You know what I love about art? Anything can be a source of inspiration.
A piece of fabric. A color palette. An emotion. A friend. A holiday. A time period.
Last week, I perused an antique mall looking for inspiration and food photo props. I got both, including crystal stem wear on a $2 sale table:
Shapes are also a great source of inspiration.
The other day, I saw a photo of traditional Italian pizzelles and was immediately obsessed with their circular shape. And the fact they look like snowflakes, which is like…bonus points or something considering the time of year.
I was determined to get my hands on a pizzelle iron.
Well, lucky me—my sister just so happened to have an vintage pizzelle iron she bought a while back, planning to sell it on an Etsy shop. Instead, she so generously gave it to me for free. (Mind you these vintage irons run abut $50-$100 each.)
I have yet to use the iron, so I don’t have any photographed pizzelles. I know, booooooo. But I just love this thing so much, I couldn’t wait to share it with you:
Maybe next time you’ll get to see the snowflake-like product of this vintage gadget. And hey, what about you? What are your favorite sources of inspiration?