People often ask me when I am demonstrating "where do you get your ideas?". So many come to me from what I see around my beautiful city of Asheville, NC. The water flowing in the French Broad River is a favorite. I love making the white stitching and applying the silver beads representing frothy water cascading down the Blue Ridge Mountains! Close to my house is Carrier Park. I often stop when out and about and walk a couple of miles.
Then there are the sunsets! And the sunrises! When I was imagining our life in Asheville, I envisioned having those views from a porch. Well, I see both from the wee bungalow we restored.
Walking at the Botanical Gardens one day, I was captivated by the complex colors and textures on the ground. Rocks, evergreen needles rhododendron leaves - all with a smattering of sunlight glinting through the lush canopy overhead.
And my garden is full of ideas. This past spring I made "Poppies" and a "Peony".
So I guess I see inspiration everywhere here in Asheville....even in my own back yard!