse. Their muse being their model that they chose to wear the clothes they designed. Since that episode I have heard muse come up in various creative conversations. This got me to thinking about my muse.

I don't think I have one. Sadly. I have moments of inspiration that are launched from random beginnings. From the Crate and Barrel catalog with all its wine glasses that inspired me to draw whimsical and dainty wine glasses (seen to the left), to the 1970's enameled bowl I put my popcorn in with the funky line drawn mushrooms, to the estate sale I attended and saw a pile of old lace. I suppose my muse is life, being open to inspiration when it appears. Sometimes I am looking for it, sometimes it is looking for me.

Who or what is your muse?

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