Art inspired

Sometimes (or most of the time, really) I get my creation-inspiration (what a monster-word!) from my wools and fabric, the colors and patterns. I see a pretty flowered fabric and knit and felt a pouch to go with it. But art also inspires me.


Above there's a masterpiece called "strawberry field", it's a mixed-technique art work (glue, glitter-glue, fingers) and it was made by my nephew. I must say I love it. My picture-taking doesn't do the justice here, it shines and sparkles and makes me smile every time I see it. And it also inspired me to open the strawberry-season 2012. And where there are strawberries, there are the ladybugs too, right?


It started with a happy tablet-cover with the ladybugs above, they're as crazy about the summer as me, and continued with some phone covers...


... and last but not least a little pencil case too. I think I'm winning the battle with the notoriously ill-mannered Turdus-gang this year - confidence is everything they say, don't they? 

Wonderful Friday and happy weekend soon too!


P.S. I know it's not everybody's cup of tea, but this is for the lovely fellow Finn abroad: We made it to best four! Two games to go and next one is tomorrow starting around 14:30 Finnish time. You should see it here too, darling! In the mean while: let's just keep our fingers crossed!


greenrabbitdesigns said...

Hi Mia!
What a wonderful work of art, the little man is a genius!! No wonder your creations turned out so beautiful with inspiration like that. :)
Good luck with your strawberries this year. ;)
Right I'd better get back to the washing and ironing!! (sigh)
Happy weekend,
Vivienne x

Jane said...

What lovely art to gaze at Mia there is nothing like children's art is there. Love all the strawberries but then you know me well enough to know that. I adore my tablet cover and smile every day when I use it. You make such inspired beauties.....keep gazing :-)
Have a lovely weekend..it finally seems to be warming up here. Billy is sitting next to me as I type this and sends a purr.
Jane x

Mia said...

Welcome back, dear Vivienne! I wish you had the most wonderful time! And I know I'm biased a bit ;) but I must agree the wee guy is the most wonderful kid I've ever met! He doesn't produce that much of art (he's more of lego sort of guy) but he just nails it every time!

Have a wonderful weekend!


Teje said...

Dear Mia, you are so darling friend! I love that painting - it has wonderful summer feeling as your strawberries and ladybugs, too! My favourite is that sweet pen case!
We just drove back home and I said, now it's time to ask about the ice hockey, because no friend has e-mailed me any results yet and I didn't find good site to see them. Thank you so much for the links! I shall keep all my fingers up! Happy weekend to you! x Teje

Mia said...

Thank you, Jane!

I just love that piece, and his "it's A strawberry field" - not fields as one could falsely think :) I'm so happy your cover was a hit, that just makes my day!

Enjoy your weekend, dear friend, and a kiss to B!


Mia said...

Hello dear Teje,

I know it's hard sometimes when there are things "back home" you would like to follow, I still grief ;) that I wasn't in Finland in 1995 when we won the first gold... I wish you get great updates tomorrow (= an another win) too!

Lovely weekend!


Wendy said...

I really love all your creations, but I'm totally in love with that little lady bird

Anne said...

Hi, Love L's picture and all of your inspirations.
I just bought some strawberries when I was re-stocking the kitchen.

Here's to ladybugs and strawberries!!

Back to my washing and unpacking!!

Happy Fri/Saturday to all,

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