6.10.2009

Regal Inspiration


Never (ever, ever!) underestimate the power of I N S P I R A T I O N
and the influence of everything we gaze upon.


This little mixed media sculpture ( assemblage .. . whatever )
is a testament to a composite of images that I've enjoyed over
the past 24 hours. After checking out Tristan's charming crown
collection at Enchanted Revelry , which then led me to Anita's crown
collection at Castles Crowns and Cottages ... . . it would
come as no surprise that I had CROWNS on the brain.

What was surprising, to me, was that I just didn't feel this guy
was complete until I gathered a bunch of lacy tulle around his
neck and secured it with a black ribbon.

Only after photographing him did I realize where that inspiration
came from ... . . the marvelous lace in the previous post!

Clearly, he looks nothing like any of the above visual inspirations.
Somehow they all filtered through me and prompted me
to sit down and rip cardboard and tie it up with ribbon & tulle.

And
somehow ... . .. . I find that fascinating.


photo / art copyright Judith Thibaut

7 comments:

willow said...

He's fabulous!! The neutral colors and textures are perfect. Love it.

Judy said...

So sweet, its always nice to know frem whhere the inspiration comes too. thanks for the blog comments!

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

He is utterly charming ... love the polka dot corrugated cardboard - I hope you won't be offended if I steal that idea sometime! And his crown is perfect!

Ingrid Mida said...

I am always in awe of your creations! And I especially enjoyed reading about your sources of inspiration. Often times it is hard to put into words.

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

Oh I know! I love the way ideas incubate and then spring forth. He is really jolly. I love the oversized crown...something to grow into! And he does have an undeniable Quarter look to him. (As in French.)
Have a great weekend J -
Catherine

Leau said...

love him/her, love the spontaneous crowning! smooches

DebbieOverton said...

Judith, thank you for your recent visit to the MMCA Marketplace blog. I am so glad I followed your link to find this wonderful little fellow. I look forward to my return visit soon.