Pinterest is a wealth of art quilt inspiration!! Currently I use Pinterest to get broader exposure for my art quilts and to find inspiration for new art quilts. At first I found myself only looking at art quilts or contemporary quilts, seeing what others were creating, how they combined colors and trying to figure out new techniques. Through Pinterest I have found a handful of other art quilters whom I like to follow. I continue to PIN many wall art quilts which can be seen on My Pinterest page where I have about a dozen boards, most dedicated to quilts. It is fun to see the designs of others but I am not looking for quilts or designs to copy. Rather, I may see a quilt I like but then I think about ways my style and my approach to design would modify the design, make it my own.
The most unexpected source of inspiration has been contemporary art work. I have a PINTEREST board dedicated to “Quilt Inspiration”. These PINS are paintings, photographs, stained glass, and other wall art which, as I study the art, I envision possible art quilts. I most appreciate painters who help me think about color differently, who use color in unique ways, especially in abstract landscapes which are a motif I like to explore in my art quilts. My Ocean and Dunes Art Quilt was inspired from a watercolor. Seeing how other artists in other mediums use color encourages me to be more creative.