I'm often asked how do I come up with my colourful looks, or what inspires me to put certain hue combinations together. Well I have to say that Mother Nature is my main source of ideas - she knows what works and what doesn't, and she's been doing it brilliantly (and modestly) for thousands of years.
But there's another Mother who has inspired me all my life - my precious Mum who is, amongst many wonderful things, a very keen gardener. She has both a green thumb AND a heart of gold. She's been known to pluck a dying plant from a rubbish bin, care for it as only she can, and nurture it back to good health. Her garden is magnificent all year round, and the pleasure it gives her is also shared by her appreciative neighbours, who often oooh and ahhh as they stroll past. In past years, she has won numerous prizes in competitions run by the local Council, and although she no longer enters, her little piece of Eden is always a blue ribbon winner in my eyes.
Every time I visit my parents' home, I can't help but take photo after photo of the fruits of her labours. Below is but a small selection of what blossoms from her loving hands, and her partnership with nature :-)
Is there someone or something that inspires you to be creative?
Take care of you,