Thursday, February 10, 2011

Thoughtful Thursdays: Patterns, Patterns, Everywhere...

Over the years, I have come to realize that I like repetitive elements in my art. Whether it be circles or stripes... faces or flowers... real or imagined... there seems to be a common recurrence of patterns of all kinds. And when I'm out of the studio, there is so much inspiration... everywhere! Like these motorcycles, all neatly parked at Bike Week in Daytona, Florida.

And on this mosaic wall in Seattle, Washington. Differing sized circles... hmmmm.

And I just love seeing these Coney Island Craft Lager boxes stacked together. Mind is racing!

Ooooh, these amazing rooftops in Portsmouth, New Hampshire simply had me mesmerized! Especially with the blue sky and fluffy white clouds as a backdrop.

Retro boomerang patterns on this service counter in Asbury Park, New Jersey send chills up my spine (and it wasn't because I got an ice cold Pepsi!).

And the weather-worn slats of my hometown boardwalk in Ocean Grove.... oh, the ideas!

Whether it's a walk around your neighborhood... a quick trip to the store... or a trek across the country... I hope you find inspiration all around you!


  1. I know those rooftops in Portsmouth...when were you here??

  2. Colleen,

    I attended Squam Art Retreat in the fall of 2009. Stopped in Portsmouth on my way. LOVE that town!

  3. Those demented Tillys (Tillies? why don't I know that?) are disturbing!


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