Monday, November 30, 2009

Watching a Movie and the Results

On Thanksgiving Thursday my hubby and I watched all the special features to the Indiana Jones movie.

We intended to watch the movie "Raiders of the Lost Ark" after that, but after three hours of special features, we ran out of time for the movie itself. Isn't that funny?

Anyway, never let it be doubted that what I watch and read has a direct impact on what I make in the studio.

It's always interesting to me what my eyes and hands decide to combine.

But when I saw a large cross-like script textured emblem with a setting in the center, and a scarab beetle, it wasn't hard to tell where that imagery was sparked. Remember the knight templar in the last movie about the holy grail? And the egyptian features in the first movie?

The large ornate portrait of a very proper little gentleman with the word "DARE" inside was just one of those joking play on words. Double dare you to mess up that fancy suit!

And the nichos with the milagros that Pattie sent me - don't they look intriging together?

Overall it was a very productive studio session. It didn't hurt anything that the weather was pleasant and I wasn't bundled up like an eskimo yet, to keep from freezing. It gets really COLD in the basement!

So - I wonder what movie I should watch next! and then wait to see how it affect the creativity in the studio.

Does this happen to you? Or am I the only one who seems to be just a conduit from my unconscious mind to my fingertips ...


Marie-Aimée said...

wow !! it's really beautiful

Esther said...

LYNN!! your inspiration is a sponge..all inspire you!! you seems very sensitive!! very beautifuls treasures!!

mairedodd said...

happens to me all of the time - it's fun how you don't realize it at first... it's usually when i do a write up for a piece that i see things i hadn't while i was designing it... your work is great!

TesoriTrovati said...

Yippee for inspiration! I believe that it is to be found in all things, but we need to let it seep into our subconscious minds and let it roll around for awhile to let it really come out to play. You did a great job! Those are some of my favorite movies. I heart Harrison Ford!
My little Inspired by... challenge starts today. Do come by and see if you would like to play along.
Enjoy the day!

Little Brown Sparrow said...

I thought no one else in the world except me and mine watched the extras on DVDs! People always look at me funny when I say I didn't buy something on DVD because the features weren't good enough.

Your work turned out great! The production of the Indy movies is always stunning, so easy to be inspired by them. Have you seen Crystal Skulls? There's some amazing ancient design in that.

EmandaJ said...

Hi Lynn,

These are fantastic! I think you should check out the extra features of the Lord of the Rings trilogy -- gorgeous art nouveau styles and designs.


The Joy of Nesting said...

Like you I tend to find inspiration in the books I read but I have noticed that the days walking and spent on the beach bring wonderful inspirations. Perhaps because it all has a chance to quietly come together??

The Milagros fit in perfect with your fauxtiques!! You are doing an incredible job with aging your new pieces!! When ever I go to purchase the Milagros the women who sells them is always trying to get me to buy the new shiny ones She just can not understand why I want the old dirty ones!! :)

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

Anonymous said...

How about watching Frida?

Riki Schumacher said...

Oh yes Lynn, movies quite often get me going! How about an old French movie? Who knows what might come to the surface? Riki