At last, new inspiration source today. I have managed a quick trip to RHS Wisley, which, as it happens is just down the road from where I live. Actually – I have lots of brilliant sources of inspiration “just down the road” from where I live. Hampton Court Palace, The River Thames, Centre of London just half an hour by train (and I only live 1 minute from the railway station).
RHS Wisley is beautiful and obviously a garden lover’s, photographer’s and artist’s dream. I go there often – but, try as I might, I just can’t get inspiration from all the flowers, plants and trees that are grown there. Walking around there today I think I have realised why. I think it is because everything there is so beautiful, so perfectly formed, so colourful. Everything has a fluidity and the flowers and plants are constantly changing because of time, the weather, the wind. I CAN’T CREATE SOMETHING OUT OF METAL THAT CAN MATCH this beauty, fluidity, state of flux and natural existence. Anyway, because everyone is inspired by different things I thought it would be unfair not to include inspiration, just because it doesn’t do much for me. The cactus in the picture could easier be inspiration for a contemporary piece of jewellery created from textiles and silver metal. I am very sorry, but I don’t know the name of the green and red flower – but I can see the form of the flower working very well as a pendant drop or earrings. It was growing in a greenhouse building. The picture of the dried fern leaves also inspires me – especially for my curly tails project that I am going to be working on very soon.