DO I FIND INSPIRATION OR DOES IT FIND ME?

"What's my inspiration you ask?"  I've been pitching projects back to back this year and it feels like inspiration can come from strange or less obvious places sometimes. Last week, I stumbled upon an amazing wood retail store, selling rare and unique scraps of wood, veneer sold in large rolled sheets, and wood-carving tools of every size. It was across the street from the AMT station where I just installed a ceramic mural, in Montreal North. It was very challenging to keep my credit card in my wallet! 

I dedicated the MUHC project to my mom this year, who in my eyes, is a quilt guru. Her quilting crew in Melville, Saskatchewan  (and these ladies are some serious quilters by the way) make some of the most fantastic patterns. I was able to get a few quilting genes thankfully and I think when you do what you love inspiration seems like a pretty tough thing to define.

In some of my recent prep work for an upcoming proposal I got the chance to uncover some pretty interesting historic archives. Some of the documents that I researched were so personal and touching that they moved me tears. I'm sometimes surprised at what a sap I can be sometimes. 

I guess in a comforting way I am ok with not being able to tap into that inspirational place on demand...until, that is, they develop an app for that.

Quilt detail by my mom, Mary Miller

Quilt detail by my mom, Mary Miller

Pincushion design by my mom, Mary Miller

Pincushion design by my mom, Mary Miller