I love the change of seasons and how each one influences my perspective on art-making. Lighter and brighter colors emerge in summer....and I can spray paint outside which makes me want new stencils. I look around the yard and find new shapes to replicate with tyvek to use in my work. Stencils, masks, and stamps - quick, cheap, and easy new tools to play with.
I am currently away from home (typepad lets you pre-schedule posts!). I am in northern Minnesota for a Kelly family reunion - our first gathering that isn't a wedding or funeral. Thanks to the organizer, my brother John, we are having an early celebration of my Grandmother's 98th birthday.
I have my camera - I am certain I will be finding additional new shapes as inspiration in the deep woods. See you next week!
EDIT: I've gathered all my favorite hand-cut flora and fauna stencils and put together a collection of mylar stencils, available at GreenPepperPress.com