Inspiration

Summer is here! Yes my garden has weeds and yes my house is dirty, but if you want me I’ll be in the studio.

My plan is to make lots of new paintings and sculptures in the next 2 months. I have tons of inspiration from my hikes so I thought I’d share some photos from my phone. I love fungus. There are so many different varieties. I don’t really care what they’re called I’m just thrilled when I find them. The forms inspire me but also their growth patterns. I’m planning some silk and wool wall hung pieces inspired from these beauties.

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Fungus Purple

Cascaed of Fungus

Ruffly Fungus

Fungus white

Orange Fungus 2

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The last 2 were taken by Susan Benarcik, a fellow artist and fungus lover. Everyone in my hiking group now stops for fungus and yells for me to come look, it’s great. These might inspire my paintings as well who knows. The subtle colors and so soothing.

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