Have you ever thought about all the ways we’re inspired to be creative?
Sometimes inspiration hits me when I’m walking through a fabric store or even a hardware store.
Many time it’s Nature that creates that spark.
Sometimes inspiration hits at the flea market or thrift store.
And sometimes it’s a case of the expected vs the unexpected.
This past week Scott and I spent an afternoon at the Oklahoma City Festival of the Arts. You know you’ll be inspired inspired by all the lovely art and photography but it was the unexpected that grabbed my attention.
The creative outdoor furnishing of FURN by Laurie Keeley of Tulsa, OK really caught my eye. Spring Stools, Flying Saucer Vessels and Picnic Table sets are just a few of her designs.
I’ve been interested in mixed media art for a long time so all of Beverly Hayden’s art made me take a closer look. I loved seeing the different vintage pieces she incorporates into her art.
Don’t be fooled.
These adorable pieces by Harold Siefert are actually cast bronze sculptures. I fell in love with the whimsicality seen throughout his work.
The perfect accessory for those tennis playing house lovers!
This art is by a family friend we’ve known since our teenage years, David Canavesio.
This artist behind these amazing lamps is Will Richards.
The bases are formed from raku-fired clay while the shades are made from several different elements including recycling scraps from a composite engineering company.
On his website it says Will had grown tired of the symmetry and “seam in the back” approach to lampshades. This led him to take a less traditional approach. Love these.
Talk about Wearable Art…
When I first saw these shoes by Kool Shoos, I mistakenly assumed they were painted. These handmade shoes are creatively sewn together from permanently dyed leather.
Kool Shoos range from Mary Jane’s to High Top boots.
I think I was enthralled with the fact that the display looked as much like art as the shoes!
If you have the chance, be sure to checkout your local Arts Festival. It’s definitely worth the trip. I’ve been told we missed out because we didn’t eat while we were there. Many say the food is the best part! :)
All I know is I went home ready to paint, or sculpt, or weld…LOL! Anything, just as long as I was being creative!
So, I’ll leave you with this last pic…not sure this is what Vincent had in mind when he painted The Starry Night but, hey…if you need an umbrella at the arts festival this is the way to go.
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